Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Dont's

Image Credit:  Fine Home Building

Image Credit: Fine Home Building

Here's our top 10 kitchen remodeling Don’ts:

  1. Don’t settle for cheap drawer slides. They can be very flimsy and noisy.
  2. Don’t choose tile for countertops unless you are willing to often scrub the grout clean.
  3. Don’t create a small unusable counter space next to the sink, cook top, or refrigerator. You want a large enough space that can be used properly.
  4. Don’t buy a cheap dishwasher. Most likely, it will clean poorly and loudly.
  5. Don’t install a backsplash thats made from materials that are hard to clean.
  6. Don’t buy cheap cabinets. 
  7. Don’t use lights that are too hot under cabinet lights, like halogen.
  8. Don’t install a  sink that will flex, dent, and scratch easily, like a light-gauge stainless steel sink.
  9. Don’t go light on lighting. You don't want a unsafe or dim kitchen.
  10. Don't install a floor that requires a lot of upkeep. 

Maximize Your Small Home or Space

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Image Credit: ArchaHouse

In a small space, every detail is important. Find the right fits for your space, and your lifestyle. Below are recommendations on maximizing your small space.

Lighting – Finding the perfect lighting for a small space can be tricky. Too little of light will make the place even smaller, where too much light will make the place one big bright box. Look for different fixtures that fit your style and space.

Appliances – Multiple functionality or smaller circumference appliances will deceive the eye into making the space look larger.  Consider a stackable washer/dryer, skinny and thin dishwasher or refrigerator, and a microwave hood and electric range convection oven.

Backyard – When it comes to landscaping a small backyard you must think of the quality you want more than quality. There will be a lot going on due to the space restraints but base it off of your lifestyle. Also it’s important to choose the perfect plants for your area.

Furnishings – In a small space every piece of furniture matters. Look for pieces that can expand for additional surface space when needed but will tuck away when not being used. There are dining tables that have fold down sides or leafs that can be removed, nesting end or cocktail tables, and sometimes you may find a table where stools can be stored underneath.