Tall Poppy collection
Six years is a long time for your kitchen to go without an update! So let's take a look at some of the most common kitchen renovation mistakes and how to avoid them.
What are some of the most common mistakes people make with their kitchen renovations?
A lot of people assume that they have to remove everything from their kitchen before they can renovate it. This leaves them with a useless room for months on end. As long as you're careful taking apart cabinets and appliances, you can work around these items and still change your space substantially.
We'll be going over some of the most common mistakes people make with their kitchens, along with how to avoid making them!
Common mistakes people make when renovating their kitchens
One of the most common mistakes people make is not thinking about kitchen design before they start. It's important to visualize what you want your kitchen to look like and how much space you have. Starting without a plan in place will only lead to frustration and an unusable room.
Another mistake that people often make is not planning out their storage needs. We all know how frustrating it can be when we don't have easy access to our cooking supplies, dishware, or other items in our kitchen. With this in mind, it's imperative that your kitchen renovation includes ample storage options for your belongings.
This guide should give you some helpful advice when planning out your next kitchen renovation!
How to avoid them
Common Mistake: Assuming you have to remove everything from your kitchen before you can renovate it.
Avoid this by working around cabinets and appliances as you work on your new design.
Common Mistake: Believing that a kitchen renovation is too expensive.
Avoid this by planning ahead and saving up for the necessary upgrades.
Common Mistake: Trying to do your entire renovation in one day.
Avoid this by breaking the project into smaller steps and tackling just one at a time.
Common Mistake: Relying on online pictures for inspiration.
Avoid this by looking for kitchens with similar layouts as yours, so you know how to plan accordingly for appliances or other elements that may not be common in other homes.
Don't assume you need to remove everything from your kitchen
One of the most common mistakes home owners make with their kitchen renovations is assuming that they need to remove everything from their kitchen before they can renovate it. This leaves them with a useless room for months on end. As long as you're careful taking apart cabinets and appliances, you can work around these items and still change your space substantially.
Here are five other mistakes to avoid:
1. Choosing dark colors - Darker colors absorb more light and can create a gloomy atmosphere. Light colors such as whites, beiges, and tans reflect more light and feel more open.
2. Hiring a contractor without a plan - Building a new kitchen is a big job! You'll want to have an idea of what you want before you start talking to contractors about quotes so you know what will fit your budget.
3. Ignoring measurements - When designing your kitchen, always take measurements from each wall so that the space is balanced when you're done.
4. Don't overlook lighting - You'll want plenty of lights above your kitchen island or stovetop area as well as in the refrigerator area for those midnight snack runs!
5. Going overboard on storage - If you already have enough storage in your current kitchen, adding even more might seem like a great idea but it can make things cluttered and difficult to find what you need when cooking!
Be careful when taking apart cabinets and appliances.
One of the most common mistakes people make with their kitchen renovations is assuming they have to take everything apart before they can renovate it. This is a difficult and time-consuming process that leaves you with a useless room for months on end. As long as you're careful taking apart cabinets and appliances, you can work around these items and still change your space substantially.
A better option is to work around these obstacles by changing cabinets and rearranging appliances to fit in the renovated space. You might need to replace countertops or move appliances like the range or fridge, but as long as you plan for those changes, your kitchen will be ready in no time!
Another mistake people often make is not following through on their renovation's execution plan. It's important to know how many cabinet drawers you'll need and what size of appliance will work best in your new kitchen before finalizing any decisions. Otherwise, you might find that after all your hard work painting and installing new flooring, there isn't enough space left for your newly relocated stove!
Keep these mistakes in mind so that you don't make them yourself!
Why you should choose Veejay's
Veejay's Kitchen Renovations is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to update their kitchen. We offer a variety of options, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Plus, our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure the process is as smooth and seamless as possible.
We know it can be overwhelming sorting through all of your options when trying to find someone to renovate your kitchen. That's why our knowledgeable professionals are here to help you figure out which option is best for you. It doesn't matter how small or large your project might be; we'll make sure that each client has an enjoyable experience with Veejay's Kitchen Renovations!
For the bold bride.
The Tall Poppy collection is naturally, our 'signature' collection.
Well I think the inspiration for this one should be pretty clear. I have been wanting to design a range around the beautiful poppy for ages, so finally, here it is!!
Colour is emphasised in the watercolour poppy wreath. Pinks, reds, pascals and green-y blues take stage with a wonderful vintage overtone. This design is one of my "off the rack" designs so can be purchased for half the cost of an original custom design. Great for the budget conscious bride - who happens to love poppies!
Included in the invitation pack is a square folded invitation, response card and matching envelope and weekend events card.
Here's a close up of the watercolour detail.
Poppies are a statement on their own and can't be ignored! Whether you like bold colour or pascals, you can have it all with this beautifully versatile flower that has loads of personality.
The beauty of "hiring a designer" for your stationery is that I can design any material you need, so there really is no limit. The material I have to show here are place cards and menus for the reception tables.
A lovely ceremony gift for your guests is a 'tears of joy' handkerchief. Here's how I package them. For placement next to the wishing well, little 'note cards' offer a personal touch for guests to write to the newly weds.
If this stationery set is just what you need or a friend. Say hello through our online form.
Don't forget, we also do custom designs for the truly individual bride.
Let us know what you think? I'd love to hear from you, or better yet; if you know of someone that may like this - why not share the love.
Bye for now,
Photography: Chesterton Smith Photography, Coolum. Floristry: The White Magnolia, Peregian Beach. Cutlery, crockery and napkins: Adorn Event Hire, Eatons Hill. White french coffee table: Splash Events, Noosaville.