The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it's also the most popular room to renovate. The average kitchen redo costs about $15,000.
When it comes to remodeling a kitchen almost everyone has something they might have done differently.
When you're cooking up a kitchen renovation there are so many places where it's easy to goof. Storage space is one of them. Consumer reports says, don't skimp!
"Carefully plan how much storage you'll need and where to put it," said Bob Markovich with Consumer Reports.
For instance, dishes and glasses need four to six linear feet of cabinet space above or near the sink and dishwasher. Pots and pans need the same, and store them close to your cooktop. If you have kitchen cabinets that already provide enough storage space, consider refinishing them instead of replacing them.
Center islands can be tricky too. Make sure they are the right size, too big is a common mistake.
The countertop should be three feet wide to no more than ten feet. As for depth, you want one that measures at least 26 inches, and up to 48 inches.
As for countertops, choosing one that stains easily is another mistake people make. Skip oil-rubbed butcher block for kitchen counters - it's one of the surfaces that stains easily. Corian and Granite work nicely.
With careful planning and attention to detail you can sidestep these mistakes and get the kitchen you've always wanted.
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