There is nothing worse than envisioning the ultimate renovation, saving and investing time and money, having dust in your home and loud banging for the project to not yield what you desired it to. Here we have outlined the biggest Pretoria kitchen design mistakes we have noted in our numerous years of experience and why to consider these before remodelling. Let’s design the perfect kitchen for you and your space.
PRETORIA KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKE #1: INADEQUATE STORAGE
When choosing cabinetry, we often forget how much we have accumulated over the years and how much space we require. The number one regret we have seen is when clients create an open-plan space and downscale their cabinets for a more “compact” townhouse style. Unfortunately, not preplanning and carefully thinking this through could be one of the biggest design mistakes.
PRETORIA KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKE #2: NOT ENOUGH COUNTER SPACE
On the back of our previous mistake, it is apt to remember how much counter space you will require. Are you a budding home chef who needs ample prep space and a massive island in the middle of your kitchen? Or are you a Woolworths microwave chef who requires minimal space?
PRETORIA KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKE #3: INCORRECT OR LACK OF VENTILATION
When planning your kitchen, it is critical to foresee the look you not only have now but want to have five years from now. Do you require spacing for a massive bronze extractor over an 8-burner gas stove or a compact chrome one over your sleek countertop stove? Having the correct ventilation ensures that the moisture within your home is correctly removed and thus minimising the damage of sweating roofs and cabinets. Not only is the removal of steam important but the planning of your cupboards too, as choosing a cabinet above the stove is great if you are not a master chef but awful if in 5 years’ time you decide to change up your appliances.
PRETORIA KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKE #4: FORGETTING TO CONCEAL THE BIN
We cannot stress this enough! Renovating your kitchen and opting out of the concealed bin may be your biggest mistake and here is why. Aesthetically, a pick and pay packet hanging from your door handle leaves much to be desired and the smell of your three-day-old food greeting your guest at the door makes us all want to run away. Give yourself the gift of clean lines and a great smelling home and pre-think concealing the bin.
PRETORIA KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKE #5: CHOOSING CABINETS BASED ON THE PRICE OVER QUALITY
There is nothing worse than buying a cabinet from China Town, entrusting it with your mother’s crystal wedding glass and two months down the line it collapses leaving both your mother’s crystal and you in pieces. When choosing an item in your kitchen from your appliances to your cabinetry make sure that you are going to invest in quality.
As you can tell, many things need forethought before making the big plunge into restyling your home. Other mistakes are things like insufficient colour planning, the wrong accessories as well as not getting a professional to assist. If you feel that you are ready for the next step in your journey and you are tired of hanging those cabinets incorrectly, we at Cupboard Value are here to assist in making your ideology become a reality. With preplanning and onsite construction, you will never be regretting your decision. Contact us at any one of our branches in Durban, PMB, Pretoria or Johannesburg for your obligation free consultation.