Kitchen Design Errors: Focal Points, Cabinets, Functionality

In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the more common errors we sometimes see when it comes to kitchen design. From improper theme or trend selection to storage issues and more, there are a few ways your kitchen design can be led astray – but also some simple ways to avoid these problems and achieve an efficient, beautiful design. 

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re here to assist clients around Salt Lake City with all their kitchen design needs, including a huge range of kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring selections and more. Here are some other common mistakes we see made during the kitchen design process, plus how to avoid them and ensure you’re in great shape moving forward. 

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No (Or Improper) Focal Points

One important concept when it comes to kitchen design is the idea of focal points. These are often visual areas that draw in the eye and create a central point for the room – they can be anything from a large window to a strategically placed island or even appliances with unique designs. 

In some cases, people don’t do enough to establish proper focal points in their kitchen design, leading to feelings of chaos or disorganization. In others, they create focal points, but not in a way that works well with the rest of the design.

To avoid these issues, work closely with our design team at AWA Kitchen Cabinets. We’ll help establish proper focal points and ensure they align perfectly with your desired theme or style. 

Cabinets as a Secondary Consideration

While no one is saying cabinets have to be the first items you purchase or install for any new kitchen design, they should still be high on the list of priorities. Cabinets are often one of the largest visual components within any given kitchen space, and can also make a big difference in terms of both storage and functionality.

Those who put cabinets lower on their priority list may find themselves scrambling to find options that fit with other elements already chosen – or worse, they may have to compromise on the cabinets they really wanted due to budgetary constraints. 

Improper Lighting

Another common error we see among kitchen designers is improper lighting choices. This includes both inadequate lighting and incorrect types of lights for certain areas – for instance, using overly harsh or bright lighting above the sink.

Work with our design team to ensure all your desired lighting areas are accounted for in the design, and that you have the proper fixtures and bulbs selected to fit all your needs. 

Lack of Functionality

Finally, always be sure you’re considering functionality at every step of the kitchen design process. This means not just selecting beautiful features that may not actually work well once installed – it also means carefully planning where certain items will go and what their functions will be, not just how they look. This is another area where our expert designers can play a major role in setting you on the right path.

For more on avoiding common kitchen design errors or to learn about any of our custom cabinet services, speak to the staff at AWA Kitchen Cabinets today. We’ll help you through every step of the process. Good luck!