Kitchen Design Errors: Theme, Storage, Trends

Avoiding major mistakes is important for any significant design project around your home, and a kitchen design of any kind is no exception. There are a few kinds of errors that can be made during these projects, but also some simple ways to avoid them and ensure that your project remains on-track and on-budget.

At AWA Kitchen Cabinets, we’re here to offer clients around Salt Lake City a huge range of kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring options and more to help you design the ideal kitchen space. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the general mistakes we’ve seen made during kitchen design projects, plus how to steer clear of them and keep your project running smoothly at all times.

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No Central Theme or Aesthetic

When it comes to kitchen design, having a central theme or aesthetic is key. This ensures that all elements of the space work together and create a cohesive look.

Without this, you may end up with a mismatched kitchen that doesn’t flow well and leaves you feeling unsatisfied with the results. For instance, if you have a modern and sleek aesthetic in mind, but choose traditional cabinets and countertops, the end result may not be what you envisioned.

Not Enough Storage Space

Another common mistake we see is not planning for enough storage space. While it’s easy to focus on the visual aspects of kitchen design, practicality and functionality are just as important.

Without enough storage space, your kitchen can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. Consider all the items you’ll need to store in your kitchen, from pots and pans to small appliances, and make sure to plan for enough cabinets or other storage solutions.

Trying to Do Everything Alone

Look, we definitely understand the desire from many people to take a DIY approach to their kitchen design. However, unless you have significant experience in design and construction, we generally don’t recommend going it alone.

Kitchen projects require a great deal of planning, attention to detail, and expertise in areas like plumbing and electrical work. Hiring professionals will not only save you time and stress but also ensure that the job is done correctly and meets all safety standards.

Improper Trend Consideration

Trends are a nuanced area of kitchen design. On one hand, it’s important to consider them and stay current with modern styles – but on the other, you don’t want to chase trends that will become outdated quickly.

We recommend a balance here: Consider incorporating trendy elements in your kitchen design, but make sure they’re not the focal point or something that will drastically alter the look of your space. A good rule of thumb is to stick with timeless, classic pieces for major elements like cabinets and countertops, then add trendy accents or minor details that can be easily changed out as styles evolve over time.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over a few more common mistakes and how to avoid them during your kitchen design project. For more information or any of our services, speak to the pros at AWA Kitchen Cabinets today!