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Kitchen Redesign Projects

Kitchen redesign can be a fun project and with a little preplanning you can avoid some of the mistakes that home owners have came across during the process. In my opinion, clean, simple, and orderly are the keys to home style and class. With the below 10 ideas, you should be able to avoid some common mistakes and be well on your way to culinary bliss.

Pick colors that will stand the test of time. Black, white, and silver are more conservative than greens, blues, or reds and are more apt to stay stylish for many years to come.

Avoid trendy décor and opt for classic designs that will be fashionable for years. How can you identify if it is a trend? Have you seen the same or a similar pattern in 2 or more stores? Find something more unique.

Avoid wallpaper. It is messy to put up and a pain to get back down.

Choose cabinetry based on your table, appliance, and colors. Blend it all to make the colors and styles dance with one another.

Do not choose a paint color too quickly. A hasty decision on paint can result in something too dark, too yellow, or just not quite the shade of what you saw in the store. Do a test of the paint before painting the entire wall.

Avoid too much all over the walls and countertops. Photos, prints, clocks, bulletin boards, calendars, and cooking gadgets all rack up quite a bill at the register and besides – less is more. Too much can lead to a cluttery look and remember – clean and simple is better.

Be careful the size of an island countertop addition. What is designed to give more space should not take up so much room that it impairs walk ways or the path to and from the other major appliances.

Plan the lighting to be bright. Serene yet workable lighting will add to the ambiance of the room. Good picks include halogen and fluorescent bulbs in and around the work areas.

Inspect for adequate ventilation so that kitchen odors have a way to escape safely and not lurk around. Windows should be within a few feet of your cooking area to allow for air as well as a secondary light source.

Avoid black stoves. Although undeniably beautiful when brand new, they show grease much more readily than white, cream, or stainless.

With careful planning and selections, your kitchen redesign is sure to be a real hit for years to come.

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