So many of us are dreaming of home improvements and working on DIY projects more than ever before. If you’re lucky enough to be a handy person, many of them can seem easy, but not every home improvement project is a DIY.
One such project, is new kitchen cabinets. Cabinets for your kitchen typically are not something you upgrade every couple of years, so knowing the mistakes not to make is crucial.
MISTAKE #1 IMPROPER PLANNING
A well laid out plan is essential for your project to start and be completed in an organized manner.
Create a few lists to get you started planning for your new cabinets. Check out our Project Planning Guide for helpful tips.
Rush into a major kitchen project. Improper planning can lead to your kitchen being out of working order for months and months.
MISTAKE #2 POOR QUALITY MATERIALS
Going cheap may be ok for some home improvements, but you’ll regret buying cheap cabinetry in the long run.
Source and purchase cabinets from dealers, remodelers, or full service design build. Learn more about why material quality matters.
Purchase your cabinets from big box stores. Those cabinets typically use more multipurpose materials that are often lower grade.
MISTAKE #3 bad design
Even if you take the time to plan and source the right cabinetry, none of this will matter if you do not have a great design.
Hire a design specialist or professional kitchen designer. They have the education and expertise to ensure your new kitchen looks beautiful, and is exactly what you want!
Learn more about what to expect from our Cabinet Design & Buying Process.
Trust a non professional to design and order your kitchen cabinets, the results could be a design disaster!
Check out these funny renovation fails from Architectural Digest.