Avoid These Kitchen Renovation Mistakes

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Renovating your kitchen can be exhilarating! Unfortunately, without careful navigation through the kitchen renovation process, your dream kitchen can quickly turn into a nightmare. Here’s 10 common kitchen renovation mistakes, and how to avoid them.

1. DIY Disasters

While DIY projects can be fun, a kitchen renovation is best left to the pros. It’s one of the most expensive and complex home renovations you can do.

2. Choosing The Wrong Contractor

Trust your gut when hiring a kitchen renovation contractor. If you don’t feel comfortable with them, keep searching until you find the right fit.

3. Unclear Renovation Details

Be specific about every detail of your kitchen renovation project to avoid vague contractor estimates. From flooring to cabinet hardware, upfront transparency prevents misunderstandings later.

4. Paying Upfront

Avoid paying for the total kitchen renovation cost upfront. Make sure you have a payment schedule tied to your kitchen renovation milestones. 

5. Continue Making Changes

Stick to your wish list and avoid getting distracted by unnecessary additions. Changes can increase your budget, but also your kitchen renovation timeline.

6. Ignoring Structural Integrity

Don’t overlook the importance of sturdy materials and proper installation behind the scenes. While you’re thinking about all the beautiful finishes in your kitchen renovation, remember it’s what’s hidden that truly matters.

7. Designing With Trends

Don’t feel pressured to follow every trend you see on Pinterest. Remember, trends come and go. You’ll likely be using your new kitchen for years to come, so make sure to choose appliances and features that align with your lifestyle and budget.

8. Over Customizing Your Design

Make sure your kitchen renovation design works for you, but avoid unnecessary over customization that may limit future resale value. 

9. Being Indecisive

Time is money in the world of remodeling. Avoid constant changes and indecision to prevent delays and budget overruns.

10. Being Afraid To Try

Don’t be afraid to dive into your kitchen renovation dreams out of fear. Look at our Ultimate Kitchen Renovation Checklist for expert advise on navigating your kitchen renovation journey.

Katra Construction, Calgary Home Renovations

Katra Construction is a full-service renovation contractor with over 20 years’ experience in Calgary and surrounding areas. Our team provides premium contracting services with an emphasis on integrity, quality, and value. A Calgary home renovation contractor like Katra Construction can provide valuable support and expertise throughout the entire renovation process while minimizing headaches along the way.

Schedule a consultation with our Owner|Project Manager, Tana Wheatcroft, or connect with us through our Contact Page.

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