No one is immune from mistakes. You can make a major renovation in the kitchen, and then find that the interior is not so attractive and functional. But there are just critical errors during kitchen renovation, which threaten inconvenience and a quick resumption of repair work..
The first error is wrong choice of flooring
Rather, the main mistake will be either choosing an impractical floor covering for such an important room as the kitchen, or trying to save money on it. A mistake can be both the choice of expensive, but completely unsuitable for the kitchen, natural parquet, which absorbs dirt and cannot withstand cleaning with chemicals, or the purchase of cheap, thin linoleum or inexpensive laminate. In the first case, the funds will simply be wasted, the parquet flooring in the kitchen will not meet aesthetic expectations. And in the second case, the linoleum can swell, and the seams of the laminate are deformed due to high humidity. You yourself understand that changing the entire floor in the kitchen soon after renovation is both expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, choose such practical flooring as durable ceramic tiles, porcelain stoneware, durable multi-layer linoleum..
WTO errorparadise – no hood
We believe that after the redevelopment of the kitchen, it is far from the stove to the ventilation hole. We believe that you are sure that the hood itself and the supply to it can spoil the interior you have conceived. But without a hood it will be much worse! You will feel this the very first time you decide to fry fish for dinner. Even with an open window, which is problematic in winter, without a hood, the aromas will spread throughout the apartment or house. Therefore, when making repairs in the kitchen and ordering furniture, plan to have a hood. Moreover, now there are a lot of built-in, telescopic, modern models that look beautiful, even futuristic. And the most common hood, if desired, can be disguised by constructing a decorative box that imitates the oven run.
Errorand the third is a microwave oven or open shelves above the hob
The lack of a hood above the hob can result in another mistake – an attempt to place open shelves in this place or hang a microwave oven. Imagine what will happen to them after a week of daily cooking! All carbon deposits, dust, greasy splashes will settle on objects located above the cooking area. Do you want to wash it all regularly? In addition, some things may deteriorate due to high temperatures, heat that will rise from the switched on burner.
Thursday errorertaya – impractical kitchen apron or lack thereof
Even if you avoided the second mistake we mentioned and installed a powerful hood, the wall above the kitchen work surface will need special protection. If you leave wallpaper on it or just paint it, you will have to do cosmetic repairs every six months. We have already written about the choice of material for the kitchen apron, their pros and cons.
Fifth mistake – nehlighting fleece
There is not enough single chandelier in the kitchen. It is highly desirable to provide lighting directly to the working area, under the upper row of cabinets. A separate light source above the dining table also does not hurt. Otherwise, it will be difficult to cook in the kitchen in the evenings, the quality of the dishes may even suffer..
Error wthe most common – not enough sockets, switches are inconveniently installed
There is always a lot of electrical appliances in the kitchen, so two outlets above the work surface will not be enough. Care should be taken to provide separate power supplies for powerful appliances such as an oven and refrigerator. The switches should be located at a convenient height, of course, not behind cabinets, but close at hand. Of course, it is necessary to resolve the issue with the placement of switches and sockets even before the rough finish, so as not to chisel the walls later..
Error seventhth – move the hob under the window
This is not about the fact that, for example, the transfer of a gas hob is associated with approvals and calling a specialist. You can also install an electric oven under the window. The point is that this is very impractical. Glasses will be constantly in greasy splashes and stains, they will fog up due to hot steam, and it is difficult to install a hood above the window. Sink by the window – yes, we agree, a beautiful view while working. But the hob in this place – unnecessary problems and hassle.
The eighth mistake – incorrect planning, ignoring the principles of ergonomics of the organization of the working spacecommunity
The owners should feel comfortable in the kitchen. Even a tiny room can be planned in such a way as to provide comfortable movement in the triangle “refrigerator-stove-sink”. At the same time, as the designers note, the layout should be beautiful even in the form of a two-dimensional image. But this rule already applies not only to the kitchen, but also to all other premises of the house..
Of course, during the arrangement of the kitchen, you can make other mistakes, for example, choosing a paint color that does not look at all on the wall as planned. Or buy an impractical glass top table. Or a too fanciful lamp that did not fit into the interior concept. However, such errors are easier to fix than all of the above..