How to Avoid Common Mistakes with Your Kitchen Renovations in Perth

4 May 2018

So, you’re ready to go ahead with your kitchen renovations. Exciting times ahead! However, sometimes things don’t go exactly to plan and there are a few common mistakes that many people make during the renovation process. To help you out, we’ll be sharing some of these mistakes so you can avoid them during your own renovations.


Mistake #1: Not including enough storage

One thing you’ll always regret with your kitchen renovation is not including enough storage. No matter the layout that you choose, always try to include as much storage as possible. Maximise the amount of cabinets you can include in the space, opt for a generously sized pantry and extend your higher cabinets up to the ceiling so you have plenty of overhead storage for less commonly used items. If you have an island bench, you can also include storage in this.


Mistake #2: Following trends too closely

It’s tempting when you design your new kitchen to incorporate the latest trends that you’ve found on the Internet or in magazines. However, it’s important to remember that kitchen trends come and go and the most important thing is that you have a functional kitchen design which you love the look of. While it’s fine to integrate current trends, make sure that you follow your own style and personality.


Mistake #3: Forgetting the importance of lighting

Noting lets down a new kitchen more than having a poorly lit space. Make sure that your kitchen has enough ambient light to sufficiently brighten up the space and also consider task lighting underneath cabinets or above benchtops. Remember, lighting can also be used as an aesthetic feature!


Mistake #4: Not leaving enough room for appliances

This is an unfortunate mistake that we see all the time! When you measure up for your new kitchen, remember to leave plenty of room for your appliances. If you plan to get new appliances, such as a larger fridge, decide which one you want ahead of time so you can incorporate the measurements into the design.


Mistake #5: Too little bench space

A new kitchen should look great but it also needs to be highly functional. With that in mind, don’t make the mistake of forgetting to include sufficient bench space for food preparation and entertaining. If you’re working with a small space, you can maximise your bench space with a smaller sink and cooktop. In many cases, an island bench is a great way to give yourself more room.


For your kitchen renovations, look no further than eKitchens. We have a range of customised cabinets which will fit your new space perfectly and all of cabinets are supplied using Australian made 16mm High Moisture Resistant Particle board. With over 200 colours and finishes to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect product to transform your kitchen.


If you’re going ahead with kitchen renovations in Perth, WA, contact eKitchens today on  (08) 9456 3108.

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