Who Says Kitchen Remodeling Isn’t Fun? Here’s Where You Got It Wrong.

A home kitchen remodeling project is great fun. Except when it’s not. There are just so many things that can go wrong with it if you are not careful. For example, you choose the wrong color combination and end up making all the walls and ceiling a hot pink! Such a color might look very good in the shade card that the contractor brings you, but in actual reality and in the light of day, you realize that you have made a major blunder. The kind that will cost both time and money to resolve. Let us check for ourselves all the mistakes we can make and consequently how one can rectify the same:

Good is not always easy 

“It is said that nothing good ever comes easily. If you want something new, you will probably have to remove things that you had and used to love.  Much the same applies to any kitchen remodeling project too. This is why it would be a really big mistake to give up what you need for what you want.  In this case, you will have to get rid of the idea of a really classy black granite countertop and go for a couple of smaller Verona marble tops instead.

 It’s a no-brainer really. The granite would cost more than double the marble. If you were to spend on that, you might not be able to get the double sink for your dishes or the brand new oven you have in mind. The granite might be all about simple aesthetics, but the oven, kitchen sink, and other important appliances are absolutely necessary for the effective working of your home kitchen.

Time constraints

Sometimes contractors start work and commence demolishing your place. Once done, they might disappear on you in search of contracts that are more lucrative. Do you think it can’t happen? Think again, It’s far more common than you think. In fact, it’s an almost universal phenomenon. Make sure that you have the ability to absorb the time and the frustration to go through the whole project. One of the best ways to do this is to have a backup contractor or multiple backup contractors on hand. Don’t pay the full amount in advance but always keep some money with you so that you may be sure they will come back. Moreover, your backup plan should be full-proof so that even if they disappear, you will be able to survive.

Get unassembled cabinets

It would be heaps of fun if you were to start remodeling your kitchen with unassembled cabinets so that you can go ahead and assemble them yourself. In fact, this way, you will be able to eliminate issues with your contractors and friction with your neighbors (especially, if you live in an apartment with noise-sensitive neighbors). Such cabinets are a great way to remodel your kitchen on your own and avoid the hassle of going through contractors.

There will be a mess

If you go for a full-on renovation job, you should realize that a demolition and remodeling project is by its very nature, as messy as it can get. You will just have to live with it until it is complete. Here, choosing the right kitchen design outfit is very important, in fact downright essential. The people you hire can make the critical difference between a kitchen that you like – or one that you hate. However, before the finished product, there will be a lot you will have to endure such as loud noise, dust, and dirt too.


 It is very simple really. Construction projects are always loud and messy. While your contractors can lessen the noise to an extent, you will have to live in a house that is all over the place. If you can do that and are patient enough, you will be able to enjoy your dream kitchen. Conversely, you can always stop the whole process and make do with simple renovations such as opting for unassembled cabinets instead of going for an extensive renovation project that might end up going very wrong. Ultimately, it is your call.