Everyone gets excited when planning home renovations and it’s relatively easy to get carried away with so many nifty appliances in the market. That’s how some end up with a design such as this one:
This reduces not only your storage space, having less available for cabinets. It also decreases walk through space. Sounds bad enough? Just imagine having to use more than one of these appliances simultaneously, opening the doors is an unnecessary hassle.
Here are some tips you can use to avoid this issue:
- Plan your budget: Appliances usually take up most of the budget. Make sure there is still enough budget for the cabinets, otherwise you might end up with a poor design.
- Choose appliances appropriate to your lifestyle: A wine cooler is not necessary in most homes unless you host parties and gatherings rather often. Ice makers may not be required with a big refrigerator. Keep in mind that more appliances means higher utility bills.
- Don’t crowd your kitchen: Give the tasks that will take place more frequently in the area more priority and look for other options for your remaining appliances. The trash compactor might be better off in the garage. There might be no need for a bar sink so close to the main sink. How about considering a new area in your home? One that is closer to the area you usually entertain in.