A few days ago many of our female subscribers have filled us with questions from our social network of Youtube, which we invite you to see. That is why after this we thought it would be a great idea to share the 25 design mistakes in the kitchen more frequent and how to avoid them, thus we would solve and answer the doubts that our women have. So, if you are interested, do not detach yourself from the screen because we are starting right now.
The 25 most common kitchen design mistakes and how you can avoid them
1. Not thinking well about the distribution
It does not matter if it is a large kitchen or small kitchens, the first thing we must think about and establish are certain areas that will be defined. We must do this to achieve good circulation in the kitchen in such a way that the famous work triangle is delimited, the same one that they talk about in kitchen programs. This triangle is about establishing between three central points: the cooking area, the washing area and the area of the refrigerator or refrigerator. To achieve this correct distribution we must take into account the water and electricity intakes. It is usually recommended at least 60-70 cm between each space to be able to work in the most comfortable way possible.
2. The non-renovation of the image of your kitchen
Many times it happens to us that after hard work in the design and the work to carry out our kitchen we completely forget about the space and do not add any variation. One of the 25 design mistakes in the kitchen It is not renewing its image in time. From our website we always say that it is important to give our spaces a touch of novelty. We can change the colors of the walls or the furniture, move the furniture to change its distribution, organize it differently or the idea that occurs to us to give freshness to this space.
3. Divide our kitchen with thick materials
Generally it happens that the kitchen is connected to the dining room and merges into a single space, especially when the space is not too wide. In these cases where we want to divide the spaces, what we should not do is resort to thick materials that divide our kitchen. We should lean towards materials that are as thin as possible or in the event that we cannot make them as transparent as possible.
4. Choosing a too dark wood
It is something that many people have built in, choosing dark wood colors for their design. But we want to tell you that a too dark wood is going to dull the atmosphere of the kitchen. That is why we suggest that you lean towards colors with lighter tones or, failing that, paint the kitchen environment with light colors to make it look more luminous.
5. Leave ventilation aside
If we can have a window located next to the kitchen, we will make ventilation much easier and as a bonus it will provide us with better natural lighting for the kitchen. When it comes to keeping cooking odors out of the way, a quality extractor hood could be very useful. This is not a minor fact for environments where the kitchen is fused together with other spaces and if we do not have a good outlet for smoke and odors can spread through the common areas.
6. Choosing materials for the kitchen too quickly or too fast
As we mentioned before, the kitchen for its characteristics and the activities we carry out every day is one of the spaces that are most used in the home. This is not a minor fact because being one of the busiest spaces it is also par excellence one of the spaces that get the most dirty. That is why choosing carefully the materials and coatings becomes essential when designing the kitchen. Tiles or countertops made with quality materials will play in our favor in terms of resistance and when cleaning them, although initially it involves a much more substantial investment over time, it will pay off more than anything else.
7. Go overboard with kitchen furniture decor
It happens many times that we get in tune with home decoration and we go overboard and decorate every corner of the house. This is a good time to take a second and think a bit. The saturation in the decoration generates the opposite effect, so be moderate when decorating. Many times it is better to choose a simple design than many very elaborate ones that generate the opposite effect that we want.
8. Design the kitchen without putting our personal stamp on it
If we do not dedicate the necessary time to the kitchen to design it in the way that we want, we will obtain something bland as a result that does not say anything when we see it. It is for them that we should not let the neatness of the environment absorb the personality of the kitchen. Since Facades World We always suggest adding a colorful tone and, above all, adding our personal style. We can achieve this by seeing what tone the furniture is in our home, the style of it. If we own vintage style furniture In our living room, it is likely that vintage details will be very good in our kitchen. Dare to seek harmony between environments.
9. Choosing particular colors for kitchen furniture
Finding different colors for the tone of our furniture is not a negative thing, we even celebrate those people who dare to do something new. The only thing we can tell you is that you take into account the atmosphere of the place so that there is a balance in the environment and it is not out of tune.
10. Skimp on expenses on kitchen furniture
One of the most important decisions when reforming or building the kitchen of our home is how much money we are going to spend on it. What you should do is spend reasonably to optimize the available resources. Kitchen furniture is not something we change every day, in fact once we buy it we hope it will last for many years. This is where we must bear in mind that it is convenient to choose quality furniture, which is resistant and durable. We must think about the colors in advance so that they can accompany us over time in the best way. That is why many times the colorful tones are striking but have the counterpart that we get tired of them more quickly while our furniture tones have the particularity of not getting tired so quickly and will accompany us over time.
If we have small kitchens, the ideal is to choose furniture with reduced funds (they contain 40cm instead of the traditional 60cm). In this way we will be able to gain breadth in our space in our home that will have a great visual impact.
11. Not having a work surface in our kitchen
We must eradicate this error from the root, both when designing it and when using our kitchen. We must have a work surface to be able to cook comfortably. The issue is aggravated when we have the space but the stacking of utensils does not allow us to do it correctly. Save everything that you are not occupying and clean your bar when you finish using it, in this way we will achieve that it is aesthetically beautiful but above all ready to be able to use it when we need it without problems.
12. A refrigerator that does not match the kitchen
When we incorporate our refrigerator or design the kitchen having it previously, we must make sure that it matches the place it occupies. Look for a continuity of sizes, colors and textures to achieve a better distribution in the kitchen.
13. Go overboard with personality in kitchen décor
We encourage and like people who put their mark on each space in the home, we love it! But be careful when you do so not to go overboard and put more personality than necessary. Handle with caution and moderation.
14. Do not take into account that you have to store in the kitchen
One of the mistakes to avoid when designing a kitchen is not to define the storage spaces in advance. It goes without saying that they must be many and spacious, but it is not the same to have cabinets as drawers or shelves on the floor or on the ceiling. That is why before making an expense we must make sure we know what we are going to save in. Do you have a large family and you have to save a lot of food? Do you have a lot of pots? It is from these questions that we will be able to better distribute the furniture knowing that we are going to store it.
15. Avoid projects that are not harmonic
We must be careful with overconfidence not to place everything we like without first analyzing it. Choose things that you like but that can combine with each other to achieve harmony in the decoration.
16. Choose the same material for both floors and walls
Let's not be afraid of the contrast that is beautiful. That is why we must look for different tones both on the floor and on the walls. We can also incorporate different textures, but just being able to combine different colors between the two will make our decoration stand out.
17. Integrate the washing machine into the kitchen
Among the mistakes that you should avoid in the design of a kitchen, is to integrate the washing machine into the kitchen. This must have its own place separate from this environment, although if we do not have the necessary space for it, we must create an atmosphere that hides it and is not visible when passing through it.
18. Having furniture that is too tall
It is not about occupying all the available space that we have. Use the furniture that you have within the average reach of anyone. In this way we will also make our kitchen practical when using it without wasting time looking for something that allows us to reach the elements that are far from our hand.
19. Do not take advantage of high areas in small kitchens
Previously we said that we should not occupy spaces unnecessarily just because we have space available. The issue is that when our space is small, taking advantage of each square meter is essential, which is why occupying the highest areas of the walls here is an excellent option. We can place a long shelf that occupies the entire wall and there place items that we usually use in the kitchen.
20. Illuminate without a previous project
Kitchen lighting is often neglected in kitchen planning. It happens to us that we pay too much importance to lighting with natural light and we forget that one of the mistakes that you should avoid in the design of a kitchen is precisely this. For them, we must establish a lighting plan that generates intense lighting areas when preparing food. Remember, LED lights are the best option to spend less on energy and achieve more sustainable environments with the environment.
21. Not using efficient appliances
If when designing the kitchen we are going to buy our appliances or even to renovate them, focus on choosing efficient models that have the A +++ category. They will help you control electronic spending since thanks to them you can save up to 40% in electricity consumption. We well know that the initial price is more expensive but it will pay off much faster than you think.
22. Overdo it with spatial effects
Don't limit yourself when it comes to using effects that are unique to your kitchen. But always keep in mind that you should do it with caution and accompany the home decoration.
23. Thinking that the bar can replace the dining room
We must bear in mind that the breakfast bars are very nice and are super practical for the home. But in no way are these bars going to replace the dining room. The best option is to organize everything in such a way that all spaces can coexist without one replacing another.
24. Choosing a too bright color for your kitchen wall
Another of the 25 design mistakes in the kitchen is choosing a color that is too bright and garish. It is very positive that you dare to paint one of your walls a striking color but as we mentioned earlier, do not forget to combine the tonality to achieve harmony in the kitchen decoration.
25. Forget the time we live in
The current trend in decoration is to be minimalist, industrial or modern. You should look for more designs like these to get inspired and achieve a kitchen that adapts to the times in which we live.
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