8 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes
In Arlington And How To Avoid Them

Improving Your Kitchen Renovation Game
By Avoiding Simple Mistakes

Kitchens in Arlington look fantastic after Schroeder Design Build has remodeled them. We love transforming your kitchen by working with you to create your dream space. But the thing about kitchens is that many contractors and homeowners make mistakes that cost them in some way.

The cost could be in function, or it could be monetary. The point is that if you’re going to remodel your kitchen, it’s ideal to do it in a beautiful way that will pay off.

Mistake #1: Ignoring Function In A Kitchen Remodeling

Everything in your new kitchen remodel should look amazing. You should have the countertops you want, the large island you dream of, and the color scheme that you can’t get enough of. But it’s not ideal to choose form over function every time.

Thankfully, with Schroeder Design Build, you can have both. You don’t have to sacrifice what you want for what you need – or vice versa. We specialize in designs that take everything into account.

Mistake #2: Ignoring Storage For Your Kitchen Renovation

Efficient storage is essential in the kitchen to keep clutter off your countertops. Without adequate storage, your food and dishes might end up becoming unintentional decorations.

An island with storage and ample cabinets is a great place to start. But a pantry is ideal so that you ensure you always have plenty of room. If you don’t need it for food, it works great as a broom closet.

Mistake #3: Not Focusing On You As The Kitchen Designer

Your design team, your family, and your friends may have great ideas. Even your favorite home remodeling show may inspire you. But when it comes down to it, the decisions should be left to you. It’s your kitchen, and if you don’t design it the way that makes you happy, you may regret it.

So don’t waste time on following trends you don’t like or trying to please the neighbors. Design a kitchen that you’ll love.

Mistake #4: Taking The DIY Route In Your Kitchen

Kitchens are the number one room that you should not DIY. While any room can benefit from a professional team, the kitchen has the least room for mistakes and looks so much better whenever you hire someone to take care of the details.

There are cases when a whole lot of money was spent needlessly because homeowners thought they were getting a deal on a granite countertop or an island or made mistakes and had to pay for repairs. A design-build team can help you ensure you get the best products out there without paying more than the products are worth.

Mistake #5: Neglecting Repairs Before Kitchen
Renovations In Arlington County

If there are issues in your kitchen, it’s best to take care of them before you start remodeling. So, if there are plumbing issues, wood rot, or faulty wiring, fix the problems rather than cover them up. This will prevent the issues from causing larger, more expensive issues later on.

Mistake #6: Not Accommodating Your
Family With Your Kitchen

Since there are so many ways to make your family feel inclusive these days without compromising aesthetics, go ahead and take all the liberties you want. Whether you want to lower cabinets to make them wheelchair accessible or add lightning that makes your kitchen easier for everyone to use, do it – your family will thank you.

Mistake #7: Not Adding Enough Kitchen Outlets

A multitude of bathroom outlets are a given, and so are bedroom ones. But homeowners often forget just how many kitchen outlets they need. Overdoing it on outlets is better than undergoing it. You need a place for the microwave, toaster, coffee pot, and likely an array of other appliances. This doesn’t even include the large 220v ones that stay plugged in, like the oven or the fridge.

Mistake #8: Not Hiring A Design Build Contractor
For Your Arlington County Kitchen

Hiring a design team is great, and hiring a building team is great – but why not a contractor that does both? Communication is so much better when you have an all-in-one remodeler that can help you design and then bring that design to life. Nothing is lost during the communication and transfer of information.

Schroeder Design Build helps you design your kitchen, which starts with a few layouts to inspire you. After that, we build your kitchen to your specifications. Are you ready to talk more about what you want to do with your kitchen in Arlington? Call Schroeder today at (703) 449-1700 for a free estimate.