3 kitchen renovation traps to avoid
Realising you’ve made a critical error in your kitchen renovation after it’s completed can cost you more time and money to remedy in the future. Yes, mistakes are bound to happen, but there are some kitchen renovation traps that are straight-up avoidable. We’re going to share some kitchen renovation advice so you can avoid the common traps you might encounter when renovating your kitchen.
As the saying goes for any renovation – measure twice and cut once. And for one of the most used spaces in the home, embracing this mantra for your kitchen is a must.
One of the most common traps people fall into is not measuring their kitchen layout properly. We’ve all experienced at least one kitchen with these measurement flaws – whether it left you dealing with cupboards that can’t open properly or a cavity no fridge could ever fit in. Measuring incorrectly could also result in choosing appliances that are either too big or too small for the space – leaving you with unsightly gaps to fill or costly appliances to exchange.
It’s important that you double check your (or your tradie’s) measurements before making big appliance purchases. If you’ve checked your measurements twice (or even thrice) for your kitchen appliances, then you can maintain a gap-free appearance with the NEFF appliance range. The unique trims allow vertically stacked appliances, such as having a NEFF compact oven above a unique Slide&Hide® disappearing door oven to look seamless and perfectly in-line.
Sacrificing function for style
While it may seem like a good idea to go all in on your kitchen’s aesthetic, sacrificing your kitchen’s features for the sake of style is one of the most common traps renovators fall into. Your kitchen is the one space where functionality truly matters. There’s nothing worse than not having enough storage space, a kitchen island that’s prone to scratches but looked great online or even appliances that can’t do what you need but look great.
While having a mood board is great, before you go too far down the swatch path make a list of the things you need your kitchen to do – from storage options and space for preparation, right through to oven sizes and warming drawers. Design the kitchen you need, then add your style to it.
Including major kitchen appliances as an afterthought
Appliances have changed significantly over the last few years thanks to the latest cooking technologies and innovations out there. But some kitchen renovators just get what they think will work because it’s cheap, rather than taking the time to do research and find the appliances that suit their cooking needs best.
“The one thing I’ve seen is that people don’t plan for their kitchen appliances,” Tyson says. “They get whatever’s available because it fits a gap in their kitchen, rather than thinking through how often they’ll use it, what features they need and so on.”
When it comes to appliances, the NEFF range includes unique cooking features that streamline everyday and occasional cooking, make cleaning easier, and elevate the style of your kitchen. The NEFF Slide&Hide® oven is perfect for maximising space while you cook, so you don’t need to juggle your food and oven door awkwardly anymore. The CircoTherm® technology also allows for an easy, even cook, no matter what you’re creating.
If you’re planning to do a kitchen renovation, then make sure you avoid these traps with NEFF’s appliances. You can book a free demonstration with a NEFF cooking expert, who can help you discover which appliance is right for you.
NEFF is a German-engineered kitchen appliance brand, with a product range that includes ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, coffee machines and dishwashers designed to make life in the kitchen a daily pleasure. For people who love to cook, NEFF gives you the tools to creative meaningful connections, express your creativity and make memories. Because real life happens in the kitchen.
Learn more about NEFF here.