When starting a kitchen renovation, you need to take into account a lot of details, from the location of the sockets to the choice of the texture of the furniture. It is not enough just to present a picture and go to choose a kitchen set. We've collected 7 kitchen remodeling mistakes that will turn life into endless cleaning.
1. Dark glossy kitchen
It is worth buying a dark glossy headset only if you are ready to become a slave to cleaning, or if you can close your eyes to everything and accept the idea that it will never be as glossy and shiny as in the first weeks. No, we agree, dark glossy facades look luxurious, but they are completely unsuitable for everyday life. Just imagine, your every touch will remain an imprint on the door, splashes of grease will turn into white smudges, and drops of water will turn into cloudy stains. And you can also see with your own eyes how quickly dust appears in your apartment, and, believe me, it appears very quickly.
2. Kitchen without a door
The absence of a door makes the kitchen more modern and spacious. Moreover, sometimes the absence of a wall and a doorway is a necessary measure to which one has to adapt. It is worth noting that it can be very difficult to adapt. If you are serious about abandoning the door, ask yourself if you are ready to fall asleep to the smell of fish or fried potatoes, to work to the sound of washing dishes or a sizzling frying pan. And also get ready for the fact that in winter it will become cooler in your apartment, because it is easier to heat and keep warm in a small area than in a large one.
3. Sink by the window
According to Novate.ru, the idea of installing a kitchen sink by the window cannot be called a complete failure, because such an arrangement has undeniable advantages. For example, looking out the window while rubbing the plates is much more pleasant than staring at the wall; in the daytime you get a source of good, natural light and save space. Sounds like a viable idea, but there are some downsides. One of the main ones is the always dirty window. Plus, in order to move the sink to the window, you need to significantly change communications - this is money and risks. Well, and finally, you can't hang a dryer over such a sink, you have to install it on the side, which may not be very convenient.
4. Glass table
Glass furniture is certainly beautiful and also looks much lighter than other materials. But a glass table in the kitchen is far from the most practical idea. Firstly, the glass surface is easy to damage: knife scratches, chips from impacts from heavy dishes, minor abrasions, and so on. Secondly, stains on the glass are much more noticeable, and stains are always left from a wet rag. And finally, there are cases when the countertop cracked from contact with hot dishes, despite the fact that the material is hardened.
5. Open shelves
Open shelves and everything on them looks like interior decoration. In addition, they add elegance and lightness to the interior. But besides beauty, you will also get additional hassle associated with cleaning. The fact is that all open surfaces must be washed daily, otherwise after 3 days they will be covered with an unattractive mixture of dust and grease.
6. Dark floor
The dark floor looks very impressive. In addition, this color sets off all other colors, making them brighter and more visible. But bad luck, the dark floor will have to be washed daily and this is not an exaggeration. It doesn't matter whether it is matte or glossy, what material it is made of, if it is dark, every speck of dust, hair and speck will be noticeable on it.
7. Combined coating
The combination of tiles and laminate in the kitchen looks very stylish, but, unfortunately, only in the pictures. In fact, there is always a small gap between the tiles and the boards, which will eventually fill with debris and grease. The solution to the problem may be a small nut, but you will constantly stumble over it.
If finances sing romances, but you still want to change, then you should pay attention to our advice, how to update the kitchen in a day without repairs and high costs.