Common kitchen interior ‘mistakes’ homeowners make – can be a huge ‘problem’

A functional, well designed kitchen is crucial as it is an area where families spend lots of time cooking, eating or even working. It can also help to boost the value of a home, extremely important when it is time to sell the home. Sharing advice with, Melissa Klink, Creative Director, Harvey Jones, has shared the common kitchen mistakes many people are making.

According to the expert, there are four common mistakes which Britons should consider when renovating or designing the kitchen.

This included taking other people’s opinions into account when designing the kitchen instead of thinking about what they need to fit their lifestyle.

This could be anything from colours in the kitchen and organising cupboard space to choosing certain decor pieces.

Interior design is all about personal choice, personal taste and personal decisions so it’s crucial to think about your needs when designing or renovating.

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“Kitchen cabinetry is already an impactful element in the space plan and colour application will impact the entire emotional response to the room.”

With many Britons opting to renovate their homes instead of moving homes, some may be turning their space into open-plan to help the flow of the home.

This could be a mistake, according to the expert, especially if the downstairs becomes one gigantic room.

The interior design pro continued: “At a time when homes are getting smaller and space is becoming more valuable, a room allocated just for formal dining can seem an extravagance, while a well-designed kitchen-diner allows you to prepare, cook and eat in one room comfortably.

“However, you do have to be canny when planning a multi-functional room to ensure all zones work well together and recognise that this kind of layout will reduce privacy, particularly if you’re opening up the whole of the downstairs. 

“Having nowhere to retire while the kids watch TV or play can become a problem. There are also the issues of noise from appliances that might disturb you or that clearly an evident pile of washing up nagging at you as you sit down for an evening of TV or a quiet read.

“Fewer walls also mean less space to put furniture, which can lead to a room that’s crammed around the walls or jumbled in the centre.”