It is not uncommon to hear of disasters occurring during any remodeling project let alone a major renovation such as a kitchen. When a kitchen is being updated and not overhauled the issues tend to be smaller and easier to handle. Homeowners who are really going for a whole new kitchen however may run into far more difficulties.
Correcting issues from a poor initial kitchen design may make many homeowners heads spin. There is so much to think about when starting a complete kitchen remodeling job. It is hard to address every issue before it arises but it helps to have some basic questions answered ahead of time and general knowledge of kitchen designs in place. It is important to look into general issues that can arise and address the before they become major catastrophes.
For instance if your redesign requires removing and replacing cabinets in a different design than currently exists it is important to have a designer come in and talk about the options available. Doing this step alone is not advisable. Errors are easy to make when measuring and configuring door swing and placement. Many stores will offer these services free of charge with the order of cabinetry from them.
Another issue is to determine if the new design keeps in mind the rule of the “work triangle”. The rule states that the most common work spaces, the sink, the stove and the refrigerator should be the most efficient distance from one another, thus allowing the minimization of traffic through the work area.