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Kitchen Remodeling Long Island: 5 Common Mistakes

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, Long Island homeowners don’t have many resources to teach them how to do it. So it's 'learn you go', which in turn can have you learning some real tough lessons. Nobody wants to flub up the kitchen, as it’s the most expensive room in your home to remodel.

Many different decisions have to be made throughout the project, and all of them have money riding on them. Then, don't forget that you're going to be left with the results, so you'll be stuck looking at your bad choices for years to come.

Here are five common mistakes that you don't have to make.

Overdoing it through Overspending

One of the first most common mistakes in kitchen remodeling is going overboard on a project. Homeowners start out with a reasonable budget, and as the project unfolds, they just have a way of continuously stepping up the ladder in terms of overspending.

This isn't to say that you can't make expensive choices on a kitchen remodel job, but the extravagance of a project has to match the home. You need to keep your choices in compliance with the overall value of the home, to be sure you get a solid return on your investment.

Doing Projects Out of Sequence

Another mistake in kitchen remodeling is when homeowners do a project out of sequence. Keep in mind that the entire job is made up of a series of smaller projects, and they really do go together in a layered fashion to keep costs and labor down.

For example, if you paint your walls before you install your cabinets, appliances and fixtures, you can turn a two-day project into just a few hours of work. Then, the baseboard goes on after the wall is painted, and after that, the flooring has been laid down, so they could sit down tight on top of it. Make sure you do all your projects in their proper sequence to save you the headache.

Making Poor Use of Space

Having a bigger wish list than square footage is another mistake in kitchen remodeling. If you feel that your kitchen is a little bit short on space, don't worry, you're not alone. Be ready to compromise on the size and quantity of features and appliances that you can fit into your kitchen.

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