Don't Make These 6 Common Mistakes in Your Kitchen Renovation

In recent years, study after study has revealed a rise in the number of renovations that take place in the kitchen. Why the kitchen, you ask? It's simple: The kitchen often serves as the epicenter of household activity. It's the room where family members typically spend the most time, alone and together, cooking, eating, entertaining, and more. In the words of Joe Maykut, a product manager with Sears Home Services, the kitchen is "the hardworking heart of the home." If yours isn't up to snuff—if it doesn't meet your daily needs, or if you've never cared for the way it looks—then you've probably pondered an upgrade. Perhaps no other remodeling project delivers such a high-impact improvement in quality of life, or does so much to boost resale value. That said, while there may be any number of reasons to redo a kitchen, there are at least as many ways for the best-intended renovations to go off the rails. Click through now for details on some of the most common mistakes homeowners just like you make with this most common of remodeling projects.

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