Getting a new kitchen is an exciting prospect, but there are pitfalls to be wary of. In this guide, we’ll discuss the top 5 mistakes to avoid when exploring new kitchen installations and renovation options. 

Mistakes to avoid when buying a new kitchen

Wasting space

For many people, space is at a premium in the kitchen. Even if you have a bijou room, there is scope to utilise innovative solutions and design concepts to maximise usable space and make the most of every inch. 

Making aisles too narrow

Whether you’re cooking, putting groceries away or entertaining, you want to be able to move around freely in your kitchen. When planning your kitchen, always ensure that the walkways and passages are wide enough to enable you to get from one part to another. 

Forgetting about flow

We use our kitchens for a huge range of purposes today, and for many families, the kitchen is the most versatile space in the house. If you’re designing a new kitchen or you’re exploring different kitchen installation ideas, think about the layout and the primary roles of the room. If you’re a keen cook, it makes sense to have your appliances, storage solutions, your sink and stove and surfaces you use to prepare food close together. 

Scrimping on storage

Storage should be an essential component of all kitchen installations. Most of us have all kinds of items in our kitchens and we need drawers, cupboards, units and shelves to keep everything in order. If you’re short on space, innovative, crafty storage solutions can make all the difference. 

Using up every inch of surface space

It can be tempting to go all-out with interior design ideas and fill every inch of surface space, but don’t forget about the benefits of having clear surfaces. You will need space to cook and prepare meals and to make drinks, as well as to keep plates when you’re dishing up and to store crockery that is draining and drying. Allow yourself plenty of space to work. 


If you’re getting a new kitchen, it’s crucial to make the right decisions. Take your time to plan, work with the space you have and enlist the services of professionals. Contact Kitchen Design House today to talk about innovative design ideas and solutions we can implement to create the kitchen of your dreams!