Avoid a kitchen reno do-over with this foolproof list of what not to do
No matter how much you have to spend on the kitchen reno, get the planning and design wrong and you’ll be unhappy with the end result and out of pocket.
The most frustrating mistakes or miscalculations may not even be apparent at first.
But over time the colliding doors, lack of bench space or uncomfortable stretch from the sink to the cooktop will have you wishing you could rip it all out and start again.
It can be hard to visualise an end result but good planning and avoiding these key mistakes will keep you on track when upgrading your kitchen.
The sink, the fridge and the cooktop constitute the core area, called the working triangle.
Design the space so traffic doesn’t flow through this area and consider the ergonomics.
Movement between the three elements should be comfortable and smooth, so keep it unobstructed.