In any home, the kitchen is one of the most vital rooms – and renovating it is a good way to keep on top of changes in design trends, technology and your family’s lifestyle.

However, when renovating your kitchen, there is the potential for a lot of mistakes to be made, which can seriously affect its functionality. But what exactly are these problems you may run into?

Here are some of the more common mistakes that you might make when renovating your kitchen.

Common kitchen renovation mistakes infographic

Overcrowding a small kitchen

With the ever-increasing number of apartments in Sydney, people are starting to perform kitchen renovations in smaller spaces.

newly renovated small kitchen

However, unless you’re willing to extend your kitchen, it can become difficult to work with the space that you have. Oftentimes, having a small kitchen removes the possibility of you having certain features such as a walk-in pantry or an island.

If you find that you don’t have a lot of space to work with, you might need to talk to your kitchen renovation company about extending your kitchen area in order to fulfil your remodelling plans.

Not having enough storage

For any kitchen, one of the most important things is storage. Whether it’s in the form of cupboards, drawers or pantries, it’s important to make sure that you have the right amount of space in order to store utensils, food, appliances and many other items.

If you don’t think enough about storage when designing your kitchen renovation, it can lead to massive cluttering and a lack of space to work with when your renovation is complete.

Storage space will often take up a large part of your kitchen. This means that it is a huge contributing factor to your kitchen’s design. Therefore, aside from getting the amount of storage space right, you also have to consider the storage style that you’ll be incorporating into your kitchen renovation.

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Not planning for company

You’re renovating your kitchen in order to make it both functional and inviting. So, make sure that your kitchen will still maintain its functionality when there are lots of people in it.

A good way to plan for company in your kitchen is to have an area where people can group up and interact within the kitchen’s design such as a breakfast nook or a large island. In this way, your guests can interact with you on one side and you can prepare food on the other side.

kitchen island

If you’re the type of person that likes having company, make sure that you’re catering for this on your kitchen design.


These are just some of the more common mistakes that you might make when renovating your kitchen. To avoid these, it’s best to develop your design alongside a kitchen renovation company, so they can add their expertise to your kitchen’s design.

If you’re in need of a kitchen renovation, talk to one of Sydney’s leading kitchen renovation companies, Artworx Bathrooms and Kitchens. We’ve helped thousands of homeowners achieve the kitchen of their dreams with high-quality materials, unparalleled customer service and contemporary design.

If you’d like to learn more, call us today on 0451 322 455.