Kitchen impulse buys to avoid

What are potential impulse buys to avoid when having a kitchen renovated? In other words, what do homeowners often include in a kitchen renovation that later goes largely underused?

Asked by Greg on 13th Nov 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"A built in coffee machine are the most common, as they are not used every day and they clog up!"
Answered on 15th Jan 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"Careful planning is the key. One potential waste of money is too many draw units, these are significantly more expensive than standard cupboards. Although the draws give easier access to stored items, for things that aren’t used much, a cupboard can save you money compared to purchase and fitting of draw units."
Answered on 15th Nov 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"As a business that offers a design service as an option, the most common reasons our clients have stated in the past for certain impulse buys when designing the kitchen, has largely been that the design consultant has suggested extras to incorporate into layout, and promoted them for bigger sales, which then turn out to be largely unused and unnecessary...
Items like cupboard carousels for corner units, full height pull out racks for larder cupboards etc...
The best way to avoid it happening is to have a concept that is based on flow of layout and the functionality of the space. Stick to your plan and only alter it if it benefits and adds to your original concept - if it doesn't then leave it alone!...
Hope this helps and good luck with your project."
Answered on 13th Nov 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
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