10 kitchen design mistakes to avoid at all costs

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Kitchen design mistakes have the potential to turn your dream kitchen into a nightmare — this is, for many people, the most important room in the house and getting it spot on is key to how well your home as a whole will work. 

Arguably, one of the most important elements when designing a kitchen lies in the planning stage — fail to give proper consideration to how you will use the space on a day-to-day basis and you can expect to run into all kinds of frustrating problems later down the line. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.