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Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes You Should Avoid

Your kitchen is the most important room in the house. It is the place where you sit, talk and most importantly enjoys FOOD! Having it in the best and perfect condition is what you need to have in order to have a happy home. Keeping your kitchen in mint condition requires you to renovate it from time to time. While renovating it is important to avoid such mistakes:

Focusing on style and not practicality

In the modern age, there are many designs present for kitchens which make it look beautiful such as open cabinets and dark countertops but in real life, these can make your kitchen very impractical. Generally, kitchens require clean and open spaces along with a lot of storage space. So, while renovating your kitchen go with styles that suit your needs.

Not maintaining a good work triangle

You might be wondering what a work triangle is in a kitchen. A work triangle forms from the sink to the stove to the fridge as these are the three key elements present in every kitchen. While renovating your kitchen, it is important not to make it too crowded between the work triangle so that you and your family have enough space to move around.

Getting rid of ample countertop space

countertop The countertops in your kitchen are as important as your stove or your sink! They hold your items, your food, your containers and even right down to your kitchen towels. A lot of times when people renovate their kitchen spaces, they let go of extra counter space to fit in something else but that is where they go wrong. Having more counter space lets you store more while giving you an open and breathing space.

Shopping for appliances later

When people renovate their kitchens, they generally finish up with the big-ticket things first and then look at the appliances later. But that is where you go wrong. While you are renovating your kitchen, you need to shop for appliances at that time so you can make adequate space for them while setting them in the right place as well.

Materials which only look good

This is probably one of the most crucial things you need to think about. Once renovating the kitchen, you might go with materials for floors, countertops and even cabinets which look extremely beautiful along with being heavy on the wallet as well. What people don’t realize when they are doing so is that these materials might look beautiful but they may cause problems from time to time while being difficult to manage. When renovating the kitchen, it is important to go with materials and designs that are practical while making them look good and focusing on what will be comfortable.

The Homeowner’s Guide – Plastering Your Walls

Plastering a wall is a job that must be done with care to cover all the imperfections of the wall, so you must have a lot of patience. That's why many people hire professionals to do it and be perfect. In case you want to learn because you want to do it for yourself, here we leave you the steps to do it:

Preparation

First, you must prepare the mixture that will be applied on the walls that’s cement with sand, and little by little you will dilute it with water until it’s thick. You should also notice that the wall is free of any type of dust, dirt, grease and also remove old coatings such as paint or wallpaper that had previously.

And also, you can prevent from staining any part of your home and avoid disasters by placing newspapers, old shirts or sheets on the floor so that if a little mixture is thrown on the floor.

Application

After all the above description is ready, you must apply a funds fixer, and wait for it to dry within a few hours, and you cannot raise any kind of dust or sand because if it doesn’t stick to the wall and it will be a problem.

When drying, you can apply the same plaster or cement or sand mixture, you will be placing it on the wall in small quantities and helping with a trowel, thus trying to fill any part that you see is missing until the wall is completely covered, smooth and level.

Second Application

After applying the first part, you should wait approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour for the mixture to dry on the wall. Then you can apply little by little more mixture to go smoothing any lump that has been with the trowel.

You must be careful especially with the corners because it is a part that is usually difficult to cover. This is our secret weapon.

Polish

After the wall has dried completely, you must dry and polish the wall; this is done by first spraying a little water all over the place and passing the trowel to finish smoothing everything.

Final Touch

Already the final touch will depend on the person if you want to paint the wall the way you want or want to put wallpaper.

It really is easier to do than you think, you just have to have a lot of patience and watch tutorials in addition to reading, in order to learn the correct techniques.