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How to Avoid Common Regrets When Building Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen up to your standards?  Building regrets are your worst enemy.

Is your kitchen up to your standards? Building regrets are your worst enemy.

Everything may seem perfect when you tell us how you want to design your home.  Realistically, it probably works; after all, we’re not going to build you a kitchen you aren’t satisfied with!  But needs differ from person to person.  It’s possible that, after living in your home for a few months, you’ll think about what you would have done differently.  To avoid that, read on.

Think About Size


It might be tempting to make your kitchen far larger than it needs to be.  You’ll need to discuss with us, and whoever you may be living with, what you’re expecting when it comes to the use of your kitchen.  Are you spending a lot of time there?  Does it double as a dining area?  How many people are going to be in the kitchen at any given time?  These are all questions you should be contemplating the answers to.


Appliance Location


Do you really want your dishwasher across the room from the sink?  What about a stove right next to the fridge?  Always consider how you, personally, move within your kitchen.  You can never have enough storage space, but there is such a thing as too much countertop.  How many sinks do you want?  Everything about where your appliances are placed is going to determine whether or not you have building regrets.


Lighting Woes


It’s hard to decide on lighting, because you can’t actually see it in action until it’s already installed.  But it’s possible to plan this out perfectly.  You’ll want a lot of light in the kitchen, so plenty of windows are needed.  And don’t be shy about your accent lighting, which can do a lot for dark cabinets and work spaces.




You may want hardwood now, but consider trends in design and decide on what kind of floor you think is sustainable.  Regretting your floor is one of the worst kitchen mistakes; it’s hard to replace, and a pain to deal with.  Take your time with this decision, and don’t rush your choice.


Build your dream kitchen and home with Thomas Builders!


At Thomas Builders, we offer the best homes at the best prices.  When you buy with us you can be sure that you’ll receive quality work, and a forever home that suits every single one of your needs.  Thomas Builders is your home builder in St. Mary’s and Calvert Counties in Maryland. With 25 years of experience in new home construction in the area, we’re committed to building you a new home that is of the highest quality while maintaining an affordable price. Our service is unique in that we offer 10 models that are already designed and ready to build. All you have to do is find the model that best fits your needs and let us do the rest! From townhouses to one and two-story homes, we have homes of all sizes that will work for you, your family, and any new homeowner.

Call now at 301-863-5550 now to find yourself the perfect Maryland home.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest!

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