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Kitchen remodeling mistakes | Consumer Reports





What’s the secret to a successful kitchen remodel? Consumer Reports asked contractors and homeowners who have renovated. Good planning is one key to …

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  1. Welp… there goes that. My fiancé’s family are our landlords & they put our stove/oven in the middle of our kitchen with no ventilation & or hood…. the so called kitchen island is immediately next to our couch. They swear that range hoods do not work & are eye sores.

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  2. Advice, many people over charge in this business. Don't get ripped off.

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  3. Mistake #1: Deciding to "remodel" the kitchen.

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  4. Hardware stores with pro’s are rare…

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  5. David You are so right, I hate doing it but the house we just purchased had a bad layout in the kitchen. Outdoor 1960s home so we need to upgrade but how much would just cabinets and counter top cost ?

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  6. Great Video! Thanks!

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  7. I wish I would have known more before getting started about how to waterproof the floor below the sink and the wall behind it. In addition, I had no knowledge regarding moisture condensation in the space behind the sink wall or how do deal with it.

    The design lesson that worked for me was to leave the space above the sink countertop with no cabinets. Instead I used deep, tall cabinets on a separate wall for storage. This left me with lots of surface work area and a compact easy to reach storing space.

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  8. If you think appliance garages are a must have, you've been talking to a hardware store employee.

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  9. The are measurements for common and measurements for what is code on the internet. There is planner designs and placement on the internet. It’s not that hard to plan it out before any money is spent.

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  10. Home owners are idiots. Build an impressive kitchen to amaze your friends and then never cook.

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  11. Video done. Bob hangs up his fake tv arms, puts on his coat with his real arms and goes home.

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  12. I think this guy doesn't have control over his arms.

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  13. Never trust Consumer Reports.

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  14. And never install a microwave over the oven. Makes for tight quarters when canning or attempting to handle stock pots.

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  15. It is important to have two refrigerators in the kitchen. One for the beer, and all the fish I will or did catch, and one for "her" stuff.

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  16. Just hire some Mexicans, they we're all thinkin it. I can say it. 😂

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  17. Having your materials on hand is excellent advice

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  18. My friend was getting rid of all his old aluminum wiring so he gave it to me for free and I just rewired my kitchen with it. Everything works great now and I'm happy with the new locations of light switches!

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  19. 2:52 "Survey Reserch" 😂

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  20. Do it yourself. Everything you need is at Home Depot and in books and on YouTube. You will save thousands, learn a ton, and feel a real sense of accomplishment.

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  21. Biggest mistake CR made is spelling "Research" wrong in Mark's job title at 2:50. That should make the inside back cover on CR this month.

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  22. Hand jesters….getting scary

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  23. Kitchen cabinets are cheap, if you build them yourself. Save $$$$ by building the cabinets yourself. It is not hard. 3/4 birch plywood, a straight edge, circular saw, a router with a 23/32 straight cut bit, and lots of clamps. A 4×8 foot sheet of birch plywood at HD around $50.

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  24. that dumbshit kitchen is bigger than my kitchen and living room combined and has what 4 pots in a steamer chest sized drawer ??

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  25. Ha women

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  26. Go in a hardware store to get advice???? My sides are hurting from all the laughter!!

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  27. My garbage bins are located under the counter where I do my prep work. Huge mistake. I'd put them under sink that is next to prep area.

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