There surely are more than 5 mistakes you can make in kitchen design but many are well discussed. Here are 5 of my personal hot buttons! What can you add to this list?


Poor sense of scale

One of my personal design “oh no’s” is a lack of consideration for scale. In any room but particularly the kitchen. I think often the big picture is not considered when the planning is done and then by the time cabinetry is much too late. This begins on the drawing table…soaring ceilings in a cramped space, beams that don’t consider cabinetry layout, islands that are woefully undersized for the space and  the worst: squatty cabinets.

The scale of this island is way off. Too narrow and becomes an impediment to traffic flow.

High ceilings demand attention to scale!