Attempting to do it by yourself
Trust us, this is a job you should never undertake. Doing a kitchen remodel can be an expensive, complicated, and time-consuming job you can think of, and the help of a qualified kitchen remodeler is invaluable, and in most places, mandatory.
Hiring the wrong contractor
Never hire one that makes you feel uncomfortable, no matter how recommended they are, or how low their estimate is. Should you feel the contractor is someone you don’t trust, carry on searching.
Pay in advance
It’s disturbing how many times a normally intelligent person will hand over a hammer and their life savings to a person they only just met. However, never give more than 30% of the entire price up front. Then create a payment schedule based upon the completion of different phases of the job.
Being distracted from your goal
Have you ever gone to a hardware store to buy a plunger and window screening and walked out with items you don’t really need? The same thing goes for kitchen remodels. Make a list, then stick to it.
Keep up with the Joneses
Should frozen food be all you ever put in the oven, a standard stove serves just as well as that high tech range and will save you thousands of dollars. You can always upgrade at a later date.