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Upgrading or remodeling your kitchen is one of the most common and exciting home improvements out there. Not only is it great to bring new colors and layouts into your home, but changing the kitchen can also dramatically improve the functionality of your space and the value of your home.

Unfortunately, though, many homeowners fall into three common traps when they plan their kitchen upgrade, ultimately wasting their time and money. Here are the three biggest mistakes to avoid!

Picking Trendy Over Functional or Elegant

Renovating a kitchen is a substantial investment; this new version of the kitchen will serve you and your family for years to come. You might also have to explain your choices to skeptical buyers five or ten years down the line. Most importantly, though, the kitchen is a central place in your home, and its design should bring you joy for a long time.

By selecting classic fixtures, colors, and design elements, you can guarantee that your kitchen will still look elegant years later. If you really want to add a trendy touch, consider accessories or in