6 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid for Effortless Cooking, According to a Celebrity Designer
In a kitchen renovation, which can often cost between $75 and $250 per square foot, planning for smart, practical updates while avoiding common mistakes is key. While many renovators may not think about features such as sink placement, for instance, making sure the sink is close enough to the stove can be the difference between a kitchen that’s a pleasure to cook in and many a singed finger.
Designer Billy Cotton, of Billy Cotton Studio, has a wealth of experience in kitchen design and renovation after designing homes for famous clients like artist Cindy Sherman. In a conversation with Architectural Digest global features director Sam Cochran, Cotton shared some tips and tricks for ensuring your new kitchen is streamlined, practical, and, of course, visually stunning. Finding the right-size refrigerator, or considering sight lines between kitchen and dining area, for example, can be the difference between a so-so kitchen renovation and a kitchen update that is both gorgeous and functional.