I belong to a couple of Facebook business pages where my fellow interior design professionals share challenges, ideas and questions. They’re very helpful and I get to “meet” so many fantastic industry pros, such as Cheryl Kees Clendenon. Cheryl owns In Detail Interiors, a successful retail home decor store and interior design firm in Pensacola, Florida. She wrote a terrific blog post not long ago about kitchen design mistakes that I completely agreed with. I asked Cheryl if I could share her post with my readers and she graciously agreed.
Quick note - I wonder if the tired old stereotype about interior designers being snooty and catty with each other is still believed? It’s always been my experience that interior designers are actually incredibly supportive of each other and always willing to help and share their experiences.
Back to Cheryl’s post. Read on - this could save you a lot of time, money and heartache!
A few of my ‘just say no’ kitchen design mistakes- I rarely see these mentioned so going to just put it out there!
Multiple angled islands interesting or obstacle course?
Kitchen design mistake #1
Ok so just the other day I received a lovely advertising package for a new condo high rise with the most horrible flattened hexagon shaped island- for a cool 3million plus. I died. Maybe it’s just a show kitchen. I cannot bear to even post the plan because so much of it is beautiful- but the flat hex island is no bueno. I know sometimes it’s necessary to cut a corner here and there and we have done it too- but it’s a thing to avoid when you can do so- and always with a light hand. Think curvier than chamfered when possible and remember just how many laps you will do around an island like this and your hip bones will thank you too!