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Having a brand-new kitchen installed is an exciting project, which will increase your enjoyment of your home, as well as the overall property value. It’s important to create a space that looks good, but sometimes the practicalities can be overlooked. Here’s some traps to avoid when designing a kitchen that is both stylish and functional. 
1. Not making plenty of counter space 
Ideal Home advises making use of every inch of space in the kitchen for your work surfaces. For most people, the more countertops the better, as the areas will be needed to prepare food, store the kettle, toaster, and other appliances, accommodate washing up and dried pots, eat meals or snacks, or just sit and chat with a glass of wine! 
2. Not including enough storage 
Kitchens hide away a lot of equipment, utensils, condiments, crockery, food and so on. It is easy to underestimate the amount of space required, Ideal Home points out. A new kitchen is a great opportunity to get rid of clutter you no longer use. Take stock of the items you really need, and plan your cupboards and drawer space for this. 
Corners can be utilised for pull-out or carousel storage systems, and spare wall space can be used for shelving for pots and pans. Don’t forget about a cupboard to conceal the bin, unless of course you have a super stylish freestanding model! Use knife blocks or magnetic holders to reduce clutter in your utensil drawers. 
3. Choosing the wrong flooring 
If you have invested in a beautiful natural stone worktop, then a cheap laminate flooring will detract from the quality, Real Homes explains. Choose a colour and style of flooring that complements the countertops and cabinets, although it needn’t match; contrasts can work well. Appearances aside, choose a material that is durable, non-slip, and easy to clean. 
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