Kitchen remodeling mistakes | Consumer Reports

What’s the secret to a successful kitchen remodel? Consumer Reports asked contractors and homeowners who have renovated. Good planning is one key to avoiding common design goofs like these.For additional reviews, tips, and recommendations check us out at and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

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  1. yungpapaya
    June 8, 2011


  2. NadrianATRS
    June 8, 2011

    just go to IKEA

  3. himakgam
    June 9, 2011

    @NadrianATRS not everyone likes cheap stuff

  4. Harold Dietrich
    June 13, 2011

    CR got it all wrong! Instead of a hardware store they should have interviewed design professionals. Instead of saying what dimensions an island should be they should have asked a design professional. Instead of giving space planning do's and don'ts, they should have talked to design professionals. Instead of touting hoods they should have talked to design professionals. In short, CR should stick to appliance, car, etc. reviews and leave design advice to the professionals.

  5. David Guerra
    July 26, 2011

    Great video! You shold add to contractortube. com

  6. Dexter Fishbourne
    December 17, 2012

    "Design Professionals" want to be paid for their information. I assume you are a "Design Professional"?

  7. Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen
    March 20, 2013

    finishing details are the key!

  8. James Boyles
    May 6, 2013

    You're right about that! You get what you pay for!

  9. Cameron Bond
    June 7, 2013

    love the hand gestures, Bob!

  10. Jeff Wiblitzhouser
    July 29, 2013

    Careful planning, using a #LicensedContractor, counting the time and costs before starting all can make a world of difference in your #KitchenRemodeling efforts.

  11. Abeer .A
    August 29, 2013

    thank you!!

  12. byxahmed
    October 15, 2013

    وش جابتس؟

  13. Peter Dans
    December 1, 2013

    really useful  video on how to start your kitchen remodeling project, and how to find kitchen remodeling contractor.

  14. dlwatib
    December 17, 2013

    So who decided their island was too long after they got it built? I doubt that ever really happened. For most people, the bigger the better and 10 feet is more like a minimum than a maximum.

  15. Peter Dans
    December 19, 2013

    do you have to look for only kitchen remodeling contractor, or a general contractor will do the job, as well..?

  16. ItsPARISbabii
    January 22, 2014

    How can she say that; she wished she woulda known in greater detail the dimensions so she wouldn't bump the appliances into things…layout is one of the first steps in a remodel. I never did a remodel in my life and I know that. Who did her kitchen?? They should be blacklisted. Tisk tisk

  17. Design Construction & Remodeling, Inc.
    February 6, 2014

    Yes, some of these are common mistakes..

  18. debbiewasshername
    May 24, 2014

    we had some people come in ( yes licensed), and are still in court over how they ruined our kitchen.
    Its painful financially but at this point its the principle and looks like we will win and at least get our attorney fees back…hopefully in 2015

  19. David Larkin
    June 2, 2014

    Planning ahead is important during renovation. It’s such a hassle to finish a project only to realize that you missed something. Also watch out for those finishing details, they might be minor, but they make a world of difference.

  20. Jax Kat
    September 4, 2014

    Change of mind is a right.. contractors are the problem.. get a craftsman that builds what you want ..

  21. Nicole Crocker
    January 15, 2015

    Good video and very informative on kitchen remodeling.

  22. RemodelingHQ
    June 20, 2015

    Great video
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  23. Valley Home Improvement
    October 13, 2015

    This is a must-watch for homeowners who plan to remodel their kitchens.

  24. Golden Acre Renovations
    October 30, 2015

    Very helpful! #GoldenAcreRenovations

  25. TheOpelkoenjas
    April 15, 2016

    One more advice: never trust ratings and reliability of a contractor on the internet.Trust me, I'm giving you good advice.

  26. Seville
    May 12, 2016

    Did anyone else notice when they were interviewing people the people were reading from a script. You can see their eyes tracking back and fourth. That's something most people do not do when they are giving their honest opinion, looks kind of set up to me.

  27. varun009
    June 2, 2016

    Nothing I haven't thought of. This is just common sense. Why would you even remodel a kitchen without the dimensions in mind?

  28. Eddie Castaneda
    March 18, 2017

    why are they cutting the pepper like that?!

  29. UlTrApLeX
    April 9, 2017

    dang those women are scary

  30. Marissa Ramanand
    April 30, 2017

    bathroom vanity, and I have a good idea to have a 6.k kitchen counter tops I have a good idea to have a j i7 ygj5 i new kitchen deal

    bathroom vanity ckitchen nations mi. I have a lot more to do it for

  31. MnemeM
    May 28, 2017

    2:15, that's some cringe-worthy knife handling.

  32. icyhotonmynuts
    June 6, 2017

    Got an up to date video?

  33. CWG Kitchens
    July 19, 2017

    These tips still hold true in 2017! Good advice on kitchen islands, too.

  34. ZLINE Kitchen
    July 20, 2017

    Great informational video! There's some great advise here, when it comes to remodeling a kitchen. For those who don't know where to find a good contractor, visit Home Advisor. We always refer to them for finding a quality, local contractor/handyman.

  35. Aaron Glisson
    July 22, 2017

    You must be stupid of you don't take measurements before you remodel anything

  36. Case San Jose
    July 25, 2017

    This is a great introductory video for anyone thinking about remodeling their kitchen! We agree about the dimensions of the kitchen island. The homeowner should really think about how they want to use the kitchen before making any major decisions!

  37. MegaGouch
    August 10, 2017

    Biggest mistake is buying any of the cupboard handles shown or those hideous gold taps.
    They are a crime against humanity!

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