Plan out the layout and design of the kitchen before making any purchases or beginning the renovation.
Keep functionality in mind when choosing appliances and fixtures.
Make sure there is enough counter space and storage for all of your needs.
Use durable materials that can withstand spills and heat.
Incorporate a mix of task and ambient lighting.

Crowd the space with too many decorative items.
Neglect the importance of good ventilation.
Choose low-quality materials that will wear out quickly.
Overlook the importance of ergonomics and comfort.
Neglect the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene in the kitchen.