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Arrrrrrggh. My neighbor redid her kitchen last year and is now annoyed that the cupboards in her island are on the side furthest from the oven. Whoever designed my kitchen crammed a big fridge into a too-small space. We had to buy a new fridge last year so that the door would open without banging the counters. Lately, I've learned kitchen mistakes are more pervasive than I thought they were.

In addition to my own story, I recently came across this helpful article by kitchen designer Scott Dresner on kitchen mistakes "everyone makes". His tips — such as ordering cabinets after you order appliances — are simple and useful. What about your kitchen? Are there design errors you'd change? Is the sink too far from the dishwasher? The cabinets a bit too trendy? Share your tips and thoughts below.