On most topics, I compare notes with suppliers, tradespeople, or other contractors to make sure I have the widest range of experience from which to write. But on this subject—simple but often disastrous mistakes you can make in remodeling a kitchen—I didn't need any input. All I had to do was search my memory. Despite the fundamental nature of the dozen errors and oversights listed below, I have committed all of them in the 15 years I've been in the kitchen business. Most were made because I was so focused (or scattered) that I missed the obvious. Others were temptations I gave into because I was trying so hard to please the client I wasn't willing to draw