Building & Renovating

8 Things to Check After Your Kitchen Renovation

Make sure that everything is working perfectly -- from the faucets to light switches


Now that your kitchen renovation is over, you must check if your items are all functional. Are there any leaks? Are there hollow tiles? Make sure that the kitchen and other elements are in tip-top shape. Let this list guide you.

Photos used in this feature by Ocs Alvarez.

Take note of these items:

Light switches

It’s a must to check if all the lights and dimmers are working properly. Inspect the quality of light bulbs installed in your kitchen, too. Make sure that they are properly aligned, and have the same wattage.

Electrical outlets

Ask your electrician to provide you with an electric tester so you can test all electric outlets. Also, make sure there is a stable current of 220v.


Avoid leaks in your kitchen! Check if your kitchen sink is properly sealed and also see if it provides ample water supply.


Make sure that your counter has no dents and cracks. If you see signs of warping or chipping, tell your contractor immediately.


Check for hollow tiles by tapping on them either with the heel of your shoe or with a solid material such as a wooden rod or any similar material.

Cabinet Doors

Check if you can open and close your cabinet doors easily. Also, look out for exposed screws and gaps within corners.


Double check if your window screens have locks and handles for your home’s safety. If you have a sliding window, check if it can slide smoothly on their tracks.


Make sure that your walls have a smooth finish. Examine if there are any smudges, stains or cracks.

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