Kitchen Remodeling: Ideas To Splurge And Save

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Kitchen Remodeling


Remodeling your kitchen could be an exciting time for you. Homeowners usually plan for months before they finally get down to executing the project. More often than not, they get carried away in their desire to get a kitchen of their dreams and end up spending more than their budget would allow. Unfortunately, there are not too many professionals around who can guide homeowners in strategizing where to save and where to spend.

In this blog, we will discuss where it is prudent to save and where it is okay to spend that extra buck when it comes to kitchen remodeling.

Appliances

You will probably be using your appliances more than anything else in your kitchen. It pays to be prudent when investing in the gadgetry that will populate your kitchen. Make sure the appliances that you buy have warranties and are energy efficient.
 
Remember, electronic appliances have a finite lifespan. For example, a good refrigerator will last for about 15 years. On the other hand, a permanent feature such as a cook-top would last a lot longer. Hence, it is recommended that you spend on your appliances within a set budget.

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Counter tops

Almost any and all kitchen renovation involves remodeling the countertops and for good reasons. They have to be functional so that food can be prepared on them. Additionally, they are the most visible characteristic of the kitchen so have to be visually appealing as well.

Counter tops will come to define and dominate the look and feel of your kitchen and will last a lifetime. Therefore, it makes sense to spend generously on them. Besides, some of the most well-known surfaces such as engineered quartz, soapstone, granite, quartzite and marble also tend to be expensive.

Verdict - Splurge

Flooring

The floor is going to be the most used feature of your kitchen. It will have to endure the constant pacing as well as the food spills. So, functionality and durability are of prime importance. At the same time, the floor design cannot look out-of-place with the rest of the kitchen. Luckily, there are quality floor tiles available that tend to be affordable, good looking and durable.

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Cabinets

Along with counter-tops, the cabinets are the most important feature of your kitchen when it comes to both visual appeal as well as functionality. They dominate the look and feel of your kitchen. They also determine how your kitchen space is best utilized.

Verdict - Splurge

The Sink

Your kitchen sink needs to be functional but this does not mean that you have to spend a lot of money behind them. For most kitchens, an affordable stainless steel sink is a good option. They have a pleasant visual appeal, are functional and are available at reasonable prices. 


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Faucet

The kitchen faucet has to be of good quality and functional. Unfortunately, it is very easy to detect a bad faucet from a good one. Hence, you should invest in a strong and sturdy faucet that works well. Additionally, we recommend that you get yourself the pull-down model which will make washing dishes that much easier.

Verdict - Splurge

Kitchen remodeling can be exciting experience. It is possible to realize the kitchen of your dreams within a realistic budget as long as you plan your spending strategically.

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