Your kitchen will ultimately reflect how you live. There is no one-size fits all kitchen, every home has it’s own needs and uses for the kitchen. Some kitchens need to be able to accommodate a lot of people for entertaining while others may require less counter space and more storage space. Whatever your needs, there are a few ways that you can create your own unique dream kitchen by knowing where you should splurge and where you should save.
When it comes to appliances you want to always search for energy efficient styles that have warranties. Imaginably, you will use your kitchen appliances more than anything else in your kitchen, so you want to make sure that you are protected from any damages that may occur. Therefore, it’s important to balance the amount spent on appliances compared to your cabinets. When choosing cabinets and hardware it can be tempting to run wild and choose expensive products before choosing all your appliances because let’s face it, a fridge is a fridge.
Avoid making costly mistakes by choosing appliances first, before you start looking at countertops and cabinets. We are all familiar with stainless steel appliances and their popularity among most homeowners, so start there. But also make sure to spend on specific appliances more than others. For example, a fridge may need to be replaced in a few years whereas a stovetop probably can withstand a lot more wear and tear, so spend more on the longer lasting appliances versus the ones that may eventually need replacing.
If by chance the countertop is the focal point of your new kitchen, you may end up spending more. Oftentimes, you’ll find that stone countertops cost a lot more than a laminate one. But obviously a stone countertop adds value to your home and enhances the look and feel of your kitchen.
However, there are many cost-effective ways to create an elegant look without spending a ton of money on stone countertops. Take granite, a material that comes in a variety of grades providing homebuyers interested in a kitchen remodel in York, Pennsylvania, an affordable option for countertops.
There are a few key factors that will cause an increase in cost of your cabinets: delivery, tax, and installation. All those extras, like, drawers, roll-out trays, and extra shelves, can also add to the cost. By investing in a select few pieces for your cabinets, you can still stay within your budget while creating a cohesive, elegant new kitchen. You probably want to splurge on cabinets with soft close drawers and doors, making it a lot more functional and practical.
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