Every kitchen is different, so it’s difficult to make sweeping generalizations about where you should invest as part of your kitchen renovation. However, it’s a good idea to consider trade-offs in costs and priority, especially if you’re on a budget. The key to a good kitchen remodel is knowing where you should spend more and where you can afford to save. Here are a few areas of the kitchen that you should consider saving and splurging.
Splurge. Although cabinets can be one of the most costly items in a kitchen remodel, they are also the most visually prominent design element in your entire kitchen. Furthermore, investing more money into your kitchen cabinets will maximize how the space can be used, which is particularly important if you’re actually trying to increase your kitchen storage capacity.
Save. While the top-of-the-line appliances may seem appealing, many of the higher end features go unused by most homeowners. It’s more worthwhile to look for appliances that are well-reviewed and will meet your particular needs. If you are going to spend more on appliances, opt for fully integrated hardware.
Splurge. Kitchen countertops are another visually distinct component of the kitchen, and will help balance out the design of your cabinetry. Investing in a better kitchen countertop will make using it more enjoyable, and will help reduce the need for frequent maintenance. Better looking kitchens allot more of their budget for this piece.
Backsplashes and Hardware
Save. When it comes to hardware and tile elements you have a lot more options to fit your budget. You can even get creative with non-conventional materials or upcycling materials secondhand. Although these parts of your kitchen are smaller than your cabinets or countertops, they can still eat up a lot of your budget. It’s worth investigating lower cost options.
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