Kitchen Renovations that Will Stand the Test of Time
When it comes to costly home renovations or upgrades, kitchen projects are definitely up there! While small and simple tasks can be done to improve the look and feel of this space, truth be told, if you really want to make an impact and upgrade your space, it’s going to cost you.
That’s why we always advise our clients to focus on renovations that not only suit their budget, style, and end goal (are you getting ready to sell or are you just improving your home?), but also to consider options that may cost more upfront, but will stand the test of time. This will not only improve and elevate your space, but it will also ensure that another kitchen project isn’t necessary for the foreseeable future AND you’ll reap the rewards when you go to sell!
So, if you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen, consider these projects.
Upgrade Your Countertops
Countertops are an easy project that will not only change and elevate the look and feel of your kitchen, but it will also increase your space’s functionality all while increasing the value of your home.
While most homeowners will opt for Granite, Quartz countertops have grown in popularity over the past few years. Not only is it resistant to staining and cracking, but also needs very minimal maintenance. Plus, the lifespan of a Quartz countertop is incredibly long, ensuring the upfront cost is definitely worth it in the long run.
Add Stainless Steel Appliances and Smart Technology
While every homeowner wants to have an aesthetically pleasing kitchen, it’s also important to ensure that this space is functional with appliances that will last long. Upgrading to top of the line, stainless steel appliances for your refrigerator, overhead stove vent, and dishwasher, provide both that sleek, modern look and functionality. Not to mention, have longer lifespans than comparable options.
If you really want to take your space up a level, try investing in smart technology. We’ve seen a few homes add smart appliances to their kitchen space, and not only does it help to modernize it, but it also increases your home value and the use of the kitchen. You may not think you need it, but trust us, you’ll be blown away by what some of these smart faucets and appliances can do!
Upgrade to Wooden Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets can surprisingly be expensive! Which is why so many homeowners will pick options that are cheaper, using inexpensive materials. The result of this option is that your cabinets won’t last long. Again, while the upfront cost may be higher, by selecting solid-wood cabinetry, you’ll have cabinets that not only look gorgeous, but last!
To quickly put things into perspective, solid wood cabinets have a lifespan of about 30 years (sometimes even more), whereas cheaper options last in and around 7 to 8 years.
Upgrade Your Cabinet Hardware
Speaking of cabinets, another item which you’ll want to “splurge” on is your cabinet hardware. Your cabinets and hardware are really put through the ringer in your kitchen, given the amount of times they are touched, split on, or wiped down with harsh chemicals to clean.
Considering this, it’s no surprise how cheaper hardware options tarnish, rust, or even fall apart over the years. If you want to elevate your kitchen space, making it more functional and visually pleasing, it’s important to spend more money on your hardware. Top of the line materials and options can be found in around $18 to $25 and will last you upwards of 20 years.
There’s no doubt about it, kitchen renovations can be costly. But, there are certain projects and materials that, although expensive, not only help to elevate your space and functionality of it, but also will stand the “test of time.” So, if you’re looking to conduct a renovation that has a little more of an impact to your space, then these are some of our go-to projects that will easily be worth the cost.
If you’re ready to get started on any of these projects, feel free to contact us today! Not only do we have experience in kitchen renovations, but our team is well-equipped and ready to help guide you through the renovation process, making it easy and seamless!