Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common spaces to renovate in a home, often because they are subject to the most foot traffic. With the vast array of designs to choose from when building or renovating your kitchen, it can be challenging to determine where to splurge and where to save.
From appliances and fixtures to countertop and cabinet surfaces, you may need some help determining what you should splurge on and where you can save in your custom kitchen.
Splurge on These Elements of Your Custom Kitchen
The following are a few items well worth splurging on when renovating or building your custom kitchen.
Splurge on Quality Appliances
Many homeowners strive to have an energy-efficient home, and there are several ways you can go about making that happen, such as investing in energy-efficient appliances. They often have a higher price tag but are well worth the investment for your home and their impact on the planet.
If you are a gadget or high-tech enthusiast or if you just need to make your day-to-day more convenient, you should consider smart appliances. This may include a smart stove that you can operate from your phone, a touchless sink, or a refrigerator with a touch screen panel allowing you to order your groceries or notify you when you are running low on items.
Splurge on Design & Installation
Building a custom kitchen or renovating your existing space can be quite an undertaking. It is important to incorporate a kitchen triangle design that fits your layout and is often best handled by a professional.
Splurging on a professional builder who can create the most functional kitchen for your lifestyle is worth it. They can make the best use of the space and take how your family functions and lives into account. The same goes for the installation of your surfaces, such as your countertops, cabinets, flooring, and more. A professional will properly install these elements in addition to ensuring they fit with your home’s overall aesthetics.
Save on Materials
There are several materials you can choose for your kitchen’s flooring, cabinetry, and countertops. By choosing recycled or reclaimed materials, such as stone slabs and granite or quartzite remnants from larger jobs, you can often save some money and be eco-friendly.
You can choose to use these recycled countertop materials for every kitchen counter or choose to just install them for your island or beverage bar.
Remember, just because you are saving on materials doesn’t mean choosing cheap materials. Be sure you are still selecting durable, quality materials that offer longevity and easy maintenance.
Your Custom Kitchen Re-imagined
Building a custom home or renovating your kitchen is a large investment and undertaking. Ensuring that you get the design concept, layout, and materials right the first time is extremely beneficial and helps streamline the entire build process.
If you are looking to remodel a few rooms or build a custom home, we can help. At Ryan A. Jones and Associates, we specialize in customized, high-end estate management and a full range of renovation and construction services. Contact us today to learn how we can help you re-imagine your spaces and build you the custom home of your dreams.