Where to Splurge and Where to Save on a Kitchen Remodel

February 5th, 2021 | by caronq

Because the kitchen is considered the home’s hub of activity – and the space where most bonding moments are shared – you’ll want to make sure it remains bright, comfortable and functional. You can achieve this with a kitchen remodel, but given the costs and effort involved with a kitchen remodel, upgrading every design element in the space may not be possible. That’s why you need to know which features to splurge or save on during your renovation.

  • Splurge on the kitchen countertops. The countertops, along with the cabinets, are generally the largest visual element in the kitchen. In fact, countertops are replaced in about 94% of kitchen renovations. Kitchen countertops perform double duty: they take considerable abuse in everyday meal preparation while also serving as an extra dining area for both family and guests. 
  • Splurge on kitchen cabinets. Like the countertops, kitchen cabinets serve a double purpose: a design element that defines the overall style of the space and a place to store all your kitchen essentials. As you go about your kitchen remodeling project, it’s crucial to prioritize the available cabinetry in either space. Try adding smarter, more versatile storage options. This way, the room remains not only visually appealing, but neat and organized as well. 
  • Save on the appliances. A 10-burner stove or a customized wine fridge can be a huge flex, but if cooking is not actually your main hobby or passion, you should consider holding back on the top-of-the-line appliances. Focus on getting well-reviewed options that better suit your needs and lifestyle instead.
  • Save on the tile backsplash and hardware. The cabinets and countertops are already major focal points inside a kitchen. Once you’ve upgraded them, you can get away with saving on the tile backsplash. The same goes for hardware, which are available in elegant finishes, but are usually cost-effective.

Whether you need quality kitchen remodeling or custom home construction, Peartree Homes has got you covered. We’ll make sure your kitchen upgrade goes on without a hitch when you choose us for the job.  Call us today at (843) 343-5808, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.