The kitchen is the heart of your home and it’s where most families decide to splurge first when it comes to home remodeling. When planning a kitchen renovation, it can be difficult to choose which areas of the remodel to splurge on and which areas of the renovation to cut back on. Our experts at Center Island Contracting can assist in creating the custom kitchen of your dreams, designed to accommodate your specific needs and budget. Every kitchen we do meets each individual family’s entertaining needs and functionality. Our team takes an extremely detailed approach in designing your space to ensure it’s exactly what you want. Below are some ideas on where to save and splurge for your newly-renovated custom kitchen.
Updated countertops are one of the first aspects of a kitchen upgrade people notice, and they can really transform the kitchen. The nicest looking and most durable materials for countertops are always usually the most expensive, which is why countertops are considered a splurge. Quality countertop materials include quartz, marble and granite.
Saving on backsplash can contribute to cutting the cost of your custom kitchen remodel. A popular choice for backsplash in recent years is subway tile, which looks clean and modern but won’t break the bank. Backsplash can make a statement in your new kitchen, but luckily, they come in many affordable styles.
Appliances are the backbone of our kitchens and do a lot of the work for us, but we want them to look good too. Splurging on appliances doesn’t mean you have to splurge on all appliances in your new kitchen. Choose one, like the stainless steel model of the stove you have now, and it will become an impressive centerpiece for your kitchen.
Unless you’re looking for a statement piece, lighting is reasonable priced. It’s more important that windows are placed strategically to let in as much natural light as possible. Recessed lights, under cabinet lighting and decorative light fixtures won’t affect your overall kitchen renovation budget too much.
Custom cabinets provide a nice touch to your remodeled kitchen, especially in kitchens with untraditional layouts. In addition to countertops, cabinets take up the most visual space in the kitchen. Naturally, we want them to look good and fit the aesthetic of the overall design and layout.
If your kitchen already has wood floors, there’s no need to touch them. Perhaps if you want a complete kitchen overhaul, you can refinish your wood floors. If the flooring in your kitchen is completely outdated, peel away your old vinyl or tile and see if there are wood floors underneath that you can refinish and make new again.
Our qualified professional kitchen remodeling team can assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams on the north shore of Long Island. For more information on our Long Island-based kitchen remodeling contractors, email us or call (516) 481-4707.