Remodeling Your Kitchen On A Budget? 3 Things To Actually Spend Money On

Your kitchen can get you a lot of money when you go to sell your home. If you have a kitchen that looks like it is stuck sometime in last century, then you may be wondering what you can do to bring it up to trend. The tricky thing about remodeling kitchens, though, is that they can be expensive. If you are on a budget (like most people) then you can save a lot of money in some areas, but there are other areas that are worth investing money in (especially if you aren't going to be in your home for forever). From countertops to appliances, this article will list a few things that are worth splurging on even when you are on a tight budget. Ready to learn some more? If so, then read on. 

Countertops: The great thing about a kitchen remodel is that you can usually salvage cabinets by slapping a coat of white paint on then, but one thing that you shouldn't salvage is your countertops. Countertops can genuinely transform your kitchen and make it look updated. When choosing countertops, consider getting either quartz or granite countertops. Both of these stone counters are durable, look elegant, and can make your whole kitchen look brand new. 

Electrical: If you are completely remodeling your kitchen, then don't skimp on the electrical. Bringing the electrical up to date and up to code will help save you and future owners from a lot of headaches later on down the line. Just make sure that you have your electrical work done by a professional so that you know that it's up to standards. 

Appliances: You don't have to have designer appliances to make your kitchen look good and become a good investment, but you definitely don't want cheap appliances. When you buy appliances that are cheap, they will look it and they may break down faster. At minimum, buy a set of stainless steel appliances that match. If you can, try to upgrade them so that they are the baseline model of stainless steel appliances and look at consumer reports to make sure they are reliable. 

The great thing about a kitchen remodel is that you can paint cabinets, add cheap hardware, get an affordable backsplash and flooring, and save a lot of money. But, these are some things that are definitely worth looking into investing in. To learn more, reach out to a designer near you. 

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