Where to Splurge and Where to Save for the Best Kitchen Remodel

Whether you’re a new homeowner or a DIY remodeling enthusiast, it’s always good to know where to splurge and where to save in the kitchen. In the US and many other countries, the kitchen truly functions as the heart of the home! The kitchen is where big conversations happen and memories are made. On the most basic level, the kitchen is where families gather for food and nourishment.

A kitchen remodel is one of the most effective things you can do to breathe new life into your home, but it can take a serious toll on your wallet. If you’re over budget on your kitchen remodeling project, knowing where to splurge and where to save will help you prioritize quality where it matters most.

The best kitchen remodels have quality cabinets and hardware.

It’s okay to splurge on quality carpentry.

Quality carpentry in the kitchen is carefully planned around the idea of the kitchen as a versatile space. Considering most people use the kitchen for much more than food storage, prep, and cooking, it makes sense that great carpentry takes into account the potential for the fast bite, study session, bill paying, and hosting friends and family. Custom cabinetry can provide even more functionality, flexibility, and storage space that reflects your style. Invest in quality, durable, or customizable cabinets for a kitchen remodel splurge that’s always worth it.

Save on your kitchen remodeling costs by skipping the upper cabinets.

Ah, the generational divide brought on by the upper cabinet debate. Skipping the upper cabinets is a bold move that works to open up your kitchen space while saving you a pretty penny. Open shelving is less expensive, plus it’s a great way to create the illusion of airiness in a cramped or dark kitchen. Stylish pot racks can bring some personal charm, too.

The best kitchen remodels invest in good appliances.

For the best kitchen remodel, splurge on appliances.

It’s important to respect the holy trinity as the workhorses of the kitchen. Also referred to as the golden triangle of cooking, the crucial appliances are the sink, fridge, and stove, and these three should take up the bulk of your appliance budget. While you may decide to splurge on an espresso machine or a smart refrigerator, prioritize energy-efficient appliances. By splurging on the most essential ingredients in your kitchen remodel, you can save money, energy, and effort in the long run.

Save on kitchen remodeling costs by using budget-friendly countertop materials.

Although we believe in high-quality materials, we know that granite, marble, and other stone countertop materials can completely derail your budget. There are a plethora of budget-friendly options that are indiscernible from the original material and without the hefty price tag. Quartz, laminate, and concrete countertops are great alternatives to luxury countertops that still give that luxe feel.

The best kitchen remodels utilize professional interior design.

For the ultimate kitchen remodel, splurge on professional services— not just for genuine craftsmanship, but for interior design, too.

For the best result in your kitchen remodel, splurge on professional kitchen design, construction, and installation. While you might love a good DIY home project, installation and design mistakes can be costly. Not only can a reputable design and building company advise on the sourcing and pricing of materials, but they may provide new possibilities that you hadn’t imagined possible, like new walls or hidden storage. Our supportive general contractors can help you tweak the layout, choose materials, order hardware, install appliances, and pass inspections.

Save on kitchen remodeling costs by opting for larger tiles.

Tile shopping can be a realm of endless possibilities, but the choice can be more economical than you might think. Skimping on quality when it comes to flooring is never a good idea, but the money you save when you opt for larger tiles can add up! Choosing larger tiles means less grout work and lower labor costs. Plus, large tiles create the optical illusion of a bigger space— which is basically more square footage … right?

Make the Most of Your California Kitchen Remodel with the Expertise of Schatz Construction

Trust the pros and skip the stress! With years of experience, Schatz has cultivated a team of award-winning designers and the most knowledgeable professionals in the restoration industry. We are qualified to bring your kitchen renovation project to life with our expertise, collaborative creativity, and cost-effectiveness. Our attention to detail saves you money, time, and stress.

Schatz Construction is known in Lodi, California for creating stunning kitchen remodels that prove savvy, sustainable style doesn’t have to break the bank. Make the most of your kitchen remodel by knowing where to splurge and where to save.

Let’s bring your dream kitchen to life! Tell us about your project and get a quote today.

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