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Splurge vs. Save On Your Kitchen Remodel in Denver

June 14, 2017

A kitchen remodel in Denver can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have a budget you need to stick to, it’s important to make your remodeling team aware of it in the very beginning. With your budget in mind, your team can recommend which items they think you should splurge on, and which you should cut back on. Here are a few recommendations to help you get started:

Splurge: Cabinets

Cabinets serve a clear purpose, and they are perhaps the single most noticeable feature in your kitchen. Sturdy, hardwood cabinets can also improve the resale value of the home. For these reasons, it’s best that you splurge on your cabinets so you can choose high-quality, beautifully designed cabinets.
What about what’s inside the cabinets? Every cabinet and drawer does not need to have fancy pullouts or inserts, but it is wise to splurge on these items for the pantry cabinets.

Save: Hardware

A knob, pull, or handle can cost you as little as a few dollars or as much as a hundred dollars, depending on which type you choose. Luckily, there are plenty of inexpensive options for you to choose from, so there’s really no need to break the bank on this part of your remodel.

Splurge: Countertops

The countertop is one thing in your kitchen that you will probably use on a daily basis—even if you don’t cook. Plus, countertops can be just as noticeable as kitchen cabinets, so the countertops that you choose will impact how your kitchen looks as a whole. If you cook a lot, you will want to splurge on a durable countertop material, otherwise you will end up with unsightly stains, nicks, and chips. If you plan on reselling your home in the future, using granite or another high-end material for your countertops will increase your home’s value. Which countertop is right for you? Take a look at this best countertop buying guide from Consumer Reports to find out.

Save: Appliances

Most appliances will range from affordable to insanely priced, so this is one area where you shouldn’t get carried away. Unless you are a gourmet chef, you probably don’t need a top-of-the-line refrigerator, stove, and oven. You should also avoid buying appliances that you don’t need. For example, if you rarely ever drink wine, don’t buy an under the counter wine cooler just because you think you should.
If you have it in your budget, you should always choose stainless steel appliances, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose the most high-end designs. Go for moderately priced appliances that are energy efficient so you can save money on your utility bills.
Now that you know which parts of the kitchen remodel you should save on and which you should splurge on, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing