Kitchen remodeling allows you to realize your cooking room vision and enjoy a more functional space. Having a better idea of how to use your remodeling funds will contribute to a timeless space you won’t have to alter when you wish to sell. Review what to splurge on and where to save when determining your remodeling budget below.

Features to Skip

Save money on your kitchen remodeling project with recycled hardware, such as those found at flea markets, garage sales, and online. Vintage knobs and pulls enhance a kitchen’s uniqueness without drastically changing its landscape, something future homebuyers will appreciate.

Also, avoid spending money on anything too trendy or colorful. You may not like the results in a few years or have to make changes when you want to sell. It’s often best to stick to neutral tile colors for backsplashes and flooring.

Additional money-saving ideas include secondhand light fixtures and recycled materials, which are also environmentally friendly.

Features to Splurge On

kitchen remodelingHome remodeling and design experts recommend splurging on a kitchen’s most important trinity: the cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Opt for custom rather than stock cabinets that accommodate exact dimensions, enhance the room’s appearance, and last for years. If solid wood cabinetry will tax your budget, look into veneer options in different finishes, including those that resemble wood. Also, choose plywood over particleboard to ensure longevity.

For countertops, there are numerous durable, beautiful materials to choose from, including granite and quartz. Unique slabs of granite will boost your kitchen’s originality. Engineered quartz offers a more affordable, luxury countertop selection that isn’t porous—unlike granite, which requires sealing.

Stainless steel appliances have become the industry standard. Not only will quality stainless steel appliances last longer than cheaper models and require fewer repairs, but they also usually come in Energy Star® models that lower utility bills.


Discuss your kitchen remodeling ideas with the team at Kitchen & Flooring Depot. The licensed and insured contractors have served Newington and Hartford Counties in Connecticut since 1995, providing limited lifetime warranties on products and services. Call (860) 757-3330 today to schedule a free estimate, or check out their website to learn more about their design, planning, and installation services.