Future Proof Your Kitchen
On average, the price of remodeling a kitchen is $60,000, a hefty amount by most standards. If you’re going to spend that much money remodeling your home, ensuring that the upgrades won’t look outdated years down the road should be at the forefront of your mind. The last thing you want to do is spend all that money remodeling, only to do costlier upgrades down the line when you’ve grown tired of the look of your kitchen. Here are some kitchen upgrades that will beautify your kitchen while standing the test of time.
How to Future Proof Your Kitchen
White Goes with Everything
There are few things that say timeless like the color white. White has remained the top choice of the National Kitchen and Bath Associations annual survey for years. It reflects light and makes even the smallest of kitchens look bigger than they are. When you’re thinking about what will look good ten or fifteen years down the line, white cabinetry is a safe bet that will never go out of style. Cherry wood, black or grey cabinets may seem like a good idea now, but white is the logical choice if you’re thinking about longevity and what will still look good in years to come.
Shaker Style Cabinets
When you’re designing your kitchen, you don’t just have to consider the now. You have to think about the future. Going with contemporary cabinets could leave you feeling outdated a few years down the line. But if you were to go with a more versatile cabinet style, like shaker cabinets, the chances of you feeling like you want to upgrade your cabinets again in five or ten years significantly decreases. Cabinets can be expensive, so going with high quality shaker style cabinets are a great investment into your home that will last.
Subway Tile Backsplash
Subway tile is the most traditional type of tile you can get, but its timeless look is a perfect addition to any kitchen. Subway tiles are rectangular, typically white, tiles that have thin grout lines. This versatile backsplash can be accessorized with bold kitchen counter pieces that can be upgraded or swapped out over time, giving your kitchen a new look without having to remodel all over again.
Hardwood floors are another home improvement that will never go out of style. In fact, 80% of buyers say hardwood floors are “somewhat” or “very important” in their home search. Hardwood flooring goes well with any kitchen style from contemporary to traditional, making them a fantastic investment, as well as one that will stand the test of time.
Carrera Marble Countertops
Most people have heard of granite countertops. One of the less well-known but equally as aesthetically pleasing alternative is Carrera marble. It has lacy graining and subtle white colors that go well with any kitchen. It’s more common than its counterparts of granite and quartz, which makes it a cost effective material as well.
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*Statistics first appeared in HouseLogic and REALTOR Magazine*