Save vs. Splurge
Learn where to save and where to spend.
APPLIANCE. One of the major elements of a kitchen that makes it functional are the appliances. That is one of the areas this family chose to splurge on. “One of the things the husband really wanted was professional grade appliances, a 36-inch range with six burners,” Alison explains.
ISLAND. If you are planning to update or build in a kitchen island, splurge. This is a part of your kitchen that visitors will likely notice first. So invest in your kitchen when choosing the materials and style of your kitchen island.
PERIMETER COUNTERTOP (BLACK SATIN GRANITE). The perimeter countertop is a very important kitchen element. Choose something that is durable and will do well over time. This family has a granite as the perimeter countertop; it’s durable and will age quite gently. “You could do something simple with a very reasonably priced solid granite as the perimeter,” says Alison.
TILE BACKSPLASH. This family already had a tile backsplash, but instead of keeping it white, the designers added a subtle pop of color by painting the tile a soft green. Saving money on something like the backsplash is easy. Use what is already working for your space, and transform it in a simple way.