Kitchen is one of the most used areas in a home. All the food spills, water, oil and heat add up quickly so it’s crucial to emphasize on quality and lasting appeal in the process of choosing materials for a kitchen make over. Here are a few things you should avoid:
Cheap Countertops: The bottom rung of laminate is more likely to wear and tear. It can melt if you forget to place a hot pad under a pan that’s fresh out of the oven and the edges can chip off from repeated exposure to moisture and heat.
Cheap Flooring: Just like countertops, your kitchen floor needs to be strong enough to take some abuse. Cheap flooring easily scuffs and peels (especially from moisture). Quality flooring is worth the investment.
Flat Paint: A flat or matte finish is great in rooms with lower traffic, but it’s a bad idea in the kitchen where the walls are regularly exposed to splatters and spills. You need paint that can withstand an occasional heavy scrubbing, so opt for gloss or semi-gloss finishes.
Trendy Backsplash: If you watch any home remodeling show, you will see kitchens with expensive, elaborate backsplash designs and materials. Those trends can be pricey to pursue and can look dated very soon. Subway tile is a cheaper, classic option that you’ll never regret and you will have more room in your budget to purchase quality materials to be used elsewhere.
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