In a study done by the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence researchers found that of 14 other typical kitchen items, countertops and cabinetry are the top two items clients are willing to splurge on. With 72% of homeowners splurging on countertops and 63% on cabinetry.
Following the big ticket purchases like countertops, cabinetry, and appliances comes things like cabinetry hardware, lighting, and backsplashes. Often times, these get less money allocated because of their rank in the process of a remodel. Budget planning is very important.
When the researches asked designers about client regret, they said about 66% regret not spending more money on key elements. The leader of that statistic – cabinetry. 62% of those who regret not spending more money on their kitchen remodel, regret not spending money on cabinetry.
An Argument for Quality Cabinetry
Those who choose to skimp on quality cabinetry forgo things like quality woods, finishes, hardware, and ethically sourced products. They also miss out on options like custom paints, weathering, organizational add-ons, soft close doors, etc.
Not only do you lose out on a quality product, distributed by quality manufacturers, you miss out on building a relationship with your local fabricator, designer, or manufacturer. Smaller custom cabinetry shops also have a wide variety of cabinet brands, with a plethora of options for every homeowner. What is great about Davis Cabinetry is that we have our clients’ best interests in mind. We also work with your budget, and are flexible and experienced.
A Fight For Quality Countertops
What kitchen element takes up the rest of those who regret not splurging? Countertops. 36% say they regret not spending more on their countertops.
When you spring for cheaper countertops, you lose a variety of natural and manufactured stone offered, edge styles, and thickness options. As well as specialized features, ethically sources material, and the option to work with experienced fabricators like Slabworks of Montana.
Slabworks was the 2017 Stone World Fabricator of the Year, is a member of the US Green Building Council, and the only Accredited Stone Fabricator in Southwest Montana. Not to boast.
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