Are you planning to renovate your kitchen?
Are you still wondering how you can make it last longer?
Do you want to ensure that what you have invested is all worth it?
These are important questions any homeowner needs to ask, especially if you wish to get the most out of your investment. Let’s help you with it in this easy to remember tips and guide.
How to make your kitchen last longer
The lifespan of your kitchen furniture and appliance will vary. For one, gas ranges have the longest life expectancy, which is 15 years. However, your microwave ovens and dishwashers can only last for a maximum of nine years.
As for your kitchen cabinets, these can last up to fifty years, unless there are termites inside your home. On the other hand, your stone countertops have a life expectancy of twenty years.
Your flooring will last longer than you, especially if you are using marble, granite or slate, as these materials can last for over 100+ years. As for those who have opted to use tiled floors, it may last for around 75-100 years while vinyl floors can last up to 10-20 years.
How about your carpet? Carpets have a life range of eight to ten years, that is if you practice proper maintenance with it.
So how do you ensure this kitchen furniture and appliance will last long? Begin with the following:
Buy high-quality hardware
What do we mean by kitchen hardware?
By kitchen hardware we refer to the following:
- Drawer pulls
- Cabinet door handles
- Drawer runners
When choosing these items, always choose brands that are made from high-grade materials.
These are your most used items inside the kitchen. Thus, it is best to ensure they are made from top-notch materials.
Just imagine this:
How many times you will pull your drawers?
How often will you open the doors of your kitchen cabinet?
How many times will you turn your tap?
You’ll do it habitually you won’t even know how many times you’re going to use it.
So be a wise kitchen owner. Invest in high-quality hardware made from top-grade materials.
Choose durable benchtops
If the hardware is the small unnoticed yet functional part of the kitchen, benchtops are its “unsung heroes”.
You’ll never realize how important it is until it gets broken. Or sometimes, you imagine it to be vulnerable from scratches and breaks, that you don’t even practice proper care when using it.
Well, that’s exactly the reason why you need to choose a heavy-duty benchtop. For one, this is where you roll your pastries, mix ingredients, and even complete a puzzle with your kids while waiting for your baked goodies to cook.
Save yourself from the horror of a broken benchtop. Buy one that can last longer.
Because this is where all the meal preparing happens. It can be used not only for the kitchen works but for almost every household chores.
Get high-quality cabinets
Your cabinets are one of the most striking elements in the kitchen design. It is also a place where you organize your utensils, herbs and spices, and other appliances.
Get it customized. In this manner, you will have a functional cabinet that not only fits your needs but is also unique to your chosen kitchen design.
Yes! There are cabinets that you can easily buy online or at the store. But there is distinct durability and quality to customized kitchens.
Look at the long-term benefit of your customized kitchen. You may be spending a couple of hundred more with it, but the quality, beauty and durability it delivers will definitely outlast this in the long run.
Be smart with your choice of floor
When choosing your flooring, consider your lifestyle and future design plans.
Are you planning to renovate in the near future? If the answer is “yes”, then there is no need to buy high-quality flooring materials. But if you see your kitchen floor to be the same for decades, then choose a design that will easily contemplate various kitchen cabinets, benchtops and colour. So, even if you wish to make some renovations in the future, it will still easily blend with it.
Stay away from cheap appliances
Don’t be tempted by cheap appliances that go on sale. There is a reason why they do this. They are cheap for some reasons, and one of these is because they are made from non-standard materials.
Rather, buy high-quality appliances with a guarantee and warranty. This may cost you a little more money but think of the money you can save from repairs and frequent buying of appliances because it broke just after a few uses.
How to get the most out of your kitchen?
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