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Kitchen Wants vs Needs

When it’s time to take a look at redoing your kitchen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the great product choices available. Selecting the perfect products within your budget is made a little easier once you’ve separated out your “wants” versus your actual “needs.”

We suggest that you always start with budgeting for what you know you need, specifically starting with your cabinets. Cabinet purchase and installation will use the biggest chunk of your budget. Therefore, pricing out your various choices, then deciding on a cabinet look and feel that fits within your budget, will give you a great idea of how much money is left in your budget to add in some fun stuff!

Here’s a great list of types of products available to help you gather your thoughts:

Cabinetry and Storage

  • In-drawer knife block
  • Full extension glides
  • Cabinet door storage shelves
  • Plate display rack
  • Slow-close doors
  • Tilt-down sponge tray
  • Spice rack
  • Wine rack
  • Appliance garage
  • Bookshelf for cookbooks
  • Cookbook stand or tray
  • Breadbox
  • Cutlery dividers
  • Pull-out bins for trash/recycling
  • Tray dividers
  • Lazy Susan
  • Adjustable shelving
  • Rollout shelves
  • Pull-up mixer shelf

Countertops

  • Laminate
  • Tile
  • Soapstone
  • Slate
  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Engineered stone

Miscellaneous

  • Flat screen television
  • Radio or stereo
  • Computer
  • Desk or work area
  • Message center
Appliances

  • Range
  • Wall oven
  • Double wall oven
  • Cooktop
  • Vent hood
  • Microwave
  • Coffee & espresso maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Trash compactor
  • Garbage disposal
  • Warming drawer
  • Wine chiller
  • Ice maker
  • Second dishwasher
  • Second refrigerator or freezer
  • Clothes washer and dryer

Electrical & Lighting

  • Additional electrical outlets
  • Recessed lighting
  • Pendant lighting
  • Chandelier
  • Ceiling fan
  • Undercabinet lighting
  • Toekick lighting
  • Charging station

Plumbing

  • Prep or bar sink
  • Water filter/dispenser
  • Side spray for faucet
  • Pot filler faucet

 

 

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