Renovating a kitchen remains one of the best ways to spend money in your house and recoup the investment. But which kitchen renovations are most valuable? In this blog article we are going to look at how to spend money in your kitchen.

Assuming that you do not have an unlimited budget for your kitchen, how you spend money to spruce up the kitchen is important. Here are our top 3 tips.


Get new appliances. No matter how beautiful your kitchen is, if your appliances are from the year one, potential buyers will not see past that. Even if your appliances still work, updating them will go a long way. Buyers tend to like stainless steel appliances, so try to invest in those. Keep in mind that not all stainless steel refrigerators are magnetic, so if you like putting magnets on your fridge, test a magnet in the showroom.


If you still have laminate countertops, change them to something solid surface like quartz or granite. Pick a neutral beige, gray, or white colour because a bright purple quartz countertop is unlikely to impress the general public. Laminate countertops are great: they function well and last a long time. But most buyers are looking for solid surface, and they will immediately notice if you don’t have them.


If your cabinets are in rough shape, then replace them. However, sometimes just painting them can give them new life, and painted cabinets are in fashion right now. You can even have cabinets that are one colour on top and different colour on the bottom. Or a different colour for an island. If you are planning to do it yourself, do an excellent job. Otherwise, hire a cabinetry professional. Poorly painted cabinets will not help you. Also, new cabinet hardware is not expensive and can give a kitchen a whole new look. Consider changing all your cabinet hardware.

There are many things you could change or update in a kitchen, but the cabinets, appliances, and counters are where you should start. If you need help with your kitchen project, give us a call in Langley, BC, at (604) 533-4541.

Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms, based in Langley, BC, is your source for everything custom cabinetry related. As the 2019 winner of the Vancouver Consumer Choice Award, they pride themselves on stellar customer service to match the quality of their cabinets.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about cabinets, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected].


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