Splurging and Saving: How this generation’s fave shopping style applies to major kitchen and bathroom renovation.
A great kitchen or bathroom is a built on a myriad of compromises. The key is knowing where to splurge and where to save.
Homeowners can often throw a wrench into a great design by judging each piece through a monetary microscope rather than looking at a space as a whole. A great example of this is when shopping for tile someone might see a $100 or more price per square foot of a beautiful decorative tile or mosaic and immediately assume it is too expensive. Back up a minute, there are ways to work almost anything into an existing budget.
It is very possible what seems outrageously expensive is the one component which can be the difference between an ordinary and extraordinary room. A good designer should be skilled in what we call value engineering. Designers can work magic within a budget using the art of where to spurge…
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