Whole-Home Remodeling: Where to Splurge & Where to Save

Major home improvements, such as a kitchen renovation or whole-house remodel, involve making plenty of decisions. Among the most crucial things you will decide on are which features to add to your renovated space. Expect plenty of design decisions and trade-offs along the way, and always be smart about which components you will invest in. Here’s where to splurge and where to save on your whole-house remodeling project. 

Where to Splurge

Bathroom Fixtures

You use bathroom fixtures every day, so it’s wise to invest in well-designed ones. These fixtures do not just supply water, they can also make your space stand out. They will accentuate the beauty of your sink, tub or shower. 

Kitchen Countertops

Countertops are not easily replaceable, so choose a material that is attractive, strong and long-lasting. If you’re unsure about your decision, then ask yourself how you will feel about it after a year. A kitchen remodeling expert can help you decide which countertop material is ideal for your lifestyle and personal style. 


It’s justifiable to splurge on premium paint, especially in common spaces like your living room. It’s the part of the house where you spend most of your time and entertain guests. Expect low-quality paint to chip, flake and fade in just a few years. In the long run, it’s more cost-effective to spend your money on top-grade paint. 

Where to Save

Kitchen Appliances

Today, a wide range of kitchen appliances with advanced features are available. It’s not hard to find reasonably priced appliances with improved technology. Before purchasing anything, be sure to do your research on which cooktops, ranges, refrigerators and dishwashers will meet your needs. 


You can properly illuminate your living spaces without spending a ton. Focus more on the shape and finish of lighting fixtures rather than the brand names. Experts tend to overscale lighting fixtures to create a dramatic look. 

Guest Bedrooms

If possible, consider locating your guest bedroom in the basement since it will not be used frequently. You can utilize the room in your home for other activities if you choose to build a guest bedroom in your basement.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Hollywood, we’re here to help you make the best choices for your home. Our interior and kitchen remodelers are committed to bringing your dream spaces to life! Call us at (305) 425-1700 or contact us online for a no-obligation consultation. We serve homeowners in Dania Beach, Davie, North Miami Beach, Hollywood and other nearby communities.

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