Practical and Beautiful: Kitchen Upgrades That Are Both

Do you want the most out of your kitchen remodel? Our advice is to focus on aesthetically pleasing and functional features for the best return of your investment. A visually improved kitchen gets you the new look you want, while adding practical upgrades increases value, so your remodeling project is a win-win! Here are a few upgrades that ensure you get the most out of renovations:

  • Cabinetry: We often hear that storage is the most important factor for homeowners when looking at cabinets. That means, the more storage you create during a remodel, the more it offers to someone buying in the future. Maximize storage opportunities by finding companies that offer CAD drawing services, like Myrtle Beach Cabinets. With CAD images, you get the opportunity to see what the proposed remodel looks like, that way you can spot underutilized areas. To make your dollar go farther, steer clear of big-box stores and work with local pros who do design kitchens and bathrooms for a living.
  • Appliances: When it comes to kitchen appliances, you get what you pay for. The last thing you want is an appliance needing replacement as soon as it’s installed, or that is outdated in just a few months. Even with the shortest average lifespan, a microwave should last at least five years. Fortunately, investing in high-quality kitchen instruments is not a waste. These are features quickly noticed during a resale and boosts value years after purchase.
  • Tile accents: Tile isn’t exclusive to floors. Adding a tile backsplash brings uniqueness to your kitchen and is easy to wipe clean. This is especially important in kitchens, where backsplashes incur grease and food stains.  Options include a tile backsplash above your sink and stove, or adding tiled-inlay above your entire countertop and underneath cabinets.
  • Windows and skylights: Everyone wants a big kitchen. If you’re working with a small area and cannot tear down walls, consider installing new windows or skylights. Windows make the space seem larger and increase natural light, and both are great commodities for resale.


Enlisting the correct help is a crucial part of any remodel planning process. You want a kitchen and bath company willing to work with your vision while helping you stay within budget. Myrtle Beach Cabinets does just that. Visit our website for inspiration or call for a free estimate on your kitchen cabinets.