Ready to have the kitchen of your dreams? Renee recently took a trip to Kitchen & Bath Galleries in Cary to get a little inspiration for one of our favorite rooms in the house. Check out our video to get the scoop from Renee and the team from Kitchen & Bath Galleries on surfaces, budget, new trends, and more! Don’t have time to watch the full video? We have highlighted a few key parts below.
Why Kitchen & Bath Galleries
There are lots of places you can choose to shop for kitchen and bath supplies but our go-to spot is Kitchen & Bath Galleries in Cary. Renne loves numbers so she decided to make this her “Top Three” for the day!
Top Three Reasons to Choose Kitchen & Bath Galleries
- Customer Service – Renee has been working with them for close to 15 years! She has always been blown away by the level of service each of their employees’ shows.
- Locally Owned – We love supporting local businesses!
- One Stop Shop – From a convenience standpoint, you have a plethora of options to choose from and great people to work with. It really keeps things easy for you!
Talking Cabinets with Melissa
Renee had the pleasure of talking shop with Melissa, one of the designers at Kitchen & Bath Galleries. Melissa highlighted a few of her favorite countertop options including granite, quartz, and quartzite. Quartzite is like granite but you have to set it. To do this, you spray a solution on the quartzite and wax it until it absorbs.
Why Choose Quartz Over Granite?
The main reason is the durability factor. With granite, you want to make sure you clean up spills right away so they do not seep into the stone and cause a stain over time. Quartz is great for people with kids or a busy lifestyle. Food will wipe right up. It is also heat resistant, stain resistant, and scratch resistant.
How Much Does it Cost?
Granite is typically cheaper but it depends on what level of granite you choose. If you are in a level four or five granite, you start to creep up into the same price range as quartz. The more solid the color of the quartz is, the more expensive it will be.
Grays and whites are still popular but we are starting to see pops of color and warmth in the kitchen. White on white is starting to phase out and people are opting for more of a marble look.
Bolder tiles are also starting to become more popular. People are moving away from the subway tile look and going for more of a decorative accent. Clean lines and simple designs still rule.
Planning Your Budget
Melissa suggests that if you are wanting to do a full kitchen renovation, you should budget 10 to 15% of the cost of your home. If you are looking for more cost-efficient ways to change up your kitchen, you could choose to focus on one or two areas such as adding in a new backsplash or updating your hardware.
Ready to Change Up Your Kitchen?
Head to Kitchen & Bath Galleries in Cary and let them know Renee sent you!