March 3, 2015
According to Forbes, this year, Port Saint Lucie, Florida, ranks in the top 25 best places to retire in the US. It has above average air quality and cost of living is 5% below the national average.
Contrary to the perception of retirement as a time to restrict and watch every penny, many cotton to the idea of living life to the fullest, both at home and while traveling. That may not mean pulling out all the stoppers, but it can be the impetus to updating the house and enjoying it to the fullest.
Fine Cabinetry: Investing in Quality
Your retirement home can be one of your best investments ever. By updating and maintaining it, you not only get a chance to entertain family and friends, but have it ready to put on the market when the right time presents its self.
It is common knowledge that when investing in anything, it is better to go with the higher quality, even if that reduces the quantity. For example, the kitchen is the hub of the home. If your kitchen cabinetry is in need of replacement, it is better to purchase good quality materials. You may not be able to financially manage all of the bells and whistles, but at the very least, you will have solid construction; ease of handling, with well constructed drawer glides and hinges, and updated ways to organize and store dishes, pots and pans, and food items.
Your New Kitchen’s ROI
Due to the fact that kitchens and bathrooms sell real estate, investing in better quality kitchen and bath cabinetry can turn your retirement home into a higher yielding investment.
The reality is low-end cabinetry shows significant signs of wear and tear in just a few short years. Minimal quality finishes fade and scratch easily and less expensive hardware can tarnish, rust and pit. A new kitchen that pays attention to good "bones" and design, without all of the extras, is definitely a smart investment and a great kitchen to whip up those family reunion meals! Contact Schrapper’s for your cabinetry needs in Martin and Palm Beach Counties.