Winter is a great time to focus on a home remodeling project. Without warm weather distractions calling you outdoors, you can spend your free time putting together the perfect renovation project plan.
Whether you’ve been wanting to install a new sink in your kitchen or replace your bathroom floors, here are some lovely, low-maintenance materials to consider for a stylish yet virtually effortless home.
If the sink and hardware in your kitchen are outdated, swapping them out for new stainless steel pieces will dramatically enhance the look of your space. Kitchen cabinet finishes will appear brighter and countertops more vibrant against the shimmer and shine of stainless steel. Install a new stainless farmhouse sink for an on point addition, or replace knobs and pulls to add a little glimmer to your cabinet doors.
But stainless steel isn’t loved for its look alone. Along with its sparkle comes undeniable durability. There is a reason stainless steel is so popular in kitchens, from sinks and hoods to appliances and cookware. Although it is susceptible to the occasional scratch, which can be masked by choosing a brushed finish, stainless steel won’t easily bend or crack, making it a great material to choose if you’re looking for a low-maintenance option in the kitchen.
There’s a reason that luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has gained popularity as the best flooring for kitchen and bathroom use. This low-maintenance flooring material boasts a long list of attributes. LVT has evolved over the years, and today’s offerings are waterproof and more durable than ever. Thanks to a defined “click” system, LVT interlocks to strengthen the structure of your flooring and is a relatively easy material to install.
LVT also looks incredible! Because of the advancements in 3D printing, the options for luxury vinyl flooring now include styles that are almost identical to real hardwood. You can get the beautiful appearance of natural wood with the durability that LVT offers. Vinyl is undoubtedly a low-maintenance material that truly delivers homeowners the best of both worlds.
A Powerful Pair
Adding backsplash tile to a kitchen or bathroom is an easy way to amp up visual interest. And depending on where it’s installed, it could even help with cleanup. Above a kitchen countertop or bathroom vanity, backsplash tile catches all those splishes and splashes that are bound to happen. A glass tile backsplash is especially functional, as its smooth surface makes wiping a breeze.
Speaking of countertops, installing a glass tile backsplash above quartz countertops is the ultimate low-maintenance pairing. While acrylic and natural stone are strong choices, this engineered stone is non-porous, scratch and heat resistant, and does not require sealing, making quartz the most durable countertop option for the home.
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