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What’s Your Budget? Using Financing to Do More

Posted on Dec 04, 2023

by Marsh Kitchen & Bath

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Financing your dreams… and getting more done.

Recently, Marsh Kitchen and Bath entered into a relationship with Service Finance, LLC, to help our remodeling homeowners get from dream to done—with another option besides committing cash. Homeowners can apply online, by phone, or in a showroom with your Marsh Kitchen & Bath designer. And get a quick answer with a loan offer that makes sense for you.

We knew this was an important offering for our homeowners. But, as we began offering this financing service, we (and our homeowners) discovered something unexpected: some qualified for amounts above what they originally budgeted. So suddenly, these customers are able to do more!

What could you do with a bigger budget? What should you?

If you have a basic plan (or your budget) already in place, there are smart ways to take advantage of having more money available—and build in long-term value as well as enjoyment.

Here are suggestions from the professionals at Marsh Kitchen and Bath.

1 Upgrade material choices

Perhaps the most important upgrade you can make is to invest in your home’s overall quality. The “quiet luxury” trend is everywhere, in fashion and décor, and this trend relies on timeless elegance—which translates to subtle, high-quality materials. Upgrading your material choices and finishes will not only up the wow factor; better materials add durability and timeless good looks. Think painted cabinets, natural stone countertops, tiles in more exclusive materials, or luxe hardware with that little something extra.

2 Make a standout kitchen island

Kitchen islands can add a lot to the cost of a remodel—whether you’re adding one or re-styling the one you already have. With more budget, you can make your island bigger. Or more unique. Consider cabinets from our Showplace line, done in an exotic wood, or made with inset construction to look like piece of fine furniture that found its way into your home. Accessorize with a wine rack, a special countertop, or a sit-down dining area.

3 Go vertical. Or horizontal.

If you’re working with extra money, invest in taking cabinetry (and storage) to new heights. Stack cabinets to the ceiling to add storage and interest, or build a cabinet tower in a bathroom to separate double vanities. You can line a closet or extra space off the kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinets to create a storage-filled pantry. Upgrade with under-cabinet lights, or attention-grabbing pendants over the island.

You can get creative horizontally, too! Extend cabinets and countertops out to maximize available workspace, or build in coordinating cabinets and bookcases in rooms next to your kitchen. Having more money in the budget is also a great opportunity to put in a matching mudroom or wet bar.

You don’t have to change your room’s footprint to create big impact. But you could expand your remodel to update floor and wall finishes to go with your new space, instead of feeling limited by what’s already there.

4 Add statement pieces

Marsh Kitchen & Bath has statement pieces to take any space beyond standard. With a little extra budget, your designer can show you how to layer in details that make the space pop—such as glass doors, corbels, open cabinets, or a beautiful stove hood. Make your bathroom unique with a semi-custom vanity that won’t look like anyone else’s in the neighborhood. Order standard cabinets in a custom paint color, and make them totally your own.

5 Accessorize for high functionality

Building value into your space is not just a matter of good looks. It’s what’s inside your cabinets that really makes you feel you got the most for your investment. Choose from a wide range of inserts and specialized components that tailor your cabinets’ interiors to exactly the way you will use them. Ask your Marsh K&B designer about pullouts for kitchen organization, rollouts for pots and pans, utensil and equipment dividers, and lazy susans to make your space work for you.

Explore options with a Marsh designer

Ask about all the ways you can create a custom look with standard and semi-custom elements, from our Marsh cabinetry line, to Exclusives, to our new Showplace cabinetry options. Your Marsh Kitchen & Bath designer can help you make the most of your budget, whatever it may be.

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