Of course there are many different fixtures and appliances for your kitchen. How does one choose the best? Some homeowners prefer longevity with these indestructible kitchen fixtures. Not only are they extremely durable and will last forever, they look quite nice in your home and can match the look you already have. Otherwise you can switch up the look entirely. Here is our list of kitchen fixtures that you may very well cherish for a lifetime.
”The kitchen is the heart of every home, for the most part. It evokes memories of your family history.” - Debi Mazar
Stainless Steel Sink
While it’s nothing new, the stainless steel sink simply outperforms most other models and materials. Porcelain, acrylic, and enamel can crack under extreme circumstances. Even amongst indestructible kitchen fixtures, this one is quite affordable. Stainless steel is just a solid choice that is very resistant to damage. Stainless steel sinks can last from 15 - 30 years! Here are just some of the other benefits of getting a stainless steel sink in your kitchen:
- Larger bowl capacity
- Low maintenance
- Can’t rust or stain
- Absorbs damage
- Can accent any kitchen
- Comes in Green models
Want a new stainless steel sink? Get a free quote today!
Solid Brass Faucets
One of the best materials to work with, especially in terms of just pure longevity, is solid brass. Made from copper and zinc, it’s an affordable material that will last forever. Brass is particularly practical for any feature the uses water, making it perfect for your home faucet.
Not only that, but they have several appealing looks, as well. You can go “bright,” for a polished finish that has a golden hue. Or perhaps “antique” is more your style, with a deep bronze color that is very appealing in older homes. Or maybe a “brushed” look is the thing for you, with lines that add dimensions to the faucets. Whatever your kitchen needs is the right one for your home. Brass faucets can last anywhere between 15 - 20 years.
Want the best for your bathroom? Get in touch with a pro to get started. It may cost less than you think.
Glazed Ceramic Tile Backsplash
This tried and true backsplash material is tough and nice to look at. A glazed ceramic tile backsplash not only matches the kitchen interior, it also is very easy to clean from kitchen accidents.
While it may sound improbable that you’ll get food on the walls of your kitchen, keep in mind that most sauces boil when hot. Glazed ceramic tile backsplashs can last anywhere from 80 to 100 years. And while slate appliances in white kitchens might seem appealing, this classic look in black also goes well with any color of interior paint, and won’t make fingerprints obvious. Otherwise glazed ceramic tile also has the following benefits:
- Essentially unlimited styles - there’s no end to the amount of customization you can get with this backsplash
- Green material - Most ceramic is made from recycled material
- Increases home value - Ceramic will always add value to a home
- Easy to fix - Ceramic can also be replaced with relative ease
- Low maintenance - Almost no maintenance is needed to retain the gorgeous look
In the market for a new backsplash? Get a free quote!
Furniture-Grade Plywood Cabinets
Plywood gets a bad name in the industry, mainly because most people relate it to that flimsy fake wood you find leftover from most treehouse-building projects. But furniture-grade plywood is a whole other story, not just being stronger than medium density fiberwood, but also looking better too. Furniture-grade plywood cabinets can last from 10 to 15 years.
Furniture-grade plywood is one of the more resilient kitchen fixtures, meaning that it can take much more damage than its counterparts. Here are some of the following ways it does just that.
- More water resistant
- Stronger than other wood imitations
- Holds screws more sturdy
- Can come urea-formaldehyde free
Looking for new and different cabinets? Just call a professional today!
Luxe Vinyl Floors
The name may imply “luxury,” but the quality is solid through and through. Luxe vinyl flooring will last 20 years with little to no maintenance, and only requires the most basic of mopping to keep it going. It’s pretty much the most durable flooring for kitchens. Better yet, it’s made to look like wood and even some experts won’t be able to tell for a few minutes. Also a green material, luxe vinyl is 100% recyclable.
Interested in Luxe? Want to see what it can do for you? Get in touch with a pro.
Quartz for Kitchen Countertops
Truly a benchmark in indestructible kitchen fixtures, quartz countertops provide well over a lifetime guarantee to anyone willing to have it installed in their home. Often compared to granite because they are both natural stone, quartz is equally as durable and much less costly. That’s probably why it’s seen a rise in popularity as of recent. Most homeowners want that natural stone look in their kitchen without the price tag. And quartz delivers perfectly. Seeing as it comes in many colors, you can match it to the best color for kitchen appliances in your house. Quartz will last a lifetime.
Looking for new countertops? Get started today!
Looking to get new appliances or materials for your kitchen? Not sure where to begin? Contact a professional to get a free estimate today to get started.
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