In 2011, my family purchased an older home in the Rancho Bernardo area, although the house was in decent condition but the cabinetry in the kitchen and bathroom was horribly outdated and hard to look at. Unfortunately at the time we did not have the finances to justify an expensive remodel so we have been “tolerating” the retro style for a few years now.
A few weeks ago my husband gave me the go ahead to contact Scandinavian marble design and get a quote on the bathroom cabinetry- he said it was for our two year anniversary in the new house. I had been nagging him about getting Scandinavian marble to come in and renovate our bathroom for months now, after we had seen the work that they had done on our neighbor’s kitchen renovation. Of course- when I contacted them they immediately booked us in for a consultation and quote, so probably within the next few weeks we will be boasting about our stylish new bathroom cabinetry!
The reason why we chose to go with custom cabinetry for our bathroom renovation instead of buying a kit set from the Ikea even though it is quite a bit more expensive, is because we understand the value of true craftsmanship in the home. As a couple my husband and I are not exactly DIY kind of individuals, instead we prefer to hire skilled workers when we can because we want things done correctly and we prefer to purchase products that last. I won’t deny that we did look at some standard cabinetry that we could of installed ourselves before calling Scandinavian Marble Design, but the truth is nothing that we saw in store compared to the level of custom work that we saw in their showroom.
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It was also a bit of advice that I picked up from a real estate guru friend of mine that really convinced me to go with the custom order pieces. He informed me that homes that have been renovated with custom pieces (especially Scandinavian Marble work) typically were evaluated a little bit hirer then homes in Rancho Bernardo without any similar work done. This is because custom cabinet units that are manufactured with high-grade quality materials and which are properly installed by professionals can actually increase the appraised value of a home. An older house like ours with full bathroom and kitchen Reno complete could actually increase in value.
We are always trying to be savvy about our investments, so this little tidbit of information really helped to justify the extra cost of having custom work done in our home. The choice to use Scandinavian Marble, was pretty much a given because they have the best reputation for creating custom bathroom cabinetry work in all of the Rancho Bernando area. If you were thinking about renovating your home I would highly recommend their work!