Start with Quality
Yes, they are a worthwhile investment. Home remodeling can be expensive, but it’s worth it to work with your designer to look for ways to always invest in high quality materials. An obvious area most impacted as one thinks of materials, is cabinetry.
Poorly made, low-quality materials don’t feel good to use. A common complaint is with pull-out drawers: the resistance when pulled, the dark recesses of the drawer where your needed utensil is hiding, and the sound of the drawer closing are all little annoyances. However, the sensation of pulling on a quality handle attached to a solid-wood drawer box that quietly glides with full extension, so you can see what you need and get it quickly, is a joyful alternative. Okay, maybe not joyful….but gratifying, yes!
Daily interaction with frustrating, poorly working materials increases frustration. If you are contemplating a renovating or remodeling project this year…go for the highest quality materials you can afford. You won’t regret it.