If you have just moved into a new property, the chances are you will be considering updating your kitchen or fitting a new one. The cost of this can often be a barrier as the kitchen is put to one side in favour of other areas of the home that don’t cost as much to improve.
This is all very well if you are looking to replace your existing kitchen with an expensive new one, but you will find it is perfectly possible to improve the look of your kitchen on a budget if you follow these simple tips:
1. Choosing you kitchen is one thing, getting someone to fit it can be another. Like other DIY tasks, doing it yourself is an option as long as you feel confident of doing a good job. This can save several hundred pounds. If on the other hand you’re not confident with DIY, trying to save money doing it yourself can end up costing more in the long run. The best advice for people with limited joinery skills is to get a few quotes from kitchen fitters until you find one you are happy with.
2. Appliances for kitchens can be expensive and there is no shortage of expensive brands to choose from. If you’re on a budget, lots of money can be saved by opting for brands that are more basic and still have all the functions you are likely to need. Also make sure they have a good energy efficiency rating so you also save in the long term.
3. Updating your kitchen may not involve ripping out the old one. Some kitchens can get a new lease of life simply by fitting modern worktops. Granite worktops as well as quartz worktops are durable and will be highly cost effective in the long term.