Kitchen Improvements on the Cheap
Ever wanted to revamp your kitchen but you’re on a tight budget? Getting your kitchen fitted by professionals can not only be time consuming, but it can cost extraordinary amounts of money. It can be done by you – all that’s needed is a bit of know-how, basic tools and a little time. Allow us to give you a little inspiration with these couple of ideas.
Keeping It Neutral
Nothing’s worse than bold and ‘out there’ design that doesn’t age well, so need to be replaced every few years. Home and interior design trends at the moment are great to follow for inspiration for a fresh new look that you’ll love.
The neutral, minimalist trend is becoming ever popular, and it comes with the added advantage of standing the test of time and appealing to the vast majority of tastes. If you’re a buy-to-let landlord especially, going for neutral fixtures and fittings is the way to go to attract tenants who want to put some degree of their stamp on the place without oppressive tastes in design from a landlord.
If you’ve got a dated kitchen, the cupboards and units are probably the first things that you notice, as well as one of the most expensive sets to buy from kitchen fitters. If you have a lot of types of wood in your house, stick with one, or go for plain block colour or white cupboards. Add a fancy handle for interest.
It is often found that kitchen units are in good order and simply changing the doors will transform the kitchen, this can be done using just plain MDF cut to size. If however the units are past their best and your feeling really ambitious you could go as for as having a go at new cabinets. The cheapest and easiest method of going about this is to purchase them as budget flatpack units, these can easily assembled using just a screwdriver. Tools that you’ll need t do everything will be:
Screw gun and jig saw
Combi-drill and bits
Saw, plane and Sander
Wood Screws and rawl plugs
New Hinges – try Barrier Components for these.
The industrial chic look is in just about every trendy new restaurant, bar, and venue at the moment – why? Because it’s cheap, easy to install and maintain, practical, and of course, looks very good indeed.
Tiles and glazed bricks are a practical way to add detail to your kitchen without breaking the bank. Tiles give you a lot of scope for creativity too; avoiding the traditional square grid tile can make room for hexagon tiles, rectangles amongst others. You can spice it up with accent colour tiles. Check out manuals and tutorials if you plan to do this yourself.
Kitchens are a big selling point for any home, and you’re more likely to spend your waking hours in your kitchen above all others. Giving the ‘heart of your home’ a pleasant revamp will feel rewarding, and you’ll reap for years.