The delicate housing market means that many people are choosing to stay put and upgrade their home. If you’re yearning for some change and added value in your current living space, kitchens are the place to start – whilst a kitchen upgrade can massively influence your daily activities, it also changes the ascetic of your home and adds instant value – plus there are all manner of options available, for a wide range of tastes and budgets.
Where budget is a real issue and limited funds are available, a simple refresh could be the perfect solution. Refurbish and redress the room with fresh paint, new tiling, blinds and kitchenware – all of which can do wonders for renewing a tired décor.
Fixtures and Fittings
Another fast and financially efficient method of modernising and refreshing a kitchen space is to replace fixtures and fittings. Simply replacing cupboard and draw handles can radically change the overall look and feel of a kitchen, whilst going a little further and updating taps, light fittings and power points can instantly modernise the space.
Cupboards and Storage
Changing cupboard doors offers the perfect solution to making a kitchen look like it’s had a complete overhaul, without the ensuing expense. If the carcases are standard size, replacement doors can be easily sourced and easily installed, whilst changing the complete face of your kitchen cabinets and storage.
Upgrading the kitchen can be as simple as replacing appliances – investing in a new energy efficient oven, incorporating a built-in dishwasher or simply opting for a new sink – replacing stainless steel for ceramic.
Sometimes it’s simply easier to scratch right back to basics and start all over again; if this is the case take a good look at the bare space on offer and aim to capitalise on natural assets with clever storage solutions, fitted units and carefully placed appliances. A complete refit doesn’t have to cost the earth, value kitchens are available and can completely transform your home.