So you want a kitchen like you’ve seen in the magazines but you’re on a tight budget. But it is far more important that a kitchen is functional and complements the personality of the house owner, than the fact that its looks like and Ikea advert. Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to modernize and make over your kitchen, without breaking the bank.
If you are fresh out of ideas then it is best to really get out there and do your research. Visit the stores and speak to contractors. They will be able to tell you what the possibilities are for your space on your budget. They are also very aware of new trends and what is in right now. You can bring pictures of your kitchen to really give them an idea of what you are working with.
- Find Quality Materials
Yes, quality materials are more expensive, but they last far longer, and the hassle of re-doing cheap fittings is much more irritating. Make sure to get the best quality you can on your budget and don’t just settle to try and shave off a few more bob.
- If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it
A big expense for re-doing your kitchen is the cabinets. But if your cabinets are in perfect working order, why throw them out? A splash of paint or a new varnish will do the job just as well and be super cheap too. You can add new door handles too to add some personality to the place.
- Paint It
Even just a fresh lick of paint in a bright or clean colour anc completely change the atmosphere of your kitchen. It’s cheap and easy to do even by yourself. If you can’t afford any bigger commitments right now, start with the paint and it will breathe new life into your cooking.
- Tile Designs
Simple tile designs are a great way to add some colour or decoration to a kitchen. As well as that you can add a tile backsplash behind your cooker. This will serve a useful function and it will also inject some creativity into the room when done correctly.
- Laminate Countertops
Everyone would love an stone or marble countertop, but they are very expensive. Laminate counter tops are definitely coming back and there are a lot more styles and designs to choose from now. Laminate countertops are a great way to save money without selling out on the aesthetic side of your kitchen.
- New Windows
Even just adding some new drapes to your window or a fresh pair of blind can really add to the modern look and even add to the brightness, and the natural light of your kitchen ・ when done correctly that is. If you can sew or know a friend who can sew, this can also save you quite a few bucks.