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4 tips for planning a new-look kitchen on a budget

by Dr Prem Community Writer
Kitchen Renovation

Don’t take our word for it, the kitchen is the most important room in your house. Its use has changed phenomenally over the years and while it may have once just been regarded as a place to cook, now it is one of the key socialising areas in the home.

Unfortunately, as well as being important, it also happens to be a very expensive room. In other words, if you are thinking about completely renovating your kitchen, you’ll have to be armed with a considerable budget to do so.

Fortunately, there are workarounds. This is what today’s post is focused on, and we will now discuss some of the suggestions you can implement if you want to plan your new kitchen, on a budget.

You don’t have to buy completely new kitchen cabinets

new-look kitchen on a budget

When we all think of a new kitchen, it’s usually decked out in brand new kitchen cabinets. Admittedly, this is going to make the biggest difference in relation to your room, but this is also where a lot of expense comes from.

A great workaround, which costs a fraction of the price, is to just replace these cabinet doors. Sure, the layout hasn’t changed and you are still left with the same internal drawers and cupboards, but to the naked eye it will look like a new room.

New appliances can make the world of difference

Something else that can just spruce up your new room are modern appliances.

Whether it’s an American fridge, or even a new oven, it is something else that draws the eye towards it and shouts out that at least something is new and almost acts as an ornament. Of course, if you do go down this route, at least take out some form of appliance warranty plan to ensure that the system is going to be covered for the long-term.

What about the walls?

new-look kitchen on a budget

Again, we tend to lose ourselves in all of the huge costs surrounding cabinets and other features that we forget about some of the basic elements that we can influence through a touch of DIY. Your walls fall into this category, and just injecting a blast of new colour into them can be something else that makes a considerable difference to the whole aesthetics.

In some cases, you might not even need a new colour either. This can be the case if your wall has accumulated odours and stains over the years, which might have occurred if they haven’t been treated with kitchen-appropriate paint.

Don’t discount a new worktop

One big misconception that does the rounds about kitchen renovations is that worktops are expensive. Granted, if you turn towards a granite solution, this is completely the case.

There is more to a worktop than granite, though. As much as they may have once garnered a poor name, laminate worktops have come on leaps and bounds over the years and can transform a kitchen in a flash. It might cost you a few hundred dollars to change, but the upshot is that it might just bring out the best in your cabinets and mean that you don’t have to replace them.

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