A full kitchen remodel or refit can set you back a whopping £20,000 or more, depending on the size and layout. In the current economic climate, fewer people can afford such a large investment in their home, but don’t worry; you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great-looking kitchen. In this article, we’re sharing our best kitchen remodel ideas that won’t break the bank.
1. A splash of colour
Your kitchen doesn’t have to stay boring! Transforming it can be as simple as adding some colour. DIY is totally possible here and can greatly change its appearance without breaking the bank. Often all it takes to transform your kitchen is a few colours on the walls, and these colours can come from just two or three cans of paint. A cheap solution that breathes life into your beloved cooking space!
Breathe new life into your kitchen with trendy accessories! Your kitchen is sure to look classy in an instant. Feel the transformation as these stylish, on-trend items fully upgrade your kitchen. No matter how run down your kitchen might be feeling right now, you can quickly and easily add a touch of elegance and luxury with upscaled accessories.
3. Replace frontages
While you may not have the budget for a full kitchen refit, at Kitchen Makeovers, we can achieve the same effect by replacing your cabinet doors, drawer fronts and fixtures and fittings. Not only will this cost a fraction of the price of a full refit, but we’ll have you sorted in a couple of days without any fuss, mess or disruption.
4. Count on it
Quartz or granite may give the perfect touch of sophistication, but they can be quite expensive. Why not try our laminate countertops, which produce the same chic look at an unbeatable cost? Installed with quality craftsmanship and available in a variety of stunning colours, you will never even know these designs are anything other than the real deal. On top of that, they offer lasting performance that won’t chip or fade over time.
5. Open it up
If you have a poky or galley-style kitchen, it can seem rather cramped and dark. But there is an easy fix – by knocking down the wall connecting your kitchen to a living room or dining room, you can completely transform it and enjoy a spacious open-plan lounge with lots of natural light! Of course, make sure you get a professional opinion before taking on any major remodelling. No matter how experienced you are in DIY tasks, it’s inevitable that certain costly mistakes may occur when taking on jobs like this. It might cost more now to hire an expert, but ensure it gets done right in the long run.
6. The glass is half full
Brighten up your kitchen with glass! Install demountable or framed doors or wall cabinets in tempered glass to use this versatile material in all its design potential. You’ll find that glass not only looks stylish and modern but helps to reflect light and promote the illusion of more space. There’s something effortlessly chic about a glass cabinet.
7. Island in the sun
Kitchen islands are all the rage, and you don’t need to spend the big bucks on a fancy designer item. We can help you to repurpose an old cupboard or create a brand new island from scratch providing you with a space to eat, drink and socialise.
8. Hanging shelves
Don’t we all know the feeling of home storage anxiety? Seeing a tidy kitchen which is hard to come up with. UK homeowners know this the best, ranking storage space as the biggest headache when it comes to home organisation. Luckily there’s no need to run out and buy a bigger house; all can be solved with clever thinking and outside-the-box solutions!
Why not try something innovative like heavy-duty storage jars or traditional hanging shelves? These methods will give extra storage without detracting from your kitchen design and making it look tidier. Your home office and bustling kitchen, thank you for giving it a burst of possibilities with these inventive new solutions!
9. Tiled backsplash
You don’t have to settle for a plain, boring backsplash—with a few bold design choices, you can create an absolutely stunning statement with your kitchen backsplash. So why not try mixing different geometric shapes or mixing bold and brightly coloured tiles together? It could give your kitchen an eye-catching new look that is sure to wow any guests. Try creating unique patterns out of contrasting tiles; it’s the perfect way to pull off a completely bespoke style. Embrace unexpected colour combinations and interesting shapes; by coming out of the box, you’ll be leaving behind the traditional and offer something remarkable in its place.
10. Heavy metal
Bring a perfect modern touch to your kitchen with stainless steel countertops and features. It doesn’t matter the table shape or size; this style will perfectly blend in. But don’t let the monochrome look stop here! Add a few unique elements to make it really stand out. With handy expression characteristics like thread veins and movement, you can emphasise the contemporary aura of your dream kitchen. This can come through in both little details like handles and household items as well as bigger statements such as flooring and ceiling decor. So go ahead and get creative – that’s when the real fun begins!
11. Light it up
Perking up your kitchen with the right lighting can make all the difference. When it comes to giving a room some flare, adding new lighting is an easy way to reinvigorate its style. So when it’s time to freshen up your living space, don’t forget about the importance of light! Ask yourself – what type of illumination works best for this space.
Pendant lights are perfect over a kitchen island or bar. They immediately draw the eye in and create cosy hubs in larger kitchens. On the other hand, spotlights or narrow directional lights are perfect for smaller kitchens where you want to create a focused penetration of light while saving on space. Don’t let planning out the perfect lighting solution get overlooked! Spend some time considering which types of lights will best suit your needs and unlock even more potential in your kitchen!
12. Shaken, not stirred
2023 is seeing a surge in popularity for Shaker Style kitchens – and it’s great news if you’re looking to revamp yours! Whatever the shape or size of your own kitchen, at Kitchen Makeovers, we make it effortless to reinvigorate your existing surfaces with the on-trend design. We make light work of updating cabinet doors and drawer fronts and providing the perfect showcase for modern class Shaker Style.
13. The mini bar
We mentioned kitchen islands earlier in this article, and if you don’t have the space for one of these, you can always think about creating a mini bar instead. This can be done quickly and easily by adding a large shelf and filling it with bottles and jars – and then add a couple of stools and, voila, your very own bar.
14. Step on it
When thinking about your kitchen, it’s easy to overlook the floor, but changing tired or grimy flooring can transform your room. Light-coloured wood flooring is clean and modern and can create the illusion of space – but it’s not cheap. At Kitchen Makeovers, we can fit beautiful wood-effect flooring for a fraction of the cost with a range of colours so realistic that nobody will know the difference.
15. Get creative
For some reason, we often come over all conservative when it comes to our kitchens, but that needn’t be the case. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination to make your kitchen your own. Try creating a statement wall with fabric wallpaper or add some pieces of art to the walls (although we wouldn’t recommend that priceless heirloom painting for this purpose).
16. Create your own kitchen furniture
While you may not have the carpentry skills to knock up cabinets or a table and chairs from scratch, large stores such as IKEA are a great source of plain, unfinished furniture and features which provide you with a blank canvas to create unique pieces for the heart of your home.
A cracking kitchen for less
At Kitchen Makeovers, we know that the kitchen is often the heart of the home and that major refits involve major expenses. That’s why we created our innovative kitchen service to provide homeowners with more kitchens for less cash.
Our experienced and qualified kitchen professionals are able to replace kitchen cabinets, drawer fronts, countertops and floors quickly and easily and at a fraction of the cost of a brand-new kitchen. Because we’re simply replacing frontages rather than tearing out and starting again, the whole process usually takes just a few days. As well as saving time and money, our Kitchen Makeover team won’t usually have to turn off your water or electricity, meaning that we can get the job done without significant disruption to you and your family.
If you’re ready to start the summer with a shiny new kitchen, our friendly and knowledgeable customer support professionals are on hand with advice or a free, no-obligation quote.