Whether your taste is Instagram-worthy marble and copper or something more traditional, your dream kitchen might seem out of budget. Kitchens are expensive. They are also one of the most important rooms in your home – where you cook, eat and entertain. For that reason, you don’t want to be stuck with a kitchen that you don’t like. Here’s how to get the kitchen of your dreams, with whatever budget you have.
Scrimp – Renovate
If you don’t have much money to spend on your kitchen but you’d still like to give it an update, fear not. You can make a lot of changes to your kitchen without spending much money. You should visit a local DIY store and buy some paint. Good old paint can make an enormous difference to your kitchen – paint the units or the walls for maximum effect. For a longer lasting finish, always sand down and prep before you begin painting. If you have more money to spend, you could change your backsplash – which is the wall above your hob. Lots of kitchens in interior magazines use white subway tiles for the backsplash and these are surprisingly affordable. If you’re looking for a more modern look, opt for glass. You can also change your worktops for a different material such as granite. Lastly, your cabinet handles can easily be swapped out – copper is a huge trend at the moment and you can buy handles on eBay for just a few pounds.
Save – Used Kitchen
If you have around £1500 to spend, you can grab an amazing quality used kitchen. Avoid the traditional re-sale sites like Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace and head straight to a recognised re-seller such as Used Kitchen Exchange. Used Kitchen Exchange is a family run business, with years of experience in helping people find their dream kitchen. You can shop online, arrange to view the kitchen that you want and make an offer. The kitchen will be professionally removed and delivery or collection can be arranged. Buying a used kitchen is perfect if you’re a little bit creative as you can configure the kitchen to your requirements. Used Kitchen Exchange has every type of kitchen on their website, from glossy German kitchens to shaker kitchens. Most used kitchens even come with appliances to save you a little bit more money. Plus, it’s great for the environment – recycling a kitchen and giving it a new home instead of allowing it to go to landfill. Here are some top tips for making the most of your used kitchen:
- Buy a kitchen which is a little bit too big for the space so that you can get the perfect layout.
- Don’t be put off if you don’t like the worktops or the handles of the cabinets as this can easily be changed.
- Always read the description so that you know exactly what is included.
Splurge – Ex Display Kitchen
A bigger budget means a better kitchen – but you still don’t have to spend a fortune, you can get a designer kitchen from £5000 by buying an ex-display kitchen. Ex-display kitchens are kitchens from showrooms which need to be sold in order to make room for new stock. Due to the sense of urgency, the kitchens are heavily discounted. If you have your heart set on a branded kitchen, this is usually the most affordable way to get one. If you’re not sure how to buy an ex-display kitchen, you can look at Used Kitchen Exchange. They exclusively partner with showrooms around the UK and in Germany, as well as trade shows to offer designer kitchens for a fraction of the price. You’ll be able to get a kitchen with all of the modern design features such as handleless units and the on-trend finishes such as marble and quartz.
Whatever your budget, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get the kitchen you’ve always dreamt of!