Have you grown tired of your kitchen? Or maybe you’ve just moved into a new house and are looking to upgrade the kitchen immediately to something a little more in line with your interior design style. Whatever your reasons for wanting to change it, we’re sure you’ll be wanting to do it on a budget given the current cost of living crisis that the UK is facing.
Doing up your kitchen is a great decision for both you and your finances. This is because you’ll get the kitchen you’ve always wanted and it’s also one of thing best things you can do to increase the value of your home.
So, if you’re ready to make the much-needed upgrades to your current kitchen needs then this is the guide for you. This step-by-step guide will make it a straightforward process, so you can get started straight away. Read on to find out more.
Set a budget
Although you’re doing it on a low budget, we still recommend setting your limit. It’s important that you’re realistic with this; otherwise, you may end up overspending and behind on your finances for that month.
Decide what you want to do and do your research to see how much that will cost to do. Then decide on your final budget and try not to veer too far from it as you’re upgrading your kitchen.
Clear all the clutter
When you start working on your kitchen, it’s important that it’s as empty as possible. This means removing all of the clutter on the sides so that the work surfaces are clear and ready for you to start working on. Being organised like this will also make it easier to find the tools and materials you need faster.
Upgrading your kitchen can be as simple as fixing the existing one. For example, you might finally get to work on mending those wonky cupboard doors. You can stop them from drifting open by fitting good quality door latches, such as those supplied by RS, which are easy to install yourself.
Utilize the space
A great way to upgrade your kitchen on a budget is to look for ways to use the space better. We recommend putting up your own shelves on empty walls. On these, you may store plates or foods, so that they’re always within reach.
Add a lick of paint
If you’re looking to add a modern touch to the kitchen then redecorating it with paint may be the cheapest and easiest way to do just that. Choose your favourite colour, cover skirting boards with masking tape and get painting! This will add your own personality to the room which you’re sure to enjoy doing.