How to Perfect Your Home on a Budget


Give your kitchen a new lease of life

Everyone gets a bit tired of how their home looks from time to time. Whether the decoration is starting to look dated against modern style trends or the wear and tear of everyday life is taking its toll, perfecting your home is difficult. Never more so than when you have to do it on a budget. And the kitchen is no different. 

Why the kitchen? 

For many people, the kitchen is the most important room. It’s where we cook, eat, entertain and for most, where we do our laundry. In 2017, a study by London Cleaning System found that the average Brit spends over 250 minutes cooking in their kitchen every week. That’s 219 hours or nine full days a year. When you add in 98 minutes of washing dishes and 102 minutes washing clothes per week, we spend more than 16 full days in the kitchen every year. With so much time spent in the kitchen, it’s fair to say that you want it looking perfect in order to really enjoy yourself. 

The amount of time spent in the kitchen often makes it such a crucial factor for people buying a house. A worn or terribly dated kitchen is a huge turn off for potential buyers, even if the rest of the house is attractive. But a modern, stylish kitchen is a huge turn on, even when the rest of the house needs attention. Part of that dilemma for potential buyers is the cost. 

Can we get the bill please? 

To have a brand-new kitchen fitted in an average sized home with good quality units can typically cost anything between £3,000 and £5,000, with that price rising towards £10,000 for higher quality. That is partly why a kitchen is so crucial for potential buyers, and possibly why you may have allowed yours to become dated or worn. Most buyers don’t want to move into a new home knowing they need to spend thousands of pounds on a new kitchen. 

How can I get the perfect kitchen on a budget? 

With figures like that, it’s easy to think you’ll never be able to give your kitchen a new lease of life. Kitchen refurbishments are becoming an increasingly popular way of overhauling the kitchen on a budget. Units are often built to last, but if they’re a bit worn and faded and you’re happy with the style and design, you can restore the cabinet doors to their former glory, using the same finish to give the same look you found so attractive, to begin with. On the other hand, if you’re after a completely new look, kitchen refurbishments allow you to simply replace the cabinet doors and draws to give the whole room a completely different look at a fraction of the cost of a brand-new kitchen. 

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