The best value for your money doesn’t mean opting for a cheap alternative when planning a new kitchen.
No matter what your situation is, set a budget that will ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams.
Many kitchen renovations involve tearing out old cabinets, but to keep costs down, reuse what you can. With new doors and fittings, the cabinets will look as good as new if they are still in good condition.
Asbecome more money-savvy, they are selling their old cabinets online, so you can pick up solid wood cabinets for a bargain. By giving old cabinets a makeover, you can save a fortune.
Homeowners now buy countertops online, realising they can sell solid granite or quartz ones to fund kitchen upgrades. Recutting and incorporating them into the new design saves money. Consider adding a statement island for added function and storage.
Stay within the lines
Remodelling and reusing existing space can solve many of the frustrations you have with your inherited kitchen.
The obvious merging of a dining and kitchen area could easily add two metres of extra space for a laundry nook or wall-in pantry. This will reduce costs and minimise disruptions.
Top tip: Unless it’s absolutely essential to drastically alter the design or layout of your kitchen, try and keep the sink, washing machine, dishwasher and stove in the same position.
If you plan on creating more kitchen space by adding on, make sure to link old and new spaces for a seamless flow. When you extend or add on, keeping your sink and appliances in the same position will help minimise electrical and plumbing costs.
Shop around for best buys
It’s so easy to fall in love with a beautiful designer kitchen without checking that it offers the best value for