How to give your kitchen a makeover on a tight budget

  • 13th March, 2013
  • Published by kaweb

Fitting a new kitchen is one obvious way to add value to your property and to improve the design of your living space. New kitchens do, however, come at an enormous price, not to mention the time taken to remove and replace your entire kitchen, and the disruption that can cause.

Budget-conscious and savvy homeowners are now embracing the kitchen makeover as a more cost-effective alternative, rather than replacing the entire kitchen. Often there’s no real need to replace everything anyway; the units themselves are often in very good condition, and all that’s really required is a ‘facelift’.

That’s where kitchen makeovers come in. But rather than splashing some paint around and buying new tea towels, the makeover has grown up. Now you can replace the shabby parts of your old kitchen with quality, hard-wearing and beautifully designed new drawer fronts, cupboard doors, and worktops, all at a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen.

Why refurbish rather than replace?

Refurbishing your kitchen means you can have a high-end kitchen far more cheaply than the cost of replacing everything. Bespoke solid wood, quality laminate or painted doors, new work surfaces, different appliances and splashbacks can all revamp the look and feel of your kitchen. These clever ways to refurbish your kitchen all come in far cheaper than a complete re-fit.

Refurbishing a kitchen takes a much shorter time than replacing a kitchen too. Replacing cupboard doors can be done in as little as a day, cutting the cost of fitting down dramatically. You’ll also be able to appreciate the refurbished kitchen much sooner, with far less hassle and mess.

Choosing to refurbish a kitchen means that while it will look fantastic, the bones of the kitchen remain the same, so the plumbing, electrics and services such as gas aren’t changed. You’ll spend less, meaning there should be spare cash for better accessories and appliances (including those new tea towels!).

The best part about a refurbishment is that you can keep what you like about the kitchen, and replace the things you don’t want. You could keep the oven but replace the hob, keep the sink but replace the taps for example. With a refurbishment, everything is flexible and it’s entirely your choice.

Gain a gourmet kitchen on a ready-meal budget

Budgeting for a brand new fitted kitchen will run into the many thousands, no matter how cheaply you try to source it. Refurbishing your existing kitchen will save you a significant amount of cash that may otherwise have been wasted on the parts of the kitchen that simply did not need replacing. Renovating what you already have means you will end up with a high-end, stunning kitchen, while being able to avoid paying the extortionate price of an entirely new kitchen.

Before and After Image of Kitchen Doors Refurbishment


Next steps

Refurbishment really is a great solution to updating a kitchen in our currently unpredictable financial climate. Talk to a refurbishment specialist. They can help you with design ideas, tell you what’s fashionable in kitchen styles and advise you on how to make the most of the space you have. You can create the kitchen of your dreams with the help of specialist kitchen refurbishment professionals.

For more information and some great before and after photos see our (Kitchen Makeover) page.