While we all like the idea of being able to head out every 5 or 10 years to splash out a few thousand pounds on a brand new kitchen, it’s true to say that for a lot of people nowadays, this simply isn’t an option.
Does this mean that you have to put up with your dull and dated kitchen for the rest of your days, then?
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way, as there are plenty of ways by which you could give your current kitchen a bit of a makeover, without having to spend a fortune upgrading the whole thing.
Here are 3 great kitchen makeover ideas for you to consider that won’t cost you the earth.
Repainting the Doors
Are your kitchen doors looking a little bit battered and bruised these days? Well, rather than spending a fortune replacing your whole kitchen, why not consider this great cost cutting idea of repainting the kitchen units and doors instead?
This is something that is plugged by many well-known money saving experts as a great way to freshen up and completely changes the look of an old and tired kitchen.
If you don’t feel confident undertaking this job yourself, then it shouldn’t cost you too much to get a painter and decorator in to do the job for you.
While you’re at it, you could also consider painting the tiles if they are looking dated too!
Upgrading the Worktops and Tapware
If your units and doors are in good shape but you still feel that your kitchen just isn’t providing the WOW factor that you would like, then an upgrade of your worktops and tapware could be just the thing you need to give your kitchen a much needed lift.
Upgrading your worktops from laminate to solid wood or granite, for example, is a great way to make a cheap kitchen look expensive. If you can’t afford to buy this quality of worktop brand new, then you may be able to pick up a second hand one on a site like eBay instead.
Upgrading your cheap tapware to something like ram tapware could also give your kitchen the WOW factor you so desperately crave, without the expense of a full revamp.
Installing New Splashbacks
We’ve already considered the idea of painting over your old and dated tiles to give them a new lease of life but there is another way that you could solve this problem, splashbacks!
Replacing your old kitchen tiles with a bright, colourful and classy looking splashback is a great cheap way to completely change the look of your current kitchen without spending a lot of money.
If you don’t have the money to replace all of the tiles with a new splashback, then you could consider just replacing the tiles above your oven and hob instead, as this could give you the desired effect without costing you too much.
So there we have it, 3 money saving ideas that you can use to give your existing kitchen a new lease of life, without having to spend thousands replacing the whole thing.
Some simple upgrades or a bit of upcycling could instead give your current kitchen a real lift, giving you a kitchen you can be proud of at a fraction of the cost.