Wishing you had a new kitchen in time for Christmas? This may seem like an impossible dream, but it can be achievable if you shop smartly, or use your imagination to transform your existing kitchen. How? Just keep reading and we’ll tell you.
Buy Used or Ex-Display
So you want a glossy new kitchen, but have you ever thought of buying it used or ex-display? Used Kitchen Exchange is a re-seller of beautiful kitchens which have often hardly been used, and are just simply not to a homeowners taste. If you’re on a low budget, you can grab a bargain – think a full kitchen for less than £5,000. If you have a bit more to spend, the ex-display kitchens are stunning and haven’t been used at all outside of the showroom. If you really strike gold, you can find a kitchen which has appliances and accessories included. If you wish, you can visit the kitchen before you buy. You may even be able to make an offer to save money on the listed price. All kitchens will be professionally removed and delivery is available.
So if you’re looking for a designer kitchen on a less than designer budget, Used Kitchen Exchange will have the kitchen for you. There’s everything from traditional shaker style kitchens, to Victorian Clive Christian kitchens and even German glossy kitchens for the modern home.
Regenerate Your Existing Kitchen
If you are not ready to invest in a different kitchen, why not try and revamp your existing kitchen? It can be a lot easier and cheaper than you think. Here are some ways to regenerate your current kitchen:
- Paint the units – One of the simplest ways to give your kitchen a new lease of life is to paint the cabinets and units. The trend at the moment is to go for darker colours, like blue and green.
- Change the worktops – Granite, concrete and marble worktops are all fashionable, and you can source lookalike materials relatively cheaply!
- Change the backsplash – You’d be surprised at how much effect the backsplash (behind the hob) has on the overall look of the kitchen. Change it for subway tiles or even glass for a sophisticated look.
- Swap the handles – If your kitchen isn’t overly modern, why not consider changing the cabinet handles for something different? It doesn’t have to cost a lot and it does make a subtle difference.
- Play with lighting – A kitchen needs at least three different types of lighting. There should be task lighting over cooking areas, ambient lighting for relaxing and accent lighting to highlight decorative features. You can be creative with this – hanging pendant lighting over a breakfast bar, lights with dimmer switches over the dining table and under cabinet lights over the worktops.
- Go minimalist – Have a clear out of all the clutter (yes, even that smoothie maker you used once) and if you’re feeling extra brave, take the doors off the cupboards and go for exposed storage. Knowing that visitors can see the inside of your cupboard will encourage you to keep it tidy.
Hopefully you feel inspired to transform your kitchen, whether that’s by saving money and buying used, or getting a bit creative with your existing units. You could have a completely different kitchen by Christmas!