As we have been almost brought up to understand over the last few years, the kitchen is the most valuable room in the house. It’s the room that buyers place most attention on as they look for a new property, for the simple fact that it has gradually become the social hotspot of a home.
Unfortunately, they are not cheap. In the best case, you might be paying out several thousand to bring your kitchen up to scratch. In the worst, prepare to pay tens of thousands.
On a more positive note, there are ways to manage the costs of a kitchen a little more. Through today’s guide, we will investigate some of the best smaller hacks that allow you to do this.
Reconsider your decision on appliances
In an ideal world, you might have brand new appliances to go with everything else in your new room. In the world of cost-cutting, this might not always be possible though.
As such, try and change your mindset when it comes to appliances. They don’t have to be brand new – and aren’t going to change the overall appearance of your kitchen significantly. You can consider a domestic appliance repair and potentially save thousands that you might have shelled out if you had bought brand new equipment.
Sometimes, it’s just about doors
If you’re looking for an even more significant way to save money, consider just changing the doors of your kitchen cupboards.
Sure, this might mean that you have to keep the existing layout of your room, but if you are looking to just spruce things up a little bit this can work like a charm.
Change the doors, and handles while you are at it, and your kitchen will look like a different room without you spending a small fortune on it.
Lighting changes can have a similar effect
For some people, the lights in your kitchen are one of the last things you think about. In fact, they are sometimes left out of some huge kitchen remodelling projects.
As it turns out, their importance cannot be understated. They are something that can completely change the mood of your room, and focus the eye on different elements. Particularly if you are looking to keep the existing layout the same, simply investing in downlighters that focus the attention on the “better parts” of the room can make a monumental difference. Or, if it’s a kitchen-diner, consider something more extravagant to hang over the table.
The power of a lick of paint
Finally, like every room in the house, it can sometimes come down to basic decorating. A lick of paint falls into this category, and whether it is changing the whole colour scheme of the room of creating something like a feature wall, they are all tricks that can transform that dreary kitchen into one to be proud of.
Will it compare to that huge remodelling project the neighbour has carried out? Probably not, but it will cost a fraction and the difference will still be substantial.
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