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Here are our 10 top cheats, tips and tricks for luxury-looking kitchens at a fraction of the cost of buying one from a showroom:
1. Choose cheap unit carcasses and save the money for the doors.
A carcass that meets minimum requirements is all you need in many cases, and they’re really cheap. Save your pounds for the parts that everyone will see, like the doors, drawer fronts and handles.
2. Paint doors yourself.
If you’re after a particular colour for your doors and drawers to recreate a designer look you’ve seen, you could end up paying through the nose if you buy them. Instead, why not consider painting units instead? With care, a little bit of painting skill and the right paint, you can create a unique finish at a fraction of the cost.
3. Don’t skimp on the fitting. A professional quality fit is what makes a kitchen look expensive, whereas an ill-fitting kitchen (however expensive it was to buy) will never look good. Save your money for a good value fitting company like A&J Kitchens. Give us a call on 01942 873781 to discuss your plans.
4. Spend on worktops. The worktop is a crucial visual (and practical) element in your kitchen, so it’s worth spending more on. You may even get a great deal on a laminate or other cheaper material that looks like something expensive such as marble or granite.
5. Buy ex-display kitchens. If you have your heart set on something designer or slightly out of your price range, see if you can find an ex-display model. It’s likely to be much cheaper.
6. Fake floor tiles or wood floor with convincing laminate versions. If it looks the same but costs far less, as well as being more durable than the real thing, who will ever know the difference?
7. Embrace the minimalist look.
With minimalist kitchens, it’s important to get the finish just right. But crucially, minimalism requires fewer materials – which will save you money. For example, you can use tiles sparingly in minimalist kitchens for a classic, artisan look.
8. Salvage things from your old kitchen.
If you’re replacing your kitchen, don’t just throw your old one away. Look for handles, carcasses and any other parts of the kitchen that you can repurpose within the new look.
9. Keep a tight budget.
Start yourself a spreadsheet so you can keep track of every penny, or the costs could soon spiral out of control.
10. Plan early, then you can look out for deals. Choose your ideal appliances, units and big-ticket items early, then you can look out for and snap up special offers you spot.
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