Updating your kitchen on a budget

Updating your kitchen on a budget

It’s no secret that having a lovely looking home on the market is a great way to optimise your chances of a sale.

And when the kitchen and bathrooms are looking especially good, a property stands even more chance of a big thumbs up from anyone looking at it with a view to buy.

However, making the most of the rooms in your house doesn’t always have to be about a complete overhaul, extension or new build.

If you’re looking to add value to your house, but are considering updating your kitchen on a budget, for example, here are a few things to try:

Give it a new coat of paint

Tired, chipped paintwork and dodgy splashes and stains can make or break the whole first impression of a room, so how about freshening your kitchen up with a touch of paint?

Neutral shades will give the room a whole new clean and airy feel, while the inclusion of a bright accent wall, in contrast, can make a really bold, attractive statement.

You could even look to paint your cupboard and cabinet doors a shade which matches perfectly with the worktops.

Look at your lighting

Much of the appeal of a room is created through the lighting and amount there is. Replace old light fixtures and fittings with something more modern and stylish, such as pendant lighting in dining areas or over an island, or spotlights to highlight certain parts of the kitchen, such as the worktops.

You could even go for a dramatic effect if your kitchen is the sort of room that is perfect to entertain guests in. Make it a real talking point with oversize pendant shades and mood lighting, for example.

Focus on flooring

Being in one of the busiest rooms in the house, a kitchen floor should be hard wearing, waterproof, stain and scratch proof. And it should also look good.

We all know that ripped up and dirty looking lino is far from pleasant – as are chipped tiles and all sorts of other types of flooring when it’s looking old and worn out.

If your kitchen is feeling a little tired, why not consider new floorings, such as solid and engineered wood, natural stone, painted wood or attractive tiles to make it look more special?

And if you want to give it some true glamour, how about some underfloor heating?

Replace the worktops

When a whole new kitchen isn’t an option, having worktops installed which offer the wow factor can completely detract from the other aspects of your kitchen which might need updating. Choose from a selection of stunning kitchen worktop materials which include:

  • Corian
  • Marble
  • Wood
  • Granite
  • Quartz
  • Glass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Laminate

And remember, to make your kitchen more appealing, try to reduce the clutter. A room always looks more attractive to the eye when there’s less mess, so improve your storage options, chuck out the stuff you don’t use and make sure that everything on display looks simply gorgeous.

Kitchen and home refurbishments

If you need help updating your kitchen or are looking for a more specialist service, then get in touch with our team of experienced builders in Loughborough for further help and advice today.

Contact us for more details on how you could improve your home and look forward to enjoying it even more