It stands to reason that if you’ve made the decision to upgrade your kitchen, you will have given a lot of thought to costs. A new kitchen is a big investment but ultimately it will hold the value of your house and even raise it if you choose your design and layout well. If you’re on a tight budget, there are many ways to maximise your spend and make your money go further without compromising the look and feel of your kitchen. Read on to see our clever top tips on how to achieve a high quality kitchen at an affordable price.
The most important thing to consider when planning your affordable designer kitchen is what space you have. Try to think ahead too, if you can. For example, if you’re planning a family, your needs will be different in a year or two and you won’t want to be designing the kitchen again if you have young children! Also worth considering is what the standout features are to you – these are things that you just could not do without! Do you want granite worktops or a stylish island? Do you want a large Aga range or a high gloss shine finish on the cabinets? These are just a few of the things that you might be thinking about. But once you’ve decided what the most important elements are for you, you’ll know where you want to spend the bulk of your money and where you’ll be happy to do a little trade-off, perhaps with the fixtures and fittings.
We all know that labour costs are high when it comes to home refurbishment so this is a perfect time to think about whether you could do some of the jobs yourself. For example, can you do the preparation work and rip out your old kitchen or knock off the old tiles before the bulk of the installation work starts? This would really help to keep costs down. You could also think about doing the painting or wallpapering yourself once the kitchen is installed which would save on decorating costs and maybe allow you to splash out a bit more on the tiles. One thing to remember though is that for safety reasons you must ensure that you leave the electrical and plumbing work to the experts.
A local kitchen supplier will be more than happy to talk you through all of the options to help you stick to your budget. Once you’ve made contact with them, you can visit their showroom and talk through your ideas too. You will often find that suppliers have ex-showroom display kitchens which they sell at a less expensive price so it’s worth asking them about this or keeping your eyes out for any special offers that they might be running seasonally.
At KDCUK, we have two affordable ranges in our portfolio of German-built kitchens, both of which are stylish, modern and of excellent quality. The Nobilia range is our contemporary entry-level range which offers a complete package of all the elements you’ll need for your designer kitchen. With units and worktops at a set price, you then simply choose your appliances, taps and splashbacks from the same supplier source which is a great way to keep costs down. While you’re looking at our Nobilia kitchens, why not consider our Schüller C Range too? With high-grade quality units and mechanisms, this range has all the benefits of German engineering at a more reasonable price. Offering the finest materials and finishes in a huge range of colours and textures, it’s the perfect way to have a bespoke kitchen without losing track of your budget.
Our experienced team of designers and planners are here to help and will work with you and your budget to create your ideal kitchen using state-of-the-art CAD software to help you visualise the end result. Contact our friendly team for more advice and information on how we can help.