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You Don’t Have To Cook The Books To Afford A New Kitchen

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If you ask any homeowner what is on their wishlist, I’m sure that the majority of them will tell you that they would love to get a new kitchen installed. There are loads of different kitchen designs that you could get. If you are struggling to make a decision on what you want then maybe it would be a good idea to check out these quartz kitchen ideas here. However, there are loads of other things that you could do to your kitchen. For many people, the kitchen is the heart of their home, and something that they take a lot of pride in. So, there really is no wonder that most people want a new one as soon as their current kitchen is getting slightly past its best, without pausing to stop and wonder – how much does a large kitchen addition cost?

Unfortunately, though, new kitchens are incredibly expensive. So much so, that many homeowners continually put off getting a new one installed. But does it really have to be so costly? The good news is no it doesn’t! As long as you use these following tips, you won’t have to cook the books to afford a new kitchen.

Sort Out Your Finances

Maybe you would be able to afford a brand new kitchen if you took better care of your finances? By getting on top of your current situation, you could find that you can free up some more money and cut down on your expenses. One way of doing this would be to consolidate your debt to make it easier to pay off. Then once you are free from your debt, you can start paying into a savings pot for your kitchen!

Don’t Buy A Fitted Kitchen

Lots of people simply buy a fitted kitchen because they are very convenient to arrange and have fitted. After all, you just need to buy one from your local kitchen store and then arrange for it to be delivered and installed by the fitters. However, they can often work out as the most expensive option. So, rather than buying an all-in-one fitted kitchen, you should consider sourcing your items individually. You could find some real bargains by doing that! There are loads that you consider getting first before you buy everything. It’s better to slowly get everything, then rush. Why not start of small and consider getting something like these kitchen bar stools UK first and then move on to the kitchen appliances? Or do it the other way round. Slow and steady is a great way to save some money and you don’t feel the pinch straight away. To save even more, always read appliance reviews from somewhere like All Great Appliances before buying them, as you don’t want to be stung by unexpected repair bills when you accidentally choose something that is low quality. It’s also a great way to find some good deals.

Recycle And Upcycle

If you have always wanted a vintage-inspired kitchen, you will find that the best way to achieve that look is to recycle and upcycle furniture and decor features for your kitchen. This is also one of the most affordable ways to create a new kitchen too. For instance, if you salvage some old kitchen worktops, you could always buff them up or add a new cover on them. That way, you’ve got a brand new worktop for your kitchen for hardly anything at all.

Switch The Cupboard Doors

Are you sure that you need a completely new kitchen? Perhaps you could make your current one look as good as new simply by making a few changes to it. One great example is to change the doors on all your kitchen cupboards, for example. This will make it look like you’ve invested in some new storage when, in fact, all you have done is improved what you already had!

Mix And Match

Don’t feel like you need to source furniture and appliances that all match one particular style. You might find it works out cheaper to mix and match some styles. Not only is this usually affordable, but it will also give your kitchen a very contemporary look too!

Good luck with your new kitchen!


  • Christa

    I currently live in an apartment. What ways can I update my kitchen without replacing things that dont belong to me? Also, my kitchen is very small. I want to make this place feel more like a home….

  • Lauryn R

    These are great tips! I love the idea of switching just the doors, or even just repainting! It can really add to the whole look of your kitchen. 🙂 Oh and a backsplash looks amazing, and you can reuse/recycle materials to make one! Thanks for sharing!

  • Phyllis A Huebbe

    I’ve been wanting to update my kitchen for a while. I’ve checked into to door replacement and your right it is cheaper.

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