Make The Most Of Your Kitchen Renovation Budget

Renovating your kitchen is one of the most costly home improvements you can make, with pricey kitchen units, granite worktops and new kitchen appliances, you need to be in a positive financial situation in order to be able to afford a new kitchen.

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Nevertheless, what if we told you that designing a kitchen doesn’t have to be as pricey and expensive as you think? You would probably tell me that I’m lying. That being said, although it may sound too good to be true, we can’t promise a free kitchen however what we can promise is a slightly cheaper kitchen that is guaranteed to fit into your budget without compromising on the design or quality of your kitchen.

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If you are in search of kitchen design in Peterborough or anywhere else for that matter, there are a handful of budget-friendly tips that you can use to help you build the kitchen of your dreams without spending over budget. Helping you to save your hard-earned cash without building a kitchen that is lacking in quality nor craftsmanship.

Throughout this article, we will provide you with a breakdown of the top tips to ensure that you can create the kitchen of your dreams whilst ensuring that you do not exceed your kitchen renovation budget. Although it may mean you have to compromise on that expensive granite worktop you wanted, it does mean that you can save a whole lot of money without having to derail too far from your original dream kitchen idea!

Keep within your kitchen renovation budget using these simple kitchen tips and tricks!

By using the following tips and tricks you can save thousands of pounds on your latest kitchen renovation without compromising on your dream design or the quality of the kitchen:

  • Making the most of your space.
  • Using vinyl on old worktops
  • Keeping cabinets and units instead of purchasing new ones
  • Only invest in new appliances that you need

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Make the most of your space

One of the most simple and effective ways in ensuring that your kitchen looks tidy, clutter-free and of all else spacious is by maximising your space. Not only this but it can help you stick within your budget whilst ensuring you maximise the entire kitchen area of your home.

Let’s put it this way if you design a kitchen that isn’t efficient on space and is hard to use with not much storage available you will soon be thinking of spending more money on renovating your kitchen again. 

Therefore, we highly recommend that you prioritise kitchen design and maximise your space. Instead of choosing small flat-pack cupboards, choose large larder units. Instead of storing cooking utensils in a drawer neatly arrange them with a cheap kitchen utensil organizer. There are plenty of different ways you can ensure that your kitchen is clutter free and designed with enough space for you to work efficiently and it all stems from working alongside your kitchen design expert and creating a kitchen that is spacious no matter whether you have a large kitchen space or small, cramped kitchen space in your home.

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Use vinyl on old worktops

Worktops and in particular granite worktops can be one of the most expensive parts of a kitchen. With granite worktops costing up to thousands of pounds at a time, it can be difficult to incorporate a new worktop into your kitchen design if you are looking to do it on a budget.

That being said there is a simple and cost-effective strategy that can help you stick to your kitchen renovation budget even if you are hoping to install a new kitchen worktop that is a different colour. With this strategy, you can look to prolong the life of your kitchen worktop without having to even buy a new worktop! Sounds too good to be true, well we can turn the cost of thousands of pounds for a new worktop to as little as a couple hundred.

For example, if you have old, grey worktops that are marked, scratched and worse for wear and you want new wooden worktops without the cost of having to pay for new worktops, you can use sticky back vinyl and cover the worktop from head to toe in this new vinyl and cut around it to ensure that it fits accustomed to the design. 

The results are a kitchen worktop that looks brand new without the cost of having to pay for new worktops altogether. Plus sticky back vinyl comes in an array of colours and designs from marble colours to bright pink, the world is your oyster when it comes to choices of vinyl for your new worktop. 

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Keep cabinets & units

Another great way to minimise spending on your next kitchen renovation is by checking whether you need to fully replace or just repair and upgrade your kitchen cabinets and units. For example, if your kitchen cabinets are hanging off the wall and your kitchen units are rotting away, it is most likely that you will need to pay for new ones as it will cost a lot more to repair than to replace your current old kitchen units and cupboards.

That being said if they are all in a good standard, instead of replacing them you can update and improve them. For example, you may notice that the cupboard handles are rusted and worst for wear. Instead of purchasing a whole new cupboard you can simply purchase some new handles and install them in your new cupboard. 

By using this simple trick, you can create a whole new look for your kitchen without the cost! Little changes such as modifying the handles on cupboards and units may seem small but produce a big impact when it comes to the look of your kitchen. Not only this but you won’t notice such a large chunk of your kitchen budget being spent on new cupboards and kitchen units when it may not be as needed as a new washing machine!

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Only invest in new appliances that you may need 

Another easy way to ensure that you don’t overspend on your kitchen renovation budget is by prioritising the specific appliances that you need to replace with new ones and the appliances that don’t require to be replaced stay in your new kitchen.

Domestic appliances in the kitchen can be one of the most expensive parts of a kitchen renovation and by ensuring that you only replace the appliances that are on their last legs and really need an upgrade, you can save thousands of pounds. On top of this, opting to repair rather than replace certain appliances can also save you a huge deal compared to going all out and buying all brand-new appliances.  


Hopefully, these tips and tricks have helped you save even a little bit of money on your next kitchen renovation so that you have stayed inside your kitchen renovation budget. Therefore you do not have to worry about having to fork out additional amounts of money on your kitchen when you can’t afford to. Instead, these tips can help you to create the kitchen of your dreams without having to spend additional funds. It is a win, win situation!


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