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Kitchen Design: How to get a Luxury Kitchen on a Budget

The festive celebrations can make saving and budgeting seem near impossible, but if you’re dreaming of a new kitchen for the New Year, don’t despair!

It is possible to get a luxury feel to your kitchen without breaking the bank. Check out our top tips and you’ll be on your way to bagging your perfect kitchen before you know it.

Diva Glass Splashback

It’s all in the detail…

you can add a touch of luxury in an instant by selecting interesting and attractive shapes and textures. From curved work surfaces or textured wall tiles to colourful splashbacks or an eye-catching pendant light, there are so many ways to transform your kitchen without over-spending.


IKEA Metod Ringhult White High Gloss Kitchen

Think classic…

Most of us live with our kitchens for at least a decade before considering a refresh, so it’s important to choose colours and styles you won’t grow tired of. Sophisticated monochrome is always a good choice: black and white cabinets are brilliantly versatile so you can incorporate quick updates to your kitchen with ease, such as a fresh lick of paint, to stop you getting bored.


B&Q Cooke & Lewis Carisbrooke Ivory Framed Kitchen

Add an island…

If you’re blessed with a larger space for your kitchen, definitely consider fitting an island. High on the kitchen wish list for many of us, it will make your kitchen the envy of your friends. Not only will an island give you extra storage space, but it will also act as a sociable point where your guests can gather – perfect if you enjoy entertaining. You could even consider incorporating seating into your island design to cement your kitchen’s status as the hub of social activity.


Homebase Hygena Sanvito Latte Kitchen

Choose stainless steel…

The association of stainless steel with professional kitchens can immediately increase the perceived value of a kitchen. From the sink and oven to the kettle and toaster, there are so many stainless steel appliances, fixtures and fittings on the market that won’t blow your budget.

Pick your kitchen wisely… Once you’ve found a kitchen that suits your style, don’t purchase it until you’ve searched the market fully and are confident that you’re getting the best deal. We’ve made the process super easy for you – simply use our independent price checker to compare the costs of kitchens from the top UK retailers, including John Lewis, B&Q and IKEA.

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21 November 2017