Where To Spend and Where To Save On Your Kitchen Makeover

When you’re looking to update your kitchen, it can be difficult to know where to invest your funds and how to save your budget. It’s important to splurge on the right aspects, but you can save money in so many ways whilst still creating your desired look and feel. The most important step is deciding what style of kitchen you want to go for, whether that's contemporary, shaker and or a classically style kitchen - if you’re unsure our creative team are more than happy to help. From there, you can begin to plan out your kitchen and set your budget accordingly.


Using a Professional Fitter

Whilst it’s tempting to carry out kitchen installations yourself and spend your budget on more exciting design features, incorrect fitting can have a negative impact on the overall appearance of your kitchen. Poorly fitted tiles and units look untidy and unfinished and will not only leave you disappointed but also cost you more later down the line. Why not also use the fitter’s experience and expertise? They might be able to advise you on how to save space, or plan your kitchen to better suit your overall needs. Get the kitchen you deserve. Our experienced team of kitchen fitters is on hand to do the job for you, saving you time and money going forward!


Having an organised and clutter-free kitchen is key to making your kitchen work more for you and your needs, and creating the look you want to achieve. So in order to make your kitchen work for you, it is worth investing in the right storage and layout solutions and then planning the rest of your kitchen around this accordingly. No kitchen that is messy, and lacks order will achieve your desired look and feel. Put some time and research into deciding what will work best for you, whether that be cupboards additions such as a carousel or shelving. It’ll help you later down the line.


Using high quality finishing touches, such as taps and handles can really help to give less expensive cupboards and worktops a more luxury feel - and really change the overall look of your kitchen. Using a consistent finish across these helps to make your kitchen more cohesive, and look more sleek overall. There are so many options out there for you to choose from, no matter what the style of kitchen you’re going. Not only is high-quality hardware great for aesthetics, but from a practicality and usability point of view. Handles and taps are used on an everyday basis, so they need to be able to withstand wear and tear in everyday life. If you opt for a budget option, replacing them more often will actually cost you more in the long run.



Opting to change your worktops can change the overall look and feel of your kitchen radically. That doesn’t mean you have to spend on costly options such a granite and premium woods - laminate options can be a great stylish and cost-effective option. Laminate worktops are a very versatile option, with a range of different styles and finished. Laminate is also very durable and easy to clean; making it a great choice for your kitchen makeover - and at a fraction of the cost of other alternate materials. Alternatively, instead of changing your worktops why not consider a bit of TLC? By polishing them up and replacing other elements of your kitchen you can, in turn, change the overall look of your worktops.


Tiles can be costly, and if you’re looking to tile a whole wall you can soon blow a large proportion of your budget. Instead of titling a wall entirely, why not create a feature such a splashback and create a more interesting look. Doing this can also help you save on installing a separate splashback, tiles also act as a great, durable option. Opting for this allows you to apply the quality over quantity approach, you can have a few of the tiles that you really want, rather than having to go for a cheaper option you’re not so passionate about that simply ‘do the job’. Why not try having a look through Pinterest, specialist magazines or arty accounts on Instagram for some inspiration?


Having the right lighting is extremely important in any kitchen, and it can have a massive difference on the overall look and feel of your space. However, that doesn’t mean you have to blow your budget on some fancy lighting. By using LED lighting, you can really save some money on your energy bills - not to mention the environmental impacts. More advanced LED Lighting also allows for ‘mood lighting’ which can create a really interesting effect in your kitchen!

What you decide you to spend and save on ultimately depends on the overall look and feel you are wanting to achieve in your kitchen. Here at Kitchen Fit Sandiacre, our creative team is here to give you the kitchen makeover you dream of.

Posted on: 12th February 2018

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