Not everyone can afford to have their dream kitchen – or so they think ! You can create a unique, quality, and beautiful space, whatever your budget, and remember, looking for a cheap kitchen doesn’t mean that you have to compromise with cheap quality. For instance here at DKD we create bespoke designer kitchens using the very best materials and production techniques available, but as they are coming straight from our own Factory you will always get the best possible price. With no middle-man / woman taking their profit, no distribution and warehousing costs, these savings can be passed on to our customers. If, however, you already have a kitchen and need to transform it then read on:
In this post we have come up with our top 5 tips for transforming the idea of creating cheap kitchens, into beautiful, stunning, and fascinating spaces where you will love to spend time.
1. Splash of Colour
Adding colour to any room is guaranteed to make it more unique – whether you’re adding a neutral colour to match your decor or if you want to make a feature. You can cover up cheap materials and surfaces in your kitchen with some quality paint to make it look more appealing.
See our post on painted kitchens for some tips on how to make a painted kitchen a success.
2. Unique Fittings
Adding your own unique fittings can be an excellent way of making your space very different and interesting. Replacing the handles or knobs that are associated with cheap kitchens, with something a little more special, can help you add your own personality to your kitchen and these can easily be replaced with little effort or cost.
3. Incorporate Your Lifestyle
Your lifestyle and hobbies should be a part of your kitchen, and even with the cheapest kitchen it’s easy to bring your interests into your kitchen design. If you enjoy cooking then make sure you have plenty of space dedicated to preparation by adding clever storage solutions that won’t break the bank.
Or if you are sporty then add some feature areas that will make the kitchen unique, such as displaying sports memorabilia as wall decorations.
4. Upgrade The Important Bits
Cheap kitchens cut costs on everything, using the most basic quality materials, finishes and models to help keep costs low and make them so cheap in the first place. With a very small increase in cost you can upgrade the important bits – your cabinets need to be sturdy and stand the test of time, and remain square for the doors to hang correctly. Ensure that these have 18 mm backs. Use a basic painted slab door but with nice looking handles. Our factory produces high quality rigid 18 mm cabinets, and bespoke sized and coloured doors in various styles and finishes, ensuring that one of our ranges will suit your budget.
You can also upgrade the parts you use the most. For example, you could choose a basic looking fridge freezer which is functional but can be hidden away in one of your cupboards. If you cook a lot then upgrade the oven and hob, which are highly visible. Need more storage? Invest in some storage solutions. These don’t need to have a huge impact on the cost and will increase the effectiveness of your kitchen.
The kitchen design is one thing, but accessories are another entity entirely. Even the cheapest kitchen can be hidden behind accessories, whether it’s stunning wall art or the appliances you put in them.
Adding eye-catching yet functional accessories will help your kitchen feel like a great place to spend time regardless of how much it costs.