During this time of unplanned isolation, some of us may find the time to turn our hand at some home improvements.
Now could be that time you plan your ultimate kitchen makeover for when isolation ends, or it could be that you are doing a few bits of DIY to give it a bit of TLC during lockdown.
Here are a few of our top tips for achieving an insta worthy kitchen…
Agree a budget…
Starting a kitchen renovation project without first setting up a budget could be costly. While it may not be a concern if you are planning to stay in the house for few years, but if you are likely to move out soon, it pays to limit your spending. Decide what you want to do, (go all out of make small changes). Do some research into local home improvement costs online. Determine how much you can do yourself and how much you would need a hired contractor to do.
Interest free credit options…
Wren Kitchens have some really good finance options including and interest free credit option with a small deposit. This way your dream kitchen doesn’t seem a million miles away into the future, plus you get to design it with one of their design consultants.
Don’t want to go all out? Make small changes…
A very affordable way to revamp your kitchen is by updating the cabinet’s hardware. Popular options such as vintage-look glass, matte nickel, or burnished bronze can quickly and easily make dated cabinets look new. Also if budget allows, changing your kitchens countertops is a great way to change its appearance.
Colour is so important, try using a brand such a Farrow and Ball who can recommend complimentary colours.
The devil is in the detail…
Small touches make all the difference – for example a window herb box brings elegance and greenery like this one from The White Company.
Accessorise with cool brands such as Smeg UK.
Don’t over clutter your kitchen tops, keep it minimal.
Here’s an example of our kitchen makeover…
- We went to Wren Kitchens and designed this version with one of their design consultants. They sent someone out to take measurements and once confirmed the kitchen was on order.
2. After some thought we changed out mind and went for Light Grey Shaker style cupboards. (NOTE: always important to take time to consider your final choice).
3. A few months later the extension was built and was ready to be painted. We selected Farrow and Ball (All White) for the walls and ceiling and (Ammonite) for the wood work.
4. We used a trained carpenter to install the kitchen and an electrician for white goods and cooker.
5. We had a wooden floor laid along with wooden window surrounds and architrave.
6. We selected a marble quartz work top and a butler sink.
7. We finished the room with a rug from Harveys, and small finishing touches.
8. We organised the cupboards with OXO products.
9. We used a bling from BLOC blinds for privacy.
And voila… the kitchen was complete.