Whether you want to improve an existing kitchen setup or fully remodel it, upgrading your kitchen can provide it with vibrancy, flare and a new lease of life. First you should consider what appliances should be replaced. Is your microwave making terrible sounds when it cooks? Is food in your fridge spoiling before the expiry date? These are just some of the signs you should look out for which suggest that it may be time to replace your appliances. For replacing an appliance, it’s important to consider your budget. If you’re willing to spend a little more, it would be a worthy investment to have new smart appliances fitted in your kitchen to truly bring it into the 21st century. Smart appliances like washing machines and boilers can let you control them remotely and you can often set automatic program selections too.
Worktops are a key feature of any kitchen. There are various countertop materials to choose from, whether it be granite, laminate or solid wood. Each type of worktop will come with its own installation fee and the prices can vary greatly. To have a laminate or solid wood countertop fitted will probably cost several hundred pounds while a granite worktop installation will set you back almost £2000. You want a worktop that suits your preferences and fits well within the design and appearance of your kitchen.
If you don’t have one yet, you should consider having a kitchen island fitted. It can provide you with more storage space, a suitable spot for casual seating and act as a new aesthetically pleasing focal point of your kitchen. You’re looking at paying anywhere from a few hundred to several thousand pounds to have one installed, with the total cost depending largely on the material used.
When it comes to floorboards there are many popular materials to choose from. These include laminate, luxury vinyl, solid wood and engineered wood flooring. The prices vary significantly depending on the material used. For example, a laminate flooring installation tends to cost around £8 to £12 per square metre while luxury vinyl sheets have an average material cost of about £25 per square metre and the labour cost would add about £150 to £200 per day to your final bill.
You might also like to have the walls of your kitchen redecorated. This is a great way of upgrading an existing setup and an essential part of fully remodeling a kitchen. There are several material types, namely vinyl, washable wallpaper and novamura as well as many styles & designs of kitchen wallpaper to choose from. You’ll want to purchase wallpaper that fits your vision and which have any important qualities you’re after such as water-resistance and sound insulation.
Don’t forget to also consider upgrading your kitchen sinks. You could have a new ceramic, composite or stainless steel sink fitted, to name a few. There are many more ways you can improve your kitchen such as by fitting new kitchen cupboard doors, a new kitchen table & chairs, adding a widescreen HD or Ultra-HD TV or/and fitting a horizontal mirror in the room. Give plenty of thought to the design and look you want to achieve with your kitchen and the sort of personality and feel you’d like to create. By planning out your vision, you’re more likely to bring your kitchen to life in a way that suits your preferences.