If you fancy a brand spanking new kitchen ready for the summer, but don’t quite have the funds to support the quest, there are of course a few simple tips to save you money whilst you redecorate one of the most important rooms of the home.
Increase the efficiency of the kitchen
If you’re looking for savings in the long run, there are of course massive savings to be made with energy save utilities and tools for the kitchen.
Although your old dishwasher may be the hardest worker of the kitchen, the chances are that it is not entirely energy efficient.
Nowadays you can buy energy efficient dishwashers quite cheaply from leading brands; saving you money and the environment a lot of pollution.
Of course, if you want to save on a smaller scale, LED lights make the perfect addition to any room and are great for cheaply changing the style of the room.
As well as saving both energy and pollution, LED lights last for up 100,000 hours on average, compared to 11,000 of a conventional light bulb.
Any and every kitchen works on the ethos of efficiency and availability. It is therefore important, if you have a particularly small kitchen, you think about prioritising your cabinets and cupboards; especially if you are working on a smaller budget.
Online suppliers such as EuroFit Direct can help people working on budgets to help organise their kitchens so that they can afford clever storage solutions; roll-out drawers for example minimise wasted space and help tuck away utensils once that you are finished with them.
Build it yourself
If you do wish to remodel your kitchen, you can of course install it yourself. Aside from the smaller things such as, door handles and cupboard hinges, you can buy from retailers such as IKEA, a beautiful fully functional kitchen which is designed to be built by relative novices.
Unknown to some however, is the fact that demolishing your kitchen can actually be just as costly as rebuilding it. If you trust yourself with the tools of the trade, you can of course demolish your old kitchen.
Be sure to know however, just where all the pipes and electronics are; if you get it right you could see yourself saving a couple of hundred pounds.
If you’re not quite confident enough to build your own kitchen, you can of course paint it yourself, which will save you at least £50-£100 to hire a professional.
With all of this in mind however, it is important to know your technical DIY limits. Every year people are paying hundreds of pounds because of do-it-yourself mistakes, costs which are higher than the price of hiring a professional in the first place.
It is therefore important that you assess your abilities realistically and do not overestimate your skills because sometimes, a part of saving money is hiring a professional to do the job in the first place.