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How to make your kitchen design super stylish on a budget

Stylish kitchens don’t have to break the bank

There are lots of ways you can make your kitchen budget stretch to include the things you’d like to see, without compromising on style. The first thing to do is prioritize what you want from your kitchen. There will always be some things that are more important to you than others, and that will lead you in deciding where to spend your money.

Are you a foodie, do you love cooking?

You need lots of workspace and a great cooker, and perhaps you don’t need a breakfast bar or top of the range brass taps and handles. If you love to entertain, you might need lots of room for people to sit. Are you looking for a family kitchen that will be the engine room of your house? Or are you a young professional working from home and need plenty of electrical sockets? Some things will be absolutely key for you, and other elements not so important.

Tip number one is to get your priorities clear. Write them down, make them known to your kitchen designer, and let that guide how you spend your budget. Once you’ve set your priorities our design team will be able to work around your needs.

We can give you useful guidance to make the most of your budget

For example, the design of the kitchen units themselves can impact on price – for example a high line base unit is far less expensive than a drawer pack. More drawers = most expensive! We can work with you to make the most of your kitchen, whatever the budget.

One of the biggest expenses in a new kitchen is the appliances. Do your homework, research different brands, and you’ll find that price does not always indicate quality, or style for that matter. Consumer organisations like Which? frequently do product reviews and comparisons which can save you £100s. Sometimes a lesser known brand will be cheaper and perform better in consumer testing. Don’t forget the option of hiding appliances away within the design of the kitchen. Just because you’re having a new kitchen doesn’t mean that you have to replace everything. Take stock of what you’ve already got and ask yourself if it needs to be replaced. A new fridge could set you back £500 or more, add to that a new cooker and dishwasher and the overall price can mount up.

Itemised quotes let you see where the cost lies in your kitchen

Here’s where you can really get a handle on budgeting. When you contact a kitchen designer, always ask for an itemised quote. At Smile Kitchens we’re more than happy to do this. Tell us your budget and what you’re looking for, and one of our designers will contact you with a 3D walk-through and a breakdown of the costs. From there you’ll have a much better idea how to allocate your resources to best effect.

If you’re looking for a kitchen that brings together style and great value for money, then Fnissa is one to consider. This kitchen range brings together simplicity, functionality, and stylish Scandi design.

We’ve kept it practical, with form and functionality in mind. But we’ve also added natural features like wooden surfaces, soft colours, and warm lighting. By using tiles to create a feature wall and a focal point we’ve saved the need for other more costly options.

If you’re looking for a stylish new kitchen that looks great and doesn’t cost the earth, contact us and we’ll talk you though your options. Click here to go to the contact us page or give us a call on 0333 015 6515 to speak directly to a member of the team!

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