Renovation and remodelling guides
How to update your kitchen on a budget
Discover clever and creative ways to refresh your kitchen for less with our step-by-step guide on budget kitchen ideas.
Refresh the look of your kitchen with a smaller budget by choosing these cost-effective cabinet options. Here are two ways to personalise your design or maximise storage space for less.
Opt for a painted kitchen
Choose taller cupboards
Our wide range of worktops includes a selection of affordable laminate options that look great and are long lasting. Durable laminate is a good choice for a busy family kitchen, as any spills can be easily wiped away.
Switch to laminate
Save on spills
Choose a flooring option that gives you the look of real stone or wood within budget. Like a hardwearing wood-effect laminate, or a decorative chevron design.
Parquet in a pinch
To update your kitchen for less, purchase your appliances in a cost-effective bundle. Introducing modern touches such as a hot water tap could also help you save on energy bills.
Bundle up appliances
Be tech savvy
When you want to quickly refresh the look of your space, replacing handles is a great way to introduce a new style to your kitchen without stretching your budget.
Fast fitting benefits
Any worktop offcuts can be used to create open shelving at little extra cost. Meanwhile, smart storage options maximise your available space and keep your kitchen clutter free.
Simple accessories save
Bespoke lighting can be an affordable and standout design feature in your kitchen. Ask your builder to fit a dimmer switch so you can easily create different moods for cooking, dining and relaxing.
Bring in light
Introduce a light fitting
Adding dining elements to your kitchen is a great way of making the most of your space. A dining table or breakfast bar also creates a place for family and friends to gather.
Maximise with multi-use spaces
Be forward with furniture
From creating a colourful feature wall to refreshing kitchen tiles, there are plenty of low-cost decorating options you can choose to update your space.
Go low maintenance
Colourful and low-cost
Add personality to your kitchen with hand-picked finishing touches and affordable accessories. These simple additions go a long way to giving your kitchen an eclectic look.
Hit the thrift shops