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            A Budget Kitchen Makeover With Hannah & Jack

            Showing how to plan a stylish interior with a small price tag, this budget kitchen makeover with Hannah and Jack offers inspiration for first-time buyers or renovation newbies. Hannah and Jack live with their dog in a three-bedroom, end-of-terrace house in Northampton. When the couple moved into their home, the kitchen diner needed a modern update. Working with their tradesperson and a Howdens designer, this kitchen makeover combines a neutral colour scheme with a versatile breakfast bar and plenty of storage to make the most of their compact layout without over-spending.

            The design goals

            • First time transformation

              New to the world of renovations, Hannah and Jack wanted to reflect their personal style in their first home while sticking to a budget.
            • Small and mighty

              In their compact room, the pair wanted a flexible cooking area that could double up as a place to socialise, so a multi-functional layout was a must-have.

            The design detials

            • An affordable classic

              The couple knew a heritage design would suit their timeless aesthetic, so they opted for our framed, Witney collection, which offers a classic shaker look for less.
            • Versatile tones

              To make their layout more open and inviting, Hannah and Jack selected a neutral grey shade to brighten the room and enhance the sense of space.
            • Concealed clutter

              When planning storage, the couple selected drawers to pack more into their small space. This also offers easy access to dinner-time essentials.
            • Luxury for less

              To achieve a luxe look on a budget, Hannah and Jack selected low-cost laminate in a white marble pattern to save money on surfaces in their design.
            • Flexible features

              The multi-functional breakfast bar is Hannah’s favourite feature. Used for food prep, casual meals, and work, it also allows the chef to socialise while cooking.
            • Fuss-free tiles

              Instead of decorative tilling, the couple selected a tile-effect backboard, saving time and money on the project. It is also easier to clean with zero grout.
            • Streamlined style

              The couple chose built-in Lamona equipment to streamline their compact design. With an extended guarantee, these products are a long-term investment.
            • Space-saving tech

              Without room to squeeze in a double oven, Hannah and Jack chose a split-cavity model that cooks multiple dishes at different temperatures for delicious results. 
            • Co-ordinated cleaning 

              They also went for a composite sink in a bright white finish to minimise the appearance of counter clutter, which is vital for small layouts.
            • Long-stay floors

              Finally, Hannah and Jack opted for vinyl floorboards to complete the look. Durable and hardwearing, this option will last for years to come.

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