The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place we prepare family meals. The space friends and family congregate.
The room many of us choose to mark special occasions, and make memories together. Kitchens are filled with vitality and life, and as such – given how long we spend in them – a degree of wear and tear is to be expected.
Today, rather than looking to move somewhere new, many homeowners are working to improve their properties. And with a modern kitchen thought to add over £12,000 to the value of the average home, financially and emotionally it’s no wonder that the kitchen is more often than not the focus of such improvements.
However, household budgets across the UK are tight, with many of us looking at ways to save money. So, does this mean that we should put up with a worn out kitchen until we can afford a full refit? In a word, no!
Giving your kitchen a new lease of life doesn’t have to come with a huge price tag, and many kitchens don’t need a complete refit to look better. In fact, in a time of tight financial belts, going as far as to completely refurbish the kitchen can be a drastic and unnecessary measure. Especially if you have good appliances, quality cabinets, and a layout that works.
So, before you invest your hard-earned cash in a complete refit, it’s worth considering whether an uplift could give your tired kitchen a stylish new lease of life. Here are just some of the ways you can create a high-quality feel, without spending too much money:
1. Give your kitchen a lick of paint
Repainting the walls can give your kitchen a fresh look and an instant lift. While it might be a short-term solution, it’s certainly cost-effective.
2. Upgrade your cupboard doors
You don’t have fork out for brand new cupboards. Just upgrading the doors can make your kitchen look more stylish and modern.
3. Light it up
You can add extra shine to a kitchen, simply by increasing the amount of light.
4. Take another look at the space
For many of us, once we move into a house, we accept the existing positioning of the kitchen furniture. But it makes sense not to. Of course, in many kitchens, everything is fitted, but where furniture and appliances can be moved, think about whether – with a bit or rearrangement – things could be improved.
5. Invest in granite or quartz worktops
Granite and quartz kitchen worktops can drastically enhance the look and feel of your kitchen; providing a variety of design, colour, pattern, texture, and quality options, with a price-tag to suit a range of budgets.
In a study of prospective home buyers, 36% admitted that the kitchen was the number one turn-on, with granite worktops a close second.
Just as important as their aesthetic appeal, the durability of these worktops is second-to-none; with quartz surfaces scratch and stain resistant; even with heavy use. Adding long-term value to your home, it’s no wonder that savvy homeowners are increasingly investing in quartz and granite worktops to transform even the most tired looking kitchen.
Helping you to choose wisely when making an investment that will change the appearance of your kitchen, at Cheshire Granite Worktops we take care of the whole process for you. And, as updating your kitchen with some stylish new worktops is far less disruptive than having to undergo a full redesign, your “new” kitchen will take less time to install.
With a small change going along way, if you would like to have a chat with us to find out how updating your worktops will add value to your kitchen and home, please do not hesitate to call us on 01565 300065 or email us at email@example.com