If a kitchen refresh is on your list of things to improve in your home, read on and follow our simple kitchen design ideas to transform your existing kitchen or create a new kitchen that’s practical and stylish.
First consider if you would like a kitchen update or a new kitchen designed from scratch. We recommend you write a list of all the things you already have that you’d keep, those you’d like to move and those you really don’t like and would take out completely. If your current kitchen layout works, then you’ll save money by not moving things like your sink and appliances.
Kitchen Design Ideas
When planning a kitchen, it’s important to consider your routine. We ask you to think carefully about how you currently use the space and how you might improve that use of space with the new kitchen design.
How do you move around your kitchen? How much storage do you need? Open shelving or big, deep cupboards or drawers? You may want space for a kitchen table or a kitchen breakfast bar. Which utensils and crockery do you use the most? Ensure they will be easily accessible in your new kitchen design. Where will you keep smaller appliances such as the toaster or coffee machine? If you want them on display, you’ll need plenty of worktop space; or if tucked away, you’ll need deep cupboards.
At Nixons Kitchens, our kitchen design service is free and offers bespoke planning, layout and style advice. Our expert kitchen designers will work with you every step of the way to help you create the kitchen you’ve always wanted, whether it’s a modern kitchen or traditional kitchen.
Kitchen Refresh on a Budget
If your budget doesn’t allow for an entire new kitchen, how much can you change on the budget you have available?
Here are a few ideas to help you refresh your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Keep to the existing kitchen layout by keeping electrics and plumbing in the same place. Even if you choose to install new appliances, it will take less time and money if they’re being wired into the same spot.
Refresh kitchen worktops to update or upgrade your kitchen. Even just upgrading from a laminate worktop to a stone worktop can have a dramatic impact on the look of your kitchen. Click HERE to learn more about the extensive range of kitchen worktops that Nixons Kitchens have available.
Kitchen doors replacement is a great way of updating your kitchen so that it looks brand new. Nixons Kitchens have a large range of quality kitchen doors to suit the majority of tastes and budgets. Our two distinctive brands, Concetto and Heritage, provide a choice of both modern kitchen doors and traditional kitchen doors. Click HERE for more details.
Look for ex-display kitchens – Nixons Kitchens do occasionally sell ex-display kitchens. It can save you money and is a sustainable option. Call us to enquire.
Shop around for installation services – Nixons Kitchens do offer a competitive installation service; however, you are not obliged to use it if you choose to use your own kitchen fitter.
Painting the walls with an on-trend colour can completely transform the look and feel of the kitchen. Make sure to use a suitable kitchen paint.
Updated kitchen lighting can also change the feel of your kitchen. A well-planned kitchen lighting scheme can set the mood for cooking, eating and entertaining.
Replace kitchen flooring without removing cabinets. Vinyl flooring is generally the cheapest, while natural materials, such as stone and wood, are more expensive.
So, whatever the size, shape and budget, and whether you decide on a kitchen update or a new kitchen designed from scratch, our expert kitchen designers will help make your kitchen design ideas a reality.
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