We all dream of a new kitchen that could grace the pages of a magazine, one that is stylish, functional and the heart of your home. However, you may be concerned that your allocated budget for your kitchen renovation may stop you from getting your perfect kitchen. The good news is that there are a number of cost-effective and stylish ways that you can achieve a high-end look without blowing the budget and below we share our top 6 tips to making this a reality.
Tip 1. Select doors with a flat profile
Sleek and stylish, doors with a flat profile are a great cost-saving design solution. A popular choice in modern Australian kitchens, they provide a beautiful blank canvas to allow other features in your kitchen to shine. When it comes to creating a cost-effective layout and configuration for your kitchen joinery, we recommend using larger cabinetry to cover more space rather than a mixture of smaller cabinets. Mix cupboards with adjustable shelving with deep drawers to ensure that your kitchen is stylish, functional and on-budget.
Tip 2. Handle it with style
They’re a small detail but handles will add the finishing touch to your kitchen and are an effective way to evoke the style you want to achieve. If you have opted for a flat door profile in your new kitchen, adding handles will add an eye-catching detail and are highly functional – after all you’ll be using them a lot!
There are numerous handle designs at a range of prices. From bar, knob, pull and cup designs and available in colours ranging from silver, brass, timber and black tones- there is a handle style and colour way to suit any kitchen!
Tip 3. Consider a laminate benchtop
Evoke the look of marble, timber, concrete and many more without the price tag and maintenance by selecting a laminate benchtop for your new kitchen.
Laminate benchtops are available in a variety of colours at an affordable price, making them a practical and economic solution. Boasting low maintenance and easy-to-clean qualities, laminate countertops are a consistently popular choice.
Design tip: Love quartz benchtops but can’t afford to have it throughout your entire kitchen? If you have an island bench as part of your design consider a slim 20mm Caesarstone® top and then pair it with laminate tops on the back benches, as well as in any pantry and laundry spaces.
Tip 4. Opt for a Flatpack Kitchen
Flat Pack Kitchens are sure to impress with many standout features and being delivered to your door ready to assemble.
Flat pack kitchens, arrive ready for you to assemble, making it an ideal choice for budget conscious customers. They are a fast solution which often have a wide selection of doors, laminate benchtops, as well as a wide selection of handles and accessories. They are sure to impress!
Tip 5. Invest in Smart Storage Solutions
Investing in smart storage solutions will ensure that you will have a kitchen that not only looks great but works beautifully and ensure organisation is a breeze. Keep everything you need within reach, as well as organised and easy to find and include accessories such as cutlery and utensil dividers, corner carousels, pull-out bins and pantry solutions.
Tip 6. Incorporate Open Shelving
Also consider breaking up banks of cabinetry on your back wall with open shelving. Aside from being a savvy design choice, it will keep the design perfectly on trend, allowing you create an area within your kitchen where you can add styling decor through a mixture of items such a cookbooks, greenery, candles, boards, ceramics, small artwork and kitchen items such as grinders and mortar and pestles – the possibilities are endless!