How to: Spruce up your kitchen with cost-effective renovations.

In the current climate of rising costs and high inflation, it’s important to make your money go as far as possible. Therefore, looking for cost-effective and simple ways to spruce up your kitchen while you save for a full renovation is important.

Replace your handles

An easy way to change up your style and try something new in your kitchen is to replace your handles. You’ll be surprised at how much they can change the look and feel of the room.

If you have a traditional kitchen, changing from a door knob to a cup handle can modernise the room and will ensure that the old screw hole is covered.

For a modern kitchen, you may opt to swap a bar handle for a sleek, slimline door handle.

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Replace your doors

If you want to go for something more comprehensive than just the handles, you can replace your kitchen cupboard doors. This can save heavily on the fitting and material costs for a kitchen and allow you to transform a dingy, old-fashioned room into a modern or stylish space you can be proud of.

All of our ranges are available standalone and many can be made to any size, so you have hundreds of different options at your fingertips. Go for a handleless kitchen door and transform the room into a contemporary marvel, or choose a stylish panelled Aldridge door and channel that traditional elegance.

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Paint the room

Changing the colour of your kitchen can have a significant impact on its feel. If you’ve had a blue kitchen forever, try something completely different. A bold colour contrasting with your appliances and units can make the room more modern and ensure it stands out to visitors.

If you have white doors, you can really choose any colour, so go wild. Otherwise, you can use a colour chart to find complementary finishes that won’t clash. If your kitchen units are dark, then try white. It may seem simple, but white walls can bring much-needed light to a room with a lot of dark colours and make the space feel much more open.


Doing the work yourself can be an amazing way to cut down on costs. Labour usually makes up a large chunk of the cost of a renovation so eliminating that entirely or saving it for the more complex jobs should shrink your budget. For simple jobs like changing cupboard doors, anyone can try their hand at it and with the wide range of tutorials and guides available on sites like YouTube you can learn anything. DIY can be a fun way to fill downtime from work and when at home with the kids during the summer holidays.

Refresh Tiles Using Tile Paint

Retiling an area can be one of the most time-consuming and expensive parts of a renovation, so refreshing kitchen tiles with a coat of paint and a re-grout can be transformative! These paints are hard-wearing and stand up well to a kitchen or even bathroom environment, allowing a change of theme without breaking the bank.

We hope these tips have been handy for you in planning your budget remodel. If you require kitchen advice or products our team is happy to help.

If you have any questions or would like further advice, then please contact us either via email or phone.