One of the focal points in a home is the kitchen. It could be argued that this is probably one of the most used rooms in the house when people aren’t sleeping specifically if the kitchen is of a size that maybe has a dining area contained within it.

One of the options could be to uproot your kitchen and do a major project where you could call in a number of specialists and potentially remodel.  We have come up with a few simple things that could be done internally in the kitchen.

Worktops

One of the centre pieces in the kitchen is the worktop.   Some people spend thousands on these maybe looking at marble ones however you can go online and get the best priced laminate worktops from many retailers.  People also think that this may be overall a hard activity to complete however a lot of this could be done yourself as a simple DIY project or by hiring a joiner on a cheap rate.  Don’t be put off by this task as by changing the worktop, it makes a significant difference to the overall appearance.

Flooring

Another thing that can make quite a significant impressionable difference is the flooring.  It is extremely uncommon for floors in kitchens to have things such as carpets therefore you would normally see laminate flooring or maybe tiles.  The lifespan on flooring (compared with tiling) is a lot better than carpets and you could expect to see flooring last for many years without being changed (or even a decade).  Saying that, if it is work or you just want to have a refresh there are many options out there that are cost effective for laminate flooring or tiling.  How to install can be a bit trickier.  If you are going for tiling of the flooring then you would want to probably get an expert in to do it if it isn’t something you have experience in.  You don’t want to be in a position where you have cut a tile to the wrong size and it causes you a fitting problem.  Similar position with the laminate flooring.

Lights

There is a fantastic opportunity in kitchens to look at lighting improvements where people have different shades and lighting positions.  One of the “calmer” lighting options is to have small lights underneath worktops.  This is becoming a far more popular option with some of these being mobile completely where they can be disconnected and moved.  Other options for lighting the kitchen is to consider spotlights.  Lampshades seem to be pretty outdated nowadays and moving onto spotlights seems to be the more modern solution.  Just bear in mind that if you are messing around with electricity, it is potentially really dangerous therefore if you lack the skillset in this it would be really wise to bring in an electrician to do any of this for you.  You can normally find a good local electrician advertised for good competitive rates.

Fridge

A fridge is sometimes centre to a kitchen and if it is not in sync with the rest of the décor it could actually stand out in a negative way.  If you go on to a search engine and look for “fridge” you will normally find that there is all sorts of modern solutions to this.  There are fridges that are large and incorporate ice making facilities that are not particularly expensive but add a bit of class to the room.  Having a fridge that is incorporated with the current kitchen layout is ideal however if you then have a fridge that needs to be replaced, you hit difficulties to try and get a replacement that suits the local décor.  When purchasing a fridge, be well aware of the sizes of them and to ensure that it aligns to the space you have in the kitchen.  It is great to have a vision of a fridge that does fantastic things and can store a lot however if it doesn’t fit in the space you have then you either need to remodel the kitchen or look at an alternative.

Furniture

Most modern kitchens have some space for furniture.  In modern homes it is extremely common to have the dining area connected as an extension to the kitchen and for there to be some sort of furniture included in this.  If you pride your kitchen then you shouldn’t really invest in cheap furniture that would give a poor impression.  You can get lots of good solid, high quality furniture in local stores where you can go and see for yourself before purchasing.  Alternatively there is catalogues where if you want to consider payment plans – this is an ideal solution.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Bloggers talk about anything and everything financial - Budgeting, tips and tricks to make your money go further. Money can't buy you happiness but it can help pay your bills. Try make your money go further each month!