When renovating a kitchen, it can become overwhelming with all the different styles, appliances and furnishing that are available to purchase.
Let’s start off with worktops, which are integral part of any kitchen and can have a big impact on the overall finished look. If you want a contemporary look, Corian and Granite are a great choice, they’re available in a wide range of colours and finishes and are durable and long lasting. If you’re looking for a traditional, cottage style kitchen, wood worktops are a great addition, they give a natural appearance and will last for years if you keep up with the correct maintenance. If you’re looking for a budget option, laminate is a versatile choice that offers a variety of colours and textures for any type of kitchen.
Kitchen cupboards are up next! If you want a modern kitchen, gloss kitchen cabinets are a perfect option, they’re easy to clean and come in an assortment of colours. Opting for handless doors gives a seamless appearance too. Wooden doors are perfect for a cottage or traditional kitchen and give a kitchen warmth. They also very durable and can withstand typical kitchen wear and tear. You can choose naked wood options for a natural look or painted wooden cupboards if you want to add some brightness to your new kitchen.
Choosing appliances can be confusing, especially when it comes to cookers and hobs. Do you go with electric or gas? There’s not much difference between them, and one isn’t necessarily better than then other, it depends what you find more comfortable to use. The only difference is that you need a gas outlet for a gas hob or cooker, which you may need to install. Check out this cost guide for a better idea on gas cooker installation costs.
Flooring is a big part of any kitchen refurbishment, and it’s essential that you choose the correct type of flooring (preferably waterproof), so that it’s lasts without any issues. Tiles are popular for kitchen floors, as they’re waterproof and easy to clean. But if you’re looking for something more natural in appearance, engineered wood is also fine to use in a kitchen. Laminate is a cheap option, just ensure to check that it’s waterproof, it should usually tell you on the pack whether it’s OK to lay in a kitchen.
There are SO many options when refurbishing a kitchen, and it can be exciting to see something that you’ve created and designed come together.