Whether you are looking to redecorate and upgrade an existing kitchen or to furnish a new renovation, it can be difficult to obtain the style of finish that you want on a tight budget. Your kitchen in the heart of the home, and as such, it is the place where you should feel comfortable, and that means having space which is functional, yet still a beautiful area of your home. If you are struggling to work out the best way to decorate your kitchen space, while still maintaining an affordable budget, here are a few tips to help you get the luxury finish you are looking for.
Plan the layout and floor space
When planning the layout of your kitchen, you need to take into account the amount of floor space you have, and additionally the shape of a room. The most functional kitchens are those which are easy to move around in, but you will also require enough storage space for all of your different utilities and kitchen items. Try and include pieces of furniture which are multipurpose, to save money while still getting optimum functionality. For example, an island can be a beautiful addition to any kitchen and can provide extra storage space, more work surface for preparing food, and also add further eating space if you add stools for a breakfast bar.
Choose the best surfaces
The worktops and surfaces that you choose have a substantial impact on the overall look and feel of your kitchen design because those are what people notice the most. Your worktops and splashbacks are also the areas which will suffer the most wear and tear over time, so you will want to find a surface material which is durable, but still enhances the look of your kitchen. If there is one area where you might want to consider spending a larger portion of your budget, it would be on the surfaces; natural stone, such as Kol Marble & Granite, is one of the best choices for your kitchen, as they are tough and add a sleek element to your design.
Add those finishing touches
Finally, the way to make your design come together is with your chosen finishing touches. Start with choosing the color of your kitchen: you might want to consider a color which works in both the day and provides a homely feel, but also provides a sleek feel in the evening if you are entertaining guests. Try to avoid white, as a kitchen is still an area for cooking and food prep, no matter how nice the finish, and oils and smoke in the air may discolor the walls over time; For example, pastel, medium tone color, such as grey, would be a good choice.
Your finishing touches will also include the types of appliances you chose. Try to choose one style for all of these: if you are choosing modern, then you will likely have a lot of stainless steel appliances throughout, such as your taps and stove top. A more rustic kitchen may have a wider range of materials included in the appliances, and these will still work together fine, so long as you plan your vision out in advance. You don’t have to buy all your appliances from new, as there are sites where you can buy second-hand furniture and kitchen items for half of their retail price. This can be especially beneficial if you are looking to create a more authentic rustic design within your kitchen.