Kitchens are no longer simply for cooking. Modern kitchens combine a dining room, study and living room, and have to cater for all these different roles. With all these factors to consider, redesigning a kitchen can be a daunting and expensive task. Here are some tips to give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank.

Harness Nature’s Beauty

Odessa Oak Cambridge KitchenIncluding natural materials in your kitchen can create a great effect. Wood adds warmth and character, while marble gives a fantastic polished finish and a unique look. These natural materials will give your kitchen a timeless style, however they can be expensive, especially for larger spaces.

For a more cost-effective option that harnesses natural materials, try upcycling wood which gives a more rustic look, or go for an industrial feel with exposed brickwork and open storage features.

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If you want to give your kitchen a new look on a budget, replacing the cupboard doors, drawer fronts and handles is a great option. This creates a modern look by replacing the tired fronts which tend to wear out first, but as it does not require the existing framework of the kitchen to change, it is cheaper than a complete redesign.

Replacement doors fit most conventional framework, however bespoke options can be provided if necessarily. There are a variety of different door styles available and they can be custom painted to match your desired look.

Use Classic Colours

Colour can also be used to create a fresh look that won’t become dated. While colour trends come and go, some staples stay the same.

White has been used for a long time in kitchens and gives a clean, spacious look. At the other end of the spectrum, black is also becoming more popular either in gloss or matte for a sleek, statement finish.

white kitchenIf you still want a pop of colour you can opt for a black or white base and use coloured accessories such tea towels and small appliances which are cheaper to replace if you tire of the colour.

Hot Doors offer an extensive range of kitchen cupboard doors and handles which can be combined to create your desired styles. Visit our online store for more advice and information on how to give your kitchen a timeless update.