How to Save Money on a New Kitchen

How to Save Money on a New Kitchen

As one of the most important and most used rooms in your home, when it is time to renovate you will want to make sure you can get your kitchen just right. We all want a kitchen that is practical and functional to our everyday needs whilst delivering that amazing ‘wow-factor’ However, modern kitchen renovations can quickly end up costing a lot of money. That is unless you are able to shop around and find clever ways to stay within your means. In the following post, we are going to look at some of the key ways you can save some money when having work done in your kitchen.

Think Carefully About What You Need

Open plan wood kitchen
Open plan wood kitchen
Comfortable kitchen with Marble cabinets
Comfortable kitchen with Marble cabinets

It can be very tempting when trying to choose the furniture for a kitchen to just go with your heart and choose everything you love. You need to remember, though, that a kitchen is the centre of a family’s daily living and a practical room with many functions such as cooking, cleaning, entertaining and laundry. Although there is nothing wrong with wanting to make it look nice, the aesthetics are not going to matter if you cannot do what you need to in it.

Therefore, you need to give some serious thought to its layout and the kind of furniture you need. Would you, for instance, prefer a contemporary island or a dining table?

 

You need to think about how many members of your family you have. If you plan to grow your family in the future, you will need to plan your kitchen accordingly. Some people love to cook or spend time watching T.V. in the kitchen while they cook. I recommend thinking about how much time you spend in the kitchen usually and build it around that. This is why it is often best to choose bespoke and custom made kitchens.

Consider Opting for Open Shelving

Instead of lots of wall cupboards, why not have shelves to store and display important items. As well as giving your kitchen a very streamlined and open feel, it will also reduce the cost. Shelving units don’t even need to have a country kitchen feel, as the examples in the image below show. It still looks very modern and sophisticated.

bespoke breakfast pantry
Bespoke breakfast pantry

 

Consider the Materials You Use

Some materials are far more expensive than others. This ties in with what we said earlier about how it’s important to pick what you need practically rather than just picking what looks good. This could be applied to the subject of material choice. Granite is a solid, reliable and attractive choice. It can also be very expensive.

Wood has timeless appeal and is a great material to use in a kitchen, as demonstrated here

Bespoke Wooden Kitchen Panelling

If you really want that granite look incorporated into your kitchen somewhere, but want to save a little, you could have a mixture of both wood and granite.

Anyone who bakes often knows that rolling dough on a chilled surface makes the job infinitely easier. Having something like a piece of granite or marble at the end of the wooden counter can help with kneading while also adding a cool visually pleasing feature.

Consider the Style of Kitchen Carefully

There is a huge misconception that most people have about kitchen styles. Many people believe that modern kitchens will cost more than traditional kitchens. However, from a bespoke point of view when it comes to the cabinetry, it’s actually the opposite. Modern kitchens are a better option if you are on a tight budget, compared to shaker-style kitchens.

 

Choose a Reputable Company

Another misconception many people have is that you need to pay the highest price for the best quality. However, that’s not always the case. One way to determine whether a company offer a high-quality service or not is by checking its reviews. Look for positives and negatives to get a full idea of what it will be like to work with them.

When you are at the stage of building up ideas and looking around for inspiration some people like to try kitchen designers who offer a free service where they visit your property and measure the space and draw up designs. Sometimes these designers end up charging over £50 for the service. The Wood Works offers Zoom design consultations to allow us to get a great idea of the space you are working with and offer key advice while you are building that dream kitchen.

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HOUZZ
What a wonderful experience from beginning to end. We certainly weren’t the easiest customers , we weren’t sure what we wanted or when ! However Donna, Richard, Rich and their amazing team guided us through the process with utter professionalism as well as warmth and patience. The results exceeded our expectations, particularly the attention to every detail. They wouldn’t rest until they knew we were happy with everything. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them or use them again.

Leighton Home Style

HOUZZ
Thanks to all the team at The Woodworks for working with me on yet another great project.
Beautiful design managed and delivered on time and VERY happy clients

Look forward to our future projects together!

Alan Burton

HOUZZ
Woodworks provided us with excellent service, from planning and design to finished kitchen

Build quality is excellent and it really does give the house the WOW factor

Our kitchen was part of a new build process for house we have built from scratch. Deadlines constantly moved, and Woodworks worked around everybody to get the job done on time and in full

After sales is very good, with tweaks to doors and cupboards all part of the service!

Sarah Innes

HOUZZ
It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with The Wood Works. Our existing kitchen was 20 years old, and the layout of the room did not make use of the available space. Josh produced inspired ideas for re-designing the whole area, and really listened to what we wanted to achieve, patiently fine-tuning the plans to our particular requirements. We are now the proud owners of a stunning and practical new kitchen which has completely exceeded our expectations. When my sister visited for the first time, she said "it looks like the kitchen of a celebrity chef!" (which I am not). What a transformation. The Wood Works is a family-run business, and that really shows in terms of their professional service, quality of fittings, attention to detail, reliability and easy communication. Nothing was too much trouble. At the start of the project, Josh promised we would have our kitchen by Christmas. I was sceptical as we were in the midst of the pandemic, but they delivered as promised, with no hitches. Thoroughly recommend.

John

HOUZZ
Brilliant Service!
They designed, built, and fitted my new kitchen.
Extremely happy and will be recommending to my friends and family.

Sian Baker

HOUZZ
Over the moon with our new kitchen!
The design is exactly what we wanted, the fitters were excellent, and the craftsmanship is fantastic.
Everyone at The Wood Works helped to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible.
I would recommend them to anyone looking at getting a new kitchen.

Ruhel 4 November, 2021

HOUZZ
We are delighted with the kitchen supplied and fitted by The Woodworks. The design, look and quality is brilliant. The designer (Tom Dodd), the project manager (Andy Neville) and the fitters were all brilliant. Always helpful and responsive. A really pleasing experience with Woodworks and a brilliant finished kitchen.

The design collated by Tom was brilliant and tailored brilliantly to our exact requirements.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Sue Finegold 22 December 2021

HOUZZ
We have a beautiful kitchen of the highest quality The company are efficient friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Richard and Donna designed everything for us to perfection. All their staff are really great.