Ways to create a luxury kitchen without having to re-mortgage your house!

You may dream of being the proud owner of a luxury kitchen that oozes style, sophistication and elegance in every nook and cranny but unfortunately, you’ve not got the tens of thousands of pounds to pump into such an expensive project.

The good news is that with a few clever interior design tricks and tips, you can heighten the luxury appeal of your kitchen without having to re-mortgage your house.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the following ways to revamp the hub of the family home on a budget.

Use ‘faux’ worktops instead of the real deal

Have your kitchen worktops seen better days? These well-used kitchen surfaces are continuously hammered with ingredients, knives, forks and detergent, so it’s hardly surprising they can look a little tired over time – a far cry from the luxury appeal you crave for.

Instead of opting for pricey worktops made from the likes of real granite and marble, choose a quality ‘faux’ alternative, which can look uncannily close to the real thing and will significantly jazz up your kitchen without the hefty price tag.

Paint the cabinets and change the handles

New kitchen cabinets can be notoriously expensive, and you’d be surprised at the luxury-heightening effect a new lick of paint on existing cupboards can bring to a kitchen. For a real luxurious feel opt for deluxe colours such a deep blues, rich reds, and dusty silvers.

Similar to the changing the colour of the cabinets, replacing handles can have an impact on the overall look of a kitchen. The simple act of swapping old, worn-out handles with jazzier alternatives is a cost-effective way to inject some luxury into your kitchen.

Add new lights

The light fittings in any room have a significant effect on the style and mood of the space and none more so than in a kitchen. Change outdated light fittings that do little in enhancing the style and appeal of your kitchen with more modern, stylish and luxury alternatives.

Don’t be afraid to be bold and creative with your choice of lighting for a real eye-catching look, such as hanging a pendant from the ceiling or even a crystal chandelier if the ceiling is high enough.

Update the tiling

Most kitchens have tiles in one place or another. Whether it’s wall tiles above the cooker or floor tiles underfoot, updating the tiling in your kitchen with some stylish new tiles is a tried and tested way to add some luxury to your home without the forking out on a hefty bill.

And there you have it, how to create a luxury-looking new kitchen on a budget.

Lateefah Brown

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Lateefah Brown

I have a passion for Design & Architecture with over 5 years of experience in the industry. I lead on concept development, researching all interior elements from colour pallets to lighting...
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