“Anyone can cook” – AugusteGusteau. This is a famous line from the famous movie Ratatouille. Cooking is an art and anyone can try it out. Just like any other art Cooking too needs a studio. We call it the Kitchen. Generally, we adapt to our kitchen. But how about you make your kitchen adapt to your choices. You might dislike this idea because installing kitchen stuffs is expensive. Well, don’t fret. I have listed some kitchen design ideas that would renovate your kitchen on a budget.
Try out an Ex Display Kitchen
If you are thinking to change your whole kitchen outlay then you have a good amount of money at hand. Since you are looking for budget design then you don’t have that much money too. In that case you can try out an ex display kitchen. This will save up a portion of your budget. You can find different websites selling ex display kitchen. Choose one and install. If you are not fond of second hand things at all then don’t worry there are other ways too. Besides the essential kitchen utensils you might take care of these things below.
Kitchen Cabinets Design
First thing to touch in your kitchen is your cabinets. If you have the budget then try out solid wood flat pack cabinets. The idea is to make the front out of wood and then hinge it with screws to the chipboard. If you have a lower budget then you can skip the solid wood part and try out installing plywood cabinets. If even the plywood cabinets seem a bit much to you then you can skip the part of installing new cabinets.
You can get some second hand cabinets and mount them on the wall. If you dislike this idea of getting used cabinets then you can keep your one. Just change the color. If you want to keep a simple kitchen design then go with complete white. White color makes your kitchen look more spacious. If you are not fond of white color, then you can try out other colors too. Just make sure that the colors are glossy.
Reflections too make your kitchen look more spacious and elegant. You can also try out mirrors as these provide the best reflections. If you have some spare cashafter the paint, you can change the handles of your cabinets. This will bring out a new look.Everything depends on your budget.
Once the kitchen cabinets are finished you should focus in worktops. There are many types of worktops available in the market, but you need to choose the best one based on your budget. If you spend a lot of money on the worktop then you will go short on other changes. There are solid wood worktops but these are a bit costly. The most efficient worktops out there are Laminate worktops.
These can be designed beautifully and these will save up a good amount of money. Try to keep a white surface while designing. You modify a bit too if you have some extra cash. Try to build up rods for a permanent pan stand. Also, you can have a built-in drainage system in your worktop.
Kitchen floors are one the costliest upgrades. Best way to cut costs down by installing a new floor on top of the oldone. Most efficient flooring material is wood. Different types of woods cost differently. Choose the one that has more durability.
You can also try out vinyl flooring which can mimic any type of floor. You can reduce cost by not installing the flooring from wall to wall. If a new flooring exceeds your budget, yet you want to change something then there is hope too. Get a rug that enhances the beauty of your kitchen and adds pattern to your whole interior.
Paint your wall white. Inside a fully white kitchen when your colorful accessories pop out, it creates a minimal impression. If you don’t like this idea then buy some kitchen wallpapers and cover the wall with those. If you want to minimize the cost here too, then instead of covering all the walls you can create a feature wall.
A beauty enhancing part of your kitchen is the kitchen furniture. They can be costly too. If you want to reduce the cost, the stylishness of the kitchen too reduces. A solution to this problem is vintage furniture. You can get old furniture from different sales.
These can be backyard sales or even form online shops. Old stools plus a row of pendant lights can be the perfect team for your new kitchen. If you don’t want to use used furniture then you can try out some plywood chairs or stools. If these exceed your budget then skip the part of getting new furniture.
Some keep the worktop and splash-back a bit similar. But if you want a good looking and attractive kitchen then go for something different. You can try out tiles in this part. Tiles in general is a bit expensive but this small area I guess using tiles will not hurt. One drawback for tiles is that you need to do the cleaning in order to avoid molds. You can use mirrors in this area too. As explained before, mirrors make your kitchen look bigger.
Other areas consist of doors, sink, lighting etc. You can use glass doors instead of wooden ones for lowering the costs. Stainless steel sinks are cheaper than ceramic and composite sinks. These are more practical too. For the lighting use the energy saving bulbs and for more elegance use LED strip lights.
Say Hi to the New Kitchen
Once you are done with the renovating you will be amazed to see how much has changed in how low cost. Salvage as much as possible and do it yourself as much as possible. Now, you can work happily in your low-cost extraordinary kitchen. Good luck with your cooking.