The kitchen is fast becoming the most important room in our homes. Used as the centrepiece in some houses where meals are created, dinner parties are held and plenty of other social activity takes place, it’s also often the first room guests or potential buyers step into.
Installing a brand new kitchen could improve your home and create more useful space as well as potentially adding value to the property if you’re considering selling in the future.
The layout of your kitchen is a pivotal factor in how much you enjoy using the room. A clear, spacious layout is best and it can be formed in many ways depending on your preferences and the size of the room.
Kitchen islands are popular designs with worktops round the edge and a central block for eating at or a sink in the middle. For smaller rooms U and L-shaped kitchens are better, with space in the middle and appliances around the edge. These can accommodate a breakfast bar or space to install a separate table.
The basic appliances must be featured in your kitchen, such as a fridge freezer, cooker etc. Upgrading to invest in top quality options is likely to see them last for longer and be more reliable on the whole. Ensure they all fit in with your colour scheme too.
Fire extinguishers are essential for safety purposes as well as installing appropriate lights to form your ideal atmosphere. Storage such as all the cupboards and drawers and organising it so that all the appropriate items are located close to each other is a good idea.
Renovating your kitchen can be an expensive cost and saving up the money isn’t always an option in terms of timescales. But one option to pay for it and get the work done quickly could be to use a credit card, personal loan or a secured loan like those from Nemo. A Nemo loan is secured against your home so you must make sure you can afford the repayments or your home may be repossessed.
If you choose to do the work yourself there are various cheaper options. Simply repainting walls, doors and kitchen cupboards enhances the room’s atmosphere. Adding modern lighting, replacing old worktops and installing tiles all create a modern and new effect without a complete overhaul and the costs that come with it.