Staying within budget is always a challenge – no matter the size of your kitchen. Even if you are cost conscious when planning your kitchen, money can seem to just disappear.
To avoid overspending, we’ve come up with some suggestions for thrifty shopping.
Work your Worktop
When it comes to choosing worktops, a natural surface such as granite or marble may not always be the most realistic option. If you are on a tight budget, man-made surfaces tend to be more affordable alternatives. The quality of laminates and quartz available in Exeter Kitchen Store is very high, which means these surfaces look realistic. In addition to lower cost, man-made worktops have many benefits such as low maintenance and perfect formation. If you’re looking at small kitchen designs on a budget, then an ideal option is looking at the how much worktop area you’ll actually have, and judge whether this is an area you can splurge on. Quartz would be a perfect option for a small kitchen, as this material offers a glossy finish which is ideal for reflecting light and making the space feel bigger.
Stretch it Further
One way to make the entire project more affordable is to use the Exeter Kitchen Store’s interest free payment option. With 0% finance spread over two or three years, the stress of paying up front is removed, and the concern of interest charges is minimised. This reduces payments and spreads them out into manageable intervals, so you’re sure to stay within your kitchen budget.
Appliances can significantly dictate the amount spent on your kitchen. An affordable option such as Caple is a great alternative to better known brands like Bosch. Caple provide all the necessary basics; being lower in price because they don’t offer the brand name and awareness that Bosch does, or the more advanced appliance functions.
The door style selected can also determine the kitchen cost. This is probably one of the more significant ones to look out for if “small kitchen designs on a budget” defines your situation. Dealing with smaller spaces means you’re more likely to be limited on appliances as there just isn’t that much space to accommodate, or you’ve opted for built-in appliances to make the kitchen appear larger. So, naturally you’d be looking at more doors for your cabinets. The cost of kitchen doors is something you can control through the design choices you make. The prices of doors in our range varies, from our real wood Mornington door, at the higher end of our collection, to our Impressions door being the most affordable option. With a range of prices in our collection you are sure to find a door that suits your budget.
Understanding your kitchen budget can also help you maximise your fund. Sharing this information with our designers can help them to determine where your money is best spent. They can help you stretch your funds and provide advice of where they think you should invest, all depending on your individual finances.