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Do you have any tips on saving money for a new kitchen?

Do you have any tips on saving money for a new kitchen? The prices I have been quoted for new a kitchen are quiet high

Answered by TrustATrader

New fitted kitchens are on the top of the wish list for many families. It adds value to your home, while improving the quality of your daily life. Some points to take into account when looking at planning a new kitchen

Standard Sizes Equal Lower Prices

Kitchen units normally come in a few different sizes. Some go under the worktop, some go on the wall above, etc. Most kitchen installation companies  have a standard selection of units to choose from. These are cheaper than having units made to measure, so it is important to choose as many as you can of these, if you want to save a bit of money. What is called standard may vary from one company to the next, so make sure you choose the design/make you like first, and then concentrate on units from that company only. Study their catalogue and price list and plan your new kitchen with the use of “special” and made to measure units to a minimum, and you have done much to keep the price down.

Choosing Kitchen Worktops

Polished granite tops are very nice. They are completely resistant to water, low maintenance and easy to clean. But not cheap at all. Hardwood is also very popular but tends to require care in use and a lot of maintenance, if they are to retain their good looks. They don’t last forever. So, what about something sensible like chipboard with a formica top or such? With such benefits as long life, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and if you make an effort, you will find dozens – if not hundreds – of stylish designs going way beyond fake wood or stone patterns.

The Difference is in The Doors

From high-gloss paint, to exotic hardwood. Anything is possible, and prices vary accordingly. But behind all the clever looks, most new kitchen units are basically the same. Using standard handles or well stocked designs can help you to reduce the cost of your kitchen.

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