Affordable kitchen ideas – refresh the heart of your home without burning a hole in your pocket

PUBLISHED: 13:28 09 July 2020 | UPDATED: 15:11 09 July 2020

You can instantly breathe new life into your kitchen by painting the cabinets with a fresh colour of your choice. Picture: Getty Images

You can instantly breathe new life into your kitchen by painting the cabinets with a fresh colour of your choice. Picture: Getty Images

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Discover how you can make your money stretch further and transform your kitchen with these handy tips.

'You could replace your splashback tiles with a brighter colour, or add eclectic wall art to give your kitchen more character.' Picture: Hannah Warmisham'You could replace your splashback tiles with a brighter colour, or add eclectic wall art to give your kitchen more character.' Picture: Hannah Warmisham

Dino Mussell, from Parlour Farm, shares his ideas to help you achieve your dream kitchen without spending a fortune.

1) Re-paint your kitchen cabinets

If the bones of your kitchen are still in good condition, but the colour scheme isn’t as modern as you’d like, try a few coats of paint to instantly breathe new life into the space.

“This is the perfect fix for an undamaged kitchen needing a refresh, but it’s worth considering how much life your kitchen has left, as you may be better off simply getting a new one fitted,” says Dino.

2) Declutter and rethink your storage

'The Sebastian James kitchen range by Parlour Farm offers the same quality and durability as our bespoke option, for less.' Picture: Hannah Warmisham'The Sebastian James kitchen range by Parlour Farm offers the same quality and durability as our bespoke option, for less.' Picture: Hannah Warmisham

Often the quickest and simplest way to improve a room is to organise it. Introducing clever storage solutions and clearing your worktops could make a world of difference.

If you’re aiming for a contemporary design, less is definitely more.

3) Make a statement

Give your kitchen the ‘wow’ factor by covering one wall in unique wallpaper, or installing a statement light fixture.

“You could replace your splashback tiles with a brighter colour, or add eclectic wall art to give your kitchen more character,” suggests Dino.

4) Consider a quality, lay-on kitchen

You may need to completely refurbish your kitchen to achieve your dream look. But there’s no need to compromise on quality and style if you don’t have a big budget.

“The Sebastian James kitchen range by Parlour Farm offers the same quality and durability as our bespoke option, for less,” Dino explains.

“The kitchens from our new range are cheaper to manufacture and install as they are precision-made, lay-on kitchens.”

The cabinets are manufactured using high-end Medite MDF, and the kitchens boast a 10-year guarantee.

“Although they’re not bespoke, there are still ways to tailor the kitchen to you,” Dino says.

“We can use colour match technology to make the cabinets in a colour of your choice, and can install any style of worktops or appliances to create your desired finished look.”

You can even upgrade your Sebastian James kitchen by adding bespoke features, like specific units for storage, or even a special rack for your spice collection.

Visit www.parlourfarm.com for more information, or contact 01285 885 336 or info@parlourfarm.com.

Check out the showroom at 12 Wilkinson Road, Love Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YT.

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