Planning your Kitchen Refurbishment in Advance

19th June 2017

A kitchen refurbishment can be an exciting prospect – you are finally going to have the beautiful, functional kitchen you’ve always dreamed of! However, costs can quickly add up, and unexpected complications can transform the whole experience into a nightmare. The solution to this? Planning in advance.

Having a specific budget in mind is the first step to take in your kitchen refurbishment process. To avoid overspending and making expensive choices that will add up quickly. You will have to have a clear idea of how much you’re willing to spend and stick to it. Keeping a record of your expenses helps, as you will visualise exactly what you’re spending your money on, and understand whether you can cut back expenses in certain areas.

A practical, smart-looking kitchen isn’t going to magically manifest itself into your house, no matter how much you wish it did. What you will actually have to do to start with is to plan the layout of your ideal kitchen, well before you go out and buy all your new appliances. Consider hiring an experienced designer, and have a clear idea of what your goals are. 

It’s easy to go to the shop to buy new kitchen chairs and to end up splurging £300 instead, but if you know exactly what your priorities are, we can assure you that will not happen. Ask yourself how many people are going to be cooking at the same time, whether you often have people over and if you like having meals in the kitchen, and plan the layout that best suits you.

Furniture and appliances can be expensive if you just take a trip to the shop and buy everything in one go. One way of saving money is by knowing what items you will need in advance, and taking advantage of sales and offers (or maybe specifically hunting for them). This will make the renovating process longer, but more successful, and significantly less expensive. You will be able to save a great deal of money by shopping around so make sure you start planning and looking for furniture and appliances a few months in advance.

Buying appliances and furniture ahead of time can help you save money but can be difficult to find a place to store them. In the meantime, you can store your newly purchased items with us. We offer a wide range of personal storage rooms and unit sizes, and you can stay for as little or as long as you need until everything is ready for your refurbishment. You can also store existing kitchen items in storage while the work is being carried out. Get in touch with us today if you are looking for storage solutions.