It is no secret that replacing your kitchen can be one of your home's most expensive projects, however, as people focus on saving money wherever possible, more homeowners than ever before are considering second-hand kitchens. Many kitchen suppliers offer massive discounts on ex-showroom displays and, in many cases, some second-hand kitchens may have hardly been used. If you are buying pre-owned cabinets, make sure you measure carefully (and then measure again!) We also recommend opting for a dismantling and fitting service to ensure your kitchen is re-installed in the best condition possible, and to meet your layout needs.
In many of our blogs over the past year, we have mentioned how homeowners' focus has shifted to more sustainable options that can help reduce their carbon footprint, save money, and do ‘their bit’ wherever possible. In terms of kitchen design, there any many affordable options for kitchen appliances/fittings that are made from recycled materials, such as sinks, cabinets and much, much more. Even if you can't achieve a fully 'recycled' kitchen, ensuring that your appliances have a high energy-efficiency rating goes a long way to reducing both running costs and environmental impact.
Up-cycling has been a trend for many years, however up-cycling your kitchen has become even more popular in 2022. If the initial structure of your kitchen is in good condition, you could consider painting your cabinets or wrapping in a vinyl covering of your choice – this change is often a lot more affordable and can completely transform your kitchen and bring the space back to life without the expense of completely replacing your kitchen. Similarly, replacing your worktops or choosing to vinyl wrap them can have a significant visual impact and save thousands of pounds compared to an entirely new kitchen. Even changing your flooring, or updating your accessories can make a big difference to how it looks.
At Arc Design Services, we specialise in architectural design, dedicated to offering a fresh and exciting approach to every project. With this in mind, Arc Design Services could help you consider sustainable options in your kitchen design, whether this is in your existing home, extension or renovation plans. Contact our experts today at Arc Design Services at www.arcdesignservices.net or 0161 928 4433.