05.04.2023

Kitchen remodelling can breathe new life into your home and add value to your property. It is one of the most popular home renovation projects among homeowners. If you want to give your kitchen a fresh and modern look, there are plenty of kitchen remodelling ideas that you can consider. From updating the paint colour to replacing the flooring, there are several ways to transform your kitchen into a stylish and functional space.

Ideas for Kitchen Remodelling

Painting

One of the simplest ways to refresh your kitchen is by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Choosing the right colour can make all the difference in creating a warm, inviting vibe in your kitchen. If you’re looking for a pop of colour, consider painting an accent wall or the cabinet doors like in this Brightwell Crescent kitchen extension. White is a classic colour that will never go out of style and is perfect for creating a clean and bright look, as in this Friern Road kitchen. If you want to add some drama, try a dark navy, or black like in this Haslemere Ave kitchen remodel to create a bold, modern feel.

Shelving

Open shelving in a London kitchen extension.

Open shelving has become a popular trend in modern kitchens. It not only adds style but also makes the kitchen feel more spacious by opening up the walls and adds character by showcasing the items you love. This is an excellent option if you have a small kitchen as it creates visual depth. You can use shelving to display your favourite dishes, cookbooks, and other kitchen essentials as well as pot plants and art, like in this Carminia Road kitchen remodel. If you’re not a fan of open shelves, adding additional cabinets or upper storage can help keep your kitchen more organised.

Cabinet Doors

Cabinet doors with a glossy finish in a London kitchen extension.

Updating your cabinet doors is an easy and cost-effective way to give your kitchen a new look. If your existing cabinets are in good condition, you can opt for a simple refacing instead of a full replacement. You can choose from a range of materials and finishes to suit your style, from sleek modern doors to classic shaker style. You can also consider adding glass inserts to your doors to showcase your dishes and create a more open feel. If you love a modern look, go for seamless cabinets like the ones in this Revelstoke Road home or a glossy finish like this Woodbastwick Street home. If you’re more traditional, then you can get inspiration from these characterful farmhouse cabinets in this Sefton Street kitchen or this classic Sheen Road home.

Flooring

Kitchen with flooring that extends to the outdoor space.

New flooring can transform the entire look of your kitchen. If you have an outdated or worn-out floor, consider replacing it with something new. For a timeless look, hardwood floors or natural stone tiles are a popular choice. If you’re looking for something durable and low maintenance, vinyl or engineered hardwood flooring are good options. A patterned tile or colourful mosaic can also add visual interest to your kitchen. In this Wrigglesworth Road kitchen renovation, the flooring also extends into the outdoor entertainment space, creating a modern, seamless look for indoor-outdoor living.

Lighting

Various type of lighting in a London kitchen.

Upgrading your kitchen lighting can also make a big impact on the overall look and feel. Adding recessed lights or spotlights above the cabinets can brighten up the space and make it feel more spacious. Pendant lights above a kitchen island or dining area can create a statement piece and add some flair. Under-cabinet lighting can also be a practical addition to add task lighting to your workspace. You can see all these types of lighting options and how they fit together in this Dancer Road kitchen extension project.

Modernisation

A modern kitchen design.

If you’re looking for a complete overhaul of your kitchen, going for a full modernisation is a great idea. This can include replacing your old appliances with new energy-efficient models, installing a new sink or top, and adding a sleek backsplash. A modern kitchen typically features clean lines, neutral colours, and minimalistic design, like in this Fawnbrake Ave home. It is the perfect choice if you want a sleek, sophisticated look.

Extensions

A kitchen extension in London build by the Plus Rooms design and build company.

For most UK homeowners, the biggest change on the must-have list is more space. The great news is that extensions can be done on almost any property – as long as you have the right design and build company working with you. And when you use a design and build company like Plus Rooms, there’s no need to hire an architect and pay expensive fees – and we’ll even handle the planning for you. From side and rear extensions to wraparound extensions with flat or vaulted ceilings, we do it all to the highest quality. This is the best way to create a kitchen diner or open plan living space, connecting your home to your garden, and transforming it into an elegant and functional space for family and entertaining. 

For inspiration, have a look at this Crawthew Grove kitchen extension. This project consisted of a 7.1 x 1.8m full depth and side return extension that not only expanded the kitchen but created an outdoor entertaining space, practical WC, and a fantastic flow through the entire ground floor.

Kitchen Remodelling Costs

Kitchen remodelling costs in the UK can vary widely depending on the extent of the project, the materials used, and the labour involved. At the low end, a basic remodel that involves repainting cabinets and updating hardware could cost £1,500 or less. On the high end, a complete renovation that includes new cabinetry, countertops, and appliances can easily run to £20,000 or more, while an extension can cost up to £70,000 or more depending on what you are considering. If you are considering adding an extension to your kitchen, the best way to work out your costs is to use our kitchen extension cost calculator.

Other factors that can affect the cost of a kitchen remodel in the UK include the size of the space, the type of flooring, whether or not there is plumbing, or electrical work required, and the cost of the designer and/or contractor hired to complete the work.

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Many homeowners choose to engage an architect and other professionals to design and manage their kitchen remodelling project, which can add significantly to the overall cost. That’s where working with the best design and build company in London helps you save – we have all the professionals you need in-house, significantly reducing your costs while ensuring a world-class experience and result.

If you’d like to find out more about what we do and what makes us the leading design and build company for kitchen remodels, contact us today.