Kitchen refurb on a shoestring in Kingsbury NW9

  • Kitchen
  • Interior painting

Our client was an ambitious single mum who had finally saved up for her first home in her local area of Kingsbury in north London. This refurbishment project had a shoestring budget, but the team was adamant to make it work for this mum and her child. The main issue was that the property was looking tired and worn, especially the kitchen. But we managed to transform this property from ugly duckling to beautiful swan, somewhere the little family would love coming home to.

Kitchen on a shoestring

We completely gutted the old kitchen and fitted Howdens furniture (which is our favourite budget friendly alternative). An extractor system was installed and so were the various utilities. We usually recommend having utilities fitted by the suppliers. This way you know that there is one warranty and if the stove, dishwasher etc malfunctions, the supplier can’t blame anyone else. However, we can fit certain utilities if that’s what you prefer.

Five top tips to redecorate your home on a budget.

(From Diana,  Sultan/Managing Director)

  1. How fussy are you? Work out what level of detail you’re looking for. If you would describe yourself as “a little OCD” and others would describe you as demanding, perhaps you need to rethink your budget.
  2. Plan DIY carefully. If you’re going the DIY route, do a lot of research on the products you want to use and follow the instructions carefully. Always prep surfaces properly: most non-professionals underestimate the power of sanding.
  3. Avoid retail paints. Most larger brands will have a trade version and a retail version. The retail version is often a poor choice and the price difference between the two is negligible.
  4. Think about how long you would like the decorating to last. Can you afford to repaint it again soon? If you invest in a professional decorating company you are more likely to be able to enjoy the space for a long time before needing to decorate again.
  5. Consider those quotes. When you hire a decorating company don’t automatically pick the cheapest option. Remember that the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten!

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