4 Top Tips for Upgrading your Kitchen

Today’s post has some great tips to share if you’re considering upgrading your kitchen. Enjoy!

Thinking of doing away with your chunky 1990s fridge, ripping out your chessboard floor tiles and bringing your kitchen up to date? A kitchen upgrade is a big undertaking, so before you go to town on your existing setup, it’s a good idea to plan exactly what you want to get out of your new one.

4 top tips for upgrading your kitchen

A cluttered, messy kitchen isn’t a good place to do your cooking, so brush up on innovative storage ideas. If things are falling out of your cupboards, consider a wall-mounted spice rack, which will look great, provide easy access to whatever you need and may inspire you to add something unexpected to your dish. There are hundreds of great ideas like this across the web.

Integrated or freestanding appliances?
Freestanding home and kitchen appliances are fast becoming passé in the eyes of many, with integrated appliances becoming the preferred choice. But don’t be too hasty in making your decision – integrated appliances are much harder to move, remove or replace, so if you’re somebody who likes to try different kitchen layouts, freestanding appliances might be the way to go.

Energy efficiency
If you haven’t upgraded your kitchen in a good few years, you’ll be amazed at how far energy-efficient technology has come. These days, you can get affordable appliances which have an energy-efficiency rating of A or above, and the resulting savings on your energy bills mean your appliances will eventually have paid for themselves.

Special features
You’ll be amazed at the special features available on modern kitchen appliances. Ovens can come with integrated, interactive cookbooks which allow you to simply select a cooking programme to cook each dish to perfection. Many modern hobs have heating areas which adapt to the shape of the pan, and high-end cooker hoods can detect odours, smoke and steam and switch themselves on automatically. Consider what you’ll need in your kitchen and shop around for appliances with appropriate special features – you could make huge savings in both time and money.

Of course, there’s no point in upgrading your kitchen if all of your appliances aren’t up to scratch – so make sure you buy goods from a quality manufacturer such as Amica. Their range of integrated and freestanding ovens, hobs, hoods, cookers, dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines and more are stylish and energy-efficient with an array of handy, time-saving special features.

Top Tips for updating your kitchen

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  1. Catherine
    March 27, 2015 / 9:46 am

    We’re at the very beginning of a new kitchen project so lots of great advice here. I had no idea kitchen appliances had developed so much!

  2. Karolina
    March 28, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Totally agree with how technology is moving forward. I think induction hobs and steamers are changing the way we prepare meals and how we cook and eat. The key to a good kitchen upgrade is to do your research, find your style and understand your needs. So many people buy kitchen without any plan and end up with a showroom display that doesn’t fit their lifestyle.

    • Jen Stanbrook
      March 29, 2015 / 9:30 pm

      Yes very good point Karolina, it just takes a little confidence in your research and planning to get the room that fits your needs. x

  3. Lawrence
    April 12, 2015 / 10:25 am

    We’re at the beginning of a new kitchen project so lots of great advice here.It’s very useful because I had no idea kitchen appliances had developed so much! I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing

  4. Jordan Baker
    September 18, 2015 / 12:47 am

    I loved your advice to find ways to be more energy efficient in your kitchen! A lot of people think that going green is only good for the environment. That is true. However, it is also good for your bank account. http://www.genuinekitchens.com/products.html

  5. Jonathan Wall
    October 31, 2015 / 5:34 am

    Awesome post! I use LED bulbs for the lights in my kitchen for energy efficieny.

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