The kitchen is, in most cases, the most expensive room in the house: the general rule of thumb is that a kitchen remodel costs between 5 per cent and 15 per cent of the value of your home.
It’s a significant investment, however you do it – particularly if you want good-quality cabinetry and a high-end finish. But there are ways to get a luxurious look for less.
Here, we have created a simple guide on how to get it right.
How to get a luxury kitchen on a budget
1. Try a diffusion line
Just as some major fashion labels offer a more accessibly priced diffusion line, some high-end kitchen companies now have offshoots that display the same design nous but at a lower price. A bespoke Plain English kitchen, for example, starts from around £35,000 but can often rise to far more; while its sister brand, British Standard, produces off-the-peg solid wood cupboards – handmade but unpainted – from £425 each.
Similarly, Brookmans by Smallbone, a sister brand of the upscale kitchen company Smallbone of Devizes, is made at the same Wiltshire workshop but has a more contemporary look, at a much lower price (from around £25,000).