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The benefits of refitting, not renovating

With our incredible range of overlay worktops, replacement kitchen doors and other easy to install products, there’s no need to let your dream of a perfect kitchen turn into a renovation nightmare!

What comes to mind when you think about giving your kitchen a fantastic new look?

Beautiful new worktops, stunning cupboards and flooring, exciting new colour schemes, certainly. The feel of a fresh new space, the sense of looking forward to spending time in a wonderful kitchen, maybe even the looks on the faces of friends and family when they see what you’ve done with the place. Before work even starts, there also all the joy of looking at different colours and designs and imagining how they might look in your home.

However, always lingering at the back of your mind are the practical implications. The mess that comes with taking out your old fixtures, builders and craftsmen coming and going day in day out, the weeks on end of having no access to your kitchen and relying on take outs. While transforming your kitchen should be a pleasure, it is all too easy for it to become a source of stress.

So, if the flip side of a kitchen renovation fills you with horror, there’s one simple solution:

Make-over, rather than start-over!

 

If your worktops, floors, and cupboards are showing their age, or are just not the right style for you anymore, obviously you will want to do something about that. However, as long as they are still structurally sound, there is absolutely no reason why you should put yourself through all the stress, disruption and hassle or a complete overhaul when a makeover will have the same incredible effect.

Our range of granite and quartz, and recycled glass overlays are designed to fit directly over your existing worktops to make your kitchen renovation easier than ever before. Made from engineered stone instead of a solid slab of marble or granite, our overlay worktops are just a quarter of an inch thick, meaning they are lighter and easier to install, but just as beautiful and durable as any other surface, if not more so! Our granite and quartz overlays are simply bonded directly on top of your surfaces and will completely transform how your kitchen worktops look. They are impact-, scratch- and heat-resistant, and never need re-sealing make them a great low maintenance option.

 

All of our kitchen worktops are made to measure to exactly fit your current space, precision engineered off-site, and delivered to your home ready to be installed, meaning most of our installations are finished in as little as one day. No long waits, no delays in delivery – just a fantastic looking kitchen.

The same benefits apply to replacement kitchen cabinet doors, too. As long as the structure of your cupboards is still good, replacement kitchen doors are the quick and easier answer to creating a fresh new look without ripping out perfectly good cupboard units, and all the extra work that comes with then redoing your whole layout. Available in an incredible range of colours, styles and finishes, our replacement kitchen doors can also be a really effective way of changing up the overall aesthetic of your space without making sweeping changes. You’d be amazed at how much difference something as small as replacement kitchen doors can make!

 

Of course, choosing a refit over a complete kitchen renovation doesn’t just come with benefits to your pocket and sanity – it is also the greener option, too. Refacing your worktops with granite or quartz overlays, or using replacement kitchen doors instead or replacing whole units, means less waste going to landfill, and less need for the production of completely unnecessary new materials. One step closer to the stunning, environmentally friendly kitchen you’ve always dreamed of!

These are just a few of the biggest benefits of refitting instead of renovating but, if you would like to learn more about how it could work for you, we are always more than happy to help. Get in touch with your local showroom to speak to one of our design experts.

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