Creating a new kitchen with a unique style

When thinking about creating a new kitchen in our homes, many of us are looking for something that stands out. We don’t want our rooms to look like everyone else’s. We want them to reflect our own personal style and tastes. However, getting a bespoke kitchen designed and built, can be too expensive for our budgets. So, how do you create a new kitchen with a unique style without spending too much? Here are three ways you could do it.


Customise a fitted kitchen

Fitted kitchens are often the most affordable option, but they don’t offer a great range of styles. So, buying a basic kitchen and then customising it to create a more unique style is a good option. It can keep your new kitchen cost down whilst still giving you a designer feel.

Theresa Rowe

How do you customise a fitted kitchen? Removing cupboard doors from wall units to create open shelving, using paint to change the colour and changing or removing kickboards are just a few tweaks you can make. And fitting a customised worktop and choosing designer handles are two ways to give a basic kitchen an upmarket feel. Use tiles, wallpaper and accessories to personalise it to your taste and style.


Create your own units

Plywood has been around for a while, but recently it’s seen a resurgence in kitchens. Thanks to rising costs of kitchen fitting and greater awareness of materials, homeowners are increasingly getting creative by building their own kitchen units.


Plywood is an affordable way to create a bespoke kitchen. It’s well suited for creating cupboard doors and worktops. It can be painted or left with the wood exposed. And it can look great in a contemporary kitchen where you’re looking for clean lines and durability.

Christopher Polly

Rework vintage units

There is a third way to create a new kitchen in a unique style. It’s perfect for those looking to create an industrial, traditional or vintage feel. It involves reusing old materials or reworking vintage furniture. Reusing old sideboards to create base units and using salvaged wood to create open shelves, is something that a growing number of renovators are trying. It’s an affordable way to create a vintage or traditional style kitchen.


If you want to create a kitchen with a more industrial feel, try leaving copper pipework exposed rather than hidden away. And use copper-coloured handles and accessories to complement it.

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