Top tips for Renovating your Kitchen in time for Christmas

Update your kitchen in time for Christmas with our top renovating design ideas.

By Gemma Parkes | 18 October 2017

Update your kitchen in time for the festive holiday season with these stylish renovation ideas.

When renovating your existing kitchen there are key elements to consider to ensure it looks great and functions perfectly. These renovating design ideas will up the style stakes and ease-of-use of any kitchen.

Upgrade taps and the sink

Quartz worktop

Photo credit: Roux kitchen in nouvel cream chalk matt-painted finish, with Hail Storm quartz worktops from £35,000 Moores

Choosing striking fittings will give your kitchen a luxury look. Beautifully sculpted taps or those in an unusual finish, seamlessly integrated sinks and eye-catching handles are simple ways to make your scheme feel like it has been designed especially for you.

Add wow-factor worktops

Green kitchen with granite worktops

Photo credit: Work surface in turbine grey £500 per sqm Caesarstone

A smart design move is to mix pricey worktops with affordable cabinets, or to add a statement breakfast bar. ‘The look and feel of an entire kitchen can revolve around a worktop or island,’ says Jon Stanley at Caesarstone UK. The growth in popularity of quartz is, in part, due to the material’s ability to deliver a luxurious look. ‘When teamed with other standout flourishes, it can make an off-the- shelf kitchen look more expensive,’ Jon continues.

Style the floor

timber effect tiles flooring

Photo credit: St. Ives pocelain in Hepworth £59.90 per sqm Fired Earth

Large surface areas such as worktops, doors and walls often get the most consideration, but the floor is just as important. Change the style of your scheme with an industrial or modern geometric design, or zone an open-plan space by using different flooring in each area. Porcelain tiles in stone, concrete and wood effects have made it simpler to create the look you want with a low-maintenance floor.