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How to renovate a kitchen without breaking the bank

A kitchen renovation needn’t be hellish, nor should it empty the coffers. With a few well-chosen secondhand pieces, you can get all the functions of a fully fitted space, but at the fraction of the price ...

Splashbacks, soft-close drawers, integrated appliances, breakfast bars ... If you’re grappling with a kitchen renovation on a tight budget, these are all features that have the capacity to induce panic and/or total apathy. What’s more, most high-street suppliers will charge upwards of £8,000 for a fitted kitchen (which may or may not include removal of your existing set-up). Forget about bespoke, shaker-chic units: realistically, yours is a bland choice of laminated worksurfaces and lacklustre fitted units that swallow up space and encourage stockpiling.
But I think I might have found an alternative. When my partner and I moved into our Victorian terrace, we decided to approach our kitchen as we would any other room in the house and fill it with used furniture. Having lived with it for two years now, we know it is possible for a free-standing, secondhand kitchen to perform the same functions as a fitted kitchen, for a fraction of the price. Here is how we did it ...