Where to spend and where to save on your new kitchen

pale grey small u-shaped kitchen with white worktops and under unit lighting
(Image credit: Aura Kitchens)

Renovations can, without thorough planning and research, end up being incredibly money hungry things — gobbling up your savings before you have even properly got stuck in to the bulk of the project.

Kitchen ideas, in particular, can really add to the overall cost of a renovation project — but it really doesn't have to.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.