Kitchen Advice

Top tips to refurbishing your kitchen

The kitchen you dream of is a lot closer than you think. Even if your existing kitchen’s been through a continuous war with toddlers and young children - causing several loose hinges, chips and stains, you’ll be glad to know, the structure of your kitchen is most likely good as new. As long as the wear and tear is only present on the surface, you won’t need to rip out your entire kitchen and start over.

Malton stone kitchen

Refurbishing your kitchen worktops

With the visible surface area your worktops cover, you can make or break the look of your new kitchen. If you’re on a tight budget, try a laminate worktop – they’re affordable, offer easy maintenance and are available in various design and colour choices. Whatever worktop you choose, ripping out your entire kitchen units is not the answer - It’ll only mean spending more money, causing inconvenience and kitchen down-time.

Grey Valore kitchen

Refurbishing your cupboard doors and drawers

While worktops are an eye-catching factor of any kitchen, cupboard doors and drawers take up the most room by a long shot. Your first thought maybe “This is going to be expensive” But what if I told you: It doesn’t have to be. With made to measure replacement kitchen doors, you can create the kitchen you dream of while sticking to a budget. At Happy Doors, we stock an extensive range of kitchen door styles and colours, giving you the ability to create your perfect kitchen. What’s more? You don’t need to pay a professional to fit the doors for you, nor are any special DIY skills required – anyone can fit replacement kitchen doors from Happy Doors in less than 5 minutes per door.

DIY kitchen drawer

Don’t forget door and drawer handles

Now that you’ve fitted a brand-new worktop, along with an entire set of cupboard doors and drawers, you need to complete the look – and what better way to do this than with shiny new cupboard door handles? Knobs, Bar Handles, Shell handles, Bow handles, whatever style of handle suits your fancy, you need to consider practicality. People with limited hand movements may struggle to grip small knob handles – accessibility needs to be at the front of your mind.


The above points aren’t the only aspects of your kitchen you can refurbish to create a stunning kitchen. Think about the style of flooring, the colour of your walls and the finish of your appliances to really make a statement.

With these tips you can bring your home to life as well as wow your visitors without breaking the bank. If you have any questions or would like further kitchen advice, please feel free to get in touch, we’d be more than happy to help.