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Inspiring Ideas For a Kitchen Renovation

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Inspiring Ideas For a Kitchen Renovation

Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms within your home. Although it’s important to have all of your kitchen appliances working, and enough space for everyone to gather, it’s important that you love your kitchen and enjoy the time you spend in it. Your kitchen should be a solid combination of both beauty and function. Whether you’re renovating to enjoy the new and improved space in your home, or you are undergoing a renovation project to sell your house, we can guarantee these ideas will add some beauty as well as value to your home. Cobbydale Construction have put together some ideas that will help you to succeed in planning your kitchen renovation from start to finish.

A Quick Kitchen Makeover

If you already have quite a substantial kitchen space but would like a freshen up, carrying out a quick kitchen makeover such as a paint job, adding some tiles, or modifying your kitchen appliances can go a long way. An attractive, spacious and social kitchen is one of the buyers and valuation surveyors’ biggest selling points, but before ripping out your whole kitchen, consider the smaller things that could be improved but could make a big difference.

Having a kitchen renovation doesn’t mean you have to splash out on thousands. Sometimes a modest renovation can make all the difference. Simple changes and modifications such as freshening the room up with a new colour, replacing worktops, new flooring or lighting can improve the room significantly as well as adding some value to your home.

Create Space

Creating more space in your house is a really effective way to brighten your home and add more light and scope for entertaining. Other ways you can renovate your kitchen without having to knock down walls left right and centre could be to:

Design an efficient layout
Include a pantry
Build cabinets around appliances
Put some shelves up
Stick to a neutral and light colour palette
Replace or expand windows

All of these suggestions are great alternatives to spending your money on a brand new kitchen, all offering a lot more room and preventing clutter from accumulating. Consideration on the colour scheme and opening up doors and windows where possible is a really fantastic way you can open up space and light into your kitchen, which are very important factors. These subtle changes can really entice buyers and improve your time spent at home.


Flooding your kitchen with as much natural light as possible is always something to strive for when carrying out a kitchen renovation, but if your kitchen is in a position where it restricts natural light, choosing the right artificial lights is just as important. Pendent lights hung above a dining table or island are an elegant and classic way to portray some style as well as function. Accent lighting or ‘spot lights’ are also a fantastic feature to include in your kitchen, along the bottom of worktops to brighten cabinets, or dotted along the ceiling as they create a fresh and modern touch to your kitchen.


For more information on kitchen renovations, or if you have any questions regarding the other services we offer here at Cobbydale Construction, please feel free to get in touch by filling out an online enquiry form, or give us a call today on 01535 653530. We operate throughout Skipton, Bingley, Baildon, Keighley and Ilkley.