Local kitchen fitters in London will be delighted to learn that one of the UK’s largest home-finding websites – Rightmove – has just released the results of a survey which discovered that a third of all spending on home improvements last year was spent on the kitchen. Whereas spending on other areas of the home was fairly equally proportioned – with the bathroom, living room, bedroom and garden each being allocated around a sixth of the home improvement budget – it is thought that the popularity of having friends over to eat at home, rather than going out, has fuelled the change in spending habits.
Matt James from Rightmove said that home-owners are having to budget very carefully when it comes to changing their home and are increasingly focusing on the parts of the house where they perceive they will gain the most pleasure and return on their investment. Inasmuch as a complete kitchen renovation can be an expensive item, you can get quoted from kitchen fitters in London for any job – large or small – through our Tradesmen´s Directory.
Although we agree with Mr James´ assessment of the current economic situation, the increase in spending on kitchens can also be attributed to cookery based TV programs such as “Masterchef” and “Come Dine With Me” as previously programs such as “Ground Force” and “Changing Rooms” are acknowledged to have influenced home improvement spending on gardening and interior design. Now people are more accustomed to the concept of entertaining their friends in their own homes and installing a new kitchen is part of that experience.
If you are considering redecorating or installing a new kitchen you may like to review some of the “Inspirations” posted in our blog, and if you would like to get a series of kitchen fitter quotes to find the most economic kitchen worktops in London, please use the “Post-a-Job” facility at the top of the page or find a kitchen fitter in London through our extensive Tradesmen´s Directory.