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    Inspiration for Home Improvement

    Home improvements are exciting. But sometimes it can be tricky deciding how to spend your time and money. Do you knock everything down and start from scratch? Or could a few choice changes make all the difference? Let’s take a look at some inspiration for some of the improvements you can make to give your home a new feel and outlook.

    • Kitchen Designs with Range Cookers

      For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home. They are used by the family every day and are an entertainment centre when friends come to visit.

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    • How Much Does A Kitchen Facelift Cost

      Discover more about how much a kitchen facelift costs and how that compares to more extensive renovation projects in this guide from Leisure.

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    • Kitchen Diner Ideas

      A popular hub for busy family homes. Make the most of your kitchen diner space with these innovative design ideas from Leisure.

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    • What Is The Most Popular Colour For A Kitchen

      Learn more about what the most popular and on-trend kitchen colours are in 2020, with tips on how to choose the right colour for your new kitchen.

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    • How To Design A Kitchen Layout

      Discover how to design a kitchen layout and get the most from the space you have, using islands, peninsulas and kitchen shape, with this guide from Leisure.

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    • Kitchen Family Room Ideas

      Bring the family together by creating the perfect open plan kitchen living room, with these top tips and design ideas from Leisure.

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    • Creative Kitchen Refurbishment Ideas

      Discover how to design a kitchen layout and get the most from the space you have, using islands, peninsulas and kitchen shape, with this guide from Leisure.

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    • Latest Kitchen Renovation Trends

      We've researched the latest trends when it comes to kitchen renovations and refurbishments - Here's Leisure's top trends this season.

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    • Kitchen Makeover Top Tips

      Learn our top tips for making sure kitchen makeovers are successful and deliver a space to be proud of in this guide from Leisure.

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    • Keep On Top Of Kitchen Refurbishment Costs

      Learn some simple methods on how to keep on top of kitchen refurbishment costs with these cost effective ideas from Leisure.

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    • Everything You Need for Your Kitchen Renovation

      Starting a new kitchen renovation can be a major task, which means there’s a lot to think about. If you don’t plan in advance, there’s always the risk that the renovation will drag out for weeks and months.

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    • How To Design A Kitchen For Your Home

      When it comes to home improvements, the kitchen is probably the most exciting space to start afresh, but it’s also a big task. That’s why it’s always a good idea to design everything in advance.

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    • What Does A Modern Kitchen Look Like?

      Read Leisure’s useful guide on design ideas and the elements you need to look out for when considering a modern style for your new kitchen.

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    • Where To Start When You’re Going to Remodel Your Kitchen - 3 Top Tips

      Here are Leisure’s 3 top tips on where you should start when you embark on your next kitchen remodelling project.

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    • Top 5 Creative Kitchen Ideas To Liven Up Your Kitchen

      Here are five of Leisure’s favourite kitchen ideas that can help refresh your space without too much effort.

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    • How To Work A Kitchen Into An Open Plan Home

      Open plan is still one of the most popular layouts for modern homes, and indeed many traditional houses are having walls knocked down and doors taken out to create a larger and more spacious living are.

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    • Kitchen Ideas For Apartments - Getting the Decor Right

      Here are a few apartment kitchen ideas from Leisure, to help make sure that you create the perfect space for your home, combining style and functionality.

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    • Kitchen Ideas for Small Spaces

      Discover some simple ideas for making the most of small spaces when creating your dream kitchen, with this useful guide from Leisure.

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    • How Can Kitchen Improvements Increase Your Home Value

      Learn more about how improving your kitchen can increase the value of your home with this useful guide from Leisure.

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    • What Coloured Cooker Would Work In Your Kitchen?

      When renovating your kitchen, one consideration will be colour schemes - Discover more about what coloured cooker would work in your new kitchen.

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    • How To Make An Island Work In Your Kitchen

      Read Leisure’s useful guide on how to make an island work in your kitchen, listing out all the key considerations before you start your remodelling project.

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    • Kitchen Trends 2020

      Discover more about the latest kitchen trends in 2020, with this handy guide from Leisure which covers the newest styles, colours, and appliances.

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    • Family Friendly Kitchen Design Ideas

      Design a kitchen perfect for the whole family, with this useful guide from Leisure, packed full of family friendly kitchen design ideas.

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    Kitchen refresh

    Having a new kitchen fitted is one of the biggest home improvement jobs there is, but you don’t have to commit a lot of time and money into the space to give it a little lift. Consider all the little touches that you can make to refresh things and give the room a new character.

    New handles on your drawers and cabinets can add a quality touch, and paint can change the whole feel of a room. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you can even paint the cupboards themselves, and replace countertops. This way, you can create the appearance of a new kitchen without all of the significant work.

    Appliance updates

    Old and tired-looking appliances can bring down the appearance of your kitchen. Take a look at any appliances that aren’t integrated into your kitchen cabinets. Would updating these bring new life to the space?

    Often, older appliances don’t match the kitchen colour scheme or feel, but there are plenty of options for sleek new ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines. You don’t have to stick with the typical ‘white goods’ appearance. Many Leisure range cookers come in attractive colours, including red and blue for more vibrant kitchens.

    Eco-friendly changes

    Being environmentally conscious is no longer a lifestyle choice; it’s essential and it’s mainstream. And while it won’t make a huge difference in terms of the appearance of your home, there are major benefits to looking at how you can improve its environmental credentials.

    All around the home you can replace any light bulbs that are not specifically energy efficient, with LEDs in particular being a great choice for consuming little power and lasting for a long time. Appliances too can be major power consumers, but it’s easy to check their environmental friendliness by looking at the energy rating.