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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive on a Budget

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Whatever the size and shape of your kitchen, these top tips and tricks will make your kitchen look and feel luxurious at an affordable price.


Kitchen worktops will influence and impact the entire aesthetic of your kitchen, making the decision often challenging to choose.

Fabricated from one of the hardest materials, Quartz Worktops are a natural beauty and a strong choice to consider. Quartz is incredibly robust, making it highly resistant to scratches and stains.

Aside from durability, Wren offers a wide variety of colours, patterns and textures – from pure bright whites to marbled blacks and greys… the options are endless!


Create an outstanding space by adding a stylish yet practical splashback to your kitchen to protect your walls. There’s a plethora of materials on the market from the most commonly used tiles, to statement Tek Wall and industrial sheet metal. It’s easy to clean, durable, waterproof and non-flammable of course!

For a subtle and sophisticated look, choose colour palettes that complement your worktops and cabinets to create a fresh feel without renovating the entire room. For a more adventurous style, naturally inspired colours such as copper and brass are a current popular trend. Chris & Lindsey created a unique and effective aesthetic to their kitchen by adding a warm copper coloured splashback to their Milano Ultra units, creating a striking Wrenovation.

If you’re still struggling to visualise the space, why not try our kitchen design tool? Use the tool to experiment with different styles, colour and materials, to help decide which splashbacks will work best in your kitchen.


Unique rustic handles or Scandinavian inspired designs are a fantastic way to make your kitchen look more chic. We’d advise these rustic cup handles and sleek bow designs to add a touch of glamour to your space.

Alternatively, for a more bespoke feel, why not mix and match our choice of handles and create an exclusive design. It’s the little finishing touches that count, and they don’t cost a fortune!


If your kitchen feels plain and simple, why not spruce it up with statement flooring?

Patterned vinyl flooring is a rising trend, and it’s a simple way to add that wow factor to your kitchen. Vinyl itself is a durable and inexpensive material that is available in any style imaginable. Whether you are captivated by bright and bold colours or striking shapes and patterns, there will be a floor to suit your taste and kitchen style.


Display cabinets and fronted-glass feature units are a great way to open up your kitchen. This quirky addition adds character to your kitchen as you can display your favourite pots and pans along with your most treasured crockery.

Wren offers an array of different glass-frontal styles to suit any kitchen design from traditional to industrial. They create the perfect finishing touch to any style of kitchen, as they offer a glimpse of personality to your friends and family. Alternatively opt for midi shelving, tailored feature units or open-end shelving to create that bespoke look.


Pendant lighting is the perfect choice to add elegance and atmosphere to your kitchen, without costing a fortune! From glistening glass pendants to exposed wired bulbs, there is a pendant for every interior.

We’d advise booking a free showroom appointment as one of our kitchen designers can help guide you on picking the best lighting for your room.

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