A startling new report by high street bank, Lloyds TSB has revealed that spending on DIY has sunk to a 15 year low. Last year, Britain’s homeowners spent the equivalent of just £300 per household on essential repairs, the lowest figure since records began in 1996. While such a limited annual budget may discourage homeowners from keeping on top of property maintenance, one firm is advising owners and landlords to be creative with their funds. Kitchen Door Workshop supplies replacement kitchen doors and calculates that a typical household can revamp an entire kitchen on similarly modest means.

Robert Clark, manager director at Kitchen Door Workshop said, “As a nation we spent just £7.8 billion on DIY in 2011. Small budgets demand creativity so looking for products like cheap kitchen doors instead of an entire new kitchen are great ways to make any available cash go much further.”

Kitchen Door Workshops replacement kitchen doors and drawer fronts are made to measure. This means that they can be used in conjunction with existing cupboard carcasses, wiping out the high installation and unit costs that push up the price of a complete high street kitchen.

Using replacement kitchen doors can add a glossy new look to tired old cupboards. They can also be an effective way of changing the room’s colour scheme and add a lux feel with the use of high-end finishes such as glossy aubergine or cream for a modern touch that doesn’t break the bank.

The National Home Improvements Council (NHIC) has also called for landlords and homeowners to invest more on improving exteriors and interiors in order to boost property values.

Replacement Kitchen Door Workshop prices start from just £5.50 (inc. VAT). The firm offers a choice of modern colours and traditional classics, in a range of styles and finishes. It now offers two award-winning finishes - Metallic Blue and High Gloss Snow Larch – which can be used to create a high-end feel without a designer price tag with careful budgeting. The company’s website provides step-by-step measuring and fitting guides as well s helpful how to videos, cutting down on labour costs to keep improvements within a realistic price range.

For more information and to view the entire range online, visit https://www.kitchendoorworkshop.co.uk or call 01825 765041.