5 New Year’s Resolutions for your kitchen


It’s a brand new year! That means brand new ideas, brand new energy, and brand new opportunities to make the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of into a beautiful reality. And if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, that’s exactly where we can help here at Savoy Timber. From laminate kitchen worktops to revolutionising your storage, we’ve got a bundle of ideas to help make the most of 2022.

Reduce your electricity costs

With rising electricity costs having been making headlines for quite some time now, you might already be looking for ways to cut down on household bills. A good way to do this is by swapping kitchen lights to LED or compact fluorescent bulbs. It can be surprising how much more electricity outdated incandescent lights can consume compared to newer types.

However, there’s more that can be done than just changing a few light bulbs. If your home has been using the same-old appliances then it may be time for an upgrade. Newer models are known for their energy-efficient technology, plus they come in various styles to capture the style you’re going for.

Improve how you organise

Kitchens play a vital role in the household. There are so many bits and pieces stored in them which can sometimes create messy situations with kitchen appliances all over the place. However, this isn’t an excuse for your kitchen to not look fabulous. Accessories that fit inside interior cabinets can help de-clutter kitchens.

If you need help deciding which accessories would be best suited for you, consider this: items that are regularly used would be a good place to start. By doing so, they can be tidied away quickly while providing easy access when needed once more. Another available option would be to improve your current storage space. Maybe it’s time to take the plunge and look at installing a new cabinet.


Keep the kitchen clean all year round

Most of us can hold our hands up when it comes to leaving a mess in the kitchen. Whether that includes dishes left in the sink, or chopping boards left out with crumbs all over them. No matter how it’s done, putting a stop to it can get the new year off to a great start.

For particularly busy households, a good way to manage the kitchen is to use what is known as a chore calendar. This ensures that one individual is in charge of cleaning up each day to keep everything looking immaculate. It might take a bit of getting used to, but it works!

Look after kitchen items better

Once everything has been put away neatly, you’re already on the way to better looking after the kitchen equipment and tools used. A lot of these items, if you play your cards right, can have an extremely long shelf-life. That’s why it’s so important to take care of everything to the best of your ability.

Although, there are extra steps that must be taken to ensure longevity. This includes making sure to follow the instructions carefully when taking care of items. For example, if some items must be washed by hand then don’t go sticking them in the dishwasher, it’s on there for a reason!

Food also falls into this category, with many of us guilty of throwing fruit and vegetable straight into the fridge or in a cupboard. However, it is commonly known that many types of foods require humidity, so are best to be left out on countertops. A small change like this can drastically impact how long the food lasts, helping save money in the long run.

Revamp it entirely

Has the time come to refurbish your kitchen to give it a modern touch? Start the new year off with a bang by transforming it with the latest high-quality cabinetry, worktops and more. By doing so, you may be able to achieve some of the other suggestions as well, all in one go.

How, you may ask? Well, a complete revamp of the kitchen can provide the perfect opportunity for you to replace light bulbs, update appliances to match the new style and find ways to improve storage space to keep everything neat and tidy. So the only question you need to be asking yourself is if this year will finally be the one where your dream kitchen comes to life!

If the answer is yes, then Savoy Timber may be the solution you’re looking for. Our selection of prestigious kitchen worktops and more can help revitalise any kitchen space; it can be turned into a modern room that captures the envious eye of all who walk through it. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to make that happen?

You can browse all of the options available right here on our website, or you can visit our stores in Preston, Wigan or Blackpool to see them for yourself and ask our staff members any questions you may have.