Reducing the cost of a new kitchen is the preferred choice for many, particularly as savings can be significant, but cost is not the only reason consumers should take into consideration when choosing between complete installations and makeovers.
The brand new kitchen option means a lot more work, time and money and the disruption is probably 10 fold because there are so many different aspects involved. Wiring, tiling often times a complete new floor will be required therefore the timescale will usually be a lot longer.
A makeover where new worktops and cupboards are required can be completed in a relatively short space of time, meaning less disruption, less stress, as well as a serious reduction in cost. Even if taking into account the installation of new appliances there would not be much more time involved.