Read on to find out how much your kitchen renovation may cost depending on the changes you are looking to make.
Taking a closer look at the kitchen itself, the first thing to note is that homeowners and their families tend to spend a large proportion of their time here. So it’s no surprise that some extra careful thought should be giving to how the space can and should work.
At Refresh, your local renovation consultant will work with you to ensure your renovation delivers the right kitchen for you.
Depending on the size of the kitchen, the quality of materials used, and the extent of the renovation, a kitchen renovation in Australia will cost between $20,000 - $80,000+*.
A kitchen makeover doesn’t have to break the bank, even if you are planning on breaking down a wall or two. The key to keeping costs down is staying within the footprint of your house and reshuffling the layout within. For a budget starting from around AU$20,000 - $35,000 you should be able to give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.
Keeping plumbing points and electrical sockets in their current location is going to help keep the costs down. This means working around the current layout of your kitchen and keeping your sink where it is, and ideally also the oven. Reusing appliances is another way that will help you keep your expenses lower. However, it’s worth planning ahead and allocating sufficient space for potential new appliances in the future, for example, a larger fridge that could be added at a later stage.
Simple but hard-wearing materials are the backbone of a basic kitchen. You might be able to reuse some of the cabinets of your old kitchen, if they are solid, and simply replace the cabinet doors only. However, once you are planning on extending the size of your kitchen chances are you are adding more cabinets and it’s worth spending the money on getting a good set of new cabinets. When it comes to benchtops, by far the most common and cost-effective material used in Australia is high-pressure laminate. But there are many other affordable materials available too, including steel and wood. For splashbacks, consider using tiles or covering a small area only.
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A mid-range kitchen renovation in Australia can cost between $35,000 - $55,000.
If you are looking to change the floorplan of your kitchen and for example install large sliding doors, new windows and new flooring throughout, you should plan on spending roughly AU$40,000+*.
Apart from quality materials, such as ceramic tiles for flooring and engineered stone for the benchtops, a kitchen island and or breakfast bar should not be missing in a modern kitchen. It’s a great place to host guests and prepare food, and also provides a fantastic visual anchor, especially if paired with a set of designer pendant lights.
Lighting can make a big difference to the look and feel of your kitchen. Modern LED downlights and LED strip lights under the overhead cabinets will ensure the benchtop is well lit and provide a soft overall ambience. New flooring can also have a dramatic impact in a new kitchen and help guide the flow from the kitchen into the dining area or out onto an outdoor entertaining area.
Not an immediate showstopper, but definitely part of the backstage wishlist, is smart storage. This includes generous cabinetry with in-built storage systems such as pull-out pantries, clever corner units and more. Soft-closing drawers are more or less a standard these days, and where space permits a scullery is the ideal way of hiding all those messy kitchen tools and utensils.
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A high-end kitchen renovation in Australia can cost $55,000+.
It is important to note that the cost of a high-end kitchen renovation can vary depending on factors such as the size of your kitchen, the quality of materials, and the complexity of the design. It is recommended that you consult with a professional kitchen designer or contractor to get an accurate estimate for your project.
With a bit of extra cash to spend, you can work on creating a truly amazing indoor-outdoor flow, for example with massive stacking doors that lead to a covered or uncovered outdoor dining area, an outdoor breakfast bar or even a kitchen bench that extends to the outdoors and includes a fireplace or high-end barbeque.
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*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovations specialist. All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated.
All Refresh Renovations franchises are independently owned and operated.
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