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Kitchen Renovation Project

From worn-out to spacious: Kitchen renovation

Renovation specialist Steve Wang was asked to carry out a complete renovation on this worn-out kitchen in Lower Hutt.

  • Country: New Zealand
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date: 17 June 2019

WORDS Mina Phillips

Project description: From worn-out to spacious: Kitchen renovation

Location: Lower Hutt

Project estimate: $80k - $90k

Duration: The project was completed almost 1 month ahead of schedule


Project brief

This worn-out kitchen in Lower Hutt was in need of a makeover. Renovation specialist Steve Wang was asked to carry out a complete renovation. This included providing a new layout design, converting an existing window into a sliding door, installing new flooring, plastering and painting the entire kitchen as well as converting the original back door area into a walk-in pantry.


The Refresh process

After discussing the brief with his clients, Steve provided them with a project estimate of $80k - $90k, advising them that there was a risk of asbestos being present in the kitchen’s vinyl flooring. Shortly after, asbestos was discovered and the project estimate was amended so that this could be addressed. Steve presented his clients with a quote, all costs included, and, with their approval, the renovation work began.

Steve managed the renovation, from the briefing through to completion, keeping his customers updated throughout every stage. Engineered stone benchtops were installed as well as tile splashbacks. The kitchen flooring was updated with vinyl planks, while timber was used to update the deck and balustrade. Thanks to a well-designed schedule and a swift window supplier, Steve and his team were able to carry out the entirety of the renovation almost one month in advance.

“The client was very happy with the outcome”, tells Steve.


Stand-out feature

Converting the original back door area into a walk-in pantry was a great decision, explains Steve. “This has given the kitchen so much extra storage and achieved generous bench space, which the client has always wanted.”


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