The intended use for the kitchen will help forecast your budget planning.
If you’re a cooking enthusiast, you may opt for higher end appliances with standard fittings, whereas if you’re more concerned with the aesthetics of your kitchen, you may spend more on upgrading cabinets and floors, as opposed to appliances.
This type of kitchen upgrade will generally include DIY projects where the shell of the kitchen, such as the floors and ceiling, will remain in tact.
Building expert Samuel Tastzidis confirms that a budget kitchen renovation would generally involve basic upgrades to the existing structure:“You’d probably change the light fittings, upgrade appliances or even install new stone benchtops to give the kitchen a facelift.”While a budget kitchen renovation is estimated to cost between $10,000 - $22,000, Tastzidis says there are ways you can get better value-for-money: “You can find cheap DIY kitchen kits with all appliances from Bunnings or Masters for around $5,000 which can be easily installed.
You would then need to add the cost of installation with the average cost of trades in Australia being $27.50 per square meter, that's a range of $22 per square meter up to $38 per square meter however this can differ depending on the material used and what is involved in the installation process.
Having adequate storage is a crucial consideration for any kitchen space.
While some jobs can be done through DIY projects, it is recommended that you consult licensed professionals such as kitchen renovation specialists, architects or carpenters before embarking on your renovation project.
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While materials will constitute the majority of your costings, direct labour and installation costs are also major considerations for your budget.
From budget to standard and premium renovations, the costs of revamping your kitchen will vary significantly depending on the location, size and condition of your property as well as the quality of materials used.
But it goes without saying that the overall finish won’t be as good as a custom-made kitchen built and installed by a professional cabinet maker.” It is critical that you choose your materials wisely by observing warranty terms and opting for reputable brands, Tastzidis explains: “I would always recommend paying a little more for appliances with extended warranty periods and sourcing quality materials such as laminate or Formica® doors which are much cheaper and more durable than polyurethane.(‘Kitchen Renovation Tips’, Homelife).