According to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the average cost of a kitchen renovation in Australia in 2019 is $26, 280. The total price of your kitchen renovation varies depending on the materials and hardware you’ve selected, the dimensions of the space and the extent of the work you plan on carrying out. Below, we list a range of important factors that are sure to impact the total cost of your kitchen renovation:
The Size of the Space
The average size of a kitchen in Australia is 4.2m x 3.4m, according to Build Search. The shape of the room generally dictates the size of the kitchen. Generally speaking, the bigger the kitchen, the more cabinetry and bench top space is required.
Cabinetry Materials and Finishes
The materials and finishes you use in your new kitchen will impact the total cost of your renovation, significantly. If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, we recommend using a laminate finish for your cabinetry. The next ‘step up’ in terms of material costs are two-pack and veneer finishes which fall in the middle of the spectrum. Finally, if you’re looking for a premium finish, we recommend the use of solid timber for your cabinetry, as a more luxurious option.
Bench Top Materials
For your kitchen bench top, we recommend the use of laminate as a cost-effective solution. If you’re looking for a bench top material that is more ‘mid-range’ in terms of price, then we would suggest engineered stone or acrylic to accompany your cabinetry. Then at the premium end of the spectrum, we have natural stone including marble, limestone and granite as your more ‘high-end’ bench top options.
Kitchen Splash Backs
When it comes to setting aside a portion of your budget for your kitchen’s new splash back, we recommend chatting to your designer about your options. More specifically, there are many factors that influence the total cost of your splash back. For example, whether you are using tiles, glass or the same material as your bench top, the style of subsequent tiles or glass (should you select them) and your chosen tiler’s hourly rates. This is where we can help. Our award-winning designers will help you choose the perfect materials for your kitchen splash back by guiding you through the entire selection process.
We use only ‘top of the line’ hardware in all of our cabinetry fit outs. Selected hardware ranges that we recommend, come with a supplier ‘lifetime replacement’ guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship. Our award-winning designers will work with you to select the perfect hardware systems based on your project’s budget, while also considering your kitchen’s everyday functional requirements.
We recommend selecting your cabinetry organisers as a bonus ‘add-on’ to your kitchen renovation. We do this so that we can create custom cabinetry that’s not only breath-taking to look at, but also remains functional within your designated budget. However, if you are certain that you’d like to incorporate various cabinetry organisers into your new kitchen, then we will be more than happy to accommodate these additional products while adhering to your budget.
The Cost of Your Trades
It’s important to set aside a portion of your renovation budget for trades, whether it’s a tiler, electrician, plumber and so on. The cost of your trades is bound to impact your budget so it’s important to plan in advance.
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