Working out and staying within a budget is often the hardest thing when renovating a kitchen. However, its not impossible. There are 5 main areas of the kitchen that you will need factor in when working out how much you want to spend.
1. Stone Benchtops
Most stone benchtops are engineered stone surfaces (as opposed to a single slab). The price for your bench tops if you wish to use an Engineered Stone will vary depending on your selected finish and product. However, the average sized kitchen would be approximately $3,000 -$4,000 installed.
Two of the most popular finishes for your kitchen splashbacks are tiles or glass. The choice of tiles available on the market now is stunning and varied. If you are choosing tiles, the cost of the tiles plus labour needs to be factored into your budget, which will generally be around $1,000. On the other hand, glass splashbacks are a very popular and give you unlimited colour choices. Depending on the area required, you could expect to pay around $1,500 for your splashback if choosing glass for this area.
There are amazing and varying choices for door finishes available today. And again, your budget will need to reflect the product and finish you choose. Three of the most popular finishes are 16mm Melamine, 18mm Vacuum Form, 18mm Polyurethane. Melamine offers the most cost effective and durable finish and is available in a huge range of colours. Hence, quality custom cabinetry for the average kitchen will be around $8,000 -$10,000.
4. Necessary Trades
The average kitchen renovation will involve the removal of the old kitchen, installation of new cabinets, disconnect, reconnect of electrical and plumbing, tiling, and often some wall preparation may also be required. If you have changed the layout of your kitchen, flooring might also need to be considered. Therefore, the average kitchen that involves all trades could be in the region of $3,000 -$5,000.
How much you will end up spending will depend on your preferred brand of appliances. However, generally it is possible to get a mid-range full package (an oven, cooktop, rangehood, sink and tap) including a dishwasher, for around $3,000 – $5,000.
Realistically when planning a kitchen renovation and setting your budget, visiting a kitchen showroom that has all the different finishes and products available will help you understand how your budget is allocated throughout the renovation process. A good kitchen specialist will understand both your budget and style and help you work within these limits.