Kitchen Renovation: Essential Steps and Tips

Australians have experienced a surge in home renovation spending during the pandemic years, with a national bill exceeding $12 billion. This reflects the increased interest in Australian families’ desire to improve their lifestyle and house value through renovation. The trend would likely continue as the cost of new builds has skyrocketed while the risk of new home builders falling over has increased. As a result, kitchen renovation will remain the most common home improvement project. The types of kitchen renovation include full-scale renovation, modernising/resurfacing existing cabinetry and appliance upgrades.

Renovating your kitchen is a significant investment, whether you’re considering a complete overhaul or more minor upgrades. The process can take anywhere from a few days to months, depending on the scale of the project. To ensure a successful kitchen renovation, it is important to consider several critical factors before starting. This guide will outline these essential factors and provide valuable tips for each section.

Explore Variety of Kitchen Design Ideas

Gather Inspiration for Your Kitchen Design

Before diving into your kitchen renovation, it’s essential to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. You’ll need to consider your current pain points and prioritise them seriously. For example, do I need more storage or bench space? Do I need more efficient and accessible storage? Do I need a freshenup because I’ve had enough of the colour?

Get some good ideas of the style and colour combination you like. Reading on the internet is always a good source of information, but please remember that what works for others may or may not work for you.

KIND Tip:

Visit our kitchen showrooms to gather design inspiration and in-person knowledge on what will work in your space. These showrooms are meticulously curated spaces to explore various kitchen designs, layouts, and features. Furthermore, our KIND designers will run you through a comprehensive process to understand the essential requirements for the renovation.

Define Your Budget

Before any renovation, you should set a realistic budget that you are comfortable with. Take a close look at your financial situation and set a portion you’ll allocate to the project without straining your lifestyle. If you’re done planning the funding and its source, identify your renovation priorities:

  1. What aspects of your kitchen are most important to you?
  2. Are there areas where you are willing to compromise or prioritise cost savings to stay within your budget?
  3. Is adding safety improvements, such as childproofing or fire safety, a priority to you?
  4. Are you willing to allocate more budget to specific items, such as high-end appliances, custom cabinetry, or premium countertops?

KIND Tip:

Our KIND designers would be able to provide you with a rough estimate of the budget you require for the scale of your work on your first visit. However, obtaining a detailed and accurate quotation is crucial before your project commences. Some companies are very vague with figures and descriptions, which could cause issues during project execution. M