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Galley-style kitchen renovation in 1940s house

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This 1940s kitchen renovation includes Kaboodle cabinets, a pull-out spice drawer and SpecRite benchtop panels.





The project


We renovated our 1940s kitchen all with Bunnings products. We used Kaboodle cabinets and SpecRite panels for the benchtop with a clear coat. My favourite parts are the old-fashioned tap, and the wire drawer that perfectly fills the gap at the end of the bench and is handy for storing spices. Except for the plumbing and electrical, we did it all ourselves.




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Before and after


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Hi did you use some specific panel to put on kitchen cupboards doors or brand new ones from Bunnings? What styles from Bunnings did you use? 

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Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @leanam. It's fabulous to have you join us, and many thanks for your question about this amazing project.

Let me mention @Rubes, so they are alerted, and hopefully, they can fill you in. It appears that they might have used the Kaboodle country range of cabinet doors. There doesn't look like any panel has been used over the existing doors; instead, they've been replaced entirely.


Do you have a kitchen renovation in the works? If so, you might like to check out our Top 10 most popular kitchen projects for inspiration and this helpful guide on How to plan a kitchen renovation.


We look forward to seeing your renovation, and please feel free to let us know if you need any assistance.



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