We did a full kitchen reno and just wanted to share our experience with this community. I did a ton of research before going ahead comparing the flat-pack models or the custom design. We were surprised that the custom-built kitchen was similar in cost to the flat-pack found in Ikea or Bunnings. We decided on a custom-built Hamptons look, and we went with Caesarstone benchtops. Before you choose, go to the showrooms and get some ideas, its a significant investment, and you want to do it right.
We kept the cost down by 1) selling the old kitchen on eBay and 2) doing the demo and preparing the area. As the kitchen was 20 years old, taking off the tiles was the most challenging part and then repairing the walls.
Preparing the area save us quite a bit and all the materials we got from our neighbourhood Bunnings store. Once that was done, the contractor fitted all the cabinets, and the plumbing and electrical were last to follow. Let me know if anyone wants info on repairing the walls.
We love the new kitchen and spend a lot of time on the island bench just talking and eating:-)
Absolutely stunning work @Nham! I bet you couldn't be happier with how it turned out.
Well done repairing that "small hole" in your wall. I like the idea of selling your old kitchen cabinetry. Was this a worthwhile exercise, and would you recommend others do the same?
Many thanks for sharing your experience, and congratulations on a spectacular job.
This is a beautiful make over. Excellent choice on door color and profile. Really gives it that nice hampton feel.
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Great work with this ! So fresh and contemporary. Really lovely renovation.
Lovely kitchen! It's a great idea to do the demo and then get someone else installing it - might take that one myself when I do mine properly!