Rohan’s main goal for his kitchen renovation was more bench space and room for appliances. But it was removing a wall and opening up the kitchen to the living area that had the most dramatic impact in transforming the space.
Renovation expert Belinda Smith transformed a tired weatherboard into an absolutely gorgeous cottage that sold after the very first inspection. Belinda typically sets a renovation budget of 10% of the purchase price, spending the money where it reaps the most return, which always includes the kitchen. The kitchen transformation included new cabinetry, appliances, splashback and stone benchtops.
The 70s-era kitchen that my wife and I inherited when we purchased our house would be typical of many Australian homes. It deserved the sledgehammer. Over 10 years later we still love the functional and clean design of our replacement kitchen, which also incorporates a European-style laundry.
Facing two very common problems – a lack of kitchen workspace and a lack of funds – Ang_flange got expert assistance from redracer01 about how to incorporate a kitchen island and make the most of limited space by moving the pantry.
Like many projects, this renovation came with surprises such as a water leak and mould behind the existing kitchen cabinetry. We love the use of overhead cupboards to add plenty of storage in the new-look space.
This simple yet brilliant project made from pine, dowel and runners has inspired other community members to create their own versions. We are also looking forward to an upcoming new revision where the shelves can be moved up and down for added flexibility.
Heritage-style cabinets feature in this homely kitchen
With dated décor, limited bench space and little storage, this 1960s-era kitchen needed a major overhaul. A Bunnings kitchen consultant was used to help transform the space to include a wonderful large island bench, farmhouse sink, subway tiles and a cute café-style counter for enjoying a morning coffee.
Most materials for this homely kitchen makeover came from Bunnings and the project was a three-month labour of love. It includes striking heritage-style cabinet doors, island bench, new appliances and sink.
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