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.
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.
Renovating a kitchen offers the opportunity to create a functional and beautiful space for cooking and entertaining. It can also add significant value to your home. So it’s important to plan well and get it right.
Whether you are selling your house or just want to give your kitchen a little facelift, one of the most cost-effective and simple methods is to replace the splashback. For a step-by-step guide, visit How to tile a splashback.
Need help with your kitchen project?
The helpful Bunnings Workshop community can assist with inspiration and advice for your kitchen renovation or makeover.
Please don’t hesitate to head to the Kitchen discussion board on Workshop, hit the Start a discussion button and tell us what you would like to achieve to transform your home. We’re here to help.