Kitchen Design and Renovation Services
Kitchens are among the most popular areas of the home to renovate. Because they require the addition of plumbing, electrical and a lot of other detail, they are also the most expensive. Costs vary widely according to the size and complexity. However, a well-designed kitchen renovation is one of the most rewarding projects a homeowner can undertake as they can deliver distinctive style and huge functionality to make a home so much more enjoyable. Before you start, make a checklist for your building professional outlining what you want to achieve.
The following is a list of what you need to think about:
New Kitchen Renovation (Replacing old)
With some clever planning you can easily replace your old kitchen to give the room a completely new look, adjusting the layout with a new benchtop, breakfast island, sinks, splashback, cabinetry, handles, tapware, storage solutions and appliances.
The shape of your kitchen will impact the layout and this is something you need to discuss with your draughtsman. Your plumbing, drainage, electrical wiring and lighting will also need an upgrade
A simpler kitchen upgrade is viable where the layout and structure remain essentially the same but you replace your benchtops (if dated), sinks, tapware, splashback, cabinet doors and handles and most appliances if they are old. It can be as dramatic or simple as you wish. Our consultants can advise on the design, scope and cost.
New Kitchen Fixtures (Replace existing in same location)
There is an exemption to the Building Code which allows you to replace kitchen fixtures that are being installed in the same location, provided you are using the same or comparable materials. However it must be carried out in accordance with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006.