The kitchen is often deemed the centrepiece of the whole home. It is usually situated near the entrance of a home; therefore, a kitchen will usually be responsible for first impressions. Also, many Australian homes have kitchens situated directly near back doors, exiting into outdoor entertainment areas. This positioning within a home means that they must be treated as one of the most important parts of a home. When renovating Gold Coast kitchens, there are several factors at hand that will affect the time and money invested into your kitchen renovation. Whatever you may choose, renovating a kitchen is never a bad idea. We will discuss the average costs involved in renovating Gold Coast kitchens.
What figures should I expect?
The problem with providing a price for a kitchen renovation is that everyone’s kitchen is different. Kitchens vary in shape, size, materials, and some renovations will require re-plumbing, electrical work, and gas installation, whereas others may simply include new benchtops and doors. Other costs may include stone, removal of walls etc. This being said, a rough estimate can be provided. For a small kitchen (roughly 8 square metres), can cost anywhere from $11,000 to $20,000. For an average sized kitchen (up to 20 square metres), costs can vary from $15,000 to $40,000. A large kitchen (over 20 square metres) can set you back up to $60,000, however all these figures are estimates. As mentioned above, there are several variables involved.
What can I do to save money?
There is a few little tips and tricks you can do to reduce the cost of Kitchen renovations on Gold Coast. Firstly, the best way to truly open the kitchen area is a coat of fresh, light-coloured paint. This will provide the illusion of a bigger space. Now, saving money is usually on everybody’s mind when renovating. The best way to keep costs lower is to keep the same shape and layout of your kitchen. Moving walls, cabinets, water lines and electrical will prove more costly, as it requires multiple contractors working in your Gold Coast kitchen. Secondly, a fresh bench-top will make a massive difference in the whole look of the kitchen…it is a great idea to invest in this.
Paint can change everything
We mentioned paint above, however I am now referring to the colour of the doors on the kitchen. By utilising the existing infrastructure of the kitchen and simply painting them, you are cutting costs massively. Even though costs are reduced, you get the new kitchen look. Nobody will walk into your kitchen and open the cupboards, so if they are sound and look good, keep them.
Appliances and Furnishings play a massive part
With new doors, benchtops and paint now is the time to change furnishings like wall sockets, handles, sinks and taps. These will be the finishing touch to your renovated kitchen. Also, with the money saved, you can invest in new appliances that match your new kitchen design.