Your priorities when it comes to your kitchen’s style and function are going to be the biggest factor when it comes to determining where you allocate most of your budget during your kitchen renovation. To help you choose the best pieces for your kitchen, here are our expert tips and product advice.
The scale of your kitchen renovation is going to seriously affect the cost of your cabinetry. The bigger it is the more cabinetry needed. There are many timber-look or modern engineered cabinetry materials that can provide all of the functionality and style of a natural finish without incurring the big costs. 2 Pac (paint finish) is the most expensive, but not necessarily the most durable.
Acrylic and melamine finishes are tough and hard wearing and can save you thousands off the price of a new kitchen. Your overall kitchen design and cabinetry material choice is going to come down to your lifestyle, location, budget and desires. Speak to your kitchen designer before making your final decision.
Benchtops & Splashbacks
The good news is that there many modern benchtop options. Once you know what style you are after, you can usually source a durable cost-effective material to help you achieve it. The most common benchtop material choices being: natural stone, engineered stone or laminate.
Each will have its own distinctive qualities and finishing look, but most often you will be able to find a great alternative in laminate that is still in the colour and style you are wanting should stone be outside of your budget.
Consulting with a professional kitchen design company about what will work for you and your lifestyle is a great way to make sure you are choosing the best material for your benchtop at the best price. For splashbacks, the most cost effective is tiles but glass will give you that ultra-modern look and you’ll be on to a winning new kitchen design.
When it comes to kitchen appliances, generally speaking, you get what you pay for. Longer-life appliances that are more durable, more effective, perform better and have longer-lasting warranties are going to cost you… well, more. You should always shop around, but if you’re priority is quality then you are simply going to have to pay more for it.
With over 50 years of experience in the kitchen design and kitchen renovation industry, Kitchen Builders Queensland can help you make the absolute best product and material choices to suit your needs, desires and Gold Coast lifestyle. As experts in kitchen design, we can ensure a stunning new kitchen filled with choices you’ll love.