Kitchen Renovations: Makeover Costs and Budget

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 01 January 2020 22:06

Kitchen Renovations

As with all home improvement projects, kitchen renovations can quite possibly incur a big cost if proper budgeting is not done prior to commencement. This is because the kitchen is such an integral part of the home, and depending on your intentions for remodelling, as well as the scope of what you want to change, its makeover can not only make your cooking area more functional and stylish but can also raise the value of your property if done right. But if you’re curious about how much it costs to do kitchen renovations, read on to find out about makeover design costs and possible renovation budget breakdowns so that you can plan appropriately for your new and improved kitchen.

Makeover Design Costs

For such a significant part of the home that sees medium to heavy daily use, home renovation experts suggest hiring skilled kitchen designers. This is not only to streamline the design process but also ensure that the final product not only addresses your requirements but does it in a way that fully maximises your cooking space without sacrificing functionality and style.

Professional kitchen designers will plan the layout of your kitchen with a focus on the kitchen triangle, select functional cabinetry and materials, choose new colour schemes, and provide plans and 2D/3D renders of your kitchen to make it easier for you to visualize the final look. Because of their intricate knowledge of kitchen design, some kitchen designers can charge upwards of $250 for an initial consultation that can span 1-3 hours. To produce plans and 2D/3D renders can run you over $800. And if you are looking to design from the ground up, it can cost a minimum of $2,200 for a plan that includes colour schemes, cabinetry material changes, and the like.

Renovation Budget Breakdown

The price of a new kitchen can vary depending on what you want to be changed and done. As a general rule, budget kitchens can run you from $10,000 to $25,000. Mid-range can cost from $20,000 to $45,000. And if the cost is not an issue, and you wish to use premium materials and appliances for your remodel, luxury kitchens cost from $45,000 upwards. These costs rack up in the details - depending on what material your cabinets are made of, whether you use high gloss two-pack polyurethane finishes or laminate, if you choose premium marble benchtops or laminate for your kitchen counters, for example. This is why hiring a kitchen designer with knowledge of different materials and styles can actually help your budget in the long run.

The most important part of kitchen renovation isn’t so much the high cost of the materials used, but rather the quality of the construction itself. Find a reputable kitchen designer and builder to not only ensure a beautiful kitchen at the end of your remodelling but one that will last through years of use whilst still maintaining its functionality and structural integrity.

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