Kitchen Renovation Advice

Kitchen Design Tips And Budgets

Know that your kitchen will not cost more because you are paying a design and brokerage fee.
You are already paying this built in fee to whoever you deal with as in-house designers are paid a commission. Not only is the Kitchen Broker’s roll to develop a cutting edge design for you, but to then take your project to a top wholesale joinery and save you money. Our design and brokerage fee is saving you money, time and worry. The Kitchen Broker is the clever kitchen solution.

Be realistic about your kitchen budget.
Statistics tell us that an average kitchen in Australia fully installed with all trades is between 3% and 6% of the value of your home. This does not include appliances. (see item 5)

Consider the look you desire while understanding that different finishes vary greatly in price.
For example: A flat melamine door is considerably less expensive than a profile door in polyurethane high gloss and laminate benchtops are far less than corian, granite or caesarstone.

Expect first class designers to provide a great result on a limited budget.
Good designers know the vast range of products available and how to use less expensive finishes and textures to deliver stunning results to fit the budget. Have a wish list of inclusions.
For example: More bench space, more storage, separate waste and recycle areas, rollout deterent rack, tray cabinet, recipe book area, glass display unit, walk in pantry, appliance cabinet, under cabinet lighting etc.

Understand that appliances vary in choice and price.
Today there is a considerable choice in appliances and a huge difference from the bottom to the top. A European builders pack including oven, cooktop, rangehood, sink, tap and dishwasher can be purchased for $2,500 to $3,000. The middle of the range pack for $4,000 to $7,000 – while a package with all the bells and whistles begins from $9,000 to $13,000 and beyond.

Be aware that a professional job is subject to the people doing it.
Many established companies provide varying degrees of expertise – at the Kitchen Broker you receive a high level of expertise. Our staff have built a reputation on quality and design excellence. You will deal with award winning designers who have experience.