Modern technology has made it easy to achieve innovative and attractive kitchen designs in a cost-effective manner. At Refresh Franklin, we make it our mission to help homeowners achieve the best kitchen designs for their homes, lifestyle, budget and taste.
Refresh’s systems and project management processes have been designed to ensure customers feel supported through every stage of their renovation project. We offer a bespoke design and build process which takes care of not only the design, but also any consent applications, managing the build/installation, interior decorating and, finally, presenting you with a stunning new kitchen!
Refresh Franklin can provide tailored design and installations in the following areas:
- Kitchen installations
- Kitchen renovations/remodelling
- Kitchen extensions
- Kitchen concept plans
- Kitchen tiles
- Kitchen islands
- Kitchen cabinets
- Kitchen benchtops
- Breakfast bars
The cost of designing and renovating a kitchen depends on a variety of factors; including your kitchen layout, the materials you select, any existing hidden damage and the extent of your renovation requirements. Most kitchen renovations start from around $30,000, in which the layout of your original kitchen will remain the same but the overall function and aesthetics are improved. For those working within a higher budget, around $80,000 - $180,000, a new layout with structural adjustments and a complete kitchen makeover are completely feasible.
*Note: these costs are rough estimates only and are subject to change. For a cost estimate accurate to your specific project, please consult your local renovation specialist.
Your Refresh Renovations specialist will manage every aspect of your kitchen design and renovation, ensuring all building codes and consents are adhered to throughout the process. If your renovation does require consent, Refresh will take care of the application process for you. Generally, Franklin’s wide green spaces mean that kitchen extension projects are quite straightforward. However, moisture resistance, fire safety, sanitation and energy efficiency are all important considerations in kitchen renovations, so it’s important to work with someone who has a strong understanding of how to meet these requirements.
There are quite a few stylistic choices that are common across the majority of Franklin homes, for there quality and aesthetics. Modern and traditional open-plan designs are the norm, allowing for living spaces that flow. In terms of materials, engineered stone benchtops, glass or tiled splashbacks, and hardwood flooring are common across many household kitchens. Window views from kitchen prep zones are ideal, while built-in floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and pendant/recessed lighting provide easy functionality.
If it’s large social gatherings you have in mind, first - look at the layout of your kitchen. Kitchen islands provide a great way to socialise while you’re preparing food, and having a dining table just beyond can keep groups from needing to separate into different areas of the house. To help with this, think about how indoor/outdoor flow can be enhanced through sliding doors and large windows. Aesthetic and easy-to-clean materials such as engineered stone benchtops and flooring are high-end choices. You might also want to include some innovative storage options in your design, such as wine cellar or scullery.
If you are ready to start putting your kitchen renovation ideas into a plan, get in touch to arrange a free consultation with your local specialist.