Renovating your kitchen is one of the best ways to add value to your home and improve your daily life. But only if it’s done right. The do-it-yourself approach can often miss crucial details, whether in the design (a beautiful benchtop that stains easily) or in the project management (mistimed ordering of a splashback!).
Regardless of the result, any homeowner who has tackled a DIY kitchen remodel will tell you how much work it is. Enlisting the help of a kitchen designer, however, will improve the experience no end. A professional’s experience is invaluable as they bring all the tips, tricks, and knowledge that will leave you with a bespoke design that suits your taste and lifestyle while taking the stress out of the experience.
If you’re looking for a simple refresh or a complete kitchen overhaul, get in touch to arrange a free consultation with your local Renovation Consultant.
Typically, when working with an independent kitchen designer, you have to find and book all the contractors. At Refresh, we provide comprehensive project management so you don’t have to go through the hassle of sorting anything yourself.
When renovating in Marlborough, a local Renovation Consultant will be your single point of contact throughout your entire project, managing everything from coordinating tradies to sourcing premium materials. Our previous clients have appreciated this “one-stop-shop” approach because it streamlines renovations. It also limits opportunities for miscommunication and effectively manages expectations and budgets.
The Marlborough region is an eclectic mix of residential architecture — mid-century modern homes, bungalows, and Victorian villas. But despite the varying styles, there are design trends to be found that suit them all.
Seamless benchtops and splashbacks are timeless. They create a place for your eye to rest, providing the design isn’t too busy, allowing you to incorporate other, bolder or more intricate elements. They’re also beautiful enough in their own right to be a statement piece in a simple, sleek design as well. This versatility is why we’re seeing an uptick in homeowners incorporating such features in their own kitchens.
Customised appliances used to only be accessible to big spenders, but with more suppliers now carrying them, they’ve quickly become more mainstream and accessible. Items such as mint-coloured ranges stand out in a 1950s-inspired designer kitchen; the opposite is true of a wood-panelled refrigerator that blends into the background. Whatever your preference, there’s an abundance of design options to choose from.
Chat with your local Renovation Consultant if you’re curious about renovating with custom appliances.
By working with top kitchen designers in Marlborough, alongside a myriad of other industry professionals, we’re proud to offer a full range of kitchen design services.
Designing a kitchen is only one aspect of a full kitchen renovation and the cost of the project depends largely on the scope. To get a better idea of the costs involved, let’s look at some recent Refresh kitchen renovations to see what was achieved on different budgets.
This small kitchen renovation meant a smart update in a 1990s family home for $26,000* including:
- Reworking the layout
- Plumbing and electrical
- Installing new cabinetry, splashback, and appliances
- Painting and decorating
Here, a modern kitchen transformation cost the homeowners $60,000*, inclusive of:
- In-house designer
- An improved layout for increased flow to dining and lounge
- A new scullery
- Installing flooring and a statement splashback
- Bamboo benchtops
- Added value and increased functionality
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.
Yes. If your kitchen renovation requires council consent, we’ll take care of it. Our Renovation Consultants are well versed in Marlborough building regulations and will ensure your project is up to code every step of the way.
Get in touch with a local Marlborough Renovation Consultant for a free consultation to discuss your project.