As our lifestyles change, so too do our needs surrounding home layouts. The kitchen, in particular, is an essential space to get right. It’s the place where we socialise, it experiences a large percentage of the home’s foot traffic and it’s often the place where busy parents monitor their children from. At Refresh, we understand that no two households are the same. That’s why we provide a bespoke design and build process - to help you achieve a kitchen design that is the perfect fit for you.
The Refresh process encompasses design, build, instalment and decorating. We can enhance every element of your new kitchen, including:
- Kitchen layouts
- Modern kitchens
- Traditional kitchens
- Unique, personalised kitchens
- Storage solutions
- Open plan designs
- Custom splashbacks
- Bespoke kitchen cabinets
- Kitchen benchtops
- Breakfast bars
- Kitchen tiles
...and anything else you can think of!
Refresh will create a design to suit your budget - whether this means you are seeking a cost-effective kitchen update or a luxurious family kitchen. For those working within a limited budget, staying within the original layout of your existing kitchen and carefully considering what areas need improving will be the best way to save on costs. If you’re interested in a luxurious kitchen design (e.g. high-end materials and appliances, custom cabinetry and structural changes to your layout), allow more room in your budget. Refresh’s kitchen renovations typically fall within a range of $20,000 - $80,000. However, for a cost-estimate accurate to your specific kitchen requirements, please consult your local renovation specialist.
If you will only be making minor changes to your kitchen, consent likely won’t be required. Larger projects, such as those requiring demolition work or structural adjustments, will likely require a building permit. Your renovation specialist will be able to advise you on the council permissions and costs that will be included within your project and will take care of the application process for you.
One of the most essential considerations as you plan your new kitchen is what it will be used for now and in the future. If you are planning on living in the space for only a few years, think about what will add value to the kitchen when you sell - open-plan layouts, neutral colour palettes and plenty of natural light is likely to increase buyer interest. Alternatively, if you plan on living in the space long-term, think about both functionality and future-proofing. In this case, choosing a style that you are likely to enjoy for years to come should be prioritised over following current trends.
Looking for inspiration? Check out these kitchen renovations carried out by Refresh.
To find out how Refresh can help you to achieve a functional and cost-effective kitchen, get in touch today to book in a free consultation.