A kitchen renovation can be one of the most rewarding home improvement projects you’ll undertake, and it can also be one of the most complex, with multiple stages and trades involved. If you’d love to renovate your kitchen but don’t have a large budget – never fear, a kitchen renovation in Perth doesn’t have to result in a second mortgage! It’s all about being smart with choosing where you spend your money. Read on for some of our handy tips to ensure your Perth kitchen renovation doesn’t blow your budget.

Beware of cosmetic-only upgrades

Recently there’s been a trend towards cosmetic updates to kitchens such as replacing cabinet doors only, rather than a complete renovation, in an effort to save money. What we’re finding is that clients who just replace their doors will then find that other elements of their kitchen, such as the benchtop, look dated, or will have other issues with hardware or drawer runners being worn out, or the carcass not being able to support changes. Unfortunately, you’ll often find that you might go through the expense of a cosmetic upgrade, only to then go on to replace the entire kitchen. Don’t get caught out by thinking that money will be saved by doing a basic upgrade to the existing cabinets as there can often be issues with this and it can cost you more in the long run.

Purchasing appliances

Good quality appliances shouldn’t be scrimped on – appliances are the hardest working elements of your kitchen and you don’t want to be replacing them regularly! Look for quality brands with a great warranty period. Ex-display models are often discounted, and discounts may be provided for buying all your appliances from the one place, such as your oven, microwave and rangehood. Work out what type of appliances you actually need – there’s little point spending a lot of money on an oven with all the bells and whistles when a simple fan-forced oven by a quality manufacturer will achieve what you’re after.

Spend your money wisely

It’s all about knowing where you can save money on your kitchen renovation in Perth, and where you should opt to spend a little more. Be careful with low-cost or inferior products – sometimes it does pay to spend slightly more for a quality product that you can be confident in, rather than having to spend more to replace it down the track. Be careful of flat pack options that are not able to be modified – no home is a standard size and you might get caught out if you’re trying to fit a flat pack between walls. Think wisely about the areas where you can save and where it makes sense to spend a little more, such as your appliances and a high quality benchtop that will last for years.

The Maker is Western Australia’s most awarded kitchen design and manufacturer focused on providing quality customer service and innovative designs. We can ensure that your Perth kitchen renovation meets your budget with quality products that will last years, and ensure that the process runs as seamlessly as possible for you. If you’d like further information, give us a call today on 1300 270 000.

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