COST OF KITCHEN RENOVATIONS
HOW MUCH WILL MY KITCHEN RENOVATION COST & AND WILL IT ADD VALUE TO MY HOUSE?
There are many factors that will determine the total cost of the kitchen renovation. These are:
- Whether the kitchen is remaining in the same location and within the existing footprint. Costs that impact a Kitchen Renovation when the kitchen is being relocated are the trade costs of plumbing, electrical, structural and plastering.
- The materials chosen for new kitchen. There are a few options for your Cabinetry doors and panels which all will have a bearing on the final cost. At the entry level is a laminate kitchen with melamine doors and panels. To go to 2 Pac cabinetry will often add another $ 3,000 to the overall cost. If you add in a profiled door such as the shaker, add another $ 2,500. Vinyl wrap can be roughly around the same cost. More expensive again are timber doors whether a solid door or solid frame with timber ply insert. For door profiles and types please visit: http://flexcorp.com.au/
- Then there is the cost of the Benchtops. Mostly today the choice is between an Engineered stone like Caesarstone or Natural Stone Benchtops like Granite or Marble.
For Natural Stone visit: http://www.projectstone.com.au/
As a generalisation, a Natural stone benchtop will cost more than an Engineered Stone but most of the Engineered stone suppliers have 5 price points with the Marble look range at the top end of the price scale. Sometimes this can be same price as a Low – Mid Range Marble.
The Thickness of the Benchtops will also have a bearing on the overall cost. With most of the stones being supplied in a 20mm slab, a thicker face can be achieved by adding a mitred edge creating anything from a 40mm to a 100mm front.
- As a rough guide the supply of an average size kitchen will cost in the following materials:
- Melamine Doors and 20mm Engineered Stone $15,000 – $20,000
- 2 Pac Flat Panel Doors and 20mm Engineered Stone $20,000 – $25,000
- 2 Pac Profiled Doors and 20mm Engineered Stone $25,000 – $30,000
- Obviously a big chunk of the overall cost will be the purchase of new appliances. If you are replacing all of your existing appliances you will need the following an Oven, Cooktop, Rangehood, Sink, Mixertap, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge and that’s just for starters. Additionally there may be also a Wine Fridge or Steam Oven. With some ovens costing the same as a small car this can be anything from a $ 3,000 investment to much, much more.
- With up to 10 different Trades People required for a Kitchen Renovation the total cost can be from as little as $ 2,500 to $ 10,000 if Structural improvements are needed.
- And the big question – “Will my investment in a new kitchen add value to my house.” With most experts regarding the kitchen being as the most important room in the house, it is imperative this appears to be at least the same standard as the rest of the house otherwise the value of your house will be marked down. And there is the saleability issue- an attractive kitchen can seal the deal for any potential buyer.