Best Kitchen Renovators

The kitchen is the heart of the home, which can make getting it right a bit daunting. We’ve got some tips on what to look for in a kitchen renovation company that can help you make your space functional and beautiful. Continue reading...

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Kitchen Craftsmen

Kitchen Craftsmen

4.8  (396) Summary
Flexi Renovation Group

Flexi Renovation Group 🏆 2024

4.9  (409) Summary
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Christine
ChristineWA
 
Projects out of the ordinaryRoss and guys did an excellent job on a tall bookcase for me - exactly to my specifications. They are currently doing a much smaller job for me, and it is good to know they are available for projects out of the ordinary.
Wallspan Kitchens & Wardrobes

Wallspan Kitchens & Wardrobes 🏆 2024

4.8  (1,243) Summary
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LvR
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Kitchen Craftsmen

Kitchen Craftsmen

4.8  (396) Summary
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Pat and Luc
Pat and LucWA
 
Krauss Kitchens

Krauss Kitchens

4.9  (173) Summary
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HCH
HCHNSW2 posts
 
Rosemount Kitchens

Rosemount Kitchens

4.9  (166) Summary
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Judeline Wadhwani
Judeline WadhwaniVIC
 
Waratah Kitchens

Waratah Kitchens

5.0  (114) Summary
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Heather B.
Heather B.NSW
 
Kitchen Connection

Kitchen Connection 🏆 2024

4.6  (3,607) Summary
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Barry
Barry2 posts
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Love our new KitchenLove our new kitchen. The design and footprint of the original kitchen posed some issues but we got there. The trades engaged by Kitchen Connection were efficient and professional. Our installer Ricky did a wonderful job, always consulting us with issues and making sure we were satisfied with works as the installation progressed. Great result.
Nobby Kitchens

Nobby Kitchens

4.6  (603) Summary
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Clara
ClaraNSW
 
Awesome serviceTom and Amanda and the rest of the staff at Pymble were very friendly, helpful and patient when I chose my kitchen. They are professionals and always willing to give advice and make me feel welcome whenever I visit them. Would highly recommend Pymble showroom. The staff are great, almost like family.
Smith & Smith Kitchens

Smith & Smith Kitchens

4.6  (110) Summary
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Maura G.
Maura G.
 
Tradepro Installation Services

Tradepro Installation Services

4.5  (122) Summary
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Lee K
Lee K
 
Happy customerWe are very happy with our brand new kitchen and how it functions
Kitchens U Build

Kitchens U Build

4.4  (127) Summary
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Mel Z.
Mel Z.VIC
 
Caesarstone

Caesarstone

4.2  (593) Summary
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Michelle
Michelle
 
Joyce Kitchens

Joyce Kitchens

4.3  (157) Summary
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Anna B.
Anna B.WA
 
eKitchens

eKitchens

5.0  (36) Summary
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Chris S.
Chris S.WA
 
Great service and productsWe received wonderful customer service from Maddi, the installers did a fantastic job fitting the new benchtops, would definitely recommend E Kitchens to anyone wanting to update their kitchen. Show reply
Renovation Capital

Renovation Capital

5.0  (34) Summary
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carl r.
carl r.
 
Frontline Building Group

Frontline Building Group

5.0  (34) Summary
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Mahmoud Abughazleh
Mahmoud Abughazleh
 
Claytons Alfresco

Claytons Alfresco

4.9  (38) Summary
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Lando L.
Lando L.
 
Sydney Style Kitchens

Sydney Style Kitchens

4.8  (37) Summary
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Maria and Sam
Maria and Sam
 
Direct Kitchens

Direct Kitchens

4.4  (59) Summary
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Emily S
Emily S
 
New Image Kitchens

New Image Kitchens

4.3  (65) Summary
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Karen
KarenNSW2 posts
  Warrawong
Thank you KristyThe customer service was great. Kristy was so patient and understanding of my needs and requests. My kitchen is small and was difficulty to design, Kristy and the design team assisted without of the box ideas. Thanks to Kristy and team I’m really happy with the end result.
Verto Kitchens

Verto Kitchens

4.5  (44) Summary
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Jim magill
Jim magillQLD
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Good Company to Deal withWhat a great Kitchen that was installed ,and the Price was right, All went well and we are very Happy would recommend VERTO Kitchen to anyone ,thanks Jim@Chris Show reply
United Stone Melbourne

United Stone Melbourne

5.0  (26) Summary
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Chris
ChrisMelbourne4 posts
 
Not cheap at allGreat job, excellent work.
Thanks to the team for the extra help.
Impala Kitchen & Bathrooms

Impala Kitchen & Bathrooms

4.3  (59) Summary
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CGH
CGH
 
Follow up after bathroom renovationI needed a minor fix to my bathroom cabinet after my bathroom renovation was completed a year ago. Tracey organised the fix quickly and I had needed to get it fixed quickly since I was about to go holiday. The efficiency was appreciated.
Craftbuilt Kitchens

Craftbuilt Kitchens

4.7  (27) Summary
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Sandra
SandraQLD2 posts
 
Not turning upHave been requesting for nearly 6 months that they come and fix join in my bench. Also little chips on cabinetware. Kitchen only installed last August.
Kinsman Kitchens

Kinsman Kitchens

3.6  (838) Summary
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John K.
John K.VIC
  Fair Incentive
James Kitchens

James Kitchens

4.8  (23) Summary
Brigitte
Brigitte
 
WDC Services

WDC Services

5.0  (20) Summary
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Tony S.
Tony S.
 
Bathroom modernisationDon, Manny and Vincent are excellent tradesmen who did an excellent job renovating our bathroom.
The planning, installation and after job service are second to none.
We have no hesitation in recommending WDC Services for any bathroom or kitchen renovation.
Tony and Marg
Freedom Kitchens

Freedom Kitchens

3.5  (1,651) Summary
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Matt D
Matt D
  Fair Incentive
Amazing experience all the wayHad a great experience with the entire team, from initital enquiry, design and all the way to fit out (especially the fit out - was tricky!) It looks great and is functioning very well!
Kutchenhaus

Kutchenhaus

4.8  (22) Summary
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Lynley G.
Lynley G.
 
Dan Kitchens Australia

Dan Kitchens Australia

4.8  (21) Summary
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Vic and Robyn
Vic and RobynNSW
 
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Kitchen Craftsmen

Kitchen Craftsmen

4.8  (396) Summary

A brightly lit kitchen with a marble benchtop, tiled walls and white cabinets.

What to consider before you shop around

Define your needs

Before you even start looking for a kitchen renovator, it’s a good idea to figure out what you want out of your kitchen.

Consider the following questions:

  • What’s your budget?
  • What do you need from your kitchen?
  • How many people do you cook for?
  • Are you renovating just some aspects of the kitchen or doing a complete makeover?
  • What appliances do you need?

After you’ve established the basics, it’s a good idea to think about the logistics of your plan, so ask yourself questions like:

  • Are you pressed for time? If you want your kitchen renovated sooner rather than later, then you might want to avoid kitchen renovators that manufacture their cabinetry and components overseas. If there’s an issue with your cabinetry, it may take a while to order in new parts.
  • Do you want a custom designed kitchen? Many companies offer custom designed kitchens to suit your exact style and preferences, but not all do.
  • Are you just renovating your kitchen or other areas of your home? If you want fit outs for other parts of your home (such as wardrobes and entertainment units), then look for a renovation company that can do these designs as well.

Kitchen layout

The right kitchen layout will help ensure that your kitchen is functional, easy to use, and easy to clean. If you’re able to play around with the layout, make sure that the area isn’t too cramped and that there’s enough space for cooking, cleaning, and storage. If you like to entertain, this might affect the layout too.

You might also want to consider aiming for a ‘kitchen work triangle’, which positions the cooktop, sink, and fridge in a triangle so that it’s easy to go between them. Of course, if you’re opting for a single wall kitchen, a triangle won’t be possible, but you can still place these three areas evenly apart.

The four main kitchen layouts are:

  • Gallery
  • U-shaped
  • L-shaped
  • Single wall

Cabinetry

Cabinetry will account for most of the cost of renovation. You can choose from already assembled cabinets (such as those you’d find from Ikea) or custom-made cabinets. While already assembled cabinets are cheaper, they can be difficult to find in the right size for your kitchen.

How about kitchen refacing?

There’s also the option to reface your kitchen. This means that you keep the existing cabinetry but just replace the doors, drawer fronts, and exterior components. This is a cheaper option that’s suitable if your cabinetry is in good condition but you still want to change up its style.

Benchtop

Some benchtop materials include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Engineered stone: durable, easy to clean, resistant to staining and scratching, and comes in range of colours (you can even have flecks of stone through it).
  • Laminate: relatively cheap, resistant to staining, easy to keep clean, and comes in a wide range of colours and designs that can imitate more costly materials like timber and stone. However, it can be susceptible to scratching.
  • Timber: needs to be coated with food-safe oil to protect it and requires recoating every year or so.
  • Stainless steel: heat resistant and durable.
  • Marble: quite porous and pricey, but with the right maintenance you can keep it looking spick and span.
  • Porcelain: dense, non-porous, durable, and very resistant to heat and stains.

Appliances

A lot of your budget will go towards your kitchen appliances (if you’re getting new ones). You can read buying guides and user reviews for the following:

What to look for in a kitchen renovation company

Licensing

It’s your responsibility to ensure the tradespeople you contract are licensed and insured. Any plumbing or electrical work has to be done by a professional, so do your homework before you commit to a kitchen renovation company.

Materials

Some companies have partnerships with certain appliance brands, so if you’re set on fitting out your kitchen with, for example, Smeg appliances, then make sure the renovator can accommodate this.

If the renovation company also owns the factory where their cabinets are made, then that can indicate that they have more control over quality as well as timing. Choosing local manufacturing can also have the benefit of a lower carbon footprint and faster delivery of goods.

Customer service

The best way to figure out what a renovator is like to work with is to read reviews from their customers. Look for how professional and friendly they are, how their project management skills were rated, and whether the tradespeople who came to reviewers’ homes were punctual, tidy, and explained what they were doing.

Cost

What you spend on your kitchen renovation will depend on your budget, where you live, your design and style preferences, and the current value of your home. A common rule of thumb is to spend somewhere between 5 and 10% of your home’s total value on redoing your kitchen.

Warranty

A good indicator of the quality of a renovation company’s materials and construction is the warranty that they offer. Many kitchen renovation companies will offer a 10-year warranty on their cabinetry - this general shows that they back their products and service.

Ask for a written guarantee

If you’re undertaking a kitchen renovation with a company, ask for a written guarantee on the work and material supplied. This will help ensure that the work is completed to a high standard and meets all necessary regulatory guidelines.

The bottom line

It’s important to feel completely confident in and comfortable with the kitchen renovation company you choose to go with. You should feel at ease asking as many questions as you need before committing to anything, and not feel pressured into making a decision.

Take your time, decide on what you want, and consider your options to ensure you end up with a kitchen that you love to spend time in.

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