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  (388) Summary
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Flexi Renovation Group

Flexi Renovation Group 🏆 2024

4.9  (398) Summary
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Duminda R.
Duminda R.WAPerth, WA
 
Kitchen Craftsmen

Kitchen Craftsmen

4.8  (388) Summary
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Ally L.
Ally L.10 posts
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Wallspan Kitchens & Wardrobes

Wallspan Kitchens & Wardrobes 🏆 2024

4.8  (1,148) Summary
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Marrianne Hookings
Marrianne Hookings
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Krauss Kitchens

Krauss Kitchens

4.9  (167) Summary
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Riley
RileyNSWIllawarra, NSW
 
Outstanding quality and serviceExcellent service and support through-out the whole process, Rob's experience and expertise made us confident and comfortable. The whole team at Krauss were wonderful to deal with, as to were the tradespeople recommended by Rob. I would not hesitate in recommending Krauss Kitchens to anyone.
Rosemount Kitchens

Rosemount Kitchens

4.9  (162) Summary
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Sarah
SarahVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
 
After 3 years - still love?I don't normally write reviews - however how many reviews do you see 3 years after the reno and still love it. ME. Still loving my Rosemount kitchen. It was the best purchase ever, everyone was professional and everything went smoothly and I'm still loving and working in it everyday.
Waratah Kitchens

Waratah Kitchens

5.0  (110) Summary
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JenW
JenWNSWSydney, NSW3 posts
 
Kitchen Connection

Kitchen Connection 🏆 2024

4.6  (3,282) Summary
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Kay G
Kay GQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD
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DelightedWe were very grateful for all the assistance through our kitchen renovation.
We found everyone pleasant to deal with at the Aspley store and was kept informed throughout by our manager, Dean who was on hand whenever needed after arranging all the tradesmen.
Nobby Kitchens

Nobby Kitchens

4.6  (567) Summary
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Mike
MikeNSWSydney, NSW2 posts
 
Delivered on time as promisedBeautiful kitchen delivered on schedule. Tradesmen were very professional and good with arranging visits. The tiling is excellent.
Smith & Smith Kitchens

Smith & Smith Kitchens

4.6  (108) Summary
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Cathryn
CathrynVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 
Kitchens U Build

Kitchens U Build

4.4  (126) Summary
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EvZ
EvZVICGippsland, VIC2 posts
 
Excellent customer mentality and design supportWorking in with design adviser Deb in Traralgon gave us the best design for or new kitchen.
Measuring and site fit out team professional, no nonsense and efficient and friendly.
Could not have made a better choice for our kitchen project.
Els&leo van Zuiden
Tradepro Installation Services

Tradepro Installation Services

4.5  (111) Summary
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Mitch
Mitch
  Fair Incentive
Overall terrificThe Builder, Electrician and Tiler brought about a great job.
Caesarstone

Caesarstone

4.2  (594) Summary
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Michelle
Michelle
 
Joyce Kitchens

Joyce Kitchens

4.2  (152) Summary
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Sturt and Lee Andrews
Sturt and Lee Andrews
 
eKitchens

eKitchens

5.0  (34)
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jason
jasonWAPerth, WA
 
Claytons Alfresco

Claytons Alfresco

4.9  (37) Summary
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Robert
RobertVICSouthwest, VIC
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Great outcomeThe Claytons team showed great flexibility by Re-Building a larger sink cabinet, to avoid modifying the carcass frame in order to clear a waste pipe pentation through the slab. As a result the whole BBQ set up exceeds what I envisaged. The Alfresco kitchen was installed by Christmas 2023 as promised.
Sydney Style Kitchens

Sydney Style Kitchens

4.8  (37) Summary
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Maria and Sam
Maria and Sam
 
Frontline Building Group

Frontline Building Group

5.0  (29) Summary
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Anuja
Anuja
 
Love our bathroom and laundry combo Reno!!Nour and his team did a great job in converting our laundry into a bathroom+laundry combo. Nour is very responsive and is always available to help with any questions. He pivots quickly to the situation on hand and we are extremely happy with the end result !! Show reply
Direct Kitchens

Direct Kitchens

4.4  (57) Summary
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Elizabeth L.
Elizabeth L.VICGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Fair Incentive
Renovation Capital

Renovation Capital

4.9  (31) Summary
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Joseph D'Souza
Joseph D'SouzaWAPerth, WA
 
Bath room renovationIt took some time and did a good job in the end.
Outcome was good.
New Image Kitchens

New Image Kitchens

4.3  (63) Summary
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Mitch Carnelutti
Mitch CarneluttiNSWIllawarra, NSW
  Nowra
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.
Craftbuilt Kitchens

Craftbuilt Kitchens

4.8  (26) Summary
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jay p
jay pQLDSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
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great kitchen design, construction, installationGreat collaborative approach in house, in their stones corner showroom, and remotely over calls and e-mail to land on an achievable and satisfying solution. Great project management despite supply challenges.
Impala Kitchen & Bathrooms

Impala Kitchen & Bathrooms

4.2  (52) Summary
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Lorraine
Lorraine
 
Kinsman Kitchens

Kinsman Kitchens

3.5  (799) Summary
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TRUDY F
TRUDY F
  Fair Incentive
My Kitchen is greatKinsman were great. The products are quality and the installation was done with care and consideration. My kitchen looks awesome.
James Kitchens

James Kitchens

4.8  (23) Summary
Brigitte
Brigitte
 
I got a beautiful Kitchen with excellent detailing and perfect in every wayI could not find better people to build me my new Kitchen.. The service and the attention from Bec and Scott was unbelievable helpful and relaxing for me.. Thank you

Freedom Kitchens

Freedom Kitchens

3.4  (1,606) Summary
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Unhappy customer
Unhappy customer 5 posts
 
WDC Services

WDC Services

5.0  (19) Summary
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Bathroom Reno
Bathroom RenoVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
 
Amazing serviceCan’t speak highly enough of Dom and is extended team. The quality of the bathroom renovation is outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and the team were always on time and very professional.
Verto Kitchens

Verto Kitchens

4.3  (32) Summary
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Ross
Ross
 
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 RobynNSWSydney, NSW
 
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Kitchen Craftsmen

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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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