Your kitchen is probably the most used room in your house. Poor layout, inadequate lighting, cramped spaces, outdated fixtures and old cabinetry are common complaints of homeowners.

Before you decide to go ahead with a kitchen renovation, it is important to clearly identify the features you want in your new kitchen. Just as important is a thorough pre-renovation inspection to identify any existing problems.

The cost of the renovation work will depend on the condition of the existing structure, the extent of the work to be done and local labour and material prices. Costs of finishes and fixtures vary widely. Even with your basic small kitchen, a full kitchen renovation can run to up to $20,000 in expenses – this is usually the cost estimated if you’re hiring a contractor to do the work for you, which may seem like a lot but in the end it does save you a lot of time and frustration.A good budget checklist will help you to develop a realistic cost for the project before you start. Some of the items to include are:  

  • Design changes
  • Plumbing problems
  • Structural considerations
  • Fixtures and appliances
  • Moisture damage and deteriorated finishes
  • Floor and wall finishes.
  • Electrical problems
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Permit and inspection costs.
  • Waste disposal

If you are thinking of renovating your kitchen but don’t know where to start, we can assist you in the planning, design and selection of your new kitchen every step of the way. This includes explaining the costs of every step before it is performed so there is no hidden excessive fees at the end of your project.