FAQ’S

1How long does it take to renovate a Kitchen?
A quality Kitchen renovation takes approximately 6-8 weeks. Over 95% of our kitchens are completed on time.
2Is it cheaper to renovate a kitchen and bathroom at the same time?
Yes. Renovating a kitchen and bathroom simultaneously can often result in considerable savings. Depending on the type and complexity of the renovation you could save anywhere from $1,000 upwards, so it may be worth considering.
3How soon could you start once I have accepted your quote?
Once you have decided to engage Kitchen Elegance, we will arrange another appointment to go through the finer details with you. At this stage we request for the contract to be signed and for a deposit to be paid. We are then able to book in a date to commence works. Generally, we can start your kitchen renovation within two to four weeks, and in the case of urgency, we may be able to accommodate you and start the renovation to suit your timeframe.
4Can I choose the fittings and fixtures that will go in my kitchen?
Most definitely. Our helpful staff are available to help guide you in the selection process. We can also provide you with a list of recommended suppliers if required. Alternatively, we can arrange all the fittings and fixtures for you at a discounted trade price.
5Do I have to be home during the renovation?
No. Our team is honest and trustworthy, you may rest assured your home will be in safe hands. You'll have complete peace of mind working with Kitchen Elegance. If you choose to be home during the renovation, you will need to be prepared as your kitchen will be unusable for the duration of work.
6can you renovate other rooms as well?
Yes. We can help you with any room in your home that needs renovating such as laundries, toilets and bathrooms. Please contact us for further information.
7Will my new kitchen come with a guarantee?
Yes. We offer a statutory warranty of 7 years on labour and materials. Rest assured our warranty will be as identified in the latest legislation, determined by the Department of Fair Trading. That's the benefit of using a reputable company like Kitchen Elegance, giving you the peace of mind and certainty you deserve.
8How Much Will a Kitchen Reno Set Me Back? (Extract)
Undergoing a kitchen renovation is a considerable task that requires financial and managerial commitment. Having realistic expectations of your costs will facilitate the renovation process, regardless of your budget. Selecting the right materials, design and tradesmen can also be instrumental in successfully completing your kitchen renovation projec
9Standard: $20,000 - $45,000+

For a standard kitchen renovation, you can upgrade your kitchen and make some changes to the kitchen's shell structure, such as new flooring, replacing a window or relocating lighting. However, this price point assumes that the major features of the kitchen will stay in place and the floor plan will not be changed dramatically.

Tastzidids reveals the factors that influence the cost of a standard kitchen revamp: "The cost really depends on the size and existing condition of the kitchen but I would say that a standard upgrade would set you back from $20,000 to $45,000 plus."

With respect to items such as your benchtop, Tastzidis explains that certain brands stand above others: "I would always choose Caesarstone or Corian bench tops as these are extremely durable and not easily damaged by moisture . Your cabinet maker will supply and install these bench tops, or they will employ a sub-contractor who specializes in stone bench tops to measure, cut and install the bench top for you."

"Kitchen styles have become a lot more open planned over the past 15 years so removing walls is always a possibility. Island bench tops and breakfast bars are becoming very popular in today's kitchen designs."

When choosing the functionality design for your cabinetry, Tastzidis demonstrates the importance of choosing quality hardware: "In a standard kitchen renovation I would always install cabinets with soft close drawers but be careful of manufacturers using cheap hardware as this will not last. I recommend using Blum hardware which is a reputable brand that sets the industry standard for cabinet making."

10Premium: $45,000 - $75,000+

A larger scale renovation may include a new layout of the kitchen space or addition of walls leading to adjacent spaces. According to Tastzidis this could involve extensive alterations to your kitchen: "A premium kitchen renovation could involve relocation of the kitchen, removal of major walls, installing high end European appliances, auto-opening drawers, heated flooring, hot water taps or installing new windows. For this type of renovation, you'd need to budget between $40,000 - $75,000 plus."

In terms of the increased functionality of premium appliances, Tastzidis states: "All your appliances would be built in and will work in a seamless manner. For instance, your fridge and dishwasher will appear to be a cabinet, but when opened will function as a fridge or dishwasher respectively."

"The major difference between a budget and a premium renovation is the quality of the materials used. You can look at a budget kitchen and it may be aesthetically pleasing, but it won't have the durability, functionality or longevity of a premium kitchen. Sometimes it's worth investing now to reap the benefits later; you need to think about how this project can add substantial value to your home.

11How much value will a kitchen add to my property?

While renovating can be a costly option, it can add considerable value to your home and improve the space and functionality of your kitchen. It is estimated that the percentage of the project recovered upon resale of your home could be 75 - 100 per cent, depending on your suburb.

According to Tastzidis, renovating an existing kitchen is the fourth highest value-adding renovation type in Australia.

12What are the costs of different kitchen components?
By understanding the costs of each component of your project, we break down the itemized costs for each type of kitchen renovation: standard and premium.
13FLOORING
The size of the area as well as the material selected for the kitchen floor, will greatly impact the overall cost of the flooring. Inexpensive materials such as vinyl and linoleum may reduce costs in the short term, but you need to consider whether these materials will endure wear and tear. Wood and tile, on the other hand, require a larger upfront investment, but they will last much longer.
14CABINETS

Having adequate storage is a crucial consideration for any kitchen space. Utensils, Tupperware and cooking ingredients need be stored and organized efficiently. You need to decide whether you would prefer a standard set or a custom fit, as well as choosing a design and colour scheme for your cabinets.

Your choice of hardware, such as your pulls or knobs, can provide you with versatility with respect to the aesthetics of your kitchen. You can change the look and feel of your kitchen by alternating between your hardware. For example, knobs come in a range of finishes from glass to ceramic so you can make your cabinets look more traditional or contemporary based on your preferences.

15COUNTERTOPS

One of the most influential kitchen renovation designs you'll make is selecting the right countertop for your lifestyle. Factors such as durability and style are likely to guide your choice when contemplating different countertop materials. Are you all about an easy-to-maintain surface? Do you value stain-resistance? Or maybe you dream of launching a hot pot on a granite counter without making a burn?

Surface materials range from less expensive choices such as Formica® to more expensive surfaces like marble, stone or quartz.

16SINK

Sinks range from simple under mount models to fully integrated; professional-grade sinks designed for heavy duty cooking.

From basic models with two-way handles to trendy curved tapware, there is an infinite choice of sink types to suit every budget.

17APPLIANCES
New appliances will influence the appearance and functionality of your kitchen area. By purchasing Energy Star-rated appliances you conserve energy and lessen your electricity expenses.

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