Kitchen Renovations

One of the most special spaces in our homes is the kitchen. It is the room that brings everyone together – whether it’s in the morning when the family is quickly grabbing a cup of coffee.

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Kitchen Renovation Costs

When it comes time for a kitchen renovation, one of the first things you’ll need to decide is how much you’re willing to spend. The average kitchen renovation cost can vary widely, depending on the size of your kitchen, the materials you choose, and the extent that you are looking to renovate. Often, new life can be breathed into a kitchen by modernising the countertops and cabinetry handles. This can be very budget-friendly with spectacular results. However, if you’re looking to create the perfect kitchen for your requirements, including fixtures, appliances, and even a new layout, performing one large renovation may prove to be a time and money saver, as opposed to having to perform another renovation project in the future.

Whatever the scale of your kitchen renovation project is, Renovation Works can ensure that you get the best possible results for your budget.

Kitchen Upgrades and Makeovers

One way to give your kitchen a fresh look without breaking the bank is by performing a kitchen upgrade or makeover. This can be as simple as changing the cabinet pulls and handles, painting the walls, or installing new flooring. If your kitchen appliances are still in good shape, consider giving them a new coat of paint to match the walls, or even adding a coloured splashback as a feature. These little changes can be incredibly well priced, and when an expert eye lends some input, can create a huge impact and drastically refresh your kitchen.

Kitchen Revamping

If you’re looking for a kitchen renovation that will give you the biggest bang for your buck, take a look at kitchen revamping. This involves changing the layout or design of your kitchen and can be a great way to add storage, seating, or even an island bench. This allows you to get into the nitty-gritty of how you picture the use of your kitchen, adding an extraordinary level of utility and functionality to the space.

Kitchen revamping is perfect for people who are particular and passionate about how a kitchen should function, and allows you to tailor your kitchen to your specific needs.

Kitchen Styles

There is a wide variety of styles that kitchens are able to be designed in. From traditional farmhouse kitchens with a rustic country feel to sleek and modern minimalist kitchens, there is a design for everyone. When it comes time for your kitchen renovation, take the time to consider what style you want to achieve. This will help to determine the materials you choose as well as the layout of the kitchen.

One of the most special spaces in our homes is the kitchen. It is the room that brings everyone together - whether it's in the morning when the family is quickly grabbing a cup of coffee and a bite to eat before they all head out on their respective days, or the centre point of a dinner party where friends and family come together to laugh and toast a glass of wine, the kitchen truly is the heart of the home. As a renovation project, kitchens offer a wealth of possibilities.

They allow you to create a space that inspires you, a conversation starter for guests, while also adding convenience and functionality to your day-to-day life. It is a space that lends itself to creativity, and the sky is truly the limit when it comes to kitchen renovations.

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Types of Kitchen Countertops

One of the first things people will notice in a kitchen is the countertops. Because of this, it is often a great place to start as it can serve as the main feature to design the rest of the kitchen from. There are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to kitchen countertops, each with its own benefits and drawbacks.

  • Laminate: This is one of the more budget-friendly options out there, and is available in a range of colours and styles. However, laminate can scratch easily and is not as heat resistant as other materials

  • Solid Wood: this is a beautiful, natural option that can last for many years with the proper care. It is heat resistant and can be sanded and refinished if it starts to look worn down

  • Stainless Steel: this is a sleek and modern option that is heat resistant and easy to clean. However, it can be quite expensive and may not suit all kitchen designs

  • Granite: this is a luxurious option that is heat resistant, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. However, it can be expensive and difficult to maintain

  • Marble: this is a beautiful, but delicate, option that is heat resistant and scratch-resistant. However, it can stain easily and is not as durable as other materials

  • Engineered Stone: a popular choice for kitchen countertops, stone comes in a variety of colours and textures. It is heat resistant and relatively durable but can be expensive

  • Glass: this is a modern option that can come in a variety of colours and styles. Glass is heat resistant and easy to clean, but can be fragile

  • Polished Concrete: a popular choice for modern kitchens, polished concrete is a durable, heat resistant, and low-maintenance material. However, it can be expensive to install

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Christine Megaw

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"Reno Works has been a great company to work with. Thanks for all the hard work Roy and team."

Luke Tizard

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Types of Kitchen Cabinets


Just as there is a range of materials to choose from when it comes to kitchen countertops, kitchen cabinets are a great way to reinvigorate your kitchen. There is a multitude of ways to approach renovating the cabinets in your kitchen, from simply changing the handles and pulls, to replacing the drawers and doors, and even completely removing the old cabinetry and replacing it with a design and layout that is more suitable for your needs. There are multiple choices when it comes to choosing types of kitchen cabinets, including:

  • Flat-Panel: these are the most popular type of cabinets, and come in a variety of styles. They are simple and streamlined, and usually made from plywood or particleboard
  • Frameless: these c abinets do not have a frame around the doors or panels, making them look more sleek and modern. They are usually made from plywood or particleboard
  • Shaker: these cabinets are named for the Shaker religious sect, and are characterised by their simple style and construction. They are usually made from solid wood
  • Custom: as the name suggests, custom cabinets are made to fit the specific needs and desires of the customer. They can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and plastic
  • RTA: “ready to assemble” cabinets are an affordable option that can be easily assembled by the homeowner. They are typically made from particleboard or plywood.


Kitchen Renovation Ideas


Renovation Works has partnered with hundreds of kiwis over the years to help plan, design, and build their dream kitchen. We’ve seen all kinds of kitchens, and have collected a wealth of knowledge on the best ways to renovate them. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just want to know what to expect, take a look at some of the results from previous projects

Kitchen Builders and Contractors


The kitchen will always be one of the most important spaces in your home from both an aesthetic and functional point of view. Therefore, when it comes to renovating kitchens, it pays to have the right team to get the job done. With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Renovation Works has the team of builders and contractors you need to get your kitchen renovation done right, on time, and on budget. Our specialised kitchen design contractors can help you plan and design a kitchen that is tailored to your needs, while our expertise in project management ensures the entire project moves along stress-free. So if you’re considering renovating your kitchen, give Renovation Works a call – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

So whether you know exactly what the design for your dream kitchen is, or you’re looking for inspiration to take that first step, booking a free, no-obligation consultation with Renovation Works will ensure that you start your renovation journey in the right direction. Book your consultation today!