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How Much Does A Kitchen Renovation Cost?
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How Much Does A Kitchen Renovation Cost?


So, you’re wondering how much it costs to renovate a kitchen in 2022? We get it with prices on the rise its good to get an understanding of the costs before you jump in. In this article, you’ll find out what you can expect for your renovation dollar, as well as tips from our experts on where to save (and where not to) in order to get the best out of your kitchen reno budget.

If you’re feeling the urge to renovate, you’re not alone!

Kitchens are the heart of the home. They are a space where we come together to cook, chat, eat, work and have fun with our family and friends. It’s no wonder then that a recent survey of over 7000 Aussie homeowners, conducted by Houzz, the kitchen is the most popular room to renovate. If you’re one of these homeowners wanting to transform your kitchen into a space that’ll make you feel as warm on the inside as a batch of melt in your mouth chocolate brownies, then you are probably wondering how much your dream kitchen will cost.

What Does An Average Kitchen Renovation Cost?

Getting an understanding on the cost of your project is vital to planning and getting maximum for your money. However, it’s a bit like asking how much a holiday cost. It really depends on your needs and where you want to go. Given the variation, the easiest way to answer the question of how much a kitchen renovation costs, is to look at the ranges.

Kitchen renovations can be generally broken down into three categories:

  • Budget kitchen renovation cost – $15,000 – $ 25,000
  • Mid-range kitchen renovation cost – $25,000 – $45,000
  • Premium kitchen renovation cost – $45,000+
Budget Kitchen Renovation Costs
This budget range is easily achievable for smaller or apartment-sized kitchens. To save on cost, budget kitchen renovations typically just deal with the aesthetics and surface-level fixes. These can include new cabinets and splash back, a fresh coat of paint or a new countertop. Work involving structural, electrical or plumbing changes will most likely not be within budget. Expect to spend a big portion of your budget on cabinetry, especially if you're going to opt for custom joinery. This could be anywhere from $4,000 - $10,000. If you’re looking to save, we have a variety of options in hardware products that you can choose from.
Mid-range Kitchen Renovation Costs
According to The Kitchen House Sydney with this price range, you can get that coveted dream kitchen. He says, “A majority of our kitchen makeover projects fall within the mid-range category and include a lot of custom design and often, an overhaul of the layout, opening up of the room, creating big changes in function and form." Mid-range renovations are commonly custom designed, so you can get one that’s tailored to your needs and specifications. Because it is custom designed, you’ll have more flexibility and freedom when it comes to the layout of your kitchen. You'll be able to change the floor plan of your kitchen to suit your needs, which may entail reworking the electrical wiring and plumbing as well. How much it will cost, and the division of the budget will depend on what you intend to use it for. For example, with homeowners who love to cook, a majority of the budget could be spent on high-quality countertops such as natural stone or on a 6-hob cook-top. For homeowners who love to entertain guests, the money could be put towards getting quality lighting fixtures, seating and homewares.
High-end Kitchen Renovation Costs
For a lucky few, sometimes, the sky really is the limit when it comes to their kitchen renovations. These custom designed kitchens come with top-of-the-line materials and finishes such as marble countertops, industrial cooktops and premium appliances. Think Sub-Zero appliances, Wolf ovens, Miele dishwasher and built-in wine fridges. Apart from the expensive elements your kitchen may feature, high-end renovations are also expensive because of any structural, electrical or plumbing changes necessary to make your ideal layout come to life. This may include tearing down existing walls to make way for an open layout kitchen or changing the layout to create a more efficient workflow in the kitchen. Some homeowners also opt to have their appliances seamlessly hidden behind custom joinery, so it blends it with the rest of the cabinets. This can easily ramp up the price tag as each part has to be carefully designed, measured and constructed. But honestly a good conversation with us and we can come up with some creative ways to make your budget create your ideal kitchen.
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 How Much is a Sydney Kitchen Renovation?

Location also plays a big factor when it comes to computing for your kitchen renovation cost. The average kitchen renovation cost in Australia comes in around $17,000 but this average increases to $20,000 in Sydney.

Usually included in this are compliance certificates and permits, labour fees and materials.

Sydney kitchen renovations cost vary greatly from project to project and the complexity as well as materials used can greatly affect the end price tag.

What if you’ve got champagne taste but beer money?

As already mentioned, the average costs should be taken with a pinch of salt. A low-budget makeover may cost as little as $10,000 for one property, while in another it could cost as much as $35,000 or more. We have also noticed a really significant increase in prices across the home improvements industry. But whatever your budget here are some ideas to help you save:

  • Invest in Quality Cabinetry

    Firstly, try to get the best quality cabinetry that you can afford. This is not the area to scrimp on cost. Cheap cabinets chip, scratch, peel and get damaged easily. There is nothing quite as gutting as investing a healthy whack into a kitchen reno that should last you for years to come, only to have the shine wear off in the first year or two. Sadly, some of the renovations we have completed recently have been some of the big companies that chew and spew renovations… you are just a number. These types of kitchens are the ones we are often ripping out and replacing with a quality kitchen.

  • Keep Plumbing and Electrics

    Where you can save money is in leaving your sink and electrical outlets in their existing location. This will save you big on plumbing and electrical installation.

  • Cut out the middleman

    Do what big builders do and deal directly with a kitchen manufacturer. Rather than going to a retail store with a showroom where you are just a number, skip the go-between and skip a whole bunch of expense. Not to mention these big companies are just outsourcing the trades to the cheapest taker. Going straight to the source and getting your kitchen from the manufacturer is a fantastic way to design and build your ideal kitchen for a fraction of the cost of large retailers.

  • Backsplash Selection

    Instead of spending money on costly, designer wall tiles, opt for an attractive acrylic splash back or even repurposing you’re existing one.

  • Flooring Options

    Instead of ceramic or porcelain tiles, consider vinyl flooring. There are some great modern flooring options that have good durability These can save you a packet compared to tiles whilst still giving you an updated and modern look.

  • Appliances

    If any of your current appliances are still in good condition, keep them.

  • Consult a Kitchen Designer

    If you pick fittings and finishes properly, quality and style do not have to be massively more expensive. Seeing your kitchen in a 3d design application can happily avoid expensive changes in mind. Our kitchen designers are educated to show you all of your alternatives, not just the costliest ones, if you need assistance.


We cannot tell you how much your kitchen renovation will cost on this blog post. But we can do so through an in-home quote. But keep in mind that the key factors in pricing are size of the kitchen, scale of work, materials, and finishes.

Whether you opt for a budget kitchen renovation or go the whole nine yards with a luxury renovation, what is important is to work with a knowledgeable kitchen renovation company. They not only have the proper licenses and insurance for peace of mind but can guide you, so you get the most from your money Sydney Kitchen House has had over 20 years of experience designing and manufacturing the best kitchen designs in Sydney.

Get in touch with our experts now!

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