4 tips to save money on your Kitchen Renovations Perth

13 May 2021
4 tips to save money on your Kitchen Renovations Perth

Are you looking at Kitchen renovations Perth? Many home owners hold off on renovating their kitchen due to the uncertainty of how much the project will end up costing them. It’s a significant investment for sure, but certainly one that can raise the overall value of your home. Remodelling your kitchen can fix any structural damage, address existing issues that are preventing you from utilising the space more effectively, while breathing new life into it. Below we go through some tips to help save you money when renovating your kitchen.


  1. Know what to keep and what to throw away

A kitchen remodel doesn’t necessarily mean you have to tear down the entire room and start from scratch. While it seems much easier to start new, certain fixtures such as pipes and utilities can become costly and difficult to reroute. You could end up paying for these essential systems to be put in exactly where they use to be, meaning a huge waste of time and money, when you could have just them in the alone in the first place. Think what existing appliances you can keep, if you’re looking at buying a new dishwasher, stovetop or rangehood this could cost you up to $7,000 per appliance. This could be money you could use towards something more necessary.

Make a priorities list for your renovation, this way you will know which items you want to be spending money on rather then coming to the end and realising you haven’t got enough money in the budget for the bench top you wanted. Working out which items can be kept for the new renovation can lead to huge savings.

Before designing your new space, make sure the ceiling, floors and walls are in good shape; also check over your appliances, they may just need a bit of cleaning rather then replacing them all for new shiny units.


  1. Consider ready-to-assemble cabinets

One factor that can significantly hike up the total cost of your kitchen renovation is new kitchen cabinetry. Homeowners could be looking at thousands of dollars in costs if they go with custom cabinets, elaborate designs, and a qualified trade to assemble and install.

One way to save yourself some money Is ready-to-assemble cabinets. Assembling the cabinets yourself is a convenient and inexpensive alternative. Because these custom cabinets come flat-packed for easier transportation, and you don’t have to pay a contractor to assemble the cabinets for you, this can save you a substantial amount of money if you’re handy and can do it yourself. Usually the flat pack cabinets come with easy to follow instructions so you can create your dream custom kitchen.


  1. Appreciate open shelving

Opening shelving is becoming a popular, modern trend that offers a clean and airy atmosphere to your kitchen. You may not get as much storage space compared to cabinets, but having open shelving has its advantages.

It’s a great cost-effective way to keep your kitchen organised or you can make your open shelves a feature in your kitchen. Open shelves are significantly cheaper than kitchen cabinets, from the cost of materials to installation. They provide convenient access to items that you use often, like cookbooks or spices. If you choose what you put on the shelves wisely, you wont have to worry about them looking untidy or having to keep them spotless.


  1. Keep an eye out for bargains and don’t be scared of second-hand

You can easily obtain heavy-duty equipment used in professional kitchens by searching online for restaurant auctions. These industrial-grade appliances are built to last, even a three year old refrigerator can still be in excellent shape and work for years to come. You can also look into second hand stores that sell kitchen equipment that have been previously displayed in showrooms.

It’s a good idea to look into the products your buying and compare prices to ensure you are getting a competitive price. If you find a better price, speak with your local business as they can be willing to price match to make the sale.


One of the easiest ways to keep your costs down is by taking a hands on approach with your renovation. If you’re capable, remove your old cabinets yourself to save on labour, or take it upon yourself to paint the walls instead of hiring the job out. 


eKitchens offers a reliable and competitive solution for Kitchen Renovations Perth. We provide high quality, custom made cabinetry so you can achieve the look you want. You can also speak with our experienced designers to help you achieve you dream kitchen while staying in budget. Contact us on (08) 9456 3108 or sales@ekitchens.com.au

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