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Modern kitchen with white benches and overhead cupboards and pendant lights
Looking for an inexpensive way to renovate your kitchen? Here are some ideas on how to give your kitchen a makeover on a budget.

 

Set your budget

Whether you've got a big family or live on your own, chances are the kitchen is the busiest room in your home. But renovating your kitchen doesn't always mean rebuilding from scratch. Before you start planning your project, work out exactly how much money you have to spend and do your best to stick to it. It's also a good idea to put aside 10 per cent of your budget for unforeseen problems.

Green kitchen cabinets with one drawer open

Choose your kitchen cabinets and hardware

Kaboodle kitchens have a wide range of cabinets, accessories, doors, panels and benchtops to consider. You could even start by replacing cabinets first and build your kitchen over time, which means you can spread the cost over a longer period of time.

Better yet, if you already have kaboodle cabinets installed in your kitchen, it may be a case of simply updating the doors and panels with a new colour. Some smaller changes include replacing handles, upgrading hardware, or even installing a new benchtop may be enough to update your kitchen. You'll be surprised at how these minor changes will completely change the look and feel of your existing space.

Kitchen with L-shaped benchtop, blue cabinets and a timber kitchen table

Take it a step further: other renovation ideas

As well as new cabinetry and benchtops, there are plenty of other changes you can make to refresh your kitchen:

  • Give your walls an update. Applying a fresh coat of paint can go a long way!
  • Update your kitchen splashback. If you have a glass or acrylic splashback, this will be a little easier to update than tiles. However, if you're determined to rip out tiles, you could always contact a local qualified tradesman for a quote.
  • Try some new lights. A feature pendant light or cluster of lights can act as a focal point in a room.

Ready to make a change?

Browse kaboodle kitchen's full range for more kitchen ideas.

 

More D.I.Y. Advice

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.