When creating a kitchen renovation plan setting the budget and sticking to it can become difficult. To get the best value for money and avoid spending your budget unnecessarily, follow our expert’s tips.

Differentiate Needs from Wants

Once your plan is set up, outline what your kitchen has to have and what you would like in the kitchen. By doing this, you may discover your budget can be stretched out. When shopping around for items keep that in mind. Also, incorporate hidden costs like plumbing, workmanship and a contingency amount into your budget if something does not go to plan.

What to Spend on

  • Appliances

Appliances are worth investing it to avoid hassles in the future. Kitchen appliances have a large price range and can become quite expensive. But, if you buy a good quality appliance it is less likely to malfunction in the long run and can save you time doing task. Cheaper products can break sooner or need maintenance that can cost you more than the initial price. To save more, ask to buy the model on display.

  • Cabinetry

Drawers, cupboards and storage are essential within a kitchen. Always future proof your kitchen with additional storage as you can never have too much storage. Investing in good quality hardware is essential to avoid breakage. Choose soft close drawers and look for a long warranty on items.

What to Save on

  • Handles

Repaint handles a stylish brass or gold colour to bring some new life into it. Do not spend large amounts on handles that seem stylish but are not practical.

  • Cabinet Fronts

Styles vary from hand painted to glass front and can be overwhelming to choose. Do not change your cabinet fronts until all major design and styling is completed so evaluate how much of your budget is left. Laminate is a great option as it is hardwearing, inexpensive and looks stylish with a gloss finish.

A good quality kitchen can serve your home for many years to come. Harrington Kitchens can help to bring to life your kitchen dreams. Contact the experienced team to discuss your plans. Our expert designers will listen to your needs and personal style, to incorporate this into the perfect kitchen design for your home.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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