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The most cost-effective way to renovate your kitchen.

The most successful kitchen renovators will ensure their customers get maximum impact for minimum spend. Here at BJF Joinery we specialise in luxury renovations and also budget-friendly kitchen renovations. Our more simplified and inexpensive kitchen renovations can surprisingly add a large amount of value to your home. Are you an avid cook who has lost their spark? Or a once passionate dinner party host who now prefers to eat out? If so, reinvigorating your kitchen through renovating will inject new life into the heart of your home and bring the magic back to your now tired and lacklustre kitchen.

According to a study done by Houzz the kitchen is still the most popular part of the home to renovate.

If you’re on a budget but are still wanting to renovate your kitchen to make the space more welcoming and practical for everyday use and entertaining; here are our suggestions on the most cost-effective way to make a big impact for less.

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Keep your existing layout.


Altering your kitchen layout can increase the renovation costs due to the sheer amount of extra work that is required in doing so. The more cabinetry, walls, electrics and plumbing you move around in your kitchen the more your kitchen renovation costs will increase. We highly recommend taking the plunge if you have a very outdated and impractical design, but if you’re looking for a quick and affordable refresh of your existing space, keep it simple when on a tight budget.

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Paint is affordable and highly effective!


Painting the walls of your kitchen (or if open plan, extending this colour palette through to your dining/living areas) can dramatically transform your space aesthetically. A new paint job will reinvigorate tired walls, and instantly give the illusion of an updated more pristine kitchen. Stick to a neutral or white colour choice as this will instantly brighten a gloomy space when applied to walls, doors, window frames and your kitchen ceiling.

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Cabinets can be simple.


If you’re lucky enough to have structurally sound kitchen cabinets, it may be feasible to simply replace the doors and drawer fronts with a more modernised or traditional shape (depending on your kitchen renovation style goal). Most kitchen cabinets are a standard size so replacing the doors is as easy as fitting a new door to your existing unit. Update your new cabinets with

hardware that is cohesive and suits your design goal. By having new cabinets made with invisible handles you are able to create a stylish, ultra-modern look that is very adaptable and cohesive with most existing home designs (but also cost-effective).


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Update your benchtop.


You’ll find that in most older kitchens, the benchtops have been used excessively which makes your kitchen look tired and outdated. Forget resurfacing or painting an existing benchtop, replacing is just as quick and cost-effective today. There are many affordable benchtops on the market that will give your kitchen a new lease on life for less.

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Modernise your lighting.


Have one of our qualified electricians update your existing lighting with more modernised down lighting or some impressive pendant lighting that is both stylish and practical for your kitchen renovation. If your kitchen has been needing a renovation for quite some time now; it’s likely your power-point covers, light switches, window coverings and light fittings will all need to be updated. It’s important to not miss these minor details as they are important in achieving a good end result for your space.

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