Undergoing a kitchen renovation doesn’t have to be a stressful experience – you just need to be a little prepared. The thought of temporarily not having a functional kitchen and your home being a construction zone can be overwhelming but if you avoid these commonly made mistakes you are on the right track to a seamless renovation.
A DIY renovation where you go directly through the manufacturer is a very affordable alternative to hiring a designer and having your hand held throughout the whole process. If you think you have what it takes to measure up, pick colours / materials yourself and organise your own installation then you are already being very financially savvy. Despite this, it’s still important to ensure your budget is substantial enough for the scope of kitchen you desire. Be especially careful to account for benchtops if you are going for real stone rather than a laminate as they can take up a significant portion of the invoice.
Going for the lowest bid / skimping on quality
If you are looking for the best value for money, it is very often not with the cheapest quote you will receive. With quality products comes a relative cost and using durable materials is crucial if you want your kitchen to last for at least 10 years. Not all materials are made equal and the quality does make a significant impact on the longevity of your kitchen.
Some handy hacks that can help include;
- Look for moisture resistant HMR Particle Board and zero emission MDF Substrate. Aussie Cut proudly only stock the highest quality materials to produce our flat packs.
- Hardware is another place not to skimp on quality which is why we choose only the best for our projects, exclusively using the market leaders – Blum.
Not asking for references
We live in an incredible digital age where we can shop around for companies and suppliers that we feel align with our wants and needs as a customer. You want to make sure that the manufacturer working with your project understands your vision and consistently produces high quality work. That’s where it can help to listen to previous experiences customers have had with the manufacturer you are considering. Testimonials are a fantastic way of gauging the standard of renovation to expect. You can head to our home page for a series of first hand accounts with our clients.
Not knowing measurements
Having the right fit for your space is unsurprisingly a critical aspect to your kitchen design. A stock standard kitchen or copy/paste solution is unlikely to make the most of your space. The Aussie Cut difference lies in the fact that all of our products are fully made to measure. This means you are not restricted by the size or shape of your kitchen and can choose the style and material you need for your space. All it takes is understanding the measurements you are working with and getting a little crafty to create a functional kitchen that works in with the way you use it.
Ask our friendly team
At Aussie Cut, our team of specialists are a wealth of knowledge and will help you at each step along the way to stay within a strict budget.
If you’d like a free quote on a new flat-pack kitchen, get in touch with one of our friendly branch managers who can provide a quote that’s customised to your needs.
You can visit us in store, give us a call, send us an email or fill out our online contact form here.
Unit 6/3 Deakin St, Brendale QLD 4500
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Unit 1/22 Technology Dr, Warana QLD 4575
(07) 5438 8663 (07) 5438 8664