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 Talking Kitchens, Bathrooms & Renovations:  Can I Give My Existing Kitchen A ‘Face Lift’ Instead Of Fully Renovating?

Talking Kitchens, Bathrooms & Renovations: Can I Give My Existing Kitchen A ‘Face Lift’ Instead Of Fully Renovating?

That’s probably one of the most commonly asked questions of people when they come into our showroom or ring us up. 

The simple fact is, partially renovating a kitchen or giving it a facelift means what you’re doing most of those sorts of people wanna put new benchtops in an old kitchen or wanna put new doors on the old kitchen. But what they don’t realize is the amount of work involved in doing that is such that they might as well go ahead and buy a new kitchen and be done with it. 

When those people come into our showroom, I normally say to them, “You better leave your money in your pocket, don’t go spending any money at all and wait a year or two until you’re ready to do the whole thing and then do it properly.” Because most of the money is in the doors and the stone and all of the associated works involved in fitting those things. 

So there’s not a lot of merit or benefit to a person in just putting new doors and benchtops on an existing old frame. Plus, quite obviously, you’re not necessarily improving the configuration of the layout, you’re not necessarily making the kitchen work better for you, it’s purely a cosmetic shift but at about 60-65% of the cost of a whole new kitchen. In my opinion, bad economics.