27 Jan RENOVATION EDUCATION: A WHITE-ON-WHITE COOL COASTAL KITCHEN
Year built: 2018
Design: Blakes Of Sydney
Kitchen size: 16 square metres
Approximate price of kitchen (including materials, trades and appliances): $64,150
The client gave us a presentation with a brief and a mood board reflective of her taste, with different pictures of kitchens, materials and styles.
Personality and lifestyle wise, our client loves cooking and entertaining with family and friends at home, and a beachy decor that is reflective of the lifestyle in the area where she lives.
She wanted to transform her kitchen into an inviting space and make it the heart of the home, improve the flow, increase the amount of benchtop space, allow for casual seating, and maximise the storage space.
The client’s builder was undertaking a major renovation of the unit, and they engaged us to design the kitchen and take care of the joinery and benchtops.
We worked closely with the client to design the new kitchen and make sure the new space would be an inviting place in line with the style she loved, with better flow, an increased amount of benchtop space and storage, and an area for casual seating.
Once the designs were approved, we proceeded to the tendering process. We presented the client with three quotes comparing the different tiers within the market, and guided her to choose the supplier that would better suit her personality and project.
Once the client was happy to engage the recommended suppliers, Blakes Of Sydney organised the entire process. This included the joinery-check measure, joinery-plans meeting, joinery install, benchtop-check measure and benchtop install.
Our staff were always available through the process to help the client with any questions or concerns that arose and to make sure the project ran smoothly.
- Tiler: $1,000
- Plumber: $1,500
- Electrician: $1,500
- Renderer: $1,000
- Painter: $2,000
- Carpenter: $1,000
- Floors: $1,800
- Waste removal and disposal: $1,200
Total amount: $1,500
The installation cost for the benchtops is included in the materials price (suppliers usually cost together for supply, manufacture and installation).
- Fridge: Fisher & Paykel integrated french door RS90A1-525L $5,600
- Oven: Smeg SFPA6925B $2,300
- Warming drawer: Smeg CTP9015B $1,690
- Gas cooktop: Asko HG1776AD $1,700
- Range hood: Qasair WES80L2T $2,700
- Microwave: Smeg SAM34XI $520
- Sink: Franke KBG120BPW $780
- Tapware: Astra Walker Icon + Leaver in Rose Gold $500
- Dishwasher: Asko DFI654B $2,100
What did you invest money in?
High-end materials and finishes: real timbers, the joinery style (V-groove & hand-painted rattan), benchtop materials (Caesarstone and X-Bond), and high-end appliances.
What did you save money on?
Our client went to town with the kitchen! But using Blakes Of Sydney design and broker service definitely saved her some cash.
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