The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It is a hub of activity and focal point for the rest of the house.
Whether you’re looking to maximise your space for storage, invest in some state of the art appliances, or give it a more modern look, renovating your kitchen can be one of the best improvements to your home. It can also add value that may make it more competitive, should you wish to enter it into the Canberra property market.
There’s a lot that goes into renovating a kitchen, from coming up with a functional design to installing the hardware. Rather than trying to do it on your own, consider hiring a professional service to help you throughout the process.
Given how important the kitchen is in our daily lives, trying to choose a good and trustworthy kitchen renovation company in Canberra might seem daunting. In this article, we’ll outline some of the most important factors to consider when looking for a kitchen renovator, and give you a list of some of Canberra’s best services.
What makes a great kitchen renovation company?
How do you actually pick the good guys from the bad? Keep an eye out for the following must-have traits of the best kitchen renovation companies.
- Eye for detail. The very best kitchen renovation companies don’t cut corners. Instead, they pay attention to every last detail. You don’t want to be left with an uneven surface or a leaky tap!
- Skills and experience. When renovating your kitchen, you want the hard work completed by skilled professionals who have extensive experience working on all kinds of kitchens. Check out the kitchen renovation company’s portfolio to see what previous work they’ve done and if they meet your expectations.
- Reliable and efficient. Having your kitchen redone can be disruptive. The best kitchen renovation companies in Canberra can work around your needs. Make sure your deadline is clearly communicated and the timeline is being met.
- Effective communication. Sometimes, timelines don’t go to plan. The best kitchen renovation companies will always communicate any delays or issues effectively. In addition, they might advise against your original design plans for functionality issues and the like. If they are not afraid to give you sound advice with good reason, then you can be sure they are effective communicators.
- Well-priced. Kitchens aren’t cheap, and more often than not, you get what you pay for. That being said, you shouldn’t have to choose kitchen renovation company that charges an arm and a leg. Shop around to see how different companies compare to find the one that works within your budget.
The best kitchen renovation companies in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Oppikofer Joinery is a multi-award winning company specialising in kitchen design and installation, so if you’re looking to renovate yours then consider making Oppikofer your go-to.
Oppikofer’s Managing Director, Beat Oppikofer, has over 20 years of experience in carpentry and joinery, beginning with apprenticeships in Switzerland, so if you’re looking to inject some Swiss-style efficiency into your kitchen then Oppikofer is more than able to help you in the process. All of Oppikofer’s kitchens are custom, so you know that what they design for you is completely unique and perfectly suited to your space and your requirements. Plus, they manufacture the products in-house, with state of the art computerised wood equipment, ensuring perfect precision and the highest standard available in all their carpentry.
Facebook user Rob Hickey wrote in their review, “Beat Oppikofer is extremely skilled at his work and delivers excellent craftsmanship. I would recommend his services to anybody looking for a new kitchen in the ACT area.”
Paramount Creations specialises in kitchen, bathroom, and laundry renovations and construction. With a strong commitment to providing their customers with the best service, high quality materials, and skilled local tradespeople, the team at Paramount are more than capable to catering to your needs throughout the renovation process.
As happy customer Kyle Lancaster says in their Google review, “Dan and Cameron were great to work with. Our kitchen turned out exactly as we hoped and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”
Kitchens Direct boasts a range of unique models, high quality craftsmanship and experienced staff. They are 100% dedicated to providing you with professional advice.
Kitchens Direct has experience with kitchen, bathroom and laundry renovations. They’re here to help you through the entire process, from design to installation.
As Facebook user Gillian Kimball writes in their review of Kitchens Direct, “Peter and his team from Kitchens Direct transformed my dark inefficient kitchen. It now has practical storage and is bright and shiny. They were efficient an ran to time and under budget. I am delighted. Would recommend Kitchens Direct.”
Established in 2001, Simplicity Kitchens is a family owned and operated business who has won more awards from both the Housing Industry Association and Master Builders Association than any other joinery in Canberra. With a team of highly experienced and skilled consultants and access to the best products and materials, you know you’re in capable hands with Simplicity.
As Zoe Athanasiou writes on Google, “We had our kitchen renovated recently by Simplicity Kitchens. They were easy to work with, nothing was a problem, very professional and reasonably priced. Their installer Nathan is amazing. His skill and attention to detail is second to none.”
Established in 1981, The Kitchen Company is a locally owned and operated family business, and today they have the largest showroom and workshop in the Canberra region. With only 20 staff – which includes 5 qualified interior designers and 10 manufacturers – you know you’re always dealing directly with the right people.
As Facebook user Marion Buckley writes in their review, “We recently had our kitchen completed by the Kitchen company and we cant give them enough praise. We are delighted and super happy with the professional service.”
Are you about to start renovating your home and need some recommendations for helpful services? Check out our articles on the best bathroom renovation companies, best house painters, best flooring specialists, best carpenters, best tilers and best plasterers for some useful guides to Canberra’s top services. And, to connect your new kitchen with your smart home check out our article on the best home automation system installers in the region.
Your experience with kitchen renovation companies in Canberra
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