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 or apartment.
Whether you’re looking to maximise your space for storage, invest in 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.
A lot 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 room 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 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 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 it has done and whether it meets 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 said, you shouldn’t have to choose a 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 maintained a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.
Salt Renovations is a kitchen, bathroom and home renovations specialist delivering high-quality, customised projects that improve functionality, breathe new life into homes, and add value to properties.
The expert team — with over 50 years’ collective experience — transforms kitchens with space-solution designs, creating beautiful, practical, inclusive and welcoming spaces.
Salt Renovations project manager, operation manager and designers make kitchen renovations as flawless as possible. Services include consultation, design, manufacture, installation and project management.
Professional designs include practical considerations to task zones and lifestyle needs, provide extra storage and provide the latest technology. Food, utensils, appliances and functional areas are logically laid out, making tasks easier.
Salt Renovations provides fixed price quotations, giving clients peace of mind that projects will not go over budget. Obligation-free discussions are offered on existing plans, initial concepts or new ideas.
Christine Hosking wrote on Google, “We’re pleased to recommend Salt Renovations. Oli paid careful attention to detail and made sure that we knew what was happening when.”
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!"
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."
G6 Concepts is a trusted team of renovation and electrical specialists who create stunning, functional kitchen and butler’s pantry spaces. A bonus is G6 Concepts’ project management, which minimises unnecessary delays and disruption. G6 Concepts has completed thousands of kitchen projects with professional, quality service. Electricians are fully licensed and insured.
ACT Licensed Electrician: 2017494.
On Facebook, Benjamin Byatt wrote, “Blake and the team know their stuff. Super efficient, professional and very respectful in my home! Highly recommended.”
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, the best joiners, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire a kitchen renovation company?
While it is possible to make small adjustments to your kitchen yourself, these changes will be superficial. You might be able to replace the taps on your sink, but this won't have much of an effect on your kitchen's water efficiency; you could give the walls a fresh coat of paint, but unless you can adjust the ventilation in your kitchen the walls will still be affected by smoke and steam. Hiring a professional for a full renovation allows you to make fundamental changes that will improve how your kitchen works and, in the long run, make your life much easier.
Why should I remodel my kitchen?
Your kitchen might need remodelling if you are finding it a difficult space to work in. Do you have enough storage space? Do your appliances work properly? Is it a nice room to be in, aesthetically? If it is causing you headaches of any kind, consider talking to a renovation company about design plans to see how you can make your kitchen an enjoyable place to be in.
How can I modernise my kitchen?
To achieve a modern-looking kitchen, keep an eye out for the current trends - such as open shelving, white-stone countertops, under-cabinet lighting, or lots of natural light. You could also modernise your kitchen with appliances that are newer and more environmentally friendly. These changes will not only save you money but also keep your home green.
How much does the average kitchen renovation cost?
The exact cost for you will depend on a range of factors, such as appliance installation, fixture refits and customisation. Most official guides estimate that kitchen renovations will cost between $15,000 and $43,000, not including appliances.
Will renovating my kitchen add value to my home?
Many prospective buyers and renters don't want to move into a home that needs work, so a recently renovated kitchen is far more appealing to the wider market. Having an updated, functional, modern and aesthetically pleasing kitchen will allow you to market your home for a higher price than you might have been able to with an out-of-date kitchen, and eventually pay for the work you had done on it.