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Items worth splurging on in your kitchen renovation

Kitchen

4 months ago

Items worth splurging on in your kitchen renovation

One sure way to keep your kitchen renovation budget under control is knowing exactly what is worth splurging on, and when you should show restraint. In any kitchen reno, there will be times where you will be required to compromise on the costs of some items, in order to keep that budget in check and to be able to afford the more important items. But how do you know what items are more important than the other in your kitchen?

 

Let us tell you what features you shouldn’t be compromising on in your kitchen renovation.

Pure Nordic - Kitchen

Pure Nordic - Kitchen

WHERE TO SPEND:

 

Appliances

It is worth spending on good quality appliances, as they will do most of the hard work for you and reduce the amount of time you spend in the kitchen. Not to mention good quality appliances will stand the test of time, minimizing hassle for you in the long run. Look for appliances that are energy efficient, particularly the appliances that are on all day, such as your fridge – this can save you money in the long run when it comes to your energy bill.

 

When purchasing new appliances there are savings to be made when purchasing more than one appliance in a package – for example you can purchase your oven, cooktop, range hood and fridge together at a discounted package price. You can ask your batch designer about our competitive Fisher & Paykel appliance packages to include in your kitchen renovations. 

Urban Mood - Kitchen

Urban Mood - Kitchen

Drawer and hinge hardware

 

Good quality hardware is a worthy investment and can go a long way to improving the functionality of your kitchen. No one wants to worry about kitchen doors falling off their hinges or slamming drawers do, they?  

 

Soft closing hinges and drawers are a must to eliminate slamming doors and drawers in your kitchen. Good quality hardware brands such as BLUM offer a lifetime warranty on their hinges and drawer runners to ensure your kitchen functions as it should long into the future!

 

Benchtops

 

Your kitchen benchtop needs to be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear – just think about the heavy and often hot items placed on the benchtop on a daily basis not to mention the strong coloured foods being splashed around the kitchen.

 

It isn’t worth compromising on your benchtop material, as it needs to be good quality with a long warranty, stain, heat and water resistant, as well as being easy to clean. A great choice that ticks all of these boxes would be a Caesarstone engineered stone benchtop, which carries a 10-year warranty, and available in an array of colours and finishes to suit your kitchen.

Modern Elegance - Kitchen

Modern Elegance - Kitchen

Quality workmanship

 

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that attempting to DIY will automatically save you money. A well-made, good quality kitchen will stand the test of time so don’t make the mistake of installing it yourself in the hopes to save money unless you’re a professional or have an expert team of trades at your disposal.

 

Investing in quality workmanship is not only a smart investment but it will save you time and money in the long run should you encounter any problems that you don’t know how to fix.

Australian Coastal - Kitchen

Australian Coastal - Kitchen

At batch our kitchens have been expertly designed to include good quality fixtures and fittings that will maximise your home’s potential for less. Get in touch with your batch designer on 1300 833 883 and get started on your home renovation today.