Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beechwood Kitchen

The dated kitchen in this apartment is to be replaced to give a more practical and "timeless" appearance, at a budget price.

The old cupboards and appliances are first removed. There are four "openings" into the kitchen to contend with in the new design; two doors, a servery, and a window.

After the measurements are taken, kick boards are installed as a starting point for the new cupboards and cabinets. These have been pre-manufactured off site making installation easier and more cost effective.

After the cabinets have been screwed into place, bench tops and supports for the new servery are added. As the area is small, a beige colour is chosen to achieve a lighter, brighter look.

A product called PVC Hard Edge is used for the kitchen cupboards to give added wear protection. Although slightly more expensive than standard finishes it reduces the chances of "chipping" on the door surfaces.

To match the rest of the floor in the apartment, Sunplank vinyl strips are laid (Victorian Ash). It is relatively cheap and easy to lay and is shatter and chip resistant.

A new stove is positioned in the corner. Hidden in the "dead" space in the laundry is a new Fisher and Paykel Active Smart fridge. Terracotta coloured tiles for the splash back above the sink, complete the new look for the kitchen. The cost below includes plumbing, electrical relocating, flooring, appliances and kitchen units and installation.

Cupboards, etc, around $3,000. Total cost, around $5,500.

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