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What to consider and where to start with a brand-new kitchen in Auckland in 2019



When considering putting in a new kitchen, the first question we all want answered is “How much does it cost to install a new kitchen in Auckland?” and to be honest this all depends on you and the research you do before making any decisions.


Google is a great place to start your kitchen planning, but it can be daunting with so much information. Be specific when searching for your dream kitchen. Start by putting in your location, as this will give you kitchen installers in Auckland otherwise you may find something you like only to realize later that they are too far away.


Try searching:


Kitchen Installation Auckland

Kitchen Cabinets Auckland

Kitchen Design Auckland

Kitchen Renovation Auckland

Kitchen Upgrade Auckland


You can even go one bit more granular by searching by your suburb.


The kitchen look and feel of your home is obviously a priority so reach out to a few kitchen bench top companies, kitchen lighting companies and kitchen installers.


Ask yourself what do you want your kitchen look like.


What kind of kitchen bench top do you want? What is the cost for Granite bench tops, Formica bench tops and Engineered Stone bench tops? These all vary greatly in price, so if budget is an issue then this will be an important consideration as this will dramatically impact the overall cost.


These days they can do amazing things with Formica bench tops (Hard Laminate) and can give them any kind of finish you desire at a very affordable price.


The ambiance of your new kitchen will depend on the lighting you choose and the finishing touches, like your kitchen sink,taps and appliances for example. Again, there are lots of choices out there.


Stainless steel sinks are still a winner in our eyes as they are scratch resistant and can be easier to maintain for the life of your kitchen.


Choosing a good electrician is just as important as choosing the correct lighting, as they will advise you on what works functionally and what is possible in your home. The same can be said with choosing the right plumber for your kitchen.


Remember the age of your home will need to be taken into account as you may need to replace wiring in the kitchen and the plumbing as there is no point building over something you may have to pull apart in a year or two. This can be costly, so make sure you are happy to invest the time and money into this.


How long does it take to install a new kitchen?


This all depends on you having your ducks in a row in advance. Who will remove the old kitchen? Do you have a kitchen installation team ready to put the kitchen in? etc.


If everything has been planned out properly, it usually takes between 1-3 weeks to complete. Usually if the room has been cleared and the kitchen has been designed, the kitchen cabinet installers in Auckland can be in and out in less than 2 days. If you are going with stone or granite bench tops, they will come out and make a template once the cabinets are in and the turnaround on this can take on average up to 2 weeks. If you’re re-doing the kitchen floor, this can be done as soon as the cabinets are installed. The lighting and plumbing can all be done during the wait time for the kitchen bench top installation.


Back to the original question “How much does a new kitchen cost?”


I have heard experts say you should spend 10% of the current value of your home. Well that’s not very realistic if you live in a 2 million dollar home….although, again that depends on you and your budget. You could probably build a few kitchens with a budget of this size but we can't all afford to go this glamorous with our kitchens.


A fixed price quote from your local kitchen company is a good way to go, so that you don’t run over your budget. Usually the modern kitchen installation companies will work closely with you to make your kitchen luxurious, but also fit a realistic remodeling kitchen budget.


If your thinking “How do I get a new kitchen for cheap?” you can absolutely achieve that. The down side is that you will end up with a cheap kitchen. This also usually ends up in tears.


How long does a kitchen usually last?


Well, depending on the materials and workmanship, kitchens can last on average a good 20-30 years.


Most people tend to get a kitchen uplift or kitchen face lift every 10 years to stay with the times and avoid having a dated looking kitchen. What we have found is that kitchen tiling, splash backs, paint colour and drawer types can make a huge difference and if that’s not going to cut it for you, you’re probably better just to start all over again and build new.


Now a days Blum and Hafele the manufacturers of the drawers, hinges, corner unit carousels and much more are giving lifetime warranties with their hardware.


This is great for piece of mind and their design and engineering are simply genius. We particularly love their soft close hinges.


If you want some idea of how they do it, you can visit the Blum showroom in Avondale, Auckland NZ. It’s a real eye opener to what’s possible and you won’t be sorry that you took a tour as the ideas will come flooding in. Make sure to visit on a week day.


https://www.blum.com/nz/en/ideas/showroom/overview/


Whether you are located in Auckland Central, Auckland West, Auckland East, Auckland South or the Auckland North Shore, you will find that most companies are really busy installing kitchens. So, it’s best to start contacting these companies and getting them out to see you and do an initial quote and measure up quickly as you may be surprised at how far they are booked out in the future. Some companies are quoting as long as 9-10 months before they can start your kitchen installation.


Shocking I know, but very true.


For a quick response try contacting the team at Kavanagh Kitchens Auckland


https://www.kavanaghkitchens.com


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