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How to renovate your kitchen for $5k

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 3 November 2022

Splash the cash on a splashback instead of a benchtop to get a champagne look on a beer budget.

This is just one of the tips Domain has shared to get you a kitchen reno on a $5000 budget.

How does it work?

Well, take marble for example. This is a pricey material and a popular addition to kitchens these days. But a marble benchtop can swallow a huge chunk of your budget. A marble-look tiled splashback, however, is a cheaper way to get a touch of schmancy in your home.

Another good tip is to opt for flatpack cabinets. These have been a must-have for a budget kitchen reno for many years now. Try Bunnings or IKEA and talk to them about options for installation if you’re not feeling the full DIY vibe. But if you can install a flatpack yourself you’ll save on labour costs, meaning you can prioritise your tradey budget for essential electrical work and plumbing.

Another way to get big impact on a small budget is to pay attention to the details.

A smart choice of tapware, cabinet handles and lights will bring an old kitchen kicking and screaming out of the 80s and into the now. Matte black and brushed metal are light years ahead of that rusted retro look.

Last but not least, you’ll want to consider a few statement pieces that add a luxe look – and ones you can swap out as fashions change. This could be a rug or runner, a kettle or bread board, bowls or vases.

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