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It’s often said the kitchen is the heart of the home – and we tend to agree. Take a look at our guide if you're about to start a project


The kitchen is where you prepare meals for yourself, your friends, and your family, where you start the day and often where you end it. Instead of a room solely used for utility, the kitchen has become the centre point of the modern home.

We’ve put together all you need to know when starting a project.

1. The basics: How to get started

So you want to transform your boxed in galley kitchen into a beautiful entertainer’s dream? Great! But how do you get started? Read more


2. Renovating? Start here

There’s no shortage of reasons to renovate your kitchen. Maybe you’re tired of your old stove and want something a little more efficient and modern, or perhaps you’re getting ready to sell and need to change out those old cabinets. Read more

3. Put together a budget

With a solid understanding of how much you can spend, it should be easier to map out your renovation. A budget means you can hone in on the materials, cabinets and appliances that fit into your price range, and disregard those that do not. Read more

4. Why you should work with a professional

A capable designer and a builder with the right experience and work ethic can make all the difference. Read more

5. Countertop materials

Finding the right countertop for your kitchen isn’t altogether difficult once you understand the pros and cons of the various options available. Read more

6. Kitchen layout options

Whether you’re planning a kitchen as part of your new build or thinking of ways to update what you’ve got, it’s usually a good idea to start with the layout. Read more

First published date: 25 July 2017

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