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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kitchen Reno

For a while we have been wanting to give our kitchen a renovation.  The cost of kitchen renovation is sooooo expensive, we needed to replace our doors as they were Vinyl Wrap and it had started to peel off and my oven wasn't working, a Kleenmaid that was installed when the house was built had a couple of problems and as Kleenmaid in Australia no longer exists we had to purchase a new one.

This is a photo of what the old kitchen looked like, not too bad but on close inspection lots of things wrong.
You can just see on the cupboard door above the oven that the Vinyl Wrap is lifting, this was happening on many of the doors and I had taped them back on to stop them peeling any further.

We got a couple of quotes to replace the doors which came in around $1500, quite a lot of money, then the panels would have looked odd around the cupboards, end panels etc.  

What we decided to to was get the doors 2-packed, professionally spray painted, so I got a few quotes to get that done.  My husband stripped the kitchen down, the Vinyl wrap literally peeled off with no adhesive holding it on, took out any large panels that would show, the company came, picked it up and a week later returned it to us 2-packed.  So the week before Christmas we were madly trying to reassemble our kitchen, purchased a new Westinghouse Oven, being careful to ensure it would fit in the existing location and a new matching stainless steel range hood, new tiles.

Here is the finished kitchen, we are so pleased with it, it is clean, bright and looks brand new and at a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen.


  1. Looks clean and fresh, well done, mine is still in progress.

  2. That looks excellent! I need an update for my kitchen too, but it's too expensive to go the whole reno and the 'bones' of it are fine. Maybe that is the answer!

  3. It certainly saved us a lot of money doing it this way, you just have to think out of the box and not listen when people quoting tell you the only way to go is a completely new kitchen.