Stretching the Kitchen Renovation Budget in Melbourne

At the Home of Kitchens, we will work with you to match your desires and budget. There are many ways to keep costs down and still undertake a kitchen renovation in Melbourne that achieves the ‘wow’ factor.


Laminate is a great choice for the budget conscious. There are now laminates on the market that are made to look like stone – and they look pretty impressive!

If you do want a stone benchtop, go for the 20mm-thick option and forgo designer features like a waterfall end as you will have to pay for extra materials. A top-mount sink is the most economical option and they come in many sizes and to suit all budgets.


Do you have a large space to cover? Consider using tiles instead of glass or another option is Laminex Metaline, which is easy to install. Glass is more expensive and large areas will require a join in the material.


Motorised drawers are wonderful but do cost more. The best option for the budget-conscious renovator is a standard drawer system. The single-walled metal-sided Hettich Multitech drawer is an easy-to-assemble, sturdy and economical choice.


Think about what you really need and whether your current models can be incorporated into your new kitchen design. Your microwave may be white but if it is hidden away in the appliance cupboard no one will notice that it is not stainless steel!

DIY Kitchen Installation (Melbourne wide)

At Home of Kitchens we provide the option of do-it-yourself (DIY) kitchen installation to help Melbourne households save extra dollars. All components are flat-packed, clearly labelled and include assembly instructions. You don’t need any special skills to assemble your kitchen but should you run into difficulties, our friendly and helpful staff members are available to answer your questions.

For more ideas on how to stretch your kitchen renovation budget further in Melbourne, visit our Dandenong showroom at 222-224 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Dandenong South.