How do you stick to your budget?

The following will provide a basic guideline of price points for your project:


At the lower end, or cheapest price point, will be a simple kitchen. Laminated benchtops with square or profile edge detail and a melamine door with a PVC edging. You can dress it up with a stylish handle and possibly a two tone colour on the melamine doors and panels.


The next step up includes 20mm thick engineered stone benchtop from a category 1 range of colours. This will improve the durability of the bench surface dramatically and there is not much better surface to work on and clean.


Moving up to a two pack painted polyurethane door finish allows you to have seamless edges on your door and panels. You can include recessed finger pull handles which make for a classy look. This finish is available gloss, semi-gloss, satin and matte. This finish will take your project to the next level which can be great for resale or just to wow your friends and family. Complimented by the 20mm thick engineered stone benchtops or upgrading to 40mm or thicker.


Here the possibilities are endless! Simple or decorative profiles on the doors and panels to suit the style you want to achieve. Two pack polyurethane painted doors and panels. Engineered stone benchtops or natural granite and marble are optional. Keep in mind that natural stones need to be sealed to maintain the finish and reduce the risk of staining, this process is relatively simple but can cost around $1000. The above can also be combined with solid timber benchtops or panels etc. to add character, colour and texture.

The range and extent of products on the market can be baffling and the only limit is your imagination.

These are suggestions only, and any combination of materials and finishes are possible.