How much does a Kitchen cost?

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How much does a Kitchen cost in 2022-2023?

As with everything else, the price of kitchen renovations has increased noticeably in recent years. As so, you may find yourself asking “How much does a kitchen cost?”. The following are some typical price ranges for new kitchens.

How much does a Budget Kitchen cost?

A modern budget kitchen will typically cost between $10,000 and $20,000 depending on factors such as selections and size. These kitchens will often be simple and tidy in style, utilizing cost effective materials such as melamine doors and laminated benchtops.

How much does an average Kitchen cost?

These days, the average kitchen will likely fall in the price range of $20,000-$40,000.00 with $30,000.00 being quite typical. Benchtops may be in an entry-mid range stone and doors might be vinyl wrapped or painted. The average kitchen will often include more hardware such as drawers and pull-out bins.

How much does a premium Kitchen cost?

Kitchens over $40,000.00 can be thought of as premium. These might range from $40,000-$100,000. A premium Kitchen may feature profiled doors like shaker doors, sometimes in a face-framed cabinet style and be sprayed in 2-pac polyurethane or even hand-painted. Benchtops will typically be stone and/or timber. Custom features like range hood mantles and timber butcher’s blocks are also popular in premium kitchens.

How much does a luxury Kitchen cost?

Few people will spend over $100,000 on a kitchen but for those who do, it is truly a luxury kitchen. A Kitchen of this calibre is often very large. It will feature high end selections such as natural marble benchtops and splash backs. It may be sprayed or hand-painted and feature unique custom components including framed island benches, shelves with decorative supports, range hood mantles, butcher’s blocks and even custom interior components such as bespoke drawer inserts.

So how much should you spend on your kitchen?

How much you need to spend on your kitchen will depend on many factors. These can include distance from manufactures, condition of your home (are structural repairs or modifications required), style preferences etc.

For those with a tight budget or who are replacing a kitchen in a rental property, a budget kitchen in the $10,000-$20,000 range would usually be fine. For the average home owner upgrading their kitchen for long term use, the $30,000 mark is quite typical. Whilst those who want to make a real statement of their cabinetry may choose to spend more.

All in all, the ranges are quite broad and can vary in accordance with what is required for the renovation. Kitchen renovations can involve plumbing, electrical, plastering, painting, tiling, cabinetry, benchtops, electrical appliances and more. This article is only meant as a quick reference to kitchen pricing based on the current Australian market. For a better indication on what your kitchen may cost, please contact us for a quote.

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Why Purchase an Accoya Window?

Timber windows offer an aesthetic that just isn’t matched by other materials. Some aluminium and UPVC windows are coated to look like timber, but it just isn’t the same.

Unfortunately however, timber windows come with their downsides. Some timbers bleed through paint and are therefore limited to oiled or stained finishes. Different timbers also have different service lives with some not lasting very long when exposed to the elements, and others lasting longer but requiring upkeep.

Accoya is unique. Compare Accoya to Western Red Cedar for a moment. Accoya has a radial shrinkage of 0.4% whilst WR Cedar has a radial shrinkage of 1.5%. This means that when drying, Accoya shrinks less than 3 times as much as Cedar.

Accoya also has a good hardness for use in windows. It has a Janka Hardness rating of 4.1. Western Red Cedar on the other hand, has a Janka Hardness of 2.

Accoya is extremely durable and has a minimum service life of 70 years. This results in Accoya being a Class 1 timber, a timber expected to last more than 40 years outdoors. Western Red Cedar is Class 2, a timber expected to last 15-40 years outdoors.

The above reasons are already great reasons to buy an Accoya Window, but there’s more!

Accoya is resistant to pests such as termites, It has a 50-year above-ground warranty, can be painted, stained or left uncoated and, Accoya is produced from sustainably grown plantation pine.

How much does an Accoya Window cost?

The short of it is that an Accoya Window will generally be more expensive than an equivalent aluminium or UPVC window, at least as up-front costs are involved. But in the long run, you may see a different picture.

An Accoya Window frame has the benefit of Accoya’s 70 year minimum service life. The average life expectancy of a UPVC window is 20-35 years and 40 years for a thermally broken Aluminium Window. It is also worth noting; not all windows are made equal.

If you would like a price for an Accoya Window, Please contact us.