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80s kitchen reno on a budget

ProjectPete
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80s kitchen reno on a budget

Recently I've been completing some renos on an 80's home getting it ready for sale. I've given the kitchen and bathroom a makeover, installed a new trough and splashback in laundry, installed new blockout roller blinds throughout, installed a new toilet cistern and seat, and have received help from family to do the less skilled/technical jobs (I mea that in a nice, practical sense) such as painting, gardening, changing door handles, etc.

 

With $10k to do cover the cost of everything necessary at the house, knew I had to be smart with the money and couldn't have done it if we had to hire trades. I only paid for the installation of the blinds and installation of the hard wired smoke alarm.

 

The kitchen

Removed the benchtop, sink, tiled splashback and rollerblind + pelmet.

before1.jpg Photo from PeteWernicke2.jpg

 

  • Installed new benchtops using Bunnings project panels.
  • Removed cabinetry doors/drawers and painted with White Knight Laminate Paint - a big money saver.
  • Installed subway tile splashback to modernise and increase the height up the wall.
  • Updated the powerpoints. Wanted a slimmer version but Bunnings didn't have a cheap slim option with fan switch included.
  • Installed new double sink and tapware.
  • Had blockout roller blind installed.
  • Walls got a fresh lick of paint - Dulux Lexicon Quarter which was used throughout house.

Kitchen new1.jpg Photo from PeteWernicke.jpg Photo from PeteWernicke1.jpg

 

Overall I'm very happy with the improvement to the kitchen. I would've liked to have installed laminate flooring and upgraded the stove/oven but the good ol' budget decided otherwise.

 

 

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Fantastic work @ProjectPete. Many thanks for sharing. Great to see what can be achieved on a relatively modest budget. I'm sure that @2Belindas would agree that your investment will pay dividends given how important a modern kitchen is to most buyers. 

 

Looking forward to seeing what you are working on next. 

 

Jason

 

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begbiebella
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

What an amazing job, truly looks magnificent.
Community Manager Jason
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thanks for joining in the discussion @begbiebella. I'm sure @ProjectPete appreciates the complement!

 

We look forward to reading about your projects and plans. Please post whenever you need a hand or have something to share. We have lots of helpful members like Pete sharing inspiration, experience and knowledge. 

 

Welcome to Workshop,

 

Jason

 

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Ang_flange
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

That looks fantastic @ProjectPete. My husband and I had just been discussing using the Bunnings project panels when we renovate our kitchen. Were they easy to use? Also, the laminate paint, does it give a good finish? A finish you could live with if you used it in your own home?
ProjectPete
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thanks veyr much @begbiebella - had a lot of fun doing it!

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ProjectPete
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thanks @Ang_flange! The project panels are very easy-to-use/work with. You just nee dot be mindful of their wear and tear over time being timber. Whilst they can dent/scratch, you have the benefit of being able to sand it back and stain/varnish it again to give it a fresh look

 

The laminate paint comes up a treat. Bit of a process with prep, drying times, etc but worth it and can certainly save some $$$. Get a quote to replace the cabintery and weigh it up.

Community Manager Jason
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thanks again for sharing this @ProjectPete. It’s generating a lot of interest today on Instagram.

 

Jason

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thank YOU for the sharing opportunity @Jason! Maybe one day I'll have more Insta follwers than #wifey haha

marthasimons
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

A good job

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