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Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

woolfj
Junior Contributor

Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

Hi @woolfj,

 

Many thanks for joining us on Workshop. This is a fantastic community full of helpful and experience renovators, so I'm sure you'll get some great advice and inspiration for this project from our members. 

 

It would be helpful though if you told us a little more about what you might like to do with your kitchen renovation and an indication of your budget. Do you want to just do a budget refresh and focus on improving the cosmetics? Or do you want to remove everything and start again?

 

I immediately noticed that your kitchen is very similar to one in a house that Bunnings purchased and renovated from top-to-bottom. 

 

Here's a before shot:

 

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And an after shot:

 

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There's a handy before and after slider here (as well as links to individual projects for achieving the look) - https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/kitchen/makeovers/fresh-start-kitchen

 

And you can find more inspiration here - https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/kitchen/makeovers

 

Hope that helps get you started.

 

Jason

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woolfj
Junior Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

I would like a new kitchen but not replace the stove. Would like more storage space - large drawers for saucepans and more bench space. Had kitchen places look but not very much feedback on possible ideas. Hard to redesign as door on the right of the stove into laundry and then beside the frig a door into the hallway.
woolfj
Junior Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

kitchen goes into open plan dining room and has a window not far from the microwave which limits increasing the kitchen out more than another 25 cm
Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

@woolfj

 

How big is the laundry behind the kitchen? Would you consider removing that wall and incorporating the laundry with the kitchen to give you more floor and wall space to work with? European laundries hidden behind cabinetry are becoming more and more popular. 

woolfj
Junior Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

Thats something we looked at. Its a fair size laundry with a huge linen cupboard in it but the wall to be removed is a structural wall and would end up with less wall space as presently have both sides of the wall where the stove is if that makes sense.
woolfj
Junior Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

In the laundry is another door plus a north facing window too
woolfj
Junior Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

Most helpful Jason - unfortunately our kitchen is narrower than this one & 2 doorways

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

Is it a single story home @woolfj? I wonder whether you could remove the window and replace with a skylight? That would mean you could add a lot more cupboard space. 

woolfj
Junior Contributor

Re: Ideas for kitchen design to renovate old 70s kitchen

Kitchen windows faces west - single storey place

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