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5 of the Best Kitchen Renovation Companies in Sydney 

By Kanebridge News
Mon, Jan 24, 2022Grey Clock 4 min

The kitchen is in many ways the most important part of any home.   Renovations to Kitchens can be stressful projects as you must make a lot of decisions relatively quickly, the projects are not inexpensive,  and are time consuming. 

All residential kitchen renovations are unique projects.   Successful renovations depend on what you want, the space available, your budget and your time frame. 

Working with a qualified local business which has experience in listening to your needs and supplying what you require will help take the stress out of the project. 

Many Kitchen renovation businesses offer design and build/fit out services separately.  You will want to make sure that the installer to be used for your project also has a good reputation in your community. 

Kitchen renovations are very budget and time driven.   Many services cater to low, medium and high-end projects.    

The renovation companies mentioned in this article offer services in the Sydney metro area.   Have a look at each of these as a starting place for your own project. 

 

1. Freedom Kitchens 

Freedom Kitchens 

Freedom is a large furniture supply chain which also offers an online and in person kitchen design and supply services.   Freedom does not install kitchens and refers its customers to recommended installation service providers to complete the job.  

The product range is good, and prices are very competitive.  Sales staff are helpful, professional and responsive.  

Website

freedomkitchens.com.au 

Address

Kensington  

Supa Centa Moore Park 2a Todman Ave 

Kensington, NSW, 2033 

Telephone

(02) 8006 5545 

 

2. Ikea Kitchen Design and Supply 

Ikea Kitchen Design and Supply 

The well-known Ikea furniture range includes a comprehensive online design and order experience for  DIY kitchen renovations.  

Ikea provides a slick looking lower cost kitchen package, based on DIY or engaging your own contractor.  But if your budget does not allow for a  custom, locally built kitchen then an Ikea kitchen remodel may be an excellent second choice. 

The experience can save money, but you must devote your time to assembly and installation. 

The products are generally of good quality.  Ikea promises full refund if product is not delivered as promised. 

Website

https://www.ikea.com/au/en/cat/kitchens-ka003/ 

Address

Ikea Tempe 

634-726 Princes Highway Tempe, NSW 

Telephone

no phone number online support only 

 

3. KitchenKraft 

KitchenKraft

KitchenKraft has been completing full-service kitchen renovations in Sydney for many decades. This service involves the complete package from the initial design to complete kitchen installation in your home. The complete kitchen renovation usually involves removing the existing kitchen, plumbing, electrical, gyprocking, tiling, stone masonry, carpentry and other trade work depending on the renovation. 

To manage the project, KitchenKraft promises that customers have one contact to coordinate their renovation project.  The contact will work with customer to:  

  • Design your new kitchen. 
  • Final check measure before manufacturing. 
  • Provide 3D drawings and detailed manufacturing plans for your approval. 
  • Arrange all tradespeople for the onsite work. 
  • Arrange appointments for the stone or glass to be measured. 
  • Check that all work is completed. 

 

Website

https://www.kitchenkraft.com.au/  

Address

365 Blaxland Rd, Ryde NSW 2112 

Telephone

(02) 9807 3766 

Email

sales@kitchenkraft.com.au 

 

Granite Transformations 

Granite Transformations 

A Granite Transformation kitchen makeover is a cost-effective way to update your space, by reusing parts of your existing kitchen. Granite Transformation kitchen makeover services can include: 

Free in-home consultation

Benchtop resurfacing  Engineered stone surfaces can be an affordable alternative that can be placed on top of your existing old bench space. 

Reshape Your Bench  Changing the shape, material used or the layout of your current kitchen can provide function, efficiency and improve the look of your kitchen. 

Refresh with  

  • a wide range of benchtop colours  
  • Reface Kitchen Cabinets  
  • Colour or Timber Kitchen Cabinets  
  • New Kitchen Cabinet Handles   
  • New  Drawers and hardware   
  • Updated Kitchen Splashbacks  
  • New Kitchen Sink and Tapware   
  • New Appliances  

With fresh colours, finishes and appliances, you’ll get a new kitchen look at a fraction of the cost and without the mess and demolition of a new kitchen.  

Website

https://www.gtkitchenandbathroom.com.au/ 

Address

24 Ada Ave Brookvale, NSW 

Telephone

02 9939 3800 

Email

gtns@granitetransformations.com.au 

 

 

A Plan Kitchens and Bathrooms 

 

Since 1984 Aplan Kitchens and Bathrooms have been designing and Installing Sydney Kitchens utilising high quality materials and hardware, Aplan kitchens are built to last. 

A Plan Kitchens are designed for cooks, entertainers and families.  Your A-Plan kitchen is designed to your needs and can include Drawers that glide; cupboard doors fold from blind corners; recessed lights add emotion; and hidden electrics open doors, bins and dishwashers at a touch. 

Kitchen experience begins with the professional designer who will explain what is possible for your space and budget.    

A-Plan will work with you to explore your options, and if you’re comfortable to go ahead, your designer will be with you from the preliminary drawings to the complimentary clean before you prepare your first meal in your new kitchen. A Plan service includes: 

  • A company that’s been standing by its guarantees for more than 25 years in NSW 
  • A single point of contact throughout your entire project 
  • Professional project management of your trades 
  • Transparent pricing for all trades and joinery 
  • Constant communication 
  • Always available for questions 
  • Manufacturing is done in Sydney 

 

Website

https://www.aplan.com.au/ 

 

Address

A-Plan Kitchens 

Camperdown Showroom 

208 Parramatta Rd 

Camperdown NSW 2050 

 

A-Plan Kitchens 

Drummoyne Showroom 

Shop 1/50 Victoria Rd 

Drummoyne NSW 2047 

Telephone

(02) 9516 3222 

 

KanebridgeNews does not receive anything of commercial value from any of the businesses mentioned here. 

 

 

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