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What will it cost to renovate my kitchen in Nelson. NZ?

What will it actually cost to renovate my kitchen in Nelson, New Zealand? This can vary widely based on the following questions. What is the size of my Kitchen? Which materials and finishes do I want to use? What is the extent and complexity of my renovation? How old is my house or when was it built? Often asbestos is found in older homes, which increases the cost of your new kitchen as special hazardous material removal costs more and can also play a major role in the increased cost of a new kitchen.

Costing Report

According to a 2021 report by the New Zealand Building Industry Authority, the average cost to renovate a kitchen in New Zealand can range from $15,000 to $50,000. A mid-range kitchen renovation $15,000 to $30,000 or more. A high-end kitchen renovation up to $50,000 or more. Because this amount can vary as much as it does, it is imperative to have a realistic, accurate budget to renovate your kitchen.

Major Expenses

Some of the major expenses in a kitchen renovation include removing, or building walls. Installing new custom cabinetry and benchtops. You will also have to consider purchasing new appliances and changing your flooring. Hidden costs can be lighting, plumbing and electrical work.  Labour costs can be the biggest cost factor. Having a clear idea of your budget is essential. Prioritize your needs and wants to get the best value for your money.

Minor vs Major Renovations, Contingency

The cost of a minor renovation that involves repainting the cabinets, replacing the countertops, and updating the appliances may cost you around NZD $15,000 to NZD $20,000. However, if you are looking to completely overhaul your kitchen with new cabinets, appliances, flooring, and lighting, then you can expect the cost to increase upwards of NZD $30,000 to NZD $50,000. Additionally, you should also set aside a contingency budget of around 10% to 20% of the total cost. This is in case of any unexpected expenses or changes to the project scope.

Accurate Estimates

It is important to note that these are just rough estimates. The actual cost of your kitchen renovation will depend on what your require and the choices you make. Consult with a professional building contractor and designer and you will get an accurate cost of your kitchen renovation.


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