What's the
Average Kitchen
Renovation cost
In Sydney?

If your kitchen has seen better days and you’re ready to bid farewell to cramped cabinets and outdated appliances, you’re not alone. Many homeowners find themselves in a similar situation, yearning for a kitchen that suits their needs and is also appealing in terms of the latest kitchen designs for 2023. Renovating your kitchen can be an exciting project and in this blog, we’ll delve into the factors that can influence the average kitchen renovation cost in Sydney. Whether you find yourself in the coastal regions of the Sutherland Shire, Bayside and St.George area, or the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of the Inner West, we’ve got some practical insights to inspire your kitchen overhaul. We’ll also share with you a free handy tool to help you plan and calculate your kitchen upgrade.

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Now, let’s explore the critical decision you’ll face early in your kitchen renovation journey: the choice between a brand-new kitchen installation and a kitchen makeover. This decision holds significant sway over your budget. Here’s a breakdown:

New Kitchen

• Demolish and responsibly dispose of your existing kitchen.
• Install brand-new kitchen cabinets, doors, benchtops, and splashbacks.
• Address plumbing and electrical requirements for the new setup.

Kitchen makeover

• Resurface existing benchtops and splashbacks with elegant stone finishes.
• Replace doors, panels, and drawer fronts, complemented with new handles.
• Option to make modifications to the existing kitchen such as, installing new appliances, increasing the size of the benchtop, removing a raised servery, increasing the height of wall units and converting cupboards to drawer units.
• Minor plumbing and electrical work to accommodate the new finishes.

Which option is Right for you?
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At Granite Transformations Sydney South, we offer expertise in both new kitchen installations and kitchen makeovers. A kitchen makeover becomes an attractive option when your internal cabinets are still in great shape. This means there is no need for a complete cabinet replacement.

On the other hand, if your existing kitchen is showing its age and the internal structure is less than ideal, opting for a brand-new kitchen is the more common route.

Ultimately, the choice between a kitchen makeover or a full replacement hinges on the condition of your existing cabinets. The additional costs involved in installing new kitchens include;

• Demolition and rubbish removal.
• Supply and installation of new kitchen cabinets,
• Extra plumbing and electrical work

“Reviving your space with a kitchen makeover isn’t just about a fresh look; it’s a savvy move that can put up to 40% of your renovation budget back in your pocket!”

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Kitchen Renovation Cost Breakdown:

1. From DIY to Custom-made

The price of your kitchen upgrade can vary based on several key factors:

From DIY to Custom-made: We specialise exclusively in custom-made kitchens, ensuring that your space is maximised to perfection. This approach guarantees the best results as it’s tailor-made to your unique needs and preferences.


However, if different budgets and skill levels come into play. Here are a couple of alternatives:


• For a more budget-friendly option, you can consider off-the-shelf kitchens, which offer pre-designed solutions.

• If you’re particularly skilled and looking for an even more economical choice, flat-pack kitchens are available. These require some DIY assembly but can be a cost-effective solution for those who are handy with tools.

❌ While off-the-shelf and flat-pack kitchens can be a cost-effective solution, they come with trade-offs in terms of: limited customisation, quality and durability concerns, installation challenges and lower resale value. It’s important to carefully consider these disadvantages before making a decision.

2. Benchtop Material

Your choice of benchtop material, whether it’s premium granite or more budget-friendly laminate, can impact the overall cost. We offer high-quality stone in two distinct ranges:

the Stone Range and the Marble Range each cater to different price points. While both ranges are crafted from the same material, the Marble Range is priced slightly higher than the Stone Range due to the additional manufacturing steps required to create the distinctive marble-style veins. Both ranges are versatile options suitable for both new kitchen benchtops and splashbacks or kitchen makeovers.

3. Splashback Choice

The design and material of your splashback also play a role in the cost. Generally speaking, the cost of various splashback materials follows this order, from the most affordable to the most expensive: Tiles, Stone, Glass, Granite, and Marble. However, prices can vary based on specific brands, quality, and market factors, so it’s advisable to get quotes from suppliers for accurate pricing in your area.

4. Door Finishes

The type of finish you choose for your cabinet doors plays a pivotal role in determining the final cost. Our range covers a spectrum of options, from the most budget-friendly to premium choices:

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Melamine doors are the most cost-effective option offering a variety of pre-determined colours, finishes, and timber-look choices, to suit your preferences. View our extensive selection that allows you to find the perfect fit for your project. You can also visit our showroom to experience the colours and finishes firsthand, and take home free samples to see how they look in your home.

Polyurethane Doors are available in a wide range of Dulux colours. This versatile finish can be customised from matte to gloss, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your design. The most popular choice across the board is a satin finish which is 30% gloss. It offers a subtle sheen that aligns perfectly with modern design trends, whether you prefer a classic or contemporary style.

Polyurethane Shaker Doors offer a premium look. Known for their straight lines and square edges, they typically feature a flat centre panel surrounded by a frame. This door adds a touch of sophistication to your kitchen, providing a high-end finish that complements any style.

5. Plumbing & Electrical Needs

If your renovation involves relocating appliances or making significant changes to plumbing and electrical systems, these changes will increase the overall cost.

It’s important to note that, in general, brand-new kitchens typically require more plumbing and electrical work compared to kitchen makeovers. This is because kitchen makeovers often use existing plumbing and wiring, as long as the appliances are kept in the same position.


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Average Kitchen Renovation
Cost in Sydney

Considering the factors mentioned above, along with additional cost-influencing considerations that may arise while planning your unique kitchen space, the average kitchen renovation cost in Sydney can be broken down as follows:

Average Cost for a
New Kitchen

For Sydney Kitchens, the cost of creating a brand-new kitchen generally falls in the range of approximately $35,000 to $50,000.

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Average Cost for a
Kitchen makeover

If you’re inclined to refresh your existing kitchen rather than starting from scratch, the typical cost averages between $15,000 and $30,000.

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Beyond the Numbers

The cost of your kitchen renovation is more than just digits on a budget sheet; kitchen remodeling is about crafting your dream kitchen and Granite Transformations Sydney South is here to help you achieve this. We understand that your kitchen is unique, and our goal is to make your perfect kitchen a reality. We offer an online kitchen cost calculator as a starting point, but our team is here to work closely with you, ensuring your kitchen fits both your budget and your aspirations.

“Upgrading your space isn’t just a renovation; it’s a transformation.”

From exquisite benchtop and splashback materials to clever food storage options and stylish door finishes, we’ll customise your kitchen to suit your tastes and preferences, making it truly yours. You don’t need to be a DIY wizard to make your renovation affordable. Try our handy Kitchen Cost Calculator or Book a Free Consultation with one of our design consultants below. It’s time to get started on your journey, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Granite Transformation Giving A Couple A Free Measure and Quote For Kitchen Design


Our designer will come to your home for a free measure and quote with no obligation to commit. During the consultation, we’ll chat about your renovation goals and offer innovative kitchen design solutions and recommendations.


We prioritise a stress-free experience and avoid pushy sales tactics, preferring to provide helpful recommendations to assist with your decision-making.

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Curious about your new kitchen cost? Our user-friendly online kitchen cost calculator makes it simple. Enter your basic measurements to receive an instant price estimate straight to your inbox in just minutes.


Our online calculator is free and easy to use, making it a great starting point for anyone considering a kitchen renovation.

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Visit our recently updated kitchen showrooms, located in the Sutherland Shire, just 30 minutes from Sydney’s city centre. Browse our stunning display kitchens and extensive selection of premium stone and marble surfaces.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts are on hand to help you make the best decisions for your home, from kitchen colour advice to kitchen layout.

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