Adelaide offers a plethora of kitchen renovation options for DIY enthusiasts. Many major furniture and hardware retailers offer a range of DIY materials and make lofty promises of simple, discounted kitchen renovation and stylish results, but renovators are often left disappointed with the results. Here, we compare DIY products with the benefits of custom kitchen renovation through Adelaide’s own Hills Robes and Kitchens.
A DIY kitchen renovation can be achieved using flatpack kitchen materials. These are pre-drilled kitchen cabinets and fittings, which can be installed using little more than a screwdriver, an allan key and some basic handiness.
Flatpack kitchens have been designed with ease and affordability in mind; they are marketed as a simpler and more affordable alternative to custom kitchen renovation, but this may not always be the case. Seasoned renovators have been surprised to find that quotes from Adelaide’s DIY kitchen retailers have matched the cost of professional kitchen renovation.
Flatpack kitchens are standard, generic products which have been manufactured cheaply, using imported materials. Some are constructed using woefully thin materials, which don’t stand up to everyday use. Solid construction is the key to durability, particularly with bulkhead cabinetry, which must be drilled and bolted into your walls, and houses weighty glassware and crockery.
DIY renovators have complained of colour variation, cracking, peeling and dimpling, using products from Adelaide’s big names in flatpack kitchen renovation. Offshore manufacturers often have poor, or non-existent, quality control, and they certainly don’t meet the stringent Australian standards we adhere to at Hills Robes and Kitchens.
There are also no controls on the levels of arsenic, formaldehyde and other cancer-causing compounds where many flatpack materials are produced, and a budget kitchen could impact your health.
While some flatpack offerings can be customised to specific measurements, they allow nothing remotely akin to the flexibility you have with custom kitchen renovation. If a kitchen isn’t tailored specifically to your space, you can end up with a great deal of ‘filler’ cabinetry, which is ultimately useless for storage purposes.
A custom-created kitchen from Adelaide’s most trusted cabinetmakers gives you ultimate flexibility with your kitchen design. Do you love the idea of feature carvings above your stovetop? Maybe you’d like your dishwasher and rangehood integrated with your cabinetry? Professional kitchen renovation is essential if you value those finishing touches that will truly elevate the aesthetic of your new kitchen.
A professional kitchen renovation should involve a detailed consultation with a kitchen design specialist, who can advise of the best ways to utilise your kitchen space and achieve a stylish, functional kitchen. Hills Robes and Kitchens uses a specialist 3D software, enabling you to view your choice of finishes in the exact format as they will appear in your home, allowing you to play with colours, layouts and appliances until you find a design that you love.
Above all else, quality craftsmanship and superior materials, are what really set a professional kitchen apart. When you choose a custom kitchen from Hills Robes and Kitchens, it is constructed by highly-skilled artisans, right here in Adelaide, using the finest, most durable materials.
Hills Robes and Kitchens are the trusted name for kitchen renovation Adelaide, with a reputation for quality artisanship that spans more than forty years. Call us today for your free, in-home design consultation and quote, and we guarantee that your kitchen renovation will exceed all your expectations.