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    Top 15 Bathroom Design Trends (2023) by Our In-house Designers

    This article has been updated to include our Top 10 tips for small bathroom designs + Creating designer bathrooms in NZ (contemporary, Classic, Vintage and Modern)

    Bathroom is usually the smallest room in a house, but it can also be a haven if modelled well. This article will focus on bathroom design which works well for NZ homes based on the upcoming bathroom trends.

    If you are looking at renovating your bathroom next year then get some inspiration from the latest trends in the bathroom renovation industry across the globe. We will be sharing bathroom design trends from bathtubs and showers to vanities and flooring. Bathroom designs is no longer just functional with plain tiled floors, white walls, a plain shower and vanity. Today you have various options in terms of textures, patterns, prints, finishes and styles.

    Most people often aim at including atleast one bold element in their bathroom to give it some character. If you are looking at remodeling your bathroom then this list is sure to spark some inspiration for your project. The list will include a bathroom design style for every taste starting from modern to Vintage.

    In this article:

    1. Top 15 bathroom design trends for 2023
    2. Top 10 bathroom design ideas for small bathrooms 
    3. Designer bathrooms in NZ
    4. Bathroom Design Trends not to follow

     


    Top 15 bathroom design trends for 2023


    Trend #1 Black making a statement

    In the recent years we have seen that Grey has been a more popular choice instead of Black. Often people choose grey as a dominant colour for accents and flooring. Black however has seen a rise in popularity with more people wanting to make a bolder statement within their bathroom design. Grey will however still remain popular but expect to see more darker tones of grey or black for future bathroom designs.

    Black can be integrated in many forms within a bathroom. If you have a smaller bathroom then you can use black for your light fixtures, mirror and tapware with matte finishes. If you have a neutral toned bathroom then adding black tapware and light fixtures will create a dramatic effect in your bathroom. If you have a larger bathroom then you can also look at adding black fixtures like a bathtub or vanity. Black is however not a popular choice for tiles. Large grey tiled floors will continue to see an upward trend in the coming years.

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    Wooden vanity with a black rim in Titirangi

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    Floating Black vanity and fixtures in Parnell

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    All black fixtures in Cockle Bay

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    Black shower head and fixtures in West harbour

    See project specifications for Tracey’s bathroom renovation in Titirangi with a wooden floating vanity with a black rim and artisan floor tiles


    Trend #2 Brass and Gold 

    Brass and gold have always been associated with vintage bathroom designs. Gold accents work great with vintage designs, but they can also be incorporated into contemporary and modern designs. Gold and brass are no longer a design of the past. The gold and brass hues of today will add a lovely warmth to any bathroom. They add a sense of character and luxury to your bathroom space.

    The past years have seen sleek, polished, and modern shiny fixtures. Homeowners are moving away from this trend as it does not add any warmth to the bathroom. Shiny sleek metal fixtures lack character and make your bathroom look cold.

    Instead the growing trend has been to incorporate brass and cold hues in matte finishing for taps, sinks and lighting.

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    Brass sink used in Stanmore Bay

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    Gold fixtures used throughout the bathroom in Westmere

     

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    Stanmore Bay renovation with Brass fitting in the bathroom

    Westmere Rustic style kitchen with green accent wall and matte gold taps


    Trend #3 Technology within your bathroom design

    Technology is integrated everywhere within our lives. So why should bathrooms remain behind? The whole point of technology is to make our standard of living better. We have seen smart toilets and automatic taps in the past owing to the growing trend in Japan. Smart toilets, automatic taps and deodorisers have become a norm in hotels and airports. More and more homeowners are integrating smart toilets and automatic taps into their bathroom design.

    2021 will see technology integrated throughout the bathroom and not just toilets or automatic taps. We will be seeing a rise is automatic showers and Bluetooth systems. With automatic showers, you will be able to make sure that the water is already hot by the time you get home. With a blue tooth system you can now listen to music when having a shower. You can also now install a voice activated system where you can alter light and water settings with just speaking out loud.

    Modern bathrooms are becoming more of a place of relaxation and technology is becoming an integral part of it.

     


    Trend #4 Tile Patterns and shapes in a bathroom design

    White square tiles are a thing of the past. If you are renovating your bathroom then you will hardly choose a white tile owing to the far superior options available in tiles today. Tiles now come in various hues, designs, patterns and textures. They can mimic any material or style owing to the advancement in technology.

    You can now cut tiles in various shapes and sizes which adds to the number of things to choose from. 2021 bathrooms will feature bright tiles in various shapes which will be used as accent and as features.

    Shower walls and backsplashes are the two most common areas where you will see bright and textured tiles. They will not be limited to floors.

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    We installed Artisan tiles from Tile depot for the floors which were combined with a floating vanity to give this bathroom a classic contemporary look. The wooden looking vanity with a black rim adds some warmth to the bathroom (Project in Titirangi)

     

    See full project specifications for Tracey’s bathroom renovation in Titirangi (pictured above)

     

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    This bathroom in Hillsborough was fully renovated with Mosaic tiles used for the floors.

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    Amber and Craig’s bathroom renovation with mosaic tiles on the floors

    Emerging Tile trends for 2021 by Ruth and Kitty from Tile depot

     


     

    Trend #5 Industrial styled sinks, lighting and vanities

    Industrial style homes were first inspired by the apartments of New York. Industrial style is also sometimes interchangeably used as ‘New York’ style apartments. It is however not to everyone’s taste. Most people do not use an industrial style throughout their home. Instead certain elements of the industrial style is integrated into their renovation design.

    Expect to see a growing trend of industrial elements incorporated into bathroom designs in NZ. One of the most popular industrial elements have been sinks, light fixtures and taps. If you love the style then you can even think of integrating an industrial vanity. These elements can easily be integrated into any bathroom style by choosing wooden and matte black industrial fixtures. This trend especially works well in apartments and Urban areas such as Auckland.

     

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    Before and After Bathroom renovation photos for our top 15 renovations in Auckland


    Trend #6 Wooden accents are back

    People have always loved wooden elements in their home. Wooden accents exude warmth into any room. As mentioned earlier, people are straying away from white and shiny bathrooms. Wooden accents have been on the rise in the last 2 years with most people featuring them as vanities. Wooden accents are popular as they can be incorporated into any time of style. Wooden looking tiles have also become popular recently.

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    MDF Melteca wooden looking cabinets in Westmere

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     MDF melteca wooden looking vanity in St Heliers

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    Wooden cabinets in Albany bathroom renovation

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    Floating wooden vanity in Titirangi

     

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    Todd Chandler’s bathroom renovation in St Heliers with MDF melteca wooden vanity

    MDF Melteca wooden cabinets in Mary Stuart’s Spanish bathroom

    MDF Melteca dark wooden double vanity built for a project in Westmere

    Wooden floating vanity in Titirangi from St Michels


    Trend #7 Adding a pop of colour to your bathroom design

    Like we discussed above, white bathrooms have a very clinical look to them. They do not exude any warmth or add any design element to your bathroom. A growing trend in bathrooms has been to add a pop of colour to otherwise neutral bathrooms. This is easily done by installing bright coloured light fixtures or tapware.

    2021 however will see a rise in colourful backsplashes and accent walls to draw attention to a bathroom. This can either be done by painting one of your walls in a bright shade or simply installing textured and bright tiles as accent walls or feature strips.

    In our interview with Ruth from Tile depot, she talks about how many Aucklanders are using their Casablanca collection to add a pop of colour to their bathrooms. The Casablanca collection comes in warm red, orange, green and many other colours. If you are not quite ready for a bold accent wall then you can still add some colour in your bathroom by installing a strip of bright or textured tiles on an otherwise neutral wall.

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    Green Casablanca tiles installed in one of the walls of the shower to add some drama in the bathroom (Bathroom renovation in Westmere)

     

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    Mary Stuart’s Spanish style bathroom in Stanmore Bay features blue painted walls and colourful mosaic tiles to add a ‘pop’ of colour to her bathroom

     

     


    Trend #8 Compact storage spaces

    Since bathroom is a small space, it often starts looking messy and cluttered. Even if you are not a minimalistic person, you should think about keeping your bathroom clutter free to encourage a relaxed environment. Compact and hidden storage solutions are readily available and will make your bathroom appear more open and organised if integrated within your bathroom design.

    It is often easy to forget about storage when renovating a bathroom. People often get carried away with the beautiful fixtures that they can choose from. When renovating a bathroom think about the functionality and your lifestyle. Storage solutions should be one of the major factors that should be taken into consideration during a renovation.

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    A vertical storage cabinet from St Michels installed in this bathroom renovation from Titirangi, Auckland


    Trend #9 Pale tones of pink

    Blush has been a popular choice in bathrooms for quite some time. Blush walls matched with matte metallic fixtures can really transform your bathroom into a chic space. In 2021 you can expect to see modern bathrooms in shades of blush paired with rose gold fixtures and tapware. If you are not ready to commit to rose gold or blush for the whole bathroom, it is still a great colour to add as feature walls or accents.

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    Pink toned bathrooms can transform a bathroom into a clean and modern space

     


    Trend #10 Advanced Mirrors and sleek lines

    There has been a growing trend for sleeker bathrooms especially in apartments of Urban areas. People want their homes to reflect a kind of urban, modern and sleek look. This theme is carried forward in their bathrooms which are sleeker than before. Such bathrooms usually have technology integrated within the design and mirrors are not far behind.

    Mirrors now have anti fog technology which is especially convenient to do your toilette after your hot shower. They also have smart touch buttons which enable you to switch a light on at the rim of the mirrors. These mirrors have a back light running all around the mirror which can be adjusted in intensity with a touch of your finger. USB charging stations are also increasingly been seen in bathrooms.

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    Anti-fog mirror installed with LED backlighting and a touch button in our Epsom home renovation

     

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    This bathroom renovation in Parnell was renovated to make it look luxurious and modern which was in line with our client’s urban lifestyle. The mirror installed had an LED anti-fog mirror with a touch button on it. The black floating shelves with sleek lines added to the modern bathroom design.

     

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    Urban Parnell home renovation with floating black vanity and interactive bathroom mirror

    Epsom bathroom renovation with a wet area + interactive LED mirror


    Trend #11 Bigger and comfier

    Our changing lifestyles also means that we have changed how we live within our house. Separate toilets and bathrooms were always preferred even a few decades ago. People now prefer to have ensuites in their homes which means that there is more space to work with. Quite a few of our clients now prefer to demolish the wall between their toilet and bathroom in order to convert them into an ensuite.

    This means that you can now install bigger bathtubs and showers within your bathroom design. Bigger bathtubs means that you relax more comfortably and indeed make your bathroom a place of serenity after a long days work. Open showers have also become increasingly popular compared to older boxed in plastic shower boxes. The growing trend has been to make your bathroom look open and uncluttered. Having open showers or wet areas makes your bathroom look spacious. If you are not yet ready for a wet area in your bathroom then think about installing showers with glass doors that go from the ground till the ceiling.

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    Free standing bathtub was incorporated in this ensuite in this bathroom renovation in West Harbour

     

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    Spacious shower integrated in this bathroom design for a renovation in Westmere

     

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    A smaller freestanding bathtub installed in this Ellerslie bathroom renovation

     

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    A waterproofed wet area created behind the toilet to make the bathroom look less congested (Bathroom renovation in Epsom)

     

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    A glass tiled shower makes this bathroom look more spacious as opposed to a acrylic shower box

     

     

    Spacious Bathtubs and Wet areas

    Spacious wet area created for a bathroom renovation in Westmere, Auckland

    A medium sized wet area created for a bathroom in Epsom, Auckland


     

    Trend #12 Floating bathroom vanities

    As we discussed above, contemporary and bathrooms have seen a growing trend in the past few years. These designs often feature floating vanities and shelves. Floating shelves however are now being integrated in all types of bathroom designs. As technology improves bathroom suppliers are making floating vanities with traditional, transitional and industrial styles as well.

    Floating vanities make the area look less cumbersome and increases storage underneath them.

     

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    Floating vanity in Papatoetoe bathroom renovation

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    Floating wooden vanity in Albany bathroom renovation

     


    Trend #13 Underfloor heating systems and lights

    Adding underfloor heating is not seen as a luxury anymore. The growing trend for bathroom designs has been to make them as comfortable as possible. Hence most recently renovated bathrooms in Auckland now feature underfloor heating which cost about $2500. This might feel like its an expense but the comfort that they offer in winter months is immeasurable.

    Moreover, you can install underfloor heating under any time of flooring that you choose. You can install it under concrete, tile, Vinyl, wood or tile. You no longer must tip toe or wear warm slippers when walking on tiled bathroom floors. You can also install heating lights on the ceiling for cold winters to add more warmth in your bathroom. This will cost you around $600.

    Read more…

    18 Top Bathroom tiling trends in Auckland

     


    Trend #14 Textures and patterns on walls

    Textured and patterned wall tiles do not have to be synonyms to wallpaper. Wallpapers are a thing of the past as they are hard to maintain. Wallpapers however do have an advantage because they come in various patters and designs which can add considerable character to a bathroom.

    Instead of wallpapers the trend will be to use textured and patterned tiles on the walls to add some drama into a bathroom. Tile depot has a range of Artisan tiles/ patterned tiles that can be used as feature walls for bathrooms.

     

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    Mosaic Tiles installed around the mirror in Stanmore Bay

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    Spanish style Mosaic tiles in Stanmore Bay

     

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    A combination of subway tiles and Casablanca green tiles in a glass shower (Project in Westmere)

     

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    Mary Stuart’s Spanish style bathroom renovation 

    Green textured tiles used as an Accent wall for a Westmere bathroom renovation

     


    Trend #15 Larger tiles

    Contrary to popular belief, large tiles make a small bathroom look larger. This is because with larger tiles you will have lesser grout lines which means lesser ‘breaks’ on the bathroom floors. Ruth from Tile depot explains that 600 by 600 or 600 by 900 tiles are becoming increasingly popular with Auckanders and this trend is seeing an upward demands.

     

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    Large 600 by 600 tiles used on the floors

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    Large 600 by 900 tiles used on the floors

     

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    Ellerslie bathroom renovation with large 600 by 600 tiles used on the floors

    Papatoetoe bathroom renovation with large 600 by 600 tiles used on the floors

    Greenlane bathroom renovation with large 600 by 600 tiles used on the floors

     


    10 tips for small bathroom ideas for your bathroom design

    Medium to large bathrooms are easier to design because there is a lot of space to include the fixtures you like as well as to create design elements. But not everyone has the luxury of having big bathrooms and often the smaller bathrooms in our homes are neglected.

    This, however, does not have to be the case. Small bathrooms can be as functional and visually appealing. The key to a great small bathroom design is planning and a designer who can help you with integrating design elements for your small bathroom design.

     

    1.     Choose Soft colours or a neutral palette

    A neutral palette for your walls and fixtures will give an illusion of space to your small bathroom. Soft colours like beige, off white, soft pinks and other neutral colours will open your space and will create a calming feel within your small bathroom. Having a soft coloured or neutral palette does not mean that your overall bathroom design will be boring. You can create interest and design elements such as colourful towel tails, matte black tapware, brass finish mixers. and accent tiles for your small bathroom.

     

    2.     Recessed Lighting

    Good lighting will always make any small space appear larger. Natural lighting from the windows works great for small bathrooms but if you do not have good natural lighting then you should make sure that you install plenty of lighting.

    We recommend clients to install recessed lighting if they have a small bathroom. You will already be working with a limited space which means you should avoid installing pendent lighting, chandeliers, or wall mounted lighting fixtures as they will make your small bathroom look closed in.

    Recessed lighting can be completely hidden in your ceiling and give a sleek look to your bathroom.  Recessed lighting also emits a soft glow which will soften the lines of your fixtures and walls.

     

    3.     Add Wall Mirrors or Large mirrors above your basin

    Use large flat mirrors, if possible, above your vanity or along the wall if possible. Adding large mirrors will visually make your bathroom appear larger and it will also reflect light to add to this illusion of space. Avoid bulky cabinets and if a medicine cabinet is an absolute must for you then choose sleeker styles. St Michel’s has several style options for sleek medicine and side cabinets which are a great choice for small bathroom designs.

     

    4.     Wet areas

    Wet areas are perfect for small bathroom designs as they provide a sleek look and open up the space. If you are planning on creating a wet area for your small bathroom, then you need to get the area waterproofed. Once waterproofing is completed, then the walls and floors are tiled which becomes your ‘wet area’. Wet areas that are completely open do have a disadvantage because you must ensure that all your other fixtures like vanity etc are water resistance as well.

    Cleaning can also become an issue because you will have to wipe water splashes from the rest of the bathroom. To combat this issue, many of our clients prefer installing a glass divider between the wet area and the rest of the bathroom. You can either install half a glass divider or a glass door according to your preference.

    5.     L-shaped Tiled showers

    The corner space of bathrooms is often under utilised in most bathrooms. Small bathroom designs need all the creativity they can get with their layouts. This corner L-shaped space can be used to create a custom tiled glass shower.

     

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    Bathroom renovation in St Heliers – While this bathroom was not particularly small, we utilised the corner L-shaped space to create a glass shower to maximise the space available.

     

    See full project specifications for the above bathroom in St Heliers

     

     

    Use the same tiles in the shower as the rest of your bathroom floor to get a continuous look as this will make your small bathroom appear larger. Use a frameless glass door to add to the illusion of space for your small bathroom.

    6.     Pocket door/ Barn Door

    When you have a small bathroom, you need all the space you can get to comfortably accommodate all bathroom fixtures. To maximise space in your bathroom, you can install a pocket door so that the door is not opening into your bathroom.

     

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    We custom built a barn door for this full bathroom renovation as the we did not want the door to swing into the bathroom or the corridor outside. We had limited space in the bathroom and had to accommodate a toilet, shower, bathtub and vanity so we needed all the space available – Vintage bathroom renovation in North Shore

     

    See full bathroom specifications for the above vintage bathroom in North Shore

     

    7.     Use large Tiles for your floors

    Using large floor tiles will make your small bathroom look larger as it will have fewer grout lines. Ruth from Tile depot recommends using 600 by 600 or 900 by 600 tiles on the floors for small bathroom designs. You can further minimise the appearance of grout lines by matching the colour of your grouting with the tiles.

     

    8.     Try a Minimalistic small bathroom design

    If you have a very small bathroom then opt for a minimalistic look for your bathroom design. Stay away from too many patterns or textures and choose fixtures with clean lines. Opt for white for your flooring, and all bathroom fixtures. Do not use a shower curtain if you have a bath and instead install a clear glass. To elevate the overall design for your small bathroom, add plants near your window or plant creepers along your mirrors.

     

    9.     Floating vanities and toilets

    Installing floating vanities and toilets in your bathroom will allow you to achieve an uncluttered look as the space around these fixtures is freed up. In the past floating vanities available were only in the modern style. Now, however you can find gloating vanities in contemporary as well as other styles.

     

    10. Custom built vanities to suit the size of your small bathroom

    Small bathrooms can sometimes have odd angles or might be too narrow. Building custom vanity is not as difficult as it might sound. In fact, vanities are built the same way as your kitchen cabinets and benchtop are built.

     

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    Custom built vanity and countertop for this bathroom in Redvale as the space was narrow.

     

    See full bathroom specifications for the above bathroom renovation in Redvale

    How to create a designer bathroom – Designer bathrooms in NZ

    At Superior Renovations, we have seen a growing demand from our clients to create bathrooms that have a designer element to them. Bathrooms no longer are just a functional space but a space to enjoy and relax. Having a designer bathroom does not necessarily have to equate to expensive.

    “There are so many innovative and beautiful bathroom fixtures available today which are easy to maintain, moderately priced but also exude a sense of luxury. Combine beautiful fixtures with gorgeous handmade looking tiles and you can really make your bathroom look elegant. It is all about choosing fixtures, colours, textures and designs that truly complement each other for a cohesive bathroom design” says Cici our in-house bathroom designer.

    Some of the key questions Cici asks our clients before designing a designer bathroom is as follows:

    • Is there a specific theme that you have in mind for your designer bathroom? Themes could range from eclectic, classic, traditional, vintage cottage, industrial, retro, contemporary or modern.
    • Do you want to create a bathroom which is a mix of elements from different styles?
    • is there a specific colour that you want to incorporate within the bathroom design?
    • Is this going to be your main bathroom or a guest bathroom?
    • Who will be using this bathroom the most? Are the children going to use the bathroom too?
    • How do you feel about textures on materials?
    • Do you like a matte, glossy finishes for your fixtures? Or do you want a combination of both?
    • Is there a particular fixture (like a bathtub or wet area) that is a must in the bathroom design?
    • Does one of the fixtures need to be the star of your bathroom design?
    • Do you want a layered lighting effect or a bathroom with more natural and bright light?
    • Any specific brands that you want to specifically include in your designer bathroom?
    • Do you need a lot of storage in the bathroom?
    • How do you feel about a feature wall?
    • What is your ideal choice for flooring?
    • Any specific tiles that are a must (non-slip etc)?
    • Do you want a fully tiled wall or would you prefer painting them?

     

    “Most of my clients do not know the answer to the all the above questions which is completely fine. The choices out there are plenty and it can quickly get overwhelming. I use these questions as just a starting point, to see what the client roughly wants from the designer bathroom. Most of my clients’ vision for their bathroom design often evolves as we talk more about materials and prospective design.” explains Cici. “It is okay not to know what exactly you want from your bathroom design”.

    In the next section of the blog we will discuss how to create different styles of designer bathrooms in NZ.

    Create a contemporary designer bathroom with Fixtures and Large Matte tiles.

    Fixtures play a key role when creating a designer bathroom in NZ. We mostly work with Reece when renovating bathrooms because of their extensive range in design as well as the quality of their fixtures. Contemporary bathrooms are most popular in Auckland as they are a mix of materials that are popular. Contemporary bathroom designs mostly feature large matte tiles with large free standing bathtubs, wet areas and vanity with a design feature.

    Kado for bathtubs

    Cici often uses the KADO range from Reece when styling contemporary bathrooms. The Kado Range from Reece, is inspired by hotel luxury with an emphasis on indulgence and comfort. This bathtub is called Lussi 500 Vessel basin and has the capacity of 7.6L.

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    The solid case surface of this bathtub exudes a contemporary look as it lets the rawness of the material of the bathtub be the star of the show. Photo credit (https://www.reece.co.nz/bathrooms/brands/kado)

     

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    Lussi bathtub from Reece. Photo credit – https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/5320f7647b57185a/original/Kado-NZ.pdf

    If you are looking for something slightly more asymmetrical then Cici would recommend the Neue free standing bathtub from Kado. “The curved edge on one side of the bathtub creates interest and is also more comfortable as you can stretch out your legs on the elongated side of the bathtub.

     

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    Neue free standing bathtub from the Kado range. Photo credit – https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/5320f7647b57185a/original/Kado-NZ.pdfIf you are lookin

     

    As seen above, contemporary bathrooms of today have an overall matte finish for all their fixtures and tiles. If you want to add a touch of glossy or shiny finish to your bathroom then we recommend you do them through taps or a feature wall.

    LAUFEN for basins and tapware

    There are many options available today when it comes choosing a contemporary style of basin. There isn’t a particular basin that fits the description of a contemporary style. Some of the more popular contemporary designer bathrooms of today have smart features like integrating eco technology that help to save water and electricity.

     

    We asked Cici why she recommends Laufen to clients and she says “Laufen has created a unique material called SaphirKeramik which they use to make their basins. It is a revolutionary ceramic material which has exceptional hardness that is blended with corundum (a colourless mineral that has some components of Sapphire). This gives the material the strength that is equal to steel but is flexible enough to be made very thin. This gives you endless design possibilities which is why Laufen has some spectacular designs for their basins.

     

    There is also an emphasis on design which does not have any added frills.

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    The left side of the picture shows how Laufen integrates eco technology within its tapware system that helps you save water and electricity. The right side of the picture shows how their modern mixers lets you hide most of the mixer behind the wall which gives you a sleeker look and also frees up space around the sink. Photo credit – https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/cd0758ca790cad89/original/Kartell-by-Laufen.pdf

     

    ” There are many options available for tapware as well as basins when it comes to a contemporary bathroom design. Some of my clients prefer a more modern and clean look for their basins while some like a more rugged look which showcases the rawness and earthiness of the material. The beauty of contemporary designs is that you can mix and match various styles as there is no specific design for contemporary designs (like for traditional)” explains Cici when asked about the choice for contemporary bathrooms.

     

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    This basin and mixer from Laufen is suited for a more modern contemporary bathroom. This is from Laufen’s Kartell range. Photo credit – https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/cd0758ca790cad89/original/Kartell-by-Laufen.pdf

     

    The basin seen above is a great example of a contemporary bathroom design with modern and sleek lines. It is a minimalistic look which is also great for bathrooms which have a smaller space to work with.

     

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    This contemporary designer bathroom features basins and mixers from Laufen’s Kartell range. Photo credit -https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/cd0758ca790cad89/original/Kartell-by-Laufen.pdf

     

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    A unique on the counter basin from Laufen from their ‘Val’ series. Photo credit – https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/53ef3d9bff149820/original/LAUFEN-NZ-Brochure.pdf

     

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    A beautiful contemporary basin with curved edges (Laufen from Sonar series) gives softens a contemporary bathroom design. Photo credit – https://digitalassets.reecegroup.com.au/m/53ef3d9bff149820/original/LAUFEN-NZ-Brochure.pdf

     

    “The bathroom that we renovated in Piha (pictured below0 is a great example of using a sink that shows off its material in its raw form. People often mistake contemporary style with ultra modern. A contemporary bathroom design is all about using materials that are most popular in the current time. This could include elements borrowed from other styles. It is all about highlighting materials” explains Cici about contemporary designs.

     

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    Contemporary designer bathroom in Piha

    Alape for contemporary and modern designer bathrooms

    Alape is another great brand from Reece that can be used in contemporary, industrial and modern bathroom designs. It is made of a thin sheet of steel which is the fired with a rich enamel coating to give you an even finish. It exudes a sense of luxury that is hard to match and truly elevates the overall bathroom design to make it look like a designer bathroom.

     

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    This vessel sink has a metallic dark iron enamel coating from Alape. This sink can be used in contemporary, industrial and modern designer bathrooms. Photo credit – https://www.reece.co.nz/resources/themes/bathrooms/assets/nz/brands/alape/Reece-Alape-Brochure-V1.pdf

     

    The vessel sink below has two colours within the sink that provides a beautiful contrast and adds interest to the vanity. The interior white is in a glossy finish against the matte black of the exterior. Our designers do no recommend installing vessel sinks with households where there are very young children. This is because vessel sinks need cleaning around the basin which is not required for insert sinks.

     

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    Bi-colour range from Alape. photo credit – https://www.reece.co.nz/resources/themes/bathrooms/assets/nz/brands/alape/Reece-Alape-Brochure-V1.pdf

     

    The insert sink pictured below, would be a better choice for households with children. This sink also gives a more uncluttered look for the surface of your vanity.

     

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    Steel insert sink from Alape. photo credit – https://www.reece.co.nz/resources/themes/bathrooms/assets/nz/brands/alape/Reece-Alape-Brochure-V1.pdf

     

    Showers in Contemporary bathrooms

    Showers in contemporary bathrooms often feature wet areas or a tiled shower with a glass door. Most older homes have boxed in showers with an acrylic base which often look too bulky and do not add any aesthetic element to the overall bathroom design.

    Most of our clients opt for a tiled shower with a frameless glass for a clean look for their contemporary bathroom designs. We often install the same floor tiles and wall tiles in the shower as the rest of the bathroom to provide continuity to the bathroom design which in turn makes the bathroom look larger.

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    This bathroom renovation in West Harbour features a tiled shower with a frameless glass. The frameless glass makes sure that the shower area does not look bulky.

     

    “Some of my bathroom renovation clients prefer a tiled shower that has a raised platform around the perimeter so water does not splash out of the shower when in use. Other clients want a more cleaner and seamless in which case we do not build the raised perimeter”. explains Cici about the types of tiled showers that are popular with our clients.

     

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    This is another example of a raised frameless tiled shower for our bathroom renovation in Piha.

     

     

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    The wet area in the above bathroom renovation is a great example of a wet area. The partial glass frame separates the shower from the rest of the bathroom. There is no raised platform that separates the rest of the bathroom from the shower area.

     

    The picture below shows a bathroom that we renovated in Westmere (Auckland) where we created a wet area without a raised platform around the perimeter. The same tiles were used throughout the bathroom as well as the wet area to create a seamless bathroom design. While this bathroom has a more rustic style, a similar wet area can be created in a contemporary designer bathroom.

     

     

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    A wet area was created in a rustic bathroom renovation that we carried out in Westmere, Auckland.

     

    Flooring and Wall tiles for a Contemporary designer bathroom

    The great thing about contemporary designs is that there are not many style restrictions or limitations. It is all about combining different styles, textures and materials. We work very closely with Ruth and Kalun from Tile depot who routinely help us with selecting the right types of tiles for our client bathrooms. They have extensive knowledge about the evolution of tiles, new innovative products in styles as well as durability so our designers often seek their advice when designing our client bathrooms.

    Ruth recommends using large 600 by 600 or 600 by 900 sized tiles on the floors because it makes the bathroom look larger as there are less breaks in terms of grout lines. Contemporary bathrooms of today usually feature matte tiles for the floor and walls. Cici recommends using dark coloured tiles on the floors for a contemporary bathroom. “Using dark coloured matte tiles on the floors instantly makes the bathroom look more luxurious. You can use a slightly lighter shade for the walls if you are tiling them or use a more lighter colour for your tile”.

     

    “If you look at the bathroom we renovated below, then you can see how a light veined tile on the walls complements the darker tile on the floor to create a open and spacious bathroom” says Cici about using dark tiles on the floor. “It is a common misconception that dark tiles will close up the space and make the bathroom look small” she adds.

     

     

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    Contemporary designer bathroom in Albany, Auckland. This contemporary bathroom features 600 by 600 large tiles on the floors with an off white veined tiles on the walls.

     

    See all pictures + project specifications (for the bathroom pictured above)

     

    If you like patterned tiles then install them as a feature element on your walls as a lining or as a full feature wall. A great example of a contemporary bathroom design with small patterned tiles on the floor with white subway tiles for the walls.

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    Contemporary designer bathroom renovation in Titirangi.

     

    See Before and After pictures + project specifications for the bathroom pictured above

     

    “When you look at the bathrooms above you can see that a contemporary bathroom design really has no limitations and that is what makes it fun to design. You can see how different the bathrooms look from Titirangi and Albany but they still fit into the mould of contemporary bathrooms. Traditional elements with ornate designs are the only types of fixtures that do not fit into the idea of contemporary” explains Cici when we asked her why these two bathrooms are considered contemporary

     

     

    Our featured Contemporary bathroom design – Redvale, Auckland

    Our contemporary designer bathroom below is a great example of the different textures, finishes and colours that are used to create today’s contemporary bathroom design. The exterior of the bathtub has a matte finish but the interior has a more polished finish. the real star of the show however, is the combination of dark grey wall tiles against the lighter grey floor tiles.

    Our client Sarah did not want a generic looking off white bathroom but opted for a dark colour palette.

     

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    “People often have the misconception that choosing dark fixtures or tiles will make your space smaller. This does not have to be the case if the darker colour palette is complemented by more lighter colours. If you choose all your tiles, fixtures and other accessories in a dark palette then your bathroom will definitely look smaller and closed in. If you however, choose contrasting colours of light and dark then the result will be a beautiful contemporary space” says Cici about choosing dark colour palettes for bathrooms.

     

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    As discussed above, matte textured tiles have become a preferred  choice for designers and clients alike for contemporary designer bathrooms in NZ.  Large 600 by 600 Pirano grey matt glazed porcelain R10 antislip tiles used on the floors from tile depot. Large 600 by 600 MI Incarico tiles used on the walls from Tile depot.

     

    “Large 600 by 600 or 600, 600 by 900 or 900 by 1200 are very popular for small as well as big bathrooms. They give a more seamless look and provide continuity to the bathroom design as there are fewer grout lines. They are also easier to install and will be less prone to leakage” says Ruth from Tile Depot when we asked her about the size of tiles best suited for bathrooms.

     

    Read more: EMERGING TILE TRENDS (2022) BY TILE DEPOT (+COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID)

     

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    We created a tiled shower wet area for the bathroom which had the same tiles for its floors and walls to provide continuity to the overall bathroom design. A shower niche was also created to store shampoos and body wash to avoid cluttered floors. A custom glass was cut to fit in the shower’s wet area.

     

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    The bathroom had an awkward corner space behind the bathroom door where we installed a toilet. This was it was partially hidden and we could utilise the space well which gave us the freedom to install larger fixtures (the free standing bathtub, double heated towel rail and double vanity) in the rest of the bathroom.

     

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    As the bathroom was quite narrow, we custom built the vanity as well as the stone engineered countertop. To add to the spa-like contemporary design of the bathroom we installed top standing basins and chrome tapware.

    Read full project specifications + Before and After bathroom pictures for the above bathroom

     


     

    Vintage bathroom designs NZ  

    Vintage bathroom designs exude an old world charm with its patterned tiles, intricate accessories, warm colours and classic timeless fixtures. Vintage does not mean the dated bathrooms that you see in older homes of Auckland. Vintage bathroom designs of today are all about incorporating classic pieces of fixtures into a modern bathroom.

    For example, vintage bathroom designs include antique looking claw foot bathtubs, free standing vanity in a classic style, tiles with patterns and brushed finish tapware.

    Vanity for Vintage bathroom designs

    During earlier times, basins never really had an cabinetry built underneath or above it. This is the reason that our designer Dorothy recommends using free standing basins without any in-built cabinetry for a vintage bathroom design.

    You can add shelves in form of floating shelves or open cabinetry on the side which are the hallmarks of vintage bathroom designs. The material

     

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    Tapware from the Classic collection from the Astra Walker range. Photo credit: https://www.astrawalker.com.au/cgi-bin/user.pl?a_download_file=1&file=2825&r=%2Fproducts%2Fbrochures

     

    The 3 part tapware shown above is a classic example of vintage style fixtures. The separate hot and cold knobs are reminiscent of older times and hence are the perfect choice for a vintage bathroom design.

    Vintage bathroom designs often include white ceramic vanities with chrome or brushed nickel tapware. Some of our clients also like to include brass fittings to give their bathrooms a more rustic vintage look reminiscent of Spanish Villas.

    Below is a great example of a modern vintage vanity which uses a ceramic basin with brushed nickel trimmings.

     

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    Another example of a free standing vintage vanity from Kitchen Hub. Photo credit: https://www.astrawalker.com.au/cgi-bin/user.pl?a_download_file=1&file=2825&r=%2Fproducts%2Fbrochures

     

    Our client Mary Stuart from Orewa, Auckland (see picture below) wanted her bathroom design to include a flair of Spanish Villas. So she decided to go for a more eclectic vintage look by installing colourful mosaic tiles, brass fittings and wooden vanity.

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    Rustic bathroom renovation in Orewa using aged brass fittings to give it the flair of a Spanish Villa.

    See Mary Stuart’s full bathroom transformation + Before and After pictures

    Bathtubs in a Vintage Bathroom design

    Bathtubs are an iconic fixture of a vintage bathroom and it should be a free standing one. Think a huge bath with chrome, brushed nickel or brass clawed foot with ornate detailing.

    What are the best tiling options for a vintage bathroom design?

    Tiles are definitely a hallmark of any bathroom design when you are designing a bathroom for any particular style of bathroom. Our in house designer Dorothy often helps our clients with choosing the right type of tiles or fixtures to create a designer bathroom in any style.

     

    “Vintage can mean so many different things to different people. Some go for a more Moorish look and others for more classic Victorian look. The tiles for for each of these different styles of vintage bathrooms will differ. If you are going for a more Moorish or Rustic look then I would suggest tiles which have lots of colour and patterns. Tile Depot has a great collection of glazed handmade looking tiles that would suit a rustic vintage bathroom well. If it is a more Victorian Vintage design then I would go for more classic Neutrals and combine them with a bit of colour. You won’t see a lot of colour in a vintage bathroom in the Victorian style” explains Dorothy about how different Vintage bathroom designs need very different kinds of tiles in their bathroom design.

     

    4. Bathroom Design Trends not to follow

     

    1. All-white bathrooms: While all-white bathrooms can look clean and modern, they can also feel sterile and cold. They can also be difficult to maintain, as any stains or dirt are immediately visible on white surfaces. Consider adding some color or texture to your bathroom design to make it more inviting and comfortable. Costs will vary depending on the extent of the changes made, such as new paint, tiles, or fixtures.
    2. Overly trendy tile designs: While trendy tiles may be appealing now, they may look outdated in just a few years. It’s better to stick with classic tile designs and add interest through accessories like rugs, towels, and artwork. The cost will depend on the type of tile and the size of the bathroom.
    3. Open shelving: While open shelving can look great in photos, it can be difficult to keep organized and can quickly become cluttered. Consider closed storage options for a cleaner and more organized look. Costs will depend on the type of storage units selected.
    4. Large bathtubs: While large bathtubs may be luxurious, they can also take up a lot of space and use a lot of water. Consider a smaller bathtub or even a walk-in shower for a more practical and space-saving option. Costs will depend on the type of bathtub or shower selected, as well as any additional plumbing or electrical work required.
    5. Wall-to-wall carpeting: Carpeting in a bathroom is generally not a good idea, as it can trap moisture and bacteria and be difficult to clean. Consider tile, vinyl, or hardwood flooring for a more practical and hygienic option. Costs will depend on the type of flooring selected and the size of the bathroom.

    By avoiding these design trends, you can create a bathroom that is both stylish and practical. The cost of making these changes will depend on the extent of the renovations, but in general, it’s better to invest in timeless design elements that will stand the test of time.


    Further Resources 

    1. Ideas for Bathroom renovations in our bathroom renovation gallery of bathrooms we have renovated in Auckland
    2. Ideas for Kitchen renovations in our kitchen renovation gallery for kitchens we have renovated in Auckland
    3. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
    4. Real client stories from Auckland

    What type of tiles should i be using for my bathroom?

    Depending on the lifestyle you have or if you have children or adults then the type of tiles used for your bathroom will defer. Read our article about various tiles from the ladies at Tile Depot to understand more about what is suitable for your family https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/emerging-tile-trends-by-tile-depot-common-mistakes-to-avoid/

    Do i have to get my own products?

    We provide a full renovation service which means that you get to choose all your fixtures, flooring and renovation materials from our various supplier showrooms in Auckland

    How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom in NZ?

    This will depend on whether you are renovating on your own and managing your project or if you are renovating with a company. If you are renovating with a renovation company like ours then we include all labour costs, products, renovation materials and all different trades and project management in our proposals. On an average a bathroom renovation starts from $19,000 is Auckland.

    Do i have to get my own designer?

    No you will not if you are renovating with us. We have an inhouse designer who will help you with your bathroom design process.

     


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      Double Glazing Cost
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      Double Glazing Cost Calculator NZ (2023) Superior Renovations ®

      If you’re looking for ways to insulate your home, double glazed windows and doors are a great investment. With double glazing, you can expect to reduce heat loss and improve the energy efficiency of your home. This will help you save money on heating and cooling costs, as well as create a healthier environment by preventing the build-up of mould.

      When it comes to insulating your home, there are four main areas to focus on: ceilings, walls, floors, and windows. Single glazed windows have been used for centuries, but they aren’t the most efficient option available. Double glazing is a superior choice, as it provides an additional layer of insulation that can significantly reduce heat loss.

      Take me straight to Double Glazing Cost Calculator below

      If you’re curious about the cost of double glazing, we’ve created a handy Double Glazing Cost Calculator that can help you estimate the cost of your project. Simply input some basic information about your home and the type of windows and doors you’re interested in, and the calculator will provide you with an estimate of the total cost. Investing in double glazing is a smart choice for anyone who wants to improve the energy efficiency and insulation of their home. With our Double Glazing Cost Calculator, you can get an idea of the cost of your project and start planning your upgrades today.

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      What is the difference between double glazing windows and retrofitted double glazing windows

      Double glazed windows have two panes of glass with a layer of air or gas between them. This additional layer of insulation helps to reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency. Retrofit double glazing windows, on the other hand, involve adding a second pane of glass to an existing single glazed window.

      The main difference between the two is that double glazed windows are designed and manufactured with two panes of glass and the space between them, while retrofit double glazing involves adding an extra pane of glass to an existing single glazed window. Retrofitting is generally a more cost-effective option compared to completely replacing windows with double glazed ones, but it may not be as effective at reducing heat loss and improving energy efficiency. Factors that may influence the decision between the two options include the age and condition of the existing windows, the level of insulation required, and the budget available.

      In some cases, retrofit double glazing may be the best option for older homes with historic or unique windows that are difficult to replace. In other cases, completely replacing old windows with new double glazed ones may be more effective and offer greater long-term benefits in terms of energy savings and insulation.


      What factors determine the cost of double-glazed windows?

      • Size of windows/glass required
      • Type of Glass (Laminated Glass, Tinted Glass, Tough Glass, Low E-Glass)
      • Type of Insulation (Air/ Gas)
      • Type of Frames (Aluminium or Timber)
      • Amount of work required for repair/removal and installation
      • Access/ Scaffolding
      • Number of changes to existing frame/structure
      • Consent requirements
      • Material/Custom Manufacturing costs

      How much does double glazing cost?

      Double Glazing is the most expensive as compared to retrofitting or installing secondary glazing. This involves replacing your current windows with a IGU and new frames. If your priority is to increase the insulation of your home, then this is the best option to go with as it is the most effective. On an average it will cost around $35,000 to double glaze a 100m2 home in Auckland. If you choose Low-e glass panes along with Argon gas in the cavity then the price for double glazing will go up.

      Tips to reduce the cost of double glazing for your home

      Different combinations of your IGU (window-panes, sealant, gas or still air and frame) will yield different R values. Some combinations will be more effective in insulating your home but not all homes need a high level of insulation. For example, if your home does not need high insulation then it is a waste to install low-e glass panes or Argon gas in the cavity which is a more expensive combination.

      Reduce costs by:

      • Choose clear glass or laminated glass instead of a low-e glass for your panes
      • Opt for still Air instead of Argon gas for your insulated cavity between your glass panes
      • Choose Aluminium as your window frame

      Explanation on Cost Calculator for Double Glazing Windows

      This New Double Glazing Cost Calculator (Updated on August 2021 to reflect market prices of product and labour) is designed only for you to get an indication of what you can expect to invest based on the provided information  – but there are more factors that could impact on the cost of the project – see full article on cost of double glazing here for a full comprehensive break-down: https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/what-is-double-glazing/

       

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      For every project there can be so many cost factors which will affect the accuracy of this calculator. Cost generated by this calculator are calculated by averages just to give you an indication and for research purposes. Always seek professional advice and quotations from a project manager if you require an accurate estimate specifically related to your home/property. Never use this calculator as a foundation for your allowances or finances – only for research purposes. Rates & material costs vary from region to region as well.

      These results are not substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Superior Renovations strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project before making any decisions or commitments.

      This cost calculator takes into consideration:

      • Costs for material / equipment which includes delivery to site.
        • For standard clear glass, no argon (gas)
        • Includes new frames
      • Costs to prepare the worksite for Replacement Window Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials, removal of existing windows and components.
      • Labor costs – setup time, project management time and hourly charges that are commonly included Replacement Window Installation jobs.

      The cost calculator does NOT include:

      • Costs for relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems – or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
      • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc)
      • Goods and Services tax on materials and supplies.
      • Permits, Consents or inspection fees
      • Architectural fees (if required)

      Cost Calculator for Double Glazing Windows

      Factors in the result includes: Supply, Installation, Removal of Existing Windows, and Labour; it is also based on double glazing windows, aluminum framing, replacing existing frames, standard clear glass (no argon, gas) and no tint/coatings.

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        To sum up

        What is Double Glazing?

        Double glazing involves removing the old windows and frame. A new frame for the window is manufactured which is fitted with an Insulated glass unit. An Insulated glass unit which consists of 2 panes of glazing or glass that are parallel to eachother with a gap between them. A spacer is attached between the glass which is bonded with the the panes of glass with a sealant. This keeps the two glasses in place and provides a stable structure. This cavity between the two parallel panes of glass is filled with either Still Air or Argon gas.

        What is Retrofitted Double Glazing?

        Retrofitting Double Glazing involves installing an Insulated glass unit into your existing joinery or frame. An insulated glass unit has two parallel panes of glass with a gap in the middle. This gap has a spacer which is bonded to the panes with a sealant. This cavity is then filled with Still Air or Argon gas.

        How much does it cost to double glaze my home?

        Double glazing an average 100m2 home in Auckland will cost around $35,000.00. The cost will vary depending on the glass you choose, whether you get Still Air filled cavity or an Argon gas filled cavity. The material of the joinery/frame you choose will also affect the price.

        How much does it cost to retrofit double glaze my home?

        Retrofitting double glazing is cheaper compared to double glazing as you are not making brand new window frames. The cost to retrofit an average 100m2 home in NZ will start from about $18,000. Retrofitting double glazing is not always possible for most homes as your current joinery needs to be in near perfect condition to retrofit double glazing.

         


        Further Resources for your house renovation

        1. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
        2. Real client stories from Auckland

        Need more information?

        Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

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        Kitchen Renovation

        New Kitchen Remodel Cost in NZ: Basic, Mid-Range & Luxury (2023)

        Most people in Auckland want to renovate their kitchen because their old kitchen does not suit their family’s lifestyle. Some kitchens are too old and shabby while others are just not functional. New Kitchen cost in NZ can range from $18,000 to $120,000 depending on many factors.

        However, not everyone has a $100,000 budget to renovate a new kitchen. Most people want a simple upgrade and are only willing to spend between $18,000 to $30,000 for a new kitchen.

        For the purpose of this article, we will explore kitchen cost options if you are renovating with a renovation company in Auckland and not DIY kitchens. When renovating with a renovation company your quotes will most include the cost for all fixtures, renovation materials, project management, council permits if any, all trades like plumbers, electricians, tilers, builders, installers, carpenters etc and project management. This section of our article will explore how to renovate a new kitchen on a budget. This is possible if the kitchen renovation is planned well and if your kitchen designer has a good knowledge of the renovation materials available today.

        If you would like to see an average cost guide  for a kitchen remodel in NZ, then check out the article below:

        https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/how-much-is-a-new-kitchen-remodel-cost-in-nz/

        Table of Content 

        1. How much does it cost to renovate a basic kitchen in Auckland? ⇓ 

        – Layout for basic kitchens
        – Cabinets and storage for basic kitchens
        – Countertop for basic kitchens
        – Appliances for basic kitchens
        – Flooring for basic kitchens
        – Lighting for basic Kitchens

        2. How much does it cost to renovate a Mid-range kitchen in Auckland? ⇓ 

        – Kitchen layout for mid-range kitchens
        – Cabinets and storage for mid-range kitchens
        – 6 Ways to maximise storage for mid-range kitchens
        – Countertop for mid-range kitchens
        – Appliances for mid-range kitchens
        – Flooring for mid-range kitchens
        – Lighting for mid-range kitchens
        – SMART kitchens

        3. How much does it cost to renovate a luxury designer kitchen in Auckland? ⇓ 

        – Hiring a kitchen designer for your kitchen design
        – Custom cabinets and materials for cabinet fronts
        – Joinery for your cabinets
        – Butler’s pantry or walk in Pantry
        –  Natural stone Countertops
        – Luxury designer splashbacks
        – Feature walls for open plan kitchen
        – Designer appliances to suit your kitchen design
        – Luxury natural stone tiles and kitchen flooring
        – Planning the lighting of your kitchen
        – Electric work and SMART kitchens

         

         


        Cost comparison for New Kitchen remodelling in New Zealand

         

         

        Basic Level

        Mid-range Level

        Luxury Level

        $16,560 –$28,990

        $32,000

        $45,000

        Up to

        $173,880

        Same Layout-

        • Refacing cabinets
        • Refinish paints, stain etc.

        Kitchen Storage-

        • Pull out bins, spick racks, condimental drawers.
        • Cabinet handles included.

        Basic Materials-

        • Stone Engineered marble/granite/wood or Laminate countertops.
        • Laminated/ Linoleum & Luxury vinyl kitchen flooring.
        • Ceramic tiles option for flooring
        • White tile Splashback
        • Using MDF Meleta materials for cabinets & Bestwood

        Electric Work-

        • Installing LED light bulbs.
        • Upgrading essential appliances
        Choice to change layout-

        •  Install a kitchen Island- waterfall or an overhang countertop.
        • High-quality MDF Melteca cabinet doors with painting included.

        Customise your kitchen storage –

        • Better quality built-in bins, spice rack, magic corners
        • existing pantry with pull out drawers. 
        •  Installing Hefelle hinges & Blumotion (Soft Close) on your cabinets  
        • Designer handles for cabinets optional

        Mid-range materials-

        • High-quality Stone Engineered countertops.
        • Tiled or Neptune stone-based flooring.  
        • Designer tiled, glass, mosaic Splashback.  
        • Making your appliances, dishwasher, fridge, invisible by adding your cabinet material on top.

        Smart Kitchen/lights features- 

        • LED lights under cabinets, invisible ports.
        • Energy-star rated appliances.
        • Designer kitchen pendent lights.
        Hiring a Kitchen Designer-

        • Customize your kitchen layout.
        • Plumbing
        • Advice on materials – Mix different textures, materials, and finishes
        •  Spacing/Storage planning
        • appliances

        Customise your kitchen storage-

        • A Butler’s kitchen
        • Walk in Pantry.

        Designer materials- Flooring, cabinets, countertops, splashbacks

        • Granite, Marble and Concrete countertop .
        • Tribeca collection from Tile depot for splashbacks
        • Stone based composite polymer, porcelain tiles – include the tile depot range of Urban cement collection and natural stone tiles
        • Natural wood, Porcelain tiles on MDF (neolith), Lacquer on MDF, Timber Veneer, MDF Vs Plywood Vs Particle board for your carcass for cabinets

        Custom build Cabinetry-

        • TIP-ON- open and closing cabinet doors when you press.
        • Soft close cabinets and drawers, pull out systems ,blum Legra box.
        • pull out pantry drawer system
        • details on cabinets
        • Designer handles
        • Joinery
        • Hinges

        Smart Kitchen/Light features-

        • Style options for kitchen appliances
        •  Task, Ambient lighting and Accent lighting
        •  Invisible appliance with cabinet door covering on top.
        • Sensor lights in pantry or cabinets
        •   Voice or remote controller for lights
        • Luxury crystal chandler as a pendent light

         

        Already have all your own trades and you’re comfortable managing them for your kitchen renovation?

        Although we don’t recommend if you haven’t renovated a kitchen before and/or you don’t have trades people you can trust, most renovations if not all comes with it’s own surprises because not all homes are the same – this is where experience/project management plays an important role in minimises risks to maintain costs/delays giving you higher certainty of outcome/quality backed by associated guarantees and warranties.

        However, if you do intend to manage the kitchen renovation yourself, it does work out more cost effective to contact a kitchen cabinetry manufacturer directly to get the kitchen cabinets designed, manufactured and installed – leaving you to manage the other trades such as flooring, demolition, painting, plastering, splashback/tiling, electrician, plumber, and sometimes a carpenter/builder.

         

        Try Little Giant Interiors cost calculator below to see what you can expect to pay for cabinetry.

         

        Find out more about-

         how much it costs averagely to renovate a kitchen in NZ (2021). 

         


         

        How much does a New Kitchen remodel cost in NZ? – Basic Kitchen 

         

        Firstly, you might want to think about the kitchen layout. For instance, how big do you want your kitchen to be? Are you going to keep your kitchen layout the same, or are you going to make some changes? What style do you want your kitchen to be? Do you want modern, traditional, or contemporary features? These are some good questions to ask yourself before you contact a renovation company.

         


        1. Kitchen Layout for a New Kitchen remodel on a budget

        Most of the time a change in layout is not possible in a basic kitchen renovation. Changing the layout or moving your island, sink or plumbing will increase the cost of your kitchen renovation especially if you are on a budget.

         

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        Before Basic Kitchen in Papatoetoe


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        After Basic makeover in Papatoetoe

        Check out this basic kitchen’s case study:  Papatoetoe

         

        If you are more likely to stay with your original kitchen layout, then in that case your cost will decrease, so you might want to consider staying with your existing layout of your kitchen. It is however possible to create a budget friendly kitchen if you choose your renovation materials carefully. We will now discuss the different elements of your new kitchen when on a budget.


         

         

        2. Cabinetry and Storage for basic kitchen remodel

        The biggest expense in a new kitchen is cabinets. Do some research and get an idea of the kind of look you want for your kitchen cabinets. If you have an overly large kitchen then you might want to think about just changing its doors or changing cabinets that are damaged. This is where we use your standard cabinets and we remove old paint, stain, sanding and repairing the same boxes, and re-apply paint to the same wood of choice.

         

        Building entirely new cabinets is also possible but you will have to use mid-range materials like MDF. Melteca and Goodwood are two of the most popular MDF brands in Auckland. MDF in simple terms is manufactured wood from a factory. It is easier to clean than natural wood and has a better finish compared to acrylic. Melteca and Goodwood carry a budget friendly range for their products which come in various textures and designs.

         

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        Waterproof Plywood boards

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         Mary Stuart’s Melteca Oak wood finish  in Standmore Bay  

         

        See Case Studies:

        Historic Melteca finish in Epsom

        Melteca Oak Wood Finish look in Standmore Bay 

         

        Storage is the second most important aspect of a well planned kitchen. Most kitchens in Auckland feature an open plan setting which means that they must have good storage, so the kitchen does not look cluttered.

         

        To create an uncluttered look, think about installing a cutlery drawer, spice racks, pull out bins, magic corners etc. We recommend allocating a substantial part of your budget on your cabinets and storage because you want them to last a long time.

         


        3.What kind of countertop is right for my basic kitchen?

        Countertops are another important feature for your kitchen. It is vital to choose a countertop that will be resistant to water, is durable and hard-wearing. There are many options available for budget friendly kitchens and our recommendations are as follows:

         

        • Laminate countertopsLaminated Countertops is a material that has a lot of different colours and styles. This material is long lasting, stain resistance and has natural heat. Laminate countertops remains one of the top materials in New Zealand when renovating a kitchen. So, why is it one of the top materials? Laminate is a great material for people who wish to renovate their kitchen on a budget as it is $150 per square meter. Laminate does however have its drawbacks as it can be easily stained.
        • Stone EngineeredEngineered Stone is the most popular and common countertop used in Auckland for new kitchens. So what is a stone engineered countertop? A stone engineered countertop simply means that the stone is manufactured in a factory instead of natural stone. The benefits of stone engineered stone is that through technology, manufacturers can manipulate the stone for added benefits like higher durability, better designs and is cost effective. Stone engineered countertops are often made of 90 percent Quartz. This material is a great option for first kitchen renovators as Quarts is affordable and available with a range of variety of textures in New Zealand. Stone engineered is not just durable but comes with 10 years of warranty and is scratch resistant.

         

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            Stone Engineered Countertop in Papatoetoe

         

        Houzz states that stone engineered countertops can range between $520 to $1200 per square meter.

        Read: Different Kitchen styles and elements that make each style (Traditional kitchens, classic kitchens, contemporary kitchens, cottage style and modern kitchens)


        4. What appliances can I get for a basic kitchen?

        The first step is to see what appliances you want to upgrade. This can be from stovetop to dishwasher. Here is a tip! However, if your budget does not include high maintenance appliances then do not worry. We have got your back and just think about the existing appliances are working and the other appliances that need more attention. This could help you save a huge amount, and you can use that with other upgrades in your kitchen remodeling.

         

        Appliances are another major factor when thinking about kitchen renovation as they are needed for cooking, baking, warming up, and refrigeration. To stay within your budget, only buy appliances that your really need. If some of your appliances are working well then there is no need to buy new ones.

         

        When picking appliances, see what models have great reviews and only buy good-quality appliances that will last a long time. Having good quality appliances will also increase your house valuation if you do plan to sell your home in the future.

         


        5. Flooring

        Choosing the right type of kitchen flooring is important as kitchens are usually a high traffic area and are prone to food and water spillage. You might want to think about the texture of the material you choose as a good kitchen flooring should be easy to clean, hard-wearing, and water-resistant, (hard for water to get through). There are four  great options for a basic new kitchen in NZ:

         

        • Linoleum FloorsLinoleum flooring is a natural eco-friendly material. It does however need regular maintenance and might not be suitable for families with young children. For instance, Linoleum flooring is likely to get damage because of the moisture in the water and, will wear off with time. Linoleum can also make a home look dated so it might not be a great option for everyone.
        • Luxury VinylAs technology has developed, the properties of vinyl have also improved. Luxury Vinyl is a type of vinyl that is more durable than regular vinyl. There are also a lot more options available in terms of textures and designs. It is a budget friendly option for kitchens as it is quite inexpensive compared but need more maintenance compared to tiles.
        • Laminate FloorsLaminate flooring is more durable and water resistant compared to Linoleum and vinyl flooring. The Flooring is a laminated wood face floor that looks and feels like wooden floors. Laminate flooring comes in various textures and designs which means that it looks great in open plan kitchens due to their aesthetic element. They can be made to look and feel like wood which is great for people who want a wooden floor look. Laminated floors are a cheaper alternative compared to wood floors. They are also easier to maintain compared to wooden floors as they can be made to be 100% waterproof.
        • Ceramic and Porcelain TilesCeramic and porcelain tiles are also a good cost effective tiles for basic kitchens. They are easy to clean, are durable and water resistant. You will also have a great variety of textures to choose from which means that you will be a able to create a beautiful kitchen for the fraction of the cost. They can however be cold on your feet in winter and can cause foot fatigue if stood on for too long. To combat this you can put soft rugs which are warmer and more comfortable for your feet.

         

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        Tiled Flooring kitchen Renovation in Bucklands Beach


         

         

        6. Lighting

        Natural lighting is important for a kitchen to showcase its beauty as well as for cooking, preparing, cleaning, and hosting parties. Upgrading your current light fixtures with new ones will not cost you a lot.

         You can also completely do away with wall lights and opt for LED lights on the ceiling. You can install energy saving LED lights which will also help you keep your energy bill low. To add to the aesthetics of your kitchen, you can also use pendent lighting above the island if you have one.

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        How much does a new kitchen remodel cost in NZ – Mid Range Kitchens

        As discussed above a basic new kitchen would cost between $16,560 to $28,990. A mid-range kitchen renovation cost in NZ costs between 32,000 to $45,000. In a mid-range kitchen, you have more flexibility and options in terms of change in layout and materials.

        A mid-range kitchen would include a change in layout, custom-made cabinetry, stone engineered countertops/marble countertops, kitchen appliances, tiled flooring etc. This new kitchen makeover guideline shows an estimate to renovate for a mid-range level kitchen.

        If you are looking for glamorous, budget-friendly, small, and large kitchen renovation cost, do check out the link below as it shows a range of cost for different renovations.

         


        1. How much does it cost to change the layout for a mid-range level kitchen in NZ?

        Changing the layout of your kitchen means that you might want to change the plumbing as well as electric wiring in the kitchen. Changing the layout of the kitchen adds up to your overall kitchen renovation cost. If you wish to keep the kitchen layout the same, then it will cost you somewhere around $29,000. However, you want to add an island or change your current layout then you expect to pay more than $32,000. For instance, if your existing layout is not functional then you might want to consider changing your stove, sink or cabinetry around.

        The most popular layouts that are possible for a mid-range kitchen are as follows:

        • Galley kitchen
        • U shaped kitchen
        • L-shaped kitchen
        • Island Kitchen
        • Peninsular kitchen
        • Two island kitchens

        For more layout ideas and tips, check if you need more help.

         

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        Before Kitchen layout in West Harbour

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         After Kitchen layout renovation

         

         


        2. Cabinets, Doors, and handles

        When renovating a mid-range new kitchen remodel cost in NZ , you will have a lot more choice in materials, textures and designs for your cabinets and door handles.

        The material that you would be using at this level would be MDF Melteca. MDF Melteca is surface that most kitchen remodels use in New Zealand. Melteca has various ranges of materials and it is highly popular in NZ as it is affordable, easy to clean and highly durable.

        You could choose a more premium range of MDF for your cabinets. We work with Melteca and Goodwood brands to custom built all cabinets. You can use Melteca’s high gloss premium range for your mid-range kitchen.

        You can also customise your MDF cabinets by wrapping it with Dezignatek Thermoform with any pattern you like to create a traditional, vintage, classic or modern look. For example the cabinets below were wrapped with a Rhonda pattern to give them a vintage look.

        • The front of the drawers and cabinets were wrapped in Dezignatek Thermoform with a ‘Ronda’ pattern to give the cabinets a vintage look.

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        Check out ourcountry cottage style kitchenrenovation in NZ

        If your budget allows then you can also custom-build cabinets made of real wood but they are often very hard to maintain and hence MDF remains a popular choice for kitchen cabinets.


        3. Door handles and Blumotion

        Our mid-range kitchens often feature soft close cabinets and hinges from Blum and Hafelle. Soft close cabinets are drawers from BLUM allow your cabinets to close softly and without any effort even if they are slammed shut. This feature is great for homes with young children or when you have a busy day in the kitchen.

        Hinges from Hefelle and Blum will also last you longer as they are very durable due to their superior technology and will not rust.

        If you are going for a modern or contemporary look then you can also opt for a no-handle set up with LED lights above them. This will give you a seamless and uncluttered look especially if you have a small open plan kitchen.

        If you want a cottage style or traditional style kitchen then you can also install brass handles to give it a more vintage feel. To give it a cleaner and more classic look you can also install matte knobs against white cabinets for contrast.

        For more :

        types of kitchen styles like traditional, modern, cottage, contemporary, industrial and classic

         

         


        4. Storage for a kitchen makeover NZ

        When taking about cabinetry, we talked about the way your cabinet looks and how it feels but now let us talk about the storage inside your kitchen. Having good kitchen storage is an important feature of a functional kitchen.

        Kitchen storage can be useful to store dry foods, small appliances, cutlery, pots, pans, plates etc. Most homeowners like to store their things in places like in the panty, drawers, shelves, or their kitchen island. Check out this link for more comprehensive ways to organise your cabinets

         

        6 ways to maximise storage for your mid-range kitchen

        1.Magic corners
        magic corners can be created for cabinets that are in the corner of your kitchen. They allow you to reach the corner space inside your cabinets which are often hard to reach. Most of our clients prefer using magic corners from BLUM.

        2.Cutlery drawers and spice racks
        due to our busy lifestyles, it is important that our kitchen is always well organised. You can get custom built drawers with compartments for your cutlery and spice racks. Also remember to put your cutlery drawer next to your crockery drawer and as a top drawer. Also ensure that your spice rack is next to the stove, so it is easy to access them when you are cooking.

        3.Custom build condiment drawer
        You can also make a custom built condiment drawer which pulls out. For example, if you see the condiments drawer below, it does not have any cabinet planks on either side which makes it easy to view your condiments when cooking. This saves time and energy when looking for what you have in your shelves.

         

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        Spice Rack storage  in Hillsborough

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        Magic Corners storage  in Hillsborough

        4.Pantry with pull out drawers

        it might not be possible to make a walk in pantry for a mid-range kitchen but that does not mean that you cannot have a well organised pantry. This a great feature for homeowners who seek extra storage for their dry foods, carbs, sauces etc. The pull out drawers is located inside the pantry and this feature is very useful when customising your drawers as it helps you to be organised and it helps you find what you are looking easily.

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        Kitchen renovation cost for custom-built pantry with pull out drawers in Papatoetoe 

        To see more on custom built-

        See case study onkitchen renovation in Papatoetoe

         

        5.Pull out bins

        Pull out rubbish and recycling bins cab be installed within a cabinet which makes your space more hygienic as there are no extra bins on the floor. It also helps the area look uncluttered and cumbersome. Remember to install your pull out bins near your sink area because, it will be easier for you to throw extra waste or recycle their empty products.

         

        6.Island which doubles as storage 

        Another option for a mid-range kitchen is to add a kitchen island. A kitchen island can be incorporated within layouts like U-shape, L-shape or even a galley, depending, on the space you have left for family entertainment or preparing food. An island can also be used in multiple ways in your kitchen, for instance, you can have extra storage underneath your island with drawers, you can have a stovetop or even a sink in the middle of your island. Another way to customise your kitchen island is to have a waterfall edge for your countertop or have your exposed countertop hanging off the edge, so that can leave space for your bar chairs. In fact, to renovate a kitchen island is going to cost you between $4,000 to $6,000.

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        5.Kitchen Countertops

        In New Zealand, renovation companies recommend homeowners to invest in Engineered stone countertop as they are affordable, durable, resistant to water, anti-bacterial and hard-wearing.

        For a mid-range kitchen, you will be able to afford a stone engineered countertop of a more superior quality and design.

        Luxury Engineered stone countertops are made from crushed marble and granite as it is a popular choice. You can choose a countertop with either sparkles ingrained within it or with ingrained designs or an overhang island for a luxurious look. You also choose to have a thicker countertop with waterfall edges for a contemporary look. If you have a thicker countertop then it will cost, you more than if you choose a less thick countertop.

         

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        Mary Stuart’s countertop in NZ

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        Lynette and henry’s countertop remodel in Bucklands beach 

        Stone Engineered countertops options for kitchen renovation in  NZ 

         

        If your budget allows then you can choose a natural granite countertop which is more expensive than engineered stone. You can also install a real timber countertop, but this will have to be treated before installation. We would not recommend this countertop for people who have busy lives as a timber countertop needs to be maintained regularly.

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        Splashbacks

        Splashbacks are important as they catch any splatters made while cooking and also prevents from damaging the paint of your walls. Splashbacks are often installed above the stove top and sink area.

        Tiles, mosaic tiles and glass tiles are three great material options when choosing a backsplash for your kitchen. Ruth from Tile Depot recommends using the Tribecca collection of tiles for splashbacks as it instantly elevates the look of your kitchen. Tribecca tiles look like handmade tiles which look textured but are actually very easy to clean.

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        Photo Credit: Tile Depo

         

        Cost for a Tribeca Splashbacks for a mid-range kitchen renovation in NZ 


        6. Essential Kitchen appliances cost for a mid-range level kitchen renovation in NZ.

        When choosing your kitchen appliances, make sure your appliances are position in a way that is most convenient to you when preparing food or cleaning up. For instance, install your dishwasher next to your sink so your cleaning process will be easy. Another example is having your fridge between your stove and sink as you will be able to grab things much faster. Positioning your oven underneath your stove or place it at a closer distance to your cooktop. This is because when cooking or cleaning, the oven bar can come in your way and it will make it harder for you to move around, cleaning can also be a challenge if the oven is above or below eye level. Instead place your oven at eye-level to make cleaning easier and it can also be convenient when taking things in and out of the oven.

        Choose your appliances well and check their energy star rating before making the purchase. Choose energy star rated products because it helps reduce your energy bill, they have a longer lifespan and come with an extended warranty.  Unlike in a basic kitchen renovation, you will be able to change all your appliances to new ones.

        Our mid-range kitchen renovation clients often use SMEG, Samsung, and Bosch for their appliances as this fit in easily with their budget. A freestanding mid-range oven from SMEG will cost you between $25000 – $4,000 if you are buying through a renovation company. This free standing oven often has a gas top, a warmer and single oven.

         

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          SMEG dishwasher used in a West harbour for a Mid-range kitchen renovation
        • Bosch is another great brand for stovetops, ovens dishwashers, waste disposal, and rangehoods. Bosch is a more cost effective brand compared to SMEG and is very durable. You can expect to spend around $414 for microwaves, $1150 for modern ovens, and $1500 stain steel fridges.
        • SMEG has an extensive range when it comes to price and makes appliances for mid to high range kitchen renovations. SMEG appliances are more suited for people who want a designer element in their kitchen. They come in various designs and styles to suit most tastes.

         

        If you want a seamless and clean look then you can hide your appliances by building cabinet doors on top of them. This can be done by building cabinet doors on top of the appliances. However, only certain brands and appliances will be compatible enough to build cabinet doors on.  We will not recommend you build hideaway ovens and microwaves as they can be a health and safety hazard.

         


        7. Kitchen Flooring

        Your kitchen should ideally be staining free, waterproof, and easy to clean, comfortable and, most importantly, hard-wearing.  You will have a lot more options to choose from for a mid range kitchen as compared to basic kitchens.

        • Tilesare often a popular choice for Kitchen flooring as they are easy to maintain and durable. Ceramic and Porcelain tiles remain popular for kitchen floors as they are versatile and come in various designs and textures.
        • Porcelain tiles are better recommended for kitchens as they are more durable and harder to damage. They are more expensive than ceramic tiles, but you will get a lot more design options for porcelain tiles. Porcelain can be made to mimic stone and wood which can elevate your kitchen design.

        Tiles can however be cold in winter or hard on your feet when you are cooking for long periods of time. To combat this, you can either install underfloor heating or put some soft rugs on your kitchen.

        •  Luxury Laminate Flooring is also another option for kitchen flooring. They are warmer than tiles but are not water resistant which could be an issue with maintenance. If you are installing laminate flooring, then make sure that you wipe away any water spills immediately.
        • Hybrid Neptunehas a new range of kitchen flooring called the stone polymer composite. This hybrid flooring is great for mid-range kitchens as it has all the best properties of stone and laminate. The stone used in Limestone and the Neptune SPC is water resistant, warm, soft on the feet, and muffles the sound of your footstep.

         

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        Hybrid Neptune Rustic Oak flooring(Tile Depot, 2021)

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        Hybrid Neptune kitchen flooring best features (Tile Depot, 2021)

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        Hybrid Neptune mountain flooring (Tile Depot, 2021)

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        Hybrid Neptune Soho Smoke flooring (Tile Depot, 2021)

        Hybird Neptune Picture credit to Tile depot

        Ruth from Tile depot says that this is a much better alternative compared to tiles or laminate and does not require any underfloor heating. It is also very durable and comes in many finishes. It will also not get damages due to sun or extreme cold weather.

         


        8. Smart Kitchen features and Lighting

        Good lighting is necessary in a kitchen as it needs to be a bright space as most of the cooking and entertaining happens here. You can use recessed lighting on the ceilings as well as LED lights above splashback, underneath cabinets and door handles which can be dimmed or made brighter in accordance with the mood you want to create.

        You want lights that are low heat emission and longer lifespan. LED lights gives your new kitchen a nice medium tone of light. It is recommended that we should not get lights that are not so bright or dim, just in the middle as the lights have a large impact on us and our guest.

        You can also add sensor lighting and blue tooth lighting which can be switched on and off through the command of your voice. You can also change the colour of these lights with the help of your phone, remote or voice. You can also add pendent lighting above your islands or dining area to create further depth in your kitchen design.

         

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        LED Lighting under cabinets in Massey  

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        Change lighting settings with a remote controller in Parnell 

         

        You can also install USB ports on the wall so you can charge your phone while cooking. also install push down electric ports on your countertop which can be pushed down inside the countertop when you do not need them, and you can bring it up when plugging in any appliance.

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        Guru and Netta’s modern style invisible plugs that hid away in the countertop 

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        How much does a New Kitchen remodel cost in NZ – Luxury kitchens

        The kitchen is a best way to give an overall impression for your guests especially in open planned kitchens. To renovate a brand-new luxury kitchen in New Zealand is between $50,000 and up to $173,880. A luxury kitchen has no limitation to cost, and we recommend you still spend your money wisely as you will be spending a lot for a custom-build kitchen.

        In a luxury kitchen you will be spending on a new kitchen layout, custom built kitchen storage, cabinets, high-quality countertops, marble flooring, designer flooring and brand-new appliance.

        The biggest difference in mid-range and luxury kitchens is that in luxury kitchens your budget allows you to incorporate high end and premium materials.

        Do check our table above to see what other things include in a high-end kitchen and, read our pervious article on how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen in NZ in 2021?

         


        1. Hiring a kitchen designer for your layout

        When you are building a high-end kitchen, you have the freedom to customise your kitchen from start to end. This is where you will hire a kitchen designer and they will advise you on what materials, colours and what your style will look like by creating 3D models and renderings.

         

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        Above are a few elevations of 3D rendered drawings that our designer Dorothy created for a client who needed a kitchen renovation.

         

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        The kitchen above is an example of 3D renderings and designs that our designer Cici created for a client that needed a kitchen renovation in Parnell

         

        Layout is very important when it comes to interior designer because they need design accordingly to the plumbing points and electric wiring for cooktops. However, when renovating a luxury kitchen, you have the flexibility or changing your plumbing and rewiring to suit the layout you want.

        Storage and countertop benches are the most essential things when renovating a new kitchen.

        Check out some top 5 crucial tips that Dorothy (our in-house kitchen designer) has recommended:

        1. Plumbing and Electrical Ports If you are trying to keep your kitchen renovation cost at a lower end of your budget then do not move your wiring and plumbing as this will significantly increase costs. Keep your stove and sink in the same position that it is currently in.
        2. Advice on materials– A kitchen designer will also help you understand more about the renovation materials that you can incorporate in your kitchen design. They will help your combine different materials, textures and colours to create a beautiful kitchen. Due to their industry experience they will have knowledge about the innovation in materials and what is more suited for your family’s needs.
        3. Space planning and work triangle – When designing your kitchen layout from scratch, you might want to think about the foot space in your kitchen. Your kitchen designer will design your kitchen layout in accordance to the work triangle.

        Superior article about layouts: https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/kitchen-layout-planning-guide-to-achieving-a-good-kitchen-design/

        A work triangle measures how effectively your kitchen is planned. It makes sure that there is a clear pathway from your stove to the cleaning area and your refrigerator. This triangle should have no other foot traffic in its pathway. You want to be able to comfortably work in your kitchen.

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        1. Appliances should be close by when moving around the kitchen like your sink should be opposite your stove or oven, microwave, or dishwasher.
        2. Storage planningYour kitchen design should include designated areas for storing all your cookware, spices, large appliances, and crockery. This will determine how you built your cabinets throughout your kitchen. For example, if you are storing your large appliance like a bread maker or a mixer in the left side of your kitchen then you have to make sure that the cabinet has the space and height to fit them. If you do not plan your designated storage areas then you might have a kitchen that can either not fit your appliances or have space that is wasted.
        3. Kitchen islands Luxury kitchens often feature kitchen islands in their kitchen designs. If you do not have space for a kitchen island, then you can explore the option of knocking some walls down to expand the space of your kitchen.

        kitchen islands are a great addition for your kitchen as they give you extra counter space for food preparation and are a great entertainment area. You can also add two islands if you have a large kitchen area. Just like mid-range kitchens you can add extra cabinets, put a stove top, and add bar stools.

        To hire a kitchen designer, you will be spending around $6,900 or between $138 to $276 per hour in New Zealand.

        Customised Cabinets, Cabinet features and Joinery

         


        2. Customised Cabinets, Cabinet features and Joinery

        Cabinets

        Luxury kitchen cabinet doors are made from high-end quality materials which start from $2,070 per linear foot. When you are planning to renovate a high-end kitchen renovation, then think about getting materials that will last longer and have design features.

        Depending on what type of style you want for your kitchen, you have the freedom to customise your cabinetry options to either modern, traditional, contemporary, classic, cottage style or industrial.

        • Natural wood  like Timber is a great option for your cabinet doors and drawers. You will have to make sure that it is treated so that it is not easily damaged. They have a natural beauty that gives it a will make your kitchen timeless. Depending on the wood you choose, you will be able to incorporate various hues like oak, maple, pine etc.

         

        Pro tip: If you are using natural wood for your cabinets then make sure that they are treated and polished every 1-2 years to ensure longevity.

         

        • Porcelain tiles on MDF (neolith) can be installed on your MDF cabinet boards to create a feel of luxury on your cabinet and drawer doors. Neolith is one of our preferred suppliers for porcelain tiles as they have an extensive range in textures and colours. Attaching porcelain tiles on MDF boards allows us to create designer kitchens in various styles. For example, you can use porcelain tiles that look and feel of cement to create an industrial style kitchen. Cabinets with Porcelain tiles require very good quality joinery and hinges to support the heavy weight of the porcelain tiles. We will discuss more about joinery a bit later in the article.

         

        Pro tip: Cabinets with porcelain tiles attached on them will last you a long time. They will not be worn out easily and are great for families with kids. They can be heavy so you will have to choose your joinery and hinges carefully.

         

        • Lacquer on MDF

          has been a popular choice for luxury kitchen cabinets because of its extensive range in colours and styles. Lacquer cabinets have 2 coats of paint applied to your cabinets with a high gloss finish. They are an expensive choice because you need a specialised skill set to create these cabinets. While they are waterproof to an extent, they should be regularly maintained as prolonged contact with water can warp them. They are also prone to fading if they are in contact with direct sunlight too often. They might have to be repainted every 5-10 years depending on its wear and tear.

         

        Pro tip: If you have children in your household then we would recommend not using lacquered cabinets as they are prone to superficial scratches which will compound over time.

         

        • Timber Veneer

          is basically manufactured wooden veneers which are attached on your MDF carcass. We often work with Bestwood and Melteca for wooden veneers as our clients can choose from an extensive range in colours, textures, and patterns for their kitchen cabinets. Luxury timber veneers like the woodgrain range from Melteca are a great alternative compared to natural wood as they are made to be more durable and require less maintenance. They emulate wood in how they feel and look but can also be manipulated to the exact look that you require which is often hard with natural wood.

         

        • MDF Vs Plywood Vs Particle board for your carcass

        Plywood and MDF are a better choice compared to particle board for the carcass of your cabinets as they are more water resistant and are much sturdier. We recommend using Plywood for your carcass when creating cabinets under your cleaning or sink area. This is because plywood is more water resistant compared to MDF. You can however use MDF for the rest of the cabinets in your kitchen. MDF and plywood have similar qualities when it comes to aesthetics and durability.

        Details on your cabinets

        You can also add crown moulding on your cabinets if you are going for classic or traditional kitchen design. You can also adorn your panels with wainscoting if you want a classic or cottage style kitchen. We often wrap Dezignatek Thermoform on cabinets to create patterns and designs on kitchen and drawer drawers.

        For more traditional kitchen designs you can also create corbels and crown moulding on your cabinets to give a more furniture like look.

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        Country cottage style kitchen in Mangere Bridge, Auckland

         

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        Modern Kitchen cabinetry renovation in NZ 

        Joinery

        We use BLUM for all our joinery and hinges because they are one of the best in terms of quality and innovation. Blum also has hinges and joinery in darker and lighter shades so a seamless design can be achieved whether you have dark or lighter shade cabinets.

        Types of joinery we recommend:

        1. Soft close cabinets and drawers: Soft close cabinets are great as no matter how hard you bang your cabinet doors; they will close softly without any sound. This also prevents wear and tear to your cabinets, and this will prolong their lifespan.
        2. Tip on Blumotion: These drawers will open automatically when you press them. In order to close them you just have to push them hard, and they will close softly. No matter the style of kitchen your kitchen, this technology will improve the way you use your kitchen.
        3. Pull out systems: Pull out systems allow you to open your cabinet upwards as opposed to traditionally opening on the sides.
        4. BLUM Legrabox: This type of drawer system is designed so your runners are not visible and gives a sleek look to your drawers which works very well for contemporary, industrial, and modern kitchen designs.
        5. Pull out pantry drawer system: This custom built pantry system boasts a pantry with pull out drawers with clear sides so it is easy to organise your pantry and your pantry items are easily visible.

         

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        Photo credit to Blum (2021)

        Hinges that can support more weight:

        If your kitchen cabinets have porcelain tiles attached on their MDF board then your cabinet doors and drawers will be heavy. To support these heavy doors and drawers, you will have to make sure that the hinges can support them. BLUM makes hinges that can support up to 70kgs which is suitable for heavy cabinetry.

        As discussed above, planning your storage is important before even building your kitchen cabinets. This is because certain cabinets might need runners that can support more weight compared to others. For example, drawers and cabinets with heavy appliances and crockery will need runners that can support more weight compared to ones that will have your cutlery.

         


        3. What are my options to organise my kitchen storage?

        You can get your standard storage like magic corners, cutlery drawers and pull out condiment drawers. However, with a luxury kitchen you have the flexibility to change the layout of your kitchen in a way that you can create a butler’s pantry.

        • Butler’s pantry/ kitchen

        A butler’s pantry is especially good for homes that have an open plan kitchen and for people who love entertaining guests. The butler’s pantry usually is a small room that is connected to the kitchen where you can either prepare your food or make mess in private without making your main kitchen dirty. You can also store your big appliances and dry food or install a sink to wash your dishes at a later stage.

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        • Walk in pantry or pull out drawer pantry

        If you do not have a very large kitchen then opt for a small walk in pantry instead. A walk in pantry is just another form of a walk in wardrobe. You can create a large cupboard with shelving where you can install a sensor light to easily view your dry food items. If this is not an option, then you can custom built a pantry with pull out drawers.

         



        4. Natural stone Countertops and Designer Splashbacks

        Countertops:

        1. Granite and Marble

        • Natural stones like marble or granite are two popular high-quality materials that designers recommend using on your countertop or kitchen island. Granite will cost you around $4000 to $7000. Marble on the other hand with cost rom $10,000 to $15,000 if you are using it for an island as well as all your countertops.
        • Natural stones are popular because they exude a natural beauty which surpass the beauty of any stone engineered countertops. They have natural patterns that are unique to each slab and hard to engineer.

        2. Concrete

        • Concrete is also an option for islands, but it is a lot harder to work with. As concrete countertops can be very heavy, they pose a set of technical challenges which means that they should be manufactured and installed by renovation companies that have experience working with concrete.
        • If you do want a concrete countertop for your island or countertops your countertops must be supported by steal beams as other materials will not be able to support the weight of concrete. Concrete is usually used in contemporary or industrial style kitchens.

         

        3. Mix different textures, materials, and finishes

        • Dorothy from our design department suggests using a combination of different stones, glass, and other materials with various textures and colours to create some depth in your kitchen design. You can also combine different finishes for different materials to give a truly luxurious feel.

         

         Splashbacks and Feature Walls

        Splashbacks are essential for your cooking and cleaning area. Our designers recommend our clients to not get textured splashbacks as they can be very hard to clean. The good news however is that there is an extensive range for easy to clean splashbacks to choose for a luxury kitchen.

        1. Use a single slab of tile or marble- Cici, our in house designer recommends using one single slab of marble as a splashback for a clean look. Using a custom cut one piece of tile also means that you will have no grout lines which means that clean up will be easy.

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        Glam wall designer tiles at tile depo 

        2. Tribeca collection from Tile depot- Ruth from Tile depot said that bright tiles or handmade looking tiles are very popular as splashbacks and feature walls. The 2021 Tribeca collection features premium tiles that look textured and handmade but are in fact manufactured in a way that they have a smooth surface which is easy to clean, making it a perfect choice for splashbacks.

         

        TIP: You can also opt at choosing a glass splashback or any other form of tiles. It is better to choose

         

        Feature walls

        Feature walls are great to add a different dimension and create more interest to your kitchen. There are several ways that you can create a feature wall in your kitchen. You can add a feature wall by painting a wall in a bold contrasting colour, adding tiles or a wall with plant creepers.

        If you are using tiles then you can install either woodgrain tiles, mosaics, or textured tiles on the wall to create more depth to your kitchen. If you do not want a whole wall of tiles then you can also create accents with mosaics like a horizontal strip of mosaics on a plain wall.

         

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        Tile Depo’s glam cube collection for a splashback wall


        5. Designer appliances to complement your designer kitchen

        As we talked above, getting energy star appliances are better for the environment, they will use less electricity, have a longer warranty and are more durable.

        When purchasing your appliances, think about the overall style of your kitchen and get appliances that complement your overall kitchen design. You can also opt for hiding your appliances inside your cabinetry which is done by attaching the material of your cabinet on the surface of your appliances. This is great if you are going for a clean and sleek look for your kitchen.

        For a modern and contemporary feel, opt for stainless steel rangehood with 6 or 8 gas hobs and stylish hood. You can also buy a smart steel fridge with double doors, a separate freezer, water dispenser and an ice maker. You can also either purchase a wine fridge or custom built a wine storage area.

        1. Style options for kitchen appliances

        SMEG and Bosch are two brands that are often used in designer kitchens because not only are they of superior quality, but you also have a lot of design options to choose from.

        2. Traditional kitchen appliance ideas

        If the overall design of your kitchen is traditional or cottage style, then try and purchase appliances that complement this style. Buy a large standalone gas cooktop with an oven and complement this with a matching hood. If you are going for a retro theme, then you can also use the retro appliances range designed by SMEG

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        SMEG appliances for a 1950’s retro style kitchen. 

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        SMEG’s Classica style kitchen for a modern kitchen renovation in nz 

         



        6. Luxury Flooring options for designer kitchens in New Zealand

        You want a flooring that is soft on your feet, durable, low in maintenance, beautiful and does not echo when you walk on it. The two best type of flooring for your kitchen are tiles and Stone based composite polymer.

        • Stone based composite polymer  is a new hybrid flooring option in New Zealand which is 100% waterproof which makes it a great option for kitchen floors. It is also softer and warmer on the feet as compared to porcelain tiles. They are also a great option for second floor kitchens as they do not echo as much as tiles. They are not as expensive as natural stone tiles and can also be used for mid-range kitchens as well as for designer kitchens.
        • Porcelain Tiles are more durable and waterproof than ceramic tiles but can feel cold in winter. If you are installing porcelain tiles in your kitchen then we do recommend clients to either install underfloor heating or put kitchen rugs during winter. The advantage of porcelain tiles is that they are easy to clean, are durable and have an extensive design range. We recommend using large format tiles 1200 by 900 or 600 by 900 for your kitchen floors for a more continuous and seamless design.

        Porcelain tiles can also be made to look like cement, wood or any other natural stone which makes them a versatile choice for most people.

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        Tile depot range of Urban cement collection (2021)

         

        • Natural stone Tiles are one of the best and expensive options for kitchen flooring. Natural stone tiles have a natural beauty that really elevates a kitchen design. You can install the same tiles in your living and dining area if you have an open plan kitchen.

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        Macchia Vecchia Floor Tiles from Tile Depo 

         


        7. What is the best lighting for my Luxury Kitchen?

        A brightly lit kitchen is a must as it is the centre of most of our activities in a home. We prepare our food, have our coffee, and often entertain guests/family in the area. Adding good lighting to your kitchen is not as simple as adding a few light bulbs on the walls or ceilings. Lighting goes beyond just having visibility in the kitchen. A well lit kitchen should make it easier for you to do your prep work with precision, it should be easy for you to stow and retrieve items in shelf and should make your kitchen look welcoming and spacious.

        Incorrect installation of lights can in fact make your affect the appearance of your kitchen negatively.

         

        Plan your kitchen lighting based on 3 distinct layers which serve a separate function.

        1. Lighting to carry out tasks

        • This is the general lighting which is needed to make your overall kitchen visible. This light should make cooking, cleaning, preparing food and navigating easy. One of the aims for this lighting is to make it easier to carry out your tasks.
        • So, think about the areas that you need to carry out these tasks. Install lights above your kitchen island to make preparation work easier. Install LED lights below your top cabinets so it illuminates your countertop, at the top end of your splashback and near the handles of all cabinets and drawers.
        • You should also add either LED ceiling lights or ceiling bulbs, so your entire kitchen is illuminated.

         

        Tips of installing your Task lights

        Tasks lights should be positioned directly above your sink, island, countertop, or other space where you carry out cooking tasks. Install the LED light strips under your upper cabinets and above the handles of your lower cabinets.

           2. Ambience lighting

        • This type of lighting creates a soft mood in your kitchen. This could either be lighting that can be made dimmer, or it could be in the form of pendant lighting on top of your kitchen island.
        • There are several design options available for pendant lighting so you will have plenty of options to choose from depending on the style of your kitchen. If your space allows then you can also install a chandelier. Recessed lighting can be installed on your ceiling or any opening like seen in vaulted ceilings.

         

        Tips on installing ambient lighting

        Ambient lighting should have a direct path to the floor of your kitchen. If you do not have an island, then install a chandelier directly above your floor or directly on top of your island.  If you are installing recessed lights, then position them at half the distance of the distance of your floors and ceilings. Also avoid creating shadows on your countertops by installing the recessed lighting above the countertop and not at the edge of it. The same concept would apply to semi flushed and flushed lighting.

         

        1. Accent Lighting

        • This type of light usually highlights a design feature in your kitchen. This could either be a feature wall or architectural feature in your kitchen. This is great especially in open planned kitchens where your kitchen is visible for the living and dining area. You could also but accent lights in glass cabinets with fine China or crockery.

        If you have a vaulted ceiling or any other ceiling feature that you want to highting then you can install cove lighting which basically means that they light is built into your ceiling. You can also install soft low profile lighting inside your cabinets.

        Tips on installing Accent lighting

        Think art galleries when installing accent lights especially if you are trying to highlight a feature wall. You can also put lights inside your cabinets with the light installed above the crockery or decorative items in the glass cabinets.

         


        8. Electric work and SMART Kitchen features

        If you are renovating your entire kitchen then chances are that you will be rewiring your kitchen. This is especially true if you are changing the layout of your kitchen because then you will have to switch all the plug points around. You can also add smart features to your kitchen that will improve the way you use your kitchen.

        Ideas to incorporate SMART features in your kitchen design

        • SMART appliances like a refrigerator that dispense water of any temperature that you like
        • A hot water tap so you do not have to boil water every time you need boiling water while cooking.
        • SMART home systems can be integrated within the design so you can control the light or the dimness of lights with your phone.
        • SMART lighting controlled by Bluetooth where you can set a time that you come home and it will automatically switch the lights on for the time that you get home.
        • SMART fridge that has cameras inside the fridge which can be connected to your phone. This way you can check what items you have run out of and get them on the way from work.
        • Sensor ovens which can sense that the food or meat is cooked and it will automatically switch off or set off an alarm so you will never burn or overcook a meal.
        • Plug points with a USB port so you can charge your phone while cooking
        • Sensor lighting that will switch the lights on automatically when you enter the kitchen
        • Range hoods that will automatically switch on at a certain fan speed suited to the type of cooking that is taking place.

        Back to the Top

        To Summarise,

        The cost for a new kitchen remodel in NZ depends on what type of style you want your kitchen to be. Whether it is a vintage, cottage, classical, modern or a traditional kitchen style, also depends on the special kitchen features that you have upgraded from your previous kitchen like,

        • Better quality materials for countertops, cabinets, splashbacks
        • Energy star rated appliances.
        • Change in Layout- adding a kitchen island or walk in pantry.
        • Customise your kitchen cabinets doors and storage.
        • Designer faucet, kitchen lights, cabinet handles
        • Waterproof flooring
        • Plumbing and electric work.

        Frequently asked question

        On an average, how much will I spending to renovate my kitchen in New Zealand?

        To renovate a kitchen in New Zealand, you will be spending about $22,000 - $30,000 on an average. This includes, project management, permits, labour works, kitchen designers etc. To know more, click on the link below, https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/kitchen-renovation-cost-nz/

        How much does it cost for a kitchen renovation (mid-range) in NZ ?

        At a budget level, you will be expect to spend under 29,000 with not change in layout. In contrast, for a mid-range level you will be spending $32,000 to $45,000. This includes, adding a kitchen island, better quality materials, upgrade your appliances, customize your cabinets and etc.

        How long will it take to renovate a kitchen ?

        To renovate a full kitchen renovation, it can take up to 4-7 weeks (depending on permits delay). However, it may take a bit longer as it includes changing in layout, plumbing, electric work or even getting a consent from Auckland council. A tip to consider is to start early to get a permit and start the project earlier.

        Do I need to hire a kitchen designer ?

        No, our consent process includes in-house designers who will help up along with the process during your time with us like 3D rendering, colour choices, picking materials etc.

        What steps do I have to take before renovating my kitchen ?

        1. Set your budget 2. Book a consent with a Kitchen Designer 3. Establish you kitchen needs than personal desires 4. Pick a renovation company that fits your desires 5. Grant permits from Auckland Council 6. Set project goals 7. Note: Remodelling a kitchen will take 3 to 4-7 weeks . Go shopping for suppliers 9. reassess your budget with project management 10. Ask for warranties for your appliances, materials, and workmanship once your renovation is complete. 11. Cleaning service should include too

         


        Further Resources for your house renovation

        1. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
        2. Real client stories from Auckland

        Need more information?

        Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

        Download Free Renovation Guide (PDF)

         


        Still have questions unanswered? schedule a no-obligation consultation with the team at Superior Renovations

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          Bathroom Renovation

          How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Bathroom NZ – 2023 (updated)

          This article has been updated with additional content and project portfolios to reflect the bathroon renovation cost trends in 2023. 

          A Bathroom renovation might seem simple and straight forward. This however is far from the truth. The fact is that a bathroom renovation is the most complex of all renovations due to the number of trades involved in a relatively small space.

          Average bathroom renovation cost in Auckland 2023 can only be determined when all the various factors are considered. Trades involved in a bathroom renovation include a designer, demolisher, plumber, electrician, tiler, water proofer, installer, painter, grouter, and plasterer. Imagine managing the above trades within a small space. You can easily understand why organisation and planning is key to a bathroom renovation. Bathroom renovations typically should take about 3-4 weeks to complete if you have a project manager on site managing the trades for you.


          Curious about how much your bathroom renovation would cost?

          Try our bathroom renovation cost calculator tool


          Managing the trades on your own comes at a risk of either blowing your budget as you are dealing with so many different companies or extending the timeline of your project. Our first advice would be to get a company that provides project manager as part of their service.

          But more on project management later, lets talk about the costs related to bathroom renovations.

          Before you renovate your bathroom ask yourself the reason for your renovation and plan from there. Once you have determined the reason for your renovation then we can work out a plan and costs related to them.

          In this article we will discuss the following:

          1. How much does it cost on an average in Auckland for a bathroom renovation
          2. 6 Factors that Affect the cost of renovating a bathroom in Auckland.
          3. Why the reason for your renovation will determine the budget for your bathroom renovation
          4. Tips for reducing the cost of a new bathroom renovation
          5. Cost to install a tile shower
          6. Cost to install a new toilet
          7. Average cost for a Basic bathroom renovation, Mid-range bathroom renovation and Luxury bathroom renovation
          8. A sharable condensed version of this article in a form of infographic
          9. Featured Case studies of bathrooms that we have renovated in Auckland

           


          If you’re looking for “specific” cost estimates, try our Renovation Cost Calculator Tools


           

          1.How Much Does It Cost to Renovate a Bathroom in Auckland?

          Whether you have lived in the same house for several years or just purchased an older home you may be facing the need to renovate that old bathroom. As most Aucklanders know, renovating a bathroom can be one of the most expensive renovations that can be undertaken. Hence it is only natural that one of the first questions people have when considering renovating their bathroom is What is the average cost of a new bathroom renovation?

          However, that is also one of the most difficult questions to answer since renovating a bathroom means different things to different people.

          For example, a major bathroom renovation can involve changing the layout of bathroom, purchasing new bathroom appliances, purchasing fixtures, changing flooring, new paint, changing plumbing and electrical work may mean an average cost between $18,000 and $22,000 for a mid-range bathroom (this seems to be the most popular choice)

           

          See further examples of Mid-Range bathrooms

          Bathroom and Toilet renovation in Papatoetoe

          Rental renovation in Hillsborough 

          Classic Kitchen and bathroom renovation in West harbour

          Bathroom renovation in Greenlane

           

          On the other hand if you are only planning on a new coat of paint and making few other small changes then the average cost of a new bathroom renovation could only run a couple of thousand of dollars.

          However, since most bathroom renovations falls somewhere in between the two extremes the average cost of a new bathroom renovation will fall somewhere between these two extremes.

          See full project specifications for the bathroom renovation below + Pictures

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          This contemporary bathroom renovation in Henderson Valley features matte black tiles, wall bathtub, custom vanity, top sink, Tiled shower and brushed brass fittings.

          How to Figure Out Your Average Cost of a New Bathroom Renovation

          While the average cost of a new bathroom renovation can change from job to job and situation to situation, you are probably wondering how much your bathroom renovation is going to cost you.  We here at Superior Renovations we have some tips to help you determine the cost of your bathroom renovation.

          • Start by determining the purpose of your bathroom renovation. Do you need more space? Does your bathroom need to be modernized to fit with the décor of the rest of your home? Once you determine your purpose you will have a clearer idea of what you will need to accomplish your goal.
          • Make a list of everything you need to remodel such as fixtures, lighting, paint, tiles, cabinetry, flooring and more.
          • Figure in the cost of hiring people to do the renovation.

          Keep in mind that you can do the bigger projects of your bathroom renovation first and then add in some of the smaller details to help you spread out the cost of that renovation job.

           

          2. 7 Factors that contribute to the Cost of a bathroom Renovation in NZ.

          1. Size of the bathroom: The size of the bathroom is a key factor that affects the cost of a renovation. Larger bathrooms require more materials and labour, which can drive up the cost. A standard-sized bathroom in NZ is usually around 8-12 square metres. If your bathroom is larger than this, you can expect to pay more for the renovation. However, if your bathroom is smaller, it may be more affordable to renovate.
          2. Quality of materials: The quality of materials used for the renovation can also have a significant impact on the overall cost. Higher-quality materials such as natural stone, premium tiles, and fixtures made of premium materials like brass and stainless steel will be more expensive. Lower-quality materials like vinyl, laminate, or ceramic tiles will be more affordable. However, it’s important to note that using lower-quality materials may not last as long and may require more maintenance and repair over time.
          3. Complexity of the design: The complexity of the design of the bathroom is another factor that can affect the cost of the renovation. If you have a unique design in mind or want to incorporate custom features, this will likely require more labour and materials, which can increase the cost of the project. For example, adding a new shower or bath, changing the layout of the bathroom, or installing custom cabinetry can all increase the complexity of the design and add to the cost.
          4. Plumbing and electrical work: If your bathroom renovation involves changing the plumbing or electrical systems, this can add to the cost of the project. This is because licensed professionals will need to be hired to ensure that the work is done safely and up to code. Plumbing work may include installing new pipes or moving existing ones, while electrical work may include installing new lighting or adding outlets.
          5. Labour costs: Labour costs are a significant component of the cost of a bathroom renovation. The cost of labour can vary depending on the level of experience and expertise of the contractors or tradespeople involved in the project. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced renovation company to ensure that the work is done to a high standard and within budget.
          6. Permits and fees: Depending on the scope of the renovation, permits and fees may be required from the local council. These costs should be factored into the overall renovation budget. The cost of permits and fees can vary depending on the location of the property and the scope of the renovation.
          7. Location: The location of the property can also impact the cost of the renovation. Renovations in Auckland may be more expensive than other parts of New Zealand due to higher labour and material costs. Additionally, if the bathroom is in an apartment or multi-level building, there may be additional costs associated with access to the site, such as elevator or stair fees.

          In summary, the cost to renovate a bathroom in NZ can vary based on several factors, including the size of the bathroom, quality of materials used, complexity of the design, plumbing and electrical work involved, labour costs, permits and fees, and location. By considering these factors and working with a reputable and experienced renovation company, you can ensure that your bathroom renovation is completed to a high standard and within budget.

          3.Why do you need to renovate your bathroom?

          Having a plan will ensure that you are spending your money at the right places.

          Different families have different needs to renovate a bathroom. The fittings they choose and the choice between a bathtub or shower or both will be determined by your reason to renovate.

           

          1.      A young family

          A young family has very different needs compared to a mature family with older kids. If you have a toddler or a new baby on the way and there is no bathtub in your bathroom then it would be a wise choice to include a bathtub for your renovation.

          Bathroom renovation for a young family

          Renovating a bathroom in NZ for families with young children requires careful consideration of several important factors to create a space that is both safe and functional. Here are some specific features that can make a bathroom more suitable for families with young children:

          • Durable and easy-to-clean surfaces: Choosing durable and easy-to-clean surfaces for walls, floors, and fixtures is essential when renovating a bathroom. For example, textured tiles or non-slip mats are a good choice for flooring to prevent slips and falls, and tiles are easy to clean and maintain.
          • Adequate storage: Families with young children require a lot of storage space for toiletries, bath toys, and other items. Incorporating storage solutions like built-in shelving, cabinets, or baskets will keep the bathroom organized and clutter-free.
          • Child-friendly fixtures: Installing child-friendly fixtures can make a big difference in the safety and convenience of the bathroom for young children. Soft-close toilet seats can prevent accidental slamming, while a handheld showerhead can make it easier to rinse children off.
          • Slip-resistant flooring: Bathroom floors can become slippery when wet, which can be especially dangerous for young children. Choose slip-resistant flooring options like textured tiles or non-slip mats to help prevent slips and falls.
          • Safety features: Safety features like grab bars or non-slip mats in the tub or shower can provide additional support for children who are learning to bathe independently. Additionally, child locks on cabinets or drawers can keep hazardous items like cleaning supplies out of reach.

          When planning a bathroom renovation for a family with young children, it’s important to work with an experienced renovation company in NZ to ensure that the renovation meets the family’s needs and is done to a high standard. With the right design and features, a renovated bathroom can be a safe and functional space for the entire family to enjoy.

          Examples of bathroom renovations for families with Young children – How much does this type of a bathroom renovation Cost?

          Bathroom renovation in Westmere 

          This rustic bathroom renovation in Westmere features a large custom built wet area, double sink custom vanity and matte anti-slip tiles. This large wet area is perfect for families with young children because of the ample space available to bathe kids.

          The anti slip tiles also makes it safe for children and the double sinks allow the adults to use the bathroom with their kids together. The MDF panels used in the cabinetry of the vanity is easy to clean and maintain making it a convenient to clean.

          Spotlight: See full project specifications + Pictures of the bathroom renovation shown below. 

          The cost to renovate the bathroom below would be on a slightly higher side because of the choice of fittings. The tiles used in the feature wall of the wet area from Tile Depot are of the size 6.5 x 20 which is a fairly small size. This means that it is a lot more labour intensive to install as opposed to tiles in a larger format as there is less grouting to do. These Artisan Moss green tiles come in various shades of green with a glossy texture are also from Tile Depot’s more premium range in tiles.

          The custom built vanity and benchtop also contributes to higher cost of the bathroom.

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          This bathroom is a good example of a bathroom design for families with young children. The ample space in the wet area is a perfect space for adults to bathe their children.

          Bathroom Renovation in West Harbour 

          This bathroom renovation features a large bathtub which is again a good addition when you have young children. The free standing bathtub makes it easier to clean around the tub which allows for a healthy and hygienic environment.

          Spotlight: See full project specifications + Before and After pictures.

          As this bathroom is quite large, with full wall and floor tiles, a free standing bathtub, a vanity, toilet and custom tiled shower, the cost to renovate this bathroom would be between $35,000 to $38,000. The fixtures chosen for this bathroom design were from mid-range brands which means that the cost were on the lower side compared to if the fixtures were more premium.

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          This bathroom renovation design shows a free standing bathtub.

          2.      Growing family/Increase convenience

          A growing family might mean that you need more space for adults to live comfortably in the house. This could either mean creating a separate toilet or dividing one en-suite into a toilet and a bathroom. If you have space in your home, then you can add an entire bathroom to increase convenience.

          Read more…

          Top 15 Bathroom Design Trends recommended by our in-house designers

          Bathroom renovation in Albany

          This type of a bathroom renovation is good for families with young children but also families with grown up children. It has a shower as well as a bathtub which would suit members of all ages in a family.

          Spotlight: See full project specifications + More pictures for project below.

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          Our clients have shown a strong preference for modern bathroom designs due to their versatility and ability to complement a wide range of home styles. To achieve an attractive contrast, we opted for oversized dark tiles on the floor that coordinated well with the neutral color palettes of the walls and bathtub. Additionally, we aimed to create a cozy atmosphere in the room by installing floating vanities made of wood.

           

          Read more…

          This home was renovated for a large family. Bathrooms were created in a space that previously was a bedroom for two young girls. See full project specifications below:

          Bathroom renovation in Avondale for a growing 3 generational family

          3.      Adding Value for Re-sale

          We advise clients to not over capitalise if you are looking at adding value before a sale or renting your home. Renters and buyers alike prefer homes where they do not have to renovate. They want homes that are updated with little or no need of repairs.

          Generally speaking, bathroom renovations add $1.50 for every $1 spent. People looking at selling their home should look at using simple yet updated products and fixtures. There is no need to buy a designer sink costing you $3000 if you are selling as that will not yield any return on investment.

          Bathroom renovation in St Heliers to Add value to sell

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          This bathroom design features a narrow bathtub to accommodate the small layout of the bathroom, wall hung vanity, dark hued tiles and a tiled glass shower. The walls were lain only halfway across the ceiling to keep the bathroom renovation costs down.

          Read more…

          Bathroom Design NZ Guide – For Guest Bathrooms and Master Ensuite Bathroom

          A guide on Small Bathroom Designs – Layout, Cost of Bathroom and Design 

          4.      Improving quality of living/Adding a luxury bathroom

          If you are renovating with the idea of adding comfort and a bit of luxury, then overcapitalising is not a bad idea at all. You can opt for a Wet room style bathroom if you have a small space, create a spa like feel or even splurge on that $3000 sink. The possibilities are endless depending on your budget.

          Read more…

          Bathroom Design ideas for Classic, Vintage, Modern and Contemporary Bathrooms

          Spotlight: Contemporary bathroom renovation in Titirangi

          While the bathroom below may look like a simple bathroom renovation, it in fact is a work of art when it comes to its tiling work. The art deco tiles used on the floors required a high skill level to tile and grout because all the tiles had to be perfectly laid to match the patterns of the other tiles to create the design.

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          The fixtures used in this bathroom like the vanity, mirror cupboard and matte black tapware are from a more premium range of bathroom supplies using brands such as St Michels, and Methven.

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          See more Luxury bathroom renovations…

          Luxury Bathroom in Parnell

          Dark and Moody bathroom in Redvale

          Spotlight: This bathroom renovation in Mellons Bay, features a dramatic with design with matte tiles that look seamless and without grout lines.

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          The shower features a sliding door which is a feature that increases the overall cost of the bathroom renovation compared to glass doors that open like a door. The vanity is also custom built with a round black top mounted basin. The MDF wooden looking textured panels of the vanity exudes some warms in the overall bathroom design.

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          4.Tips for Reducing the Average Cost of A New Bathroom Renovation

          You also need to keep in mind that the average cost of A new bathroom renovation is just an estimate.  However, there are some ways to reduces the costs of your bathroom renovation including:

          • Your Bathroom Cabinets- Instead of replacing those bathroom cabinets consider restraining them or painting them in a new modern color. You can also refinish your bathtub and sink and give it a new bright look.
          • Go for New Faucets and Handles Instead of All New Bathroom Appliances- Many times simply changing your sink and bath tub handles and faucets is enough to give your bathroom a more modern look.
          • Go Lighter- You don’t have to actually enlarge your bathroom to make it look spacious. In fact painting your bathroom in a lighter yellow or beige can make it look spacious without breaking down a wall.

          Whether you want a complete bathroom renovation or just want to give your bathroom a new face lift then give us a call at 0800-199-888 between the hours of 9 and 5 and we will be happy to be of assistance.

          If you are not yet ready to renovate your bathroom, then feel free to visit our Renovation showroom in Wairau Valley which features 5 bathroom renovation displays, 3 Kitchen renovation displays and hundreds of renovation materials to help you get ideas with your bathroom Renovation. Our renovation showroom is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Check out the directions to our showroom here. 

          Read more…

          Making the most of Small Bathroom designs + Mistakes to Avoid when designing a small bathroom 

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          Average cost to replace shower NZ

          An average replacement shower costs can be between $1,150 to $8,850, depending on the size and features you want. You might pay as little as $1,150 to install a new acrylic shower box – while tiled showers are a more luxurious option they are harder to clean, so those who are time poor may prefer to go for the easy clean acrylic option. If you need to add plumbing or you want to use expensive materials, the total will run higher, particularly if you’re wanting to do a full re-tile.

          Unit Parts

          Cost of Labour and Materials

          Acrylic Shower Box $900 – $1,800 +
          Custom Shower $1,900 – $3,200
          Shower Glass Door $1,200 – $2,000
          New Faucet $250 – $1,200
          Adding Plumbing $900 – $2,100 +

          Spotlight: Bathroom Renovation in Redvale, Auckland

          This bathroom was renovated in dark tones of grey and brown for tiles with a custom tiled shower and custom made vanity.

          See full project specifications + Pictures for this bathroom renovation. 

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          4.Cost to Install Tile Shower

          Tile showers are on the higher range and it is reflected in the price, installing a new tile shower runs $1,550 to $8,250. If you only need to replace the wall and floor materials, the cost to retile a shower ranges from $1,500 to $3,500 which doesn’t include waterproofing costs. It offers more options in terms of colour, pattern and design. Well-designed tiled walls can look stunning.

          Ceramic tiles are around $25 per square metre. Natural stone and other high-end options can go up to $75 per square metre.

          Costs to Replace a Shower

          Remove Old Unit $100 – $200
          Haul Away Debris $200 – $400
          Prepare Surface $400 – $900
          New Shower $850 – $6,750
          Total $1,550 – $8,250

           

          5.Average Toilet Renovation Cost

          Most homes in Auckland have a separate and often neglected toilet. Usually the space is small, there is the old style discoloured Vinyl flooring and an a toilet hardly to be proud of. If you are renovating your bathroom then this would be a good time to consider renovating your toilet as well. This would save you time as both the bathroom and toilet can be renovated side by side. Generally it works out cheaper if the toilet renovation is done together with the bathroom renovation so there is no double up in labour/resources and product.

          This includes removing all fixtures, toilet, basin (if any) and accessories in the bathroom before re-tiling. It takes about 5-10 or so working days per toilet, and new accessories have to be purchased prior to commencement.

          Below is a rough toilet renovation price and job scope as a guide.

          Tiling Works

          1. Supply & Overlay Wall Tiles To Ceiling Height — $1900-$3150 (Depending on Size and Complexity)
          2. Supply & Overlay Floor Tiles For Toilet — $800 – $1000

          Plumbing Works

          1. Supply & Install 01 Set Toilet Bowl & Bidet Spray For Toilet — $520 – $850 (Depending on Model)
          2. Supply & Install 01 set Wash Basin w/ Tap — $250 – $420 (Depending on Model)
          3. Supply & Replace Stainless Steel Piping for Toilet — $450 – $800 (Depending on Hot/Cold)

          Haulage & Disposal

          1. Haulage & Disposal of Debris Generated — $350 – $600

          Items To Purchase

          1. Purchase of New Toilet & Accessories for the Toilet Renovation — $200 to $300 and above

          Estimated Toilet Renovation Cost: $6xxx.xx and up for full toilet renovation overlay job
          Estimated Turnaround: 5-6 Working Days

          Spotlight: Vintage bathroom renovation in North Shore (pictured below) 

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          This bathroom renovation highlights the use of bathroom fixtures that contribute to the overall bathroom design. Our client wanted a vintage bathroom design and hence we chose vintage fixtures from Englefield.

          Watch Kalun from Tile Depot discussing emerging Tiling Trends

          6.How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom – NZ average

          Pricing guide for 2023 (updated)

          Once you know your exact reason to renovate then you can start planning your budget for your renovation. If you are carrying out your renovation through a renovation company then your renovation would include demolition, supplying of products and fixtures, installation, water proofing, flooring, painting and most importantly project management.

           

          Type of Bathroom Renovation Average Bathroom Renovation Cost
          Standard Bathroom Minor Alterations (Not Demolishing Everything)

          If you’d like to keep the cost of your bathroom renovation on the low side or at least lower than the average cost, you have options. Instead of completely rearranging the bathroom, it’s less expensive to leave the sink, bathtub, shower and toilet where they are. Simply swap the older models for newer, updated versions.

          $8,000 – $13,000 (this would be applicable as a DIY job or if you just get a plumber to replace some fixtures. This is not applicable when using a renovation company). 
          Mid Range Bathroom Renovation

          Renovating a bathroom has several benefits for the homeowner, aside from making the room look better and improving its function. Adding another sink to a master bathroom, improving the lighting and making the shower function better are a few examples of bathroom updates that pay off in the long run. This type of bathroom renovation is done usually with a mix of mid-range fixtures, and few premium fixtures.

          $26,000 – $32,000 (with a renovation company to include materials, all labour and, fixtures and project management) 
          Custom Bathroom Renovation (high-end)

          If you have a bit more to spend, you can upgrade your renovation in a few ways. One option is to get higher-quality, custom countertops, such as quartz or custom-cut granite. Also, you may want to invest in higher-quality fixtures, such as faucets made of bronze or copper and solid wood, glazed cabinets.

          $34,000 – $40,000 + (with a renovation company to include materials, all labour and, fixtures and project management)  

           

          8.Example’s of completed bathroom renovations

          Completed by Superior Renovations


          Featured Projects (Mid Range to Luxury)

          Sarah’s Luxury Bathroom renovation in Redvale, Auckland

          We renovated two of these bathrooms to give a luxury feel but was actually a mid range bathroom. The bathroom was fully renovated before selling the property. One of the highlights of this project was the custom built vanities to maximise the space in the bathroom. See full project specifications + photos

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          Todd Chandler’s Mid-Range Bathroom renovation in St Heliers 

          We renovated Todd’s 3 leaky bathrooms in a contemporary style with wooden looking tiles and cabinets. The wooden looking tiles against the white fixtures made the bathroom look spacious and modern. See project specifications

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          Luxury Contemporary bathroom renovation in Titirangi, Auckland

          Our client wanted to renovate her bathroom to match the aesthetics of the rest of her home. The highlight of this renovation was the clever use of patterns for their tiles to give it a contemporary artisan look. See full project specifications + Photos.

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          Mary Stuart’s Spanish style bathroom with Mosaic tiles

          Mary’s kitchen and bathroom in Stanmore Bay was renovated by keeping the design of Spanish Villa’s in mind. The bathroom was painted Blue with Mosaic tiles as feature on the walls. A brass sink and tap-ware added to the feel of a Spanish rustic villa see project specifications.

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          To summarise

          How much does it cost to replace a shower NZ?

          An average replacement shower costs can be between $1,150 to $8,850

          What is the cost to install a tile shower?

          Tile showers are on the higher range and it is reflected in the price, installing a new tile shower runs $1,550 to $8,250

          How much does it cost to renovate a toilet only?

          The average cost to renovate a toilet in NZ is around $6,000 which includes products, installation, plumbing, and labour.

          How much does a full bathroom (mid-range) renovation cost?

          A major bathroom renovation can involve changing the layout of bathroom, purchasing new bathroom appliances, purchasing fixtures, changing flooring, new paint, changing plumbing and electrical work may mean an an average cost between $28,000 and $32,000 for a mid-range bathroom.

           


          If you’re looking for “specific” cost estimates, try our Renovation Cost Calculator Tools


           

          Need more information?

          Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

          Download Free Renovation Guide (PDF)

           


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            Renovation Costs – How Much Does it Cost to Renovate in Auckland 2023 (updated)

            Note: This article has been updated to include additional house renovations content to reflect the home renovation costs and home renovation trends for the year 2023. 

            People try to do some kind of renovations to their homes almost every season depending upon the changes and choices they decide to make. Renovations are done to make your home look more attractive and beautiful from inside and outside. It is also often done to increase functionality and make your home more convenient.

            Home renovation is an exciting venture for many homeowners, especially in Auckland, New Zealand, where the real estate market is continuously booming. As we move into 2023, the latest trends in home renovations in Auckland are focused on creating functional and sustainable living spaces that offer modern comfort and style.


            If you’re looking for “specific” cost estimates, try our Renovation Cost Calculator Tools


             

            One of the most significant renovation trends for 2023 is the use of eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient fixtures. With the increasing focus on sustainability, more homeowners are turning to environmentally friendly solutions for their homes. These include installing solar panels, using recycled materials for construction, and incorporating smart home technology that minimizes energy consumption.

            Another trend that is gaining popularity is the open-plan living concept. This involves creating an open floor plan that seamlessly integrates the kitchen, living, and dining areas to create a large, multifunctional living space. This design concept has become popular due to its versatility, providing homeowners with ample space to entertain guests or relax with family and friends.

            In addition to open-plan living, smart technology has also become an essential component of home renovations in 2023. Smart home technology allows homeowners to automate various aspects of their homes, including lighting, heating, security, and entertainment. This technology makes it easy to control and monitor different aspects of the home from a single device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

            Other popular home renovation trends in Auckland for 2023 include the use of natural and earthy tones, statement lighting fixtures, and the incorporation of outdoor living spaces. These trends help to create a welcoming and relaxing environment, making the home a haven for its occupants.

            We can expect these renovation trends to continue in Auckland, New Zealand. With the real estate market continuing to boom, homeowners and investors alike are looking for ways to increase the value of their properties.

            In addition to the rise of DIY projects, we can expect to see an increase in the use of online tools and apps to help homeowners plan and execute their renovations. These tools can help homeowners visualize their renovation ideas, estimate costs, and even connect with local contractors.

            For rental properties, we can expect to see more investors renovating to increase the rental value of their properties. This could include upgrading the kitchen or bathroom, installing new flooring, or adding smart home technology to attract tenants.

            Overall, home renovations in Auckland, New Zealand, are expected to continue to be a popular trend in 2023. With a focus on sustainability, functionality, and modern style, homeowners can create beautiful and comfortable living spaces that increase the value of their properties. If you’re considering a home renovation in Auckland, be sure to explore the latest trends and financing options to make the most of your investment.

            Financing your Home renovation in Auckland

            For more information on Financing your renovation…

            People think that the proper cost of renovation depends upon the size of the room or the place, but it’s not true. Costs for renovation in Auckland varies according to the different styles, adjustments, fixtures and the material that is used to renovate your place.

             

            Painted brick house before and after (NZ)  – Example of a renovated exterior of a house in West Harbour which included: Roof painting, new concrete driveway, painting of bricks, new gutters, replacing all windows/frames to double glazing, new electronic front door, full exterior repair and painting of weatherboards.

             

            In this article we will discuss the following: 
            1. How Renovations have been affected in the year 2023 ↓
            2. Ease of determining costs for full home renovations in Auckland ↓
            3. Cost of home extensions in Auckland ↓
            4. Renovation costs per square metres
            5. A table of average home renovation costs (cost to renovate kitchens, bathrooms, decks etc) ↓
            6. Factors to keep in mind before you begin your home renovation ↓
            7. Home Renovation – Type 1 Updating a dated property or Investment property
            8. Home Renovation – Type 2 Improving Quality of Life and Increasing functionality
            9. Home Renovation – Type 3 Extensive Interior and Exterior renovation with major structural changes
            10. Budget Friendly Home Renovation Ideas
            11. How to choose the right renovation company for your renovation
            12. House renovations before and after (NZ) by Superior Renovations

             


            1. House Renovations in the year of 2023

            It doesn’t seem that the renovation industry will slow down because a lot of renovation work is available. As mentioned above, we’ve actually seen an increase and we speculate that it’s due to to the following reasons:

            Our services and interaction with the customers has always been our advantage and has made us the best amongst all other companies in Auckland. If you are currently living in Auckland you might have noticed that the number of renovation cranes has increased in significant numbers and it’s still not enough.

            While the renovation builder industry (Auckland) is continually increasing, the construction and House renovation Auckland work has increased to a significant level as well, especially in the residential sector despite consumer confidence. If you are also looking to purchase some property in Auckland and the upcoming areas, let us tell you that this has now also become very challenging.

            Having your own home is a blessing. The mood of people changes with time. People want to renovate their homes whenever they feel for a change or see something new in the market and they want that at their place. You do not need to wander and ponder on the internet to look for renovation services as we are always there for you to provide the best and quality renovation Auckland services.

            Top 8 reasons why Aucklanders renovate is as follows:

            • Updating outdated features: Many homes in Auckland have outdated features that may not be functional or aesthetically pleasing. Renovating the entire home allows homeowners to update these features and bring their home into the modern era. This can include updating old appliances and fixtures, installing energy-efficient options, and modernizing the overall design to better fit the homeowner’s preferences.
            • Increasing home value: Renovating the entire home can significantly increase its value. This is especially important for homeowners who plan to sell their home in the future. A full renovation can include adding modern and desirable features, such as open-plan living areas, outdoor living spaces, and updated kitchens and bathrooms, all of which can increase the home’s appeal to potential buyers and ultimately its value.
            • Creating more space: A full home renovation can involve adding more square footage to the home, which can be useful for families that are expanding or simply need more living space. This can include adding an extension to the home or converting an unused space, such as a basement or attic, into a functional living space.
            • Personalizing the home: Renovating the entire home can give homeowners the opportunity to customize their living space to their specific tastes and needs. This can include selecting finishes and colors that reflect the homeowner’s personality, creating functional living spaces that suit their lifestyle, and incorporating unique design elements that set their home apart.
            • Improving energy efficiency: A full home renovation can also include upgrading appliances, insulation, and other features that can improve the home’s energy efficiency and save homeowners money on energy bills in the long run. This can include installing energy-efficient windows, adding insulation to walls and ceilings, and upgrading heating and cooling systems to more efficient models.
            • Repairing structural damage: If a home has suffered structural damage, a full renovation may be necessary to repair and reinforce the home’s structure. This can include fixing foundation issues, repairing damaged walls or roofing, and reinforcing weakened structures to ensure the home is safe and structurally sound.
            • Enhancing curb appeal: A full home renovation can also include exterior updates, such as repainting the home, adding new siding, or installing new windows, which can enhance the home’s curb appeal. This can make the home more attractive to potential buyers and increase its overall value, while also giving the homeowner a sense of pride and satisfaction in their home’s appearance.
            • Improving indoor and outdoor living: Home renovations in Auckland often focus on improving indoor and outdoor living spaces. Auckland’s mild climate and stunning natural surroundings make it an ideal place to enjoy indoor-outdoor living. Renovating your home can provide the perfect opportunity to create a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces, maximizing your enjoyment of the beautiful Auckland environment. This can include adding outdoor living spaces such as patios or decks, creating an open-plan layout that integrates indoor and outdoor living areas, and installing large windows or doors that offer unobstructed views of the outdoors. Upgrading your indoor and outdoor living spaces not only enhances your quality of life but also increases your home’s value, making it a smart investment for house renovations in Auckland. If you’re looking to renovate your home, consider a reputable company like Home Renovations Auckland to help you achieve your goals.

             

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            Superior Renovations – Kitchen Renovation

            If you have considered renovating, then it might be of the following types:

            • Extending your home.
            • Add another level to your home.
            • Make aesthetic changes on the inner side of the home as per your mood and ideas.
            • Upgrading the kitchen or bathroom
            • Subdivide or extend different areas of the home.
            • Improving your lifestyle
            • Increase the value of your home
            • Improving indoor and outdoor living

            Read more…

            2021 Guide for renovations for return on investment and to add comfort for a family home

            We renovate and adequately design the place according to the budget and lifestyle of our client. We try our level best to make your place look more attractive and beautiful but also making sure it’s within the clients scope.

            If your property is one of your biggest assets, then renovation should be your second priority in order to maintain/increase  it’s value. People are spending billions of dollars for the renovation of their properties. The renovation costs NZ per square meter in the Auckland house renovations building industry has been quite stable in recent years and we haven’t seen significant spikes.

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            Where to look?

            As you know, Auckland is well known for its property and location, there is a lot of room available for renovation particularly in the older regions such as Ponsonby, Mt Eden, Sandringham, Glenfield, Howick etc. Almost in every area of Auckland, there are house renovations happening. The critical role to renovate a property if you’re looking to see is to increase its perceived value and equity in the market to attract the right buyers at your target selling price, which isn’t easy considering the demographics in every suburb is different.

            Subdividing also seems to be quite popular in recent years and this is due to the large land available for older homes.


            2. How much does it cost to renovate in Auckland in 2023?

            Confirming the renovation costs is a bit tricky and complicated

            It depends on requirements and ideas of the client and the range can be quite large. If you’re considering on buying a place to renovate, try to get a ball park figure for the renovation to avoid not having enough budget after the purchase. If you’re renovating for your own home, focus on the necessities first and then the wants later if the budget allows.

            When it comes to house renovation costs in Auckland, the price can vary greatly depending on the scope and complexity of the project. According to the New Zealand Building Industry Federation, the average cost of home renovations in Auckland can range from $2,000 to $5,000 per square meter. This means that for a 100 square meter home, the cost of a renovation could range from $200,000 to $500,000 or more. It’s important to note that these are just averages and the actual cost of a renovation can vary based on factors such as the quality of materials used, the size of the home, and the contractor’s fees. If you’re looking for reliable and affordable home renovations in Auckland, it’s important to do your research and find a reputable company that can work with your budget and needs.

            There are some renovation costs/rates that can be calculated in advance if you know the size of the area you want done (but keep in mind this would be an average). You should have a 10% contingency budget should you start any renovation, there are also unforeseen costs once a renovation starts – perhaps you want to get extra things, or there was rotten timber that needs replacing.

            Example of a complete full house renovations

            The word home renovation can mean many different things to different people. The scope of work for

            St Heliers in Auckland 

            This renovation was more cosmetic that structural. All internal areas were renovated without any structural changes.

             

            This full house renovation in St Heliers (Auckland) included: Renovation of the toilet, Bathroom Renovation x 2, Laundry Renovation, Full Interior Painting, Desk Renovation, Interior door replacements, Interior Stairs and Balustrade Installation (Glass), Wallpaper Removal and Plaster, Exterior Painting and installation of Balustrade

            West Harbour in West Auckland

            This renovation was an extensive indoor and outdoor renovation. 4 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, kitchen and living room was renovated. There were also many structural changes in the home which included renovating a staircase, breaking load bearing walls, installing double glazing windows, renovating the roof etc. Outdoor renovation included landscaping, re-paving, installing an electric gate and creating a deck.

            See the full renovation + Pictures + Before specifications

             


            3. Cost of home extensions Auckland

            Why consider a house extension when you could sell your Auckland house and move to a larger home? Here are four good reasons to consider adding a house extension:

            • If you like the area you’re living in, you don’t have to move
            • Make the changes you want to make and not settle for something that’s just okay
            • A home extension may be more affordable than moving to a larger home
            • You may be attached to your current home or location and not want to leave

            The cost of a renovation to extend a ground floor home by 50 square meters in New Zealand can vary greatly depending on various factors such as location, the complexity of the project, materials used, and labor costs. Additionally, building permits and fees may also add to the overall renovation costs.

            As a rough estimate, the renovation costs for a house extension in Auckland of a 50 square meter ground floor extension in New Zealand could range from NZD 100,000 to NZD 250,000 or more. That works out to $2,000m2 – $5,000m2. The difference is in the type of construction and the quality of the inclusions. This estimate is based on industry averages and may not reflect the actual renovation costs of your specific project. It’s recommended to consult with a professional builder or architect to get a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs and location.

            You won’t know the exact cost of a home extension until you’ve made plans and know how large the extension is going to be and what will be included in the extension. You may be wondering about the cost of hiring an architect to create the necessary drawings. The cost of hiring an architect for a ground floor extension in New Zealand can vary depending on factors such as the project size and complexity, level of detail required, and the experience of the architect. On average, the cost of hiring an architect in New Zealand for a ground floor extension can range from NZD 5,000 to NZD 15,000 or more.

            Architectural drawings are essential for any home extension project as they provide detailed plans for the construction team to follow and ensure compliance with building codes and regulations.

            Want to figure out a custom price for your own extension project? Check out this free to use House Extensions Cost Calculator (NZ) developed by Superior Renovations.

             

            Cost of Two storey House Extensions in Auckland

            What about two-story extensions?

            If both storeys are the same size, a generally-accepted rule is to add 50% extra to the build cost of a single storey house extension. So if you ground floor extension’s renovation cost is $250,000 then your 2 storey home will be $2500,000 + 50% = $375,000

            Add 20% for professional fees and GST (15%).

            Don’t forget about windows, finishings and fixtures when you’re pricing your house extension, Make sure you include these in your planning and cost estimates. If you don’t, you could be in for a surprise when the final invoice comes.

            Planning a house extension is a big job that can seem daunting, especially with so many things to think about. It’s best to start with figuring out the cost. Once you’ve got a rough idea of how much your extension will cost, you can move forward with everything else.

            There are other places to start, of course. But the best place to start will always be with a general cost calculation.

            General Process for House Extensions NZ

            1. Initial enquiry to a construction/renovation company
            2. Feasibility study to be carried out by an architect
            3. Pre-construction costs are proposed
            4. Client agrees to initial costs
            5. On-site meeting with client along with architect and builder
            6. Draft architectural plans are drafted and briefed to client
            7. Final architectural plans are submitted for consent
            8. Consent approved
            9. Quote/proposal/specs are generated by builder based on approved plans
            10. Awaiting client approval
            11. Building contract signing process
            12. Initial deposit received
            13. Construction start date (as estimated finish date) is confirmed

            Read more…

            Renovations that need building consent in Auckland

             

            Example of a full interior renovation which included: New gib board, redesign of the staircase, installation of glass balustrades, new chandelier, new carpet installation and replacing all lights to LED


            4. Renovations Costs NZ per Square Meter

            Different types of renovation costs NZ per square meter made in different areas of Auckland have ranged from $2,000 to $4,000 for home renovations in the mid range categories in terms of fixtures, finishes etc while more complex renovations with high-end finishes could cost upwards of $6,000 NZD per square meter. 

            The interior part takes can range between $90,000 to $180,000  depending upon the client’s requirements and if there is no structural change required but only minor consent related work. The scope of work required, the size of the house and the finishes/fixtures you choose will greatly determine the cost of your full home renovation in Auckland.

            The cost of a house renovation can vary significantly depending on the scope of work and specific details of the project. For instance, if you’re planning to renovate a standard 3 bedroom home with mid-range fixtures, including painting the interior, renovating 1 bathroom and 1 kitchen, and changing the flooring in all bedrooms and living areas, you can expect to spend between $90,000 to $105,000 in renovation costs. However, if consent-related work is required in the bathroom, kitchen, or living areas, such as obtaining council approval, the cost could increase by up to $20,000, including the architect’s fee, architectural drawings, and Auckland council fee. Keep in mind that these are just estimated house renovation costs and the actual renovation costs may vary depending on various factors such as the location and quality of materials used. To get a better idea of the expected renovation costs for your specific project.

            It is not possible however, to give an estimate on a full home renovation without visiting the home and measuring if the complexity of the home renovation is high. An example of this would be renovating a house with extensive structural changes, installing double glazed windows, insulating the home further etc.

            House Renovation costs in Auckland as per Square Meter

            If you are having a thought of the cost of renovating your place as per square meter, you can follow the guide mentioned above. Although the figures mentioned above for house renovations costs NZ per square meter are not exact. They are just an estimate for you to consider your renovation area according to your budget. In the beginning, $2,000 square meter is the cheapest renovating cost. The average cost is 2,500 per square meter. Anything that is over $ 3,000-meter square is undoubtedly a prohibitive renovating price.

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            Superior Renovations

             


            5. Average House Renovation Costs Guide

            See below on the break-down of house renovation costs:

            TYPE OF HOUSE RENOVATION COSTS COST RANGE
            Renovation Architect Cost $5,000 – $15,000 (5-15%. In this case considering the renovation to be worth $100,000) 
            Surveyor / Engineer $150 – $500 per hour
            Heat pump $2,000 -$5,000 (based on the number of heat pumps and the brand)
            Renovation Management $50 to $150 per hour or $5000 to $20,000 for the entire project.
            Electrical $5,000 to $8,000 if it is extensive electrical work but between $1,000 to $3,000 for minor electrical work like changing electric outlets etc.
            Plumbing $2,700 – $5000
            Builder $50 to $150 per hour or $10,000 to $50,000 for the entire project.
            Joinery (windows) $5,000 to $15,000
            Insulation $2,000 to $5,000
            Roof $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the type of roof and complexity of the shape of the roof (also including scaffolding).
            Interior Renovation costs $41,000 to well over $100,000
            Renovation Costs Bathroom Starting at only $20,000 for a basic upgrade with an average spend of $25,000-40,000 and well over $45,000 for a full redesign.
            Renovations Costs for Kitchen Ranging from $18,0000 for average size, $30,000 mid-$35,000 size and $40,000 + for high end designer kitchens.
            House Extension cost $100,000 +
            Recladding cost $150,000 +

             

            Double Glazing Cost per square metre (NZ)

            When considering house renovations in Auckland, New Zealand, it’s important to factor in renovation costs. Double glazing is a significant aspect of home renovations that can impact costs. While it may be an additional expense, double glazed windows can improve the energy efficiency of a home, resulting in lower energy bills and potentially reducing long-term renovation costs. Additionally, double glazing can add value to a home and make it more appealing to potential buyers, which may offset the initial cost of installation. Therefore, when planning a home renovation project in Auckland, homeowners should consider the long-term benefits and cost savings of investing in double glazing.

            Retrofitting double glazing costs, a lot lesser than getting entirely new double glazing with new frames. You can expect to pay about $15,000 to $18,000 for a 100m2 home. An insulated glass unit and drainage system is installed in your current window frames. While this is a cheaper option, it is not possible to install the insulated glass unit in your current frames for most homes in Auckland.

            It is only possible for new homes where the window frames are in great condition. Older home in Auckland do not have frames that are in good condition as they are often damaged or skewed. If you have a newly built home with single glazing, then opt for retrofitting your double glazing as it is a more cost effective option with similar insulation levels as new double glazing with new frames. Hence, while double glazing windows is more expensive than retrofitting, it is not mostly possible for older homes and especially for people renovating their homes as they do not usually do so for new builds.

            View full article here on cost of Double Glazing your home: https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/what-is-double-glazing/

             

            Cost of Re-roofing Your House in Auckland

            Looking to re-roof your home in Auckland, New Zealand? Re-roofing can offer numerous benefits, including improved weather protection, energy efficiency, and compliance with building codes. But how much does it cost to re-roof in Auckland?

            The cost of re-roofing in Auckland can vary depending on factors such as the size of your roof, the roofing material used, and the complexity of your roof design. For example, re-roofing with asphalt shingles may cost between $8,000 to $16,000, while re-roofing with long-run iron roofing may cost between $18,000 and $36,000 for a standard-sized home with a pitched roof in Auckland.

            To get an accurate estimate for re-roofing your home in Auckland, it’s important to get quotes from reputable professionals who specialize in re-roofing Auckland homes. Make sure to factor in additional costs such as roof insulation, removal and disposal of the old roof, and any necessary repairs to your roof structure.

            Home renovation costs in Auckland can also be significant, and it’s important to factor in all potential expenses before embarking on a renovation project. Re-roofing a house is one aspect of home renovation that can impact costs, but it can provide long-term cost savings by improving energy efficiency and weather protection. Other home renovation costs in Auckland may include interior and exterior remodeling, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and recladding. It’s essential to work with reputable professionals in Auckland to ensure the work is done to a high standard and meets all necessary building codes and regulations. Overall, homeowners in Auckland should consider the long-term benefits and cost savings of home renovations and factor in all potential expenses to ensure a successful project.

            The cost of reroofing in Auckland in 2023 can vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the roof, the materials used, and the complexity of the installation. On average, homeowners can expect to pay anywhere between $14,000 and $25,000 for a complete reroofing job.

            Here are some key points on the cost factors of reroofing:

            • The size and shape of the roof: The larger and more complex the roof, the higher the cost of reroofing.
            • The type of material used: Different roofing materials have different costs, with some options being more expensive than others. For example, asphalt shingles are generally cheaper than metal or tile.
            • The quality and thickness of the roofing material: Higher quality and thicker materials will generally cost more than lower quality and thinner options.
            • The condition of the existing roof: If the existing roof is in poor condition, additional work may be required to remove and dispose of it, which can increase the overall cost.
            • The accessibility of the roof: If the roof is difficult to access, such as being high or steep, this can increase the cost of reroofing due to the additional safety equipment and labor required.
            • Additional features: Features such as chimneys, skylights, and ventilation systems can add to the cost of reroofing due to the additional labor and materials required.

             

             

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            Renovated Bathroom

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            Kitchen and House Renovation

            Is a home renovation worth it?

            People are confused if renovating their property will increase its value or not. Let us assure you that if you are a resident of Auckland, then renovation is the best way to increase your property’s value and beauty.

            This is the reason that the knowledge regarding Home renovation Auckland is very essential. The best way to pursue is that you should overestimate the budget for renovation and set the sale priceless. This will let you make a proper price and profit analysis.

            Whether you intend to modernise an old kitchen or enhance your outdoor space by adding a deck to your home, your first step when planning a renovation will be figuring out the cost, work and time involved in the project.


            6. So here are a few tips to help you get off to a good start for your house renovations.

            • Do you research, figure out what you want

            You should have a clear idea of what you want before you start getting quotes and choosing materials. If you know you want to redo your bathroom, but aren’t sure what style you want, you can get inspiration from home improvement and design magazines or use Pinterest to find creative ideas and bookmark them for later.

            • Make a detailed plan

            Creating a detailed renovation plan is essential to the success of your renovation project, and while your renovation company can certainly help with this, there are some things you’ll need to decide on beforehand, including your budget and preferred materials and finishes.

            • Allow plenty of time for your renovation

            Home Renovation projects in Auckland can often end up taking a lot longer than anticipated, so you should allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. Planning in more time than you think you’ll need to prevent unnecessary stress when things move more slowly than anticipated.

            • Make sure you have considered all your options

            It’s best to get advice and proposals from a few different renovation companies in Auckland before making a final decision so you can compare them and make sure you are making an informed decision. Of course, high-quality materials cost more and skilled contractors often charge more than less experienced ones, so check the contractor’s reputation, ask plenty of questions and look for hidden fees.

            The key to renovating your Auckland Home beautifully yet inexpensively is to devise a goal for yourself, and paint an entire picture of what you want and then step by step renovate each part of your house with the guide of a trusted renovation company – they’ll be able to guide you through the process by giving you sound advice to avoid costly mistakes.

             


             

            As mentioned above, the term ‘house renovation’ can mean different things to different people. To determine what the scope of work is in different types of home renovations greatly depends on your intention to renovate your home. You need to ask yourself what you are actually trying to achieve with your renovation, in short what is your reason to renovate?

            In this blog we will explore different types of home renovations, their scope of work and what does it cost to renovate your full home for different needs.

            7.  Type 1: Updating a dated Property or an Investment Property – What does is the cost of renovating a full home?

            Scope of Work: Kitchen renovation + Bathroom renovation + Re-wiring + Interior Painting + Flooring and Lighting

            This type of renovation is ideal for those who want to upgrade or modernize a dated property, and it’s often done on older homes as well as investment properties. Using mid-range supplies, materials, and fixtures, a full house renovation can give your home a fresh new look and add value to your property.

            Whether you’re looking to modernize your home, increase its value, or simply create a more comfortable living space, a full house renovation is an investment that can pay off for years to come.

            It is important to note that since type of home renovation is to just upgrade or rent out your property, you should use materials that are not too personal to your choice and are budget friendly.

            While the cost of labour and project management will remain the same for most types of full home renovations, the cost of the materials you choose will determine the final cost of your full home renovation. We advice our clients to choose neutral colours and to use materials that are from the mid-range category to renovate their homes.

            The aim is just to upgrade the areas, give it a clean look and include basic modern features and styles.

            Cost of Kitchen renovation

            The cost of renovating your kitchen will make a substantial part of the full cost of your home renovation. This type of renovation project involves restoring and painting the existing cabinet doors, and modernizing the kitchen with new laminated floorings, a laminated benchtop, and modern countertops. If the kitchen is small or mid-range materials are used, new cabinets are a possibility. You could use MDF or basic range of acrylic panels for your cabinetry as this is a easy to clean and budget friendly material.  Additionally, lights will be repaired as needed. The objective of this renovation is to update the kitchen without changing its layout and while keeping the renovation cost low by utilizing cost-effective materials that have modern conveniences.

            An example of this type of kitchen renovation can be seen below. This kitchen features high gloss acrylic panels for cabinetry, laminate floors and freshly painted walls.

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            This renovation features simple basic high gloss acrylic panels, 30mm benchtop and laminate flooring. The cost for this type of a kitchen will be between $28,000 to $32,000.

             

            Kitchen Cabinetry and Benchtop – What you can expect it to contribute to the cost of renovation your full home

            As mentioned, the most cost effective yet budget friendly material for such full home renovations is MDF and mid range acrylic boards. MDF panels remain one of the most popular materials due to it being cost effective and being easy to maintain. MDF stands for Medium-Density Fiberboard. It is a type of engineered wood product that is made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers and combining them with wax and resin binders under high temperature and pressure. The resulting material is then formed into panels that can be used for various applications such as furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and decorative molding. MDF is known for its uniformity, stability, and smooth surface, making it a popular choice for projects that require a consistent finish. It is also an affordable alternative to solid wood and is often used as a substitute for materials like plywood or particleboard.

            MDF Vs Solid Wood for Kitchen Cabinetry – Pros and Cons explained

            Mid range high gloss acrylic panels from Ultraglaze is another cost effective and popular material for kitchens. You will have to take care to maintain these cabinets as you may have to wipe them down for fingerprints and food splashes so they do not stain. These acrylic panels from ULTRAglaze are a range of mid range acrylic panels that are attached the the carcass, they however are prone to getting scratched easily unlike their premium counterpart which we will discuss later in the article.

            Our renovation showroom at Wairau valley, Auckland showcases such a budget friendly kitchen which features a combination of MDF and mid range acrylic panels for its cabinetry. As seen below, some of the cabinets have a matte finish black MDF panels while the others have high gloss ULTRAglaze acrylic panels.

            Dorothy used cost-effective yet trendy materials for the kitchen design. To achieve the matte black look, she utilized Acrylic boards for half of the cabinets. To keep the expenses down, she opted for mid-range Acrylic panels instead of premium ones. For contrast, she used MDF Melteca black boards for other cabinets, which is also a popular material in the renovation industry. The benchtops and wall splashback were made of engineered stone for consistency and the illusion of a larger space. To keep up with current trends, floating shelves were added, and unique features such as a stainless steel open shelf, floating breakfast bar, and wine fridge were incorporated. Overall, the kitchen design is both stylish and affordable.

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            This kitchen showcases how different materials and colours come together to create a beautiful yet budget friendly kitchen design.

            See full details of our Kitchen Displays in our Showroom + Kitchen Design Process 

             

            One of the most popular benchtops for basic full home renovations in Auckland is stone engineered benchtop. There is a large range when it comes to the cost as well as design. For a basic kitchen renovation, use a stone engineered countertop from the mid range. A basic kitchen renovation with a renovation company will include flooring, cabinetry, benchtop, all labour and project management. This type of  a kitchen renovation will cost between 28K to 30K.

            There are however, ways to bring the cost a new kitchen by taking the following steps:

            1. Use a manufacturer and not a renovation company: A manufacturing company will design, manufacture and install the cabinetry. This means that you will have to arrange your own trades like plumbers, electricians, flooring, painters etc. This type of a kitchen renovation will bring the cost of your house renovation and will be about 10K to 15K.
            2. Use laminate benchtop: While laminate benchtops have become a dated choice, there are still some brands that have a range in laminate benchtops which has a modern look to it.
            3. Minimal in built storage: Most people who renovate their kitchens often opt to build custom storage within their cabinetry instead of standard shelving. These include pull out pantries, magic corners to access items from corner L shaped cabinets, pull out condiment drawers etc. Buildings such custom storage solutions will increase the cost of your kitchen in turn increasing the overall cost of your house renovation.

            Read more…

            How much is a New Kitchen Remodel Cost in NZ? Basic, Mid-range, and Luxury Kitchens in 2023

            Full Kitchen renovation costs – Itemised costs for cabinets, flooring, appliances, Labour etc for 2023

            Cost of Bathroom Renovation for a Basic full home renovation in Auckland

            If you’re looking to reduce renovation costs for your bathroom, there are some options available to you. One cost-saving method is to leave the existing layout of the sink, bathtub, shower, and toilet as is, and instead focus on replacing outdated fixtures with new, updated models. This can be a more affordable alternative to a full bathroom renovation, which can cost an average of NZD $10,000 to NZD $20,000 in Auckland. However this would mean that you are not using a renovation company but just getting a plumber to swap fittings.

            If you are however, wanting to renovate the entire bathroom including re-tiling, painting etc then you may need to use a renovation company. In order to keep the renovation costs down, you can choose tiles that are from the mid range, neutral colours, use an acrylic shower, and use mid range fixtures.

            This would cost you between $25,000 and $30,000 which would include cost of all labour, fixtures, project management and products.

            The bathroom below shows a standard wall hanging vanity. drop in shower and laminate floors with painted walls. This renovation that we carried out in West Harbour, Auckland is a simple yet fully renovated bathroom. See full project specifications + Pictures for the below project. 

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            This bathroom features simple wall hung vanity, a drop in bathtub, painted walls and dark laminate flooring. This bathroom in West Harbour, Auckland will cost between $28,000 to $30,000.

            Another example of a investment property bathroom renovation can be seen below. Our client renovated her entire home using materials in the basic range and her renovation costs remained on the lower side.

            The bathroom renovation features a custom built glass shower, a basic toilet and vanity as well as tiled walls and floors from the basic range in Tile Depot.

            See full project specifications + before and After photos in Hillsborough

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            This rental property we renovated in Hillsborough, Auckland features large tiles, new toilet, vanity and a custom tiled shower. This type of a bathroom renovation will cost between $27,000 to $30,000.

            More Basic Bathroom renovations done by us: 

            Bathroom Renovation in Papatoetoe – South Auckland

            Joanne and Steve’s renovation in Greenlane

            Cost of Re-wiring the house for a full house renovation in Auckland

            For the purpose of this article we will be discussing the cost of rewiring the house for a standard 120 meter square home.

            When it comes to full house renovations in Auckland, the cost of rewiring a 120 square meter home can vary depending on a number of factors, including the age and condition of the existing wiring, the complexity of the job, and any special electrical needs of the home. On average, you can expect to pay between NZD $5,000 and NZD $15,000 for a complete rewiring of a home of this size.

            Rewiring is often important in older homes where the electric wires have been affected due to wear and tear, age or been damaged to an extend due to other factors.

            Cost of Painting the interior of a home

            Painting the interior of a home or room is a common part of many renovation projects, and it’s important to factor in the cost of painting when planning your renovation budget.

            On average, the cost of painting a home interior or room is between $35 and $55 per square meter, with an average cost of $45 per square meter. A painting project can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000, with the national average being $7,500. For a 150 square meter home, the painting cost can range from $5,250 to $8,250, not including GST. If you’re only painting a single room, the cost can vary from $675 to $825. By considering these costs ahead of time, you can better plan and budget for your renovation project.

            Tools for Research:

            Cost calculator for Interior Painting

            Cost Calculator for Exterior Painting 

            Cost of Painting your Roof

            Cost of Flooring for a Basic Home Renovations in Auckland

            Renovating a house can be an exciting but expensive venture, and one of the most significant expenses can be the cost of flooring. In Auckland, the cost of flooring a home can vary widely depending on the type of flooring chosen.

            Laminate flooring is a popular and cost-effective option, with prices ranging from $25 to $75 per square meter. This type of flooring is durable, easy to clean, and can mimic the look of other materials like wood or stone. The cost of installation is also relatively low, making it a budget-friendly choice for many homeowners.

            Carpet is another popular choice, with prices ranging from $50 to $150 per square meter. This type of flooring is comfortable, warm, and comes in a variety of styles and colors. The cost of installation can be higher than laminate flooring, but it can be a good choice for bedrooms or living areas where comfort is a priority.

            If you’re looking for a more luxurious option, tiles can be a good choice. However, they tend to be more expensive, with prices ranging from $75 to $200 per square meter. Tiles are durable, moisture-resistant, and can add value to your home. However, the cost of installation is also higher, and it’s important to work with a reputable and experienced installer to ensure the tiles are properly installed.

            There are further affordable options available, including vinyl flooring, concrete flooring, and cork flooring.

            Vinyl flooring is known for its durability and affordability, with basic vinyl costing as little as $25 per square meter and luxury vinyl up to $60 per square meter. This can be a great option for homeowners looking to update their flooring without breaking the bank.

            Concrete flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to its modern and industrial look. While the cost can vary depending on the complexity of the job, it generally ranges from $60 to $120 per square meter. This can be a great option for homeowners looking to create a unique and contemporary space.

            Cork flooring is another eco-friendly and budget-friendly option, with a cost ranging from $50 to $80 per square meter. It’s known for its durability and soundproofing qualities, making it a great option for families or those who value a quiet and peaceful home.

            Most of our clients choose laminate flooring for their rental properties as opposed to any others as they are aesthetically pleasing, durable, easy to maintain and budget friendly.

            Verdict – How much does it cost for a Basic Full home renovation in Auckland?

            The answer to this may be varied but if you renovate your kitchen, and bathroom using basic materials then you can expect to pay $28,000 for a bathroom renovation and $32,000 for a kitchen renovation. For a standard 120 meter square home you can expect to pay between $6,000 to $10,000 for interior painting. Re-wiring should be between $5,000 to 10,000 depending on the complexity of the work and about $5,000 if you choose basic laminate flooring. This kind of a full home renovation in Auckland would cost you between $75,000 to $100,000 depending on the materials you choose, repair work required and complexity of work required. 


             

            Type 2: Improving Quality of Living and Increasing functionality – How much does it cost to renovate a house in NZ?

            Example of Scope of Work: Kitchen + Bathrooms + Rewiring + Interior Painting + Flooring + Smart Video Alarm Systems installed + Hot water cylinder installed + Insulation + existing windows replaced with double glazing windows + Aircon system installed + Fixing past leaks and damage.

            Home renovations in Auckland can dramatically improve the quality of your life, whether you’re buying a house to renovate before moving in or simply want to upgrade your current living space. One of the most common types of home renovations involves improving insulation and adding energy-efficient features such as double glazing windows, air conditioning, and alarm systems. Not only do these upgrades improve your comfort and security, but they can also save you money on energy bills in the long run.

            Of course, home renovations can also be costly, especially if you’re using custom fixtures and high-end materials. Mid to high-range suppliers are often the go-to for these types of projects, as they offer more customised options and better quality products. When planning your renovation budget, it’s important to consider all the costs involved, including materials, labour, permits, and any unexpected expenses that may arise.

            The three main goals of this type of a house renovation is to increase comfort, be aesthetically pleasing and increasing the functionality of the home. The intention of renovating the home is to make it a personal space for the family and hence, it is important to have a designer on board that can help with achieving these goals.

            Importance of having a Renovation Designer for your house renovation

            Designers play a vital role in achieving a functional space while achieving an aesthetic look that you are after. Renovation designers like the designers we have within our team at Superior Renovations are different from interior designers. Our renovation designers work closely with all our trades very closely to maximise space, plan zones, and advice our clients on different renovation materials to suit their family’s needs.

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            Full home renovation trends for 2023 by our Renovation designers

            Some of the Top 10 things that our renovation designers can help you with are as follows:

            1. Expertise and experience: A kitchen designer with experience in Auckland home renovations can bring valuable insights and recommendations to your project. They can provide guidance on kitchen design Auckland and kitchen design NZ, helping you make informed decisions on layout, space planning, color schemes, and finishes.
            2. Budgeting and cost management: A kitchen designer in Auckland can help you create a budget for your renovation and work with you to manage costs throughout the project. They can provide guidance on sourcing materials and finishes that fit within your budget, helping you prioritize where to spend and where to save.
            3. Creative problem-solving: A kitchen designer in Auckland can help you solve design challenges that arise during the renovation process. They can come up with creative solutions to problems such as awkward layouts, limited space, and challenging structural issues, ensuring that your kitchen design NZ is both functional and attractive.
            4. Increased resale value: A well-designed kitchen renovation can add significant value to your home. A kitchen designer in Auckland can help you create a cohesive and attractive design that will appeal to potential buyers, increasing your home’s resale value.
            5. Space planning: An experienced kitchen designer in Auckland can help you optimize the flow of your kitchen by reconfiguring furniture layouts, removing walls, or adding new ones. They can suggest changes to the overall floor plan to create a more open, functional, and efficient space, ensuring that your kitchen design Auckland is tailored to your needs.
            6. Storage solutions: A kitchen designer in Auckland can create custom storage solutions that meet your specific needs, helping you maximize existing storage space or design new built-in storage solutions that are both practical and aesthetically pleasing.
            7. Lighting: Good lighting is essential for creating a functional and comfortable kitchen. A kitchen designer in Auckland can help you choose the right lighting fixtures and placement to ensure that the space is well-lit and functional.
            8. Material selection: An experienced kitchen designer in Auckland can suggest materials that are both durable and functional, such as low-maintenance flooring that is easy to clean and resistant to wear and tear.
            9. Traffic flow: A kitchen designer in Auckland can help you identify the main traffic patterns in your kitchen and ensure that they are unobstructed. They can suggest moving furniture or adding rugs to create a more open flow.
            10. Zones: A kitchen designer in Auckland can help you create distinct zones within your kitchen, each with its own function and purpose. For example, they might suggest a cooking zone, a food preparation zone, and a dining zone, ensuring that your kitchen design NZ is both practical and stylish.

            By focusing on these key areas, a designer can help you create a space that is functional, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing. They can take into account your personal preferences and lifestyle, as well as any specific needs or challenges posed by the space itself.

            Cost of Kitchen renovation which is functional and Beautiful – How does it contribute to the overall renovation costs of a full house renovation in Auckland?

            Consider the layout of your kitchen

            When it comes to changing the layout of a mid-range kitchen in Auckland, renovation costs will vary based on several factors, including plumbing and electrical changes. If you’re keeping the current layout, the cost will likely be around $32, 000. However, if you want to add an island or change the existing layout, renovation costs can increase to over $35,000. It’s important to consider that changing the layout will impact the overall renovation costs. In cases where the current layout isn’t functional, replacing the stove, sink, or cabinetry may be necessary. The most popular kitchen designs for mid-range kitchens in Auckland include Galley, U-shaped, L-shaped, Island, Peninsular, and Two Island kitchens.

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            Kitchen Layout Guide for a Functional Kitchen design – 2023 edition

            Work Flow of your Kitchen – Making a functional kitchen

            When planning house renovations in Auckland, it’s important to consider kitchen ergonomics for a great kitchen design. Ergonomics is the study of designing an environment that fits people rather than the other way around. A work triangle was initially devised to ensure efficiency in the kitchen, with a clear pathway from the stove, cleaning area (sink), and refrigerator. Traffic flow and designated storage areas are also crucial, with a primary pathway throughout the kitchen and clear designated areas for big appliances, cutlery, utensils, washing area, and cooking area.

            Distance between fixtures is another key consideration, with enough space between the cooking area and sink, fridge and stove, and island and cooktop. Cooktop placement is especially important for ventilation, and exterior walls are recommended for easier installation of ventilation systems and splashbacks. Vertical storage can help make up for a lack of storage space, and 3D plans are a great way to visualize your kitchen before renovation costs start adding up. Your designer will consider these  mind these principles for your kitchen design NZ.

            Kitchen Cabinetry for a mid-range kitchen renovation

            A mid-range kitchen remodel cost in NZ can offer a lot of flexibility in terms of materials and designs for your cabinets and door handles. For example, one popular option for cabinets is MDF Melteca, a surface that is affordable, easy to clean, and highly durable. Melteca has various ranges of materials, making it a versatile choice for homeowners looking for a mid-range kitchen renovation.

            One option to customize your MDF cabinets is to wrap them with Dezignatek Thermoform, which allows you to add any pattern you like to create a traditional, vintage, classic or modern look. For example, a Rhonda pattern can give the cabinets a vintage look. Custom-built cabinets made of real wood are also an option, but they can be more difficult to maintain and are typically more expensive.

            Another popular option for cabinets is premium acrylic panels by Laminex. Laminex’s premium acrylic decorative boards are pressed on locally made FSC certified MDF, which makes them both beautiful and durable. These panels have a great depth of color with a matte finish that is made smooth to almost feel like velvet. They are also fingerprint-resistant, easy to clean, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. This makes them a great option for busy kitchens where spills and messes are common.

            The use of soft close cabinets and durable hinges from Blum and Hafele is a common feature in modern kitchen designs. No-handle setups with LED lights provide a seamless and uncluttered look, while brass handles can give a vintage feel to a traditional style kitchen. Matte knobs against white cabinets can create a classic and clean look.

            Countertop: A spotlight on a mid range kitchen renovation – Display in our Renovation showroom in Wairau Valley

            The benchtop used in this kitchen design in NZ is made of engineered stone with a concrete look and a matte finish, sourced from supplier UniQuartz. This material is soft to the touch and has a leather finish, making it stain-resistant and durable. It can withstand high temperatures without cracking and is easy to clean.

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            The cabinet and drawer fronts are made of high-quality acrylic panels mounted on MDF boards. The countertop is made of engineered stone, and there is a recessed veneer underneath it, creating a floating effect.

            Choosing materials like engineered stone for a mid-range kitchen remodel can help keep renovation costs down while still achieving a modern and stylish look. The shark nose top edge of the benchtop also adds a unique and visually appealing floating quality to the design.

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            Storage Solutions for your mid-range kitchen renovation for your full house renovation in NZ

            Kitchen design in NZ can be optimised for storage with several features that maximise space and organisation. Magic corners are a popular solution for hard-to-reach corner cabinets. Cutlery drawers and spice racks are custom-built options that keep utensils and spices within easy reach. Custom-built condiment drawers and pantry pull-out drawers also maximise storage space while maintaining organisation. Pull-out bins can be installed for hygienic waste disposal, and a kitchen island can double as storage, depending on your kitchen layout. Kitchen renovations can come with a high price tag, with the cost of renovating a kitchen island alone ranging from $4,000 to $6,000.

            Recommended Flooring

            One of the more popular flooring options for kitchens in Auckland is SPC Laminate flooring from Tile Depot. he benefits of using Neptune SPC (stone based laminate) flooring from Tile Depot for kitchen renovations, which is waterproof, easy to apply, free of harmful substances, and comes with anti-bacterial and sound-absorbing technology. The article explains that traditional options such as tiles are hard on the feet and can get cold in winter, while Neptune SPC flooring is durable, easy to maintain, and has a wood-like appearance. The article also mentions that most clients prefer using Neptune SPC flooring for kitchen renovations due to its durability and easy maintenance.

            Examples of Splashbacks used in mid-range kitchen renovations: Tiles and Glass splashbacks

            The picture below shows a kitchen that we renovated in Henderson Valley. The splashback features strips of large tiles that have smaller tiles that are arranged in a herringbone fashion. See full project specifications + Before and After pictures.

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            Art Stone Painting grey Chevron 300 by 800 for splashback from Tile depot – They are popular art deco tiles which give a 3D effect creating a great dimension in design.

            25 Top Kitchen design trends in NZ for 2023 by our designers

             

            The Kitchen splashback below shows a black mirror glass splashback for a kitchen renovation in West Auckland – Massey. This is another example splashback for a mid-range kitchen renovation that is suited for this type of a home renovation in Auckland.

            See full project specifications for the renovation below + Before and After pictures. 

             

             

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            Custom made reflector black finish glass splashback behind the sink wall and the wall behind the stove to make cleaning easier.

             

            So how much does a kitchen renovation contribute towards the overall renovation cost of a full house renovation? The answer to this is subjective depending on how much you are changing the layout, what materials you choose and the size of the kitchen. On an average there is a decent level of customisation for this type of a kitchen and clients often prefer incorporating custom storage solutions within the cabinetry.

            Overall a kitchen renovation for this type of a home renovation will cost between $35,000 to about $45,000. 

            Bathroom Renovation for your mid-range Home renovations in Auckland

            Just like kitchen renovations, the cost of a bathroom renovation will depend on the fixtures you choose, the flooring options and most importantly if there is a change in layout. Changing the layout of your toilet means that you will have to go through a council process. This will include the architect drawing waste pipes beneath the home and submit it to the council. This adds about $6,000 to $8,000 to the overall cost of the bathroom renovation.

            Most clients that are renovating their bathroom in this type of a home renovation often get rid of dated acrylic showers in favour of either wet areas and switch their drop in wall baths for free standing baths. A popular trend has also been to include large 600 by 600/ 600 by 900 tiles for floors and walls. This creates continuity for the bathroom and gives it a clean contemporary look to the bathroom.

            The choice in tiles and fixtures greatly determine the cost of the bathroom renovation. The most popular brands that clients use for this type of  a bathroom renovation is Englefield, Kohler, Milli, Kado and Mizu. Reece is our preferred bathroom supplier for our clients and carries all the brands mentioned. Tile Depot is our preferred flooring supplier as they carry a range of tiles suited for most tastes and budgets.

            An example of a bathroom renovation from the mid-range can be seen below. This bathroom renovation from Henderson valley features a contemporary bathroom with a custom built vanity, free standing bath, brushed brass finish tapware, custom shower, toilet (cannot be seen in the picture) and large tiles. There was no change in layout for this bathroom and this type of bathroom renovation will cost between $32,000 and $35,000. See project specifications for the bathroom renovation below + Before and After pictures. 

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            The bathroom was remodeled in a contemporary design that blended a classic and enduring style. It features a stand-alone bathtub, a tiled shower, a floating vanity, and matte tiles. The bathroom’s design includes three different types of tiles: a lighter neutral grey for the walls, a medium grey for the floors, and a darker grey for the shower. This layering of tile colors creates an elegant and subtle look for the bathroom.

            The bathroom showcased below was a bathroom renovation in Albany which features mid-range fixtures from Reece, a custom built shower and the cost of this type of bathroom will also range around $32,000 to $34,000. See full project specifications for renovation below + Pictures. 
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            The bathroom’s design has a modern and contemporary aesthetic that blends seamlessly with the rest of the house. The floor is made up of large 600 by 600 dark tiles, which creates a striking contrast against the off-white 600 by 600 wall tiles. The floating vanity, with an oak finish, adds a touch of warmth to the bathroom.

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            How much does it cost to Insulate your home?

            It’s important to consider the cost of insulation during a full home renovation in Auckland. Insulation costs can vary depending on several factors, including the size of your home, the type of insulation material used, and the complexity of the installation.

            When it comes to renovating in NZ, it’s important to keep in mind that proper insulation can improve the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in lower utility bills and a more comfortable living space. In fact, according to the EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority), insulating your home can save you up to $600 per year on heating costs.

            The cost of insulation in Auckland typically ranges from $40 to $160 per square meter, depending on the type of insulation material used and the complexity of the installation. For example, installing spray foam insulation can be more expensive than installing fiberglass batts. Additionally, if your home has difficult-to-reach areas that require special attention, this can add to the overall cost.

            SPOTLIGHT BELOW: In progress Insulation of an entire 5 bedroom home during a full home renovation in West Harbour, Auckland.

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            We extensively renovated this home by stripping it down to its main structure and beams in order to insulate the entire home.

             

            See full Home renovation details + Before and After pictures for this home renovation

             

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            All the walls, ceilings and floors were insulated during this home renovation in West Harbour, Auckland.

             

            Overall, the cost of insulation is a worthwhile investment for any homeowner in Auckland planning to renovate their home. Not only can it save you money in the long run, but it can also increase the value of your home and make it a more comfortable living space. So when you’re planning your next renovation project in Auckland, be sure to factor in the cost of insulation.

            How much does it cost to double glaze your windows?

            the cost of double glazing for windows is a significant factor to consider when budgeting for house renovations. The cost may be influenced by several factors such as window size and quantity, frame material, glass type, insulation level, installation complexity, and contractor expertise and location. All these factors may impact the overall renovation costs. I

            it’s important to take these factors into account when planning and budgeting for house renovations that include double glazing to ensure that renovation costs stay within budget.

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            What is Double Glazing Vs Retrofit Double Glazing? Which one is right for your home?

            Most New Zealand homes are either made of plaster, weatherboard, brick or cement. Installing a double glazing unit in a plaster home is a lot more complicated than other materials and you will need a renovation company that specialised in plaster homes to double glaze your windows. For other materials it is easier to carry out double glazing. On an average it will cost you between $3000 – $3500 to double glaze each window for your full home renovation in Auckland. To double glaze a standard 2 bedroom home it will cost you around $35,000 + GST while a standard 3 bedroom home will cost you around $40,000. The cost of double glazing will make a significant portion of your full home renovation costs.

            How much does it cost to build a deck? How much does it contribute to the overall renovation costs?

            The cost of building a new deck can impact renovation costs, and the price may vary depending on several factors.

            “Cost of Building a Deck in Auckland for 2023,” the estimated price ranges for building a new deck in Auckland, New Zealand, are as follows:

            • Basic deck: $350 to $550 per square metre
            • Mid-range deck: $550 to $700 per square metre
            • High-end deck: $700+ per square metre

            These price ranges can impact the overall cost of full home renovations, and they are based on factors such as the materials used, the size and complexity of the deck, the type of foundation required, and the level of finishes and detailing. It’s important to consider additional costs such as council permits, site preparation, and landscaping.

            It’s worth noting that these price ranges are estimates only, and the actual cost of building a new deck may vary depending on the specific requirements and circumstances of the project.

            Cost of Building a Deck in Auckland for 2023 – Full Guide 

            How much does it cost to install an alarm or security system for your home?

            he cost of installing an alarm system in an Auckland home can impact renovation costs, and the price may vary depending on several factors such as the type of system, the size of the home, and the level of security required.

            Cost of Installing a Security System in Auckland for 2023,” the estimated price ranges for installing an alarm system in an Auckland home in 2023 are as follows:

            • Basic system: $800 to $1,500
            • Mid-range system: $1,500 to $3,000
            • High-end system: $3,000 to $6,000+

            These price ranges can impact the overall cost of full house renovations, and they are based on factors such as the number of sensors, cameras, and other components required, as well as the complexity of the installation. It’s important to consider additional costs such as ongoing maintenance and monitoring fees, as well as any necessary upgrades to existing systems.

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            How much does it cost to change a water cylinder? – What does it contribute towards the overall renovation costs?

            When considering the cost of installation for house renovations, it’s important to note that there may be additional expenses beyond the cost of the cylinder itself. For example, if the new cylinder requires plumbing or electrical work, this may increase the overall cost of the installation. Additionally, there may be expenses related to any necessary upgrades to the existing system, such as new pipes or valves.

            The cost of a hot water cylinder can also vary depending on the type of cylinder. For example, an electric hot water cylinder may be less expensive than a gas or solar-powered cylinder. Similarly, larger cylinders will generally cost more than smaller ones.

            If you are planning full home renovations in Auckland that include installing a hot water cylinder, it’s important to get an accurate cost estimate from a professional plumber. The estimated price ranges for installing a hot water cylinder in Auckland in 2023 are:

            • Basic cylinder: $1,200 to $2,000
            • Mid-range cylinder: $2,000 to $3,500
            • High-end cylinder: $3,500 to $6,000+

            The cost of changing your cylinder is not substantial compared to other aspects of renovations but it is important to consider all the small and big parts of your renovation so you have a realistic idea on what your budget should be.

            So how much does it cost to renovate your home for this type of a full home renovation in Auckland?

            The answer to this is not simple, as it really depends on the number of areas you are renovating, materials you choose. However as an idea, if you are renovating a standard 3 bedroom home with 2 bathrooms then your overall renovation costs for your full home renovation could look something like this:

            • Kitchen renovation: If you are using a mix of mid-range and premium range materials for a standard kitchen could start from about $40,000.
            • Bathroom renovation: Each bathroom could range between $34,000 to 36,000. If you are getting consent related work done then it will add $3,000 to $5000 more depending on the complexity.
            • Adding or renovating a deck would amount to be about $8,000 or so depending on the size and material used
            • Double glazing would be around $35,000 or more depending on the number of windows.

            If you are getting this type of a renovation for a 3 bedroom standard home then you can expect to pay between $120,000 to $180,000.

             


             

            Type 3 – Extensive Interior and Exterior renovation with major structural work – How much does a full home renovation cost?

            Scope of Work: This type of renovation includes stripping down the house to its main structure and re-doing the entire interior. This would also include exterior renovation which could include re-cladding, renovating the roof,  and landscaping, and installing an electronic gate.

            Home renovations of this type can be very extensive and require the family to move out of the house for the duration of the project. This type of renovation is typically done for clients who have an old family home but love their location and community. Instead of moving to a new house, they would rather renovate the entire home to something modern and that caters to the needs of all members of the family. Home renovations can involve major changes such as knocking down walls, adding rooms or floors, installing new plumbing and electrical systems, and updating the kitchen and bathrooms. The goal of home renovations is to create a comfortable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing living space that meets the needs of the family and adds value to the property.

            This type of home renovations in Auckland are done to also add convenience, modernise an old home, and add a sense of luxury to the home as it would be used as a future comfortable family home.

            Kitchen renovation – How does it contribute to the overall renovation costs?

            Renovating your kitchen can make a great first impression on your guests, especially in open-plan kitchens. In Auckland, the cost of a luxury kitchen renovation ranges from $50,000 to $100,000 However, it is important to spend your money wisely as the cost of a custom-built luxury kitchen can be limitless. A luxury kitchen typically includes a new layout, custom storage, cabinets, high-quality countertops, marble or designer flooring, and brand-new appliances.

            The main difference between mid-range and luxury kitchens is that the latter allows for the incorporation of high-end and premium materials. If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, be sure to consider the cost and benefits of each option carefully.

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            Kitchen Cabinetry

            In a kitchen renovation, the cabinetry makes up the bulk of the overall renovation cost. For this type of a kitchen renovation, clients often prefer using mid to high end kitchen cabinetry material with ample in-built storage and modern technology.

            Handcrafted Kitchen cabinetry

            As an example we are showcasing the luxury kitchen display in our renovation showroom. This kitchen displayed in our showroom aims to demonstrate the option of having custom cabinet fronts that are handcrafted to include the design seen in the front of the cabinets.. Crafting this particular kitchen requires a higher level of skill compared to our other kitchen models, as all the cabinets are handmade instead of being produced in a factory. The design of this kitchen was conceptualized by our senior kitchen designer, Cici.

            Why are these cabinet fronts so special compared to the others in our kitchen showroom? The actual cabinet fronts are made from MDF which are then cut by hand to make the paneling around the cabinet fronts. This requires quite a high skill set compared to manufacturing the cabinet fronts in a machine.

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            Our Auckland kitchen showroom offers an opportunity to see a classic kitchen made with luxurious materials that are crafted by hand.

             

            The style of the kitchen also plays a vital role in the design of such a kitchen. Our clients often work closely with our kitchen designers to create a certain style that suits the overall design of the home whether it may be traditional, classic, modern, contemporary, cottage style of industrial style. Each element is selected with a purpose to bring create a particular theme for the kitchen design.

            How much does it cost to renovate a Kitchen in NZ – 2023 edition 

            What makes these cabinet fronts unique in comparison to the others showcased in our kitchen showroom? The cabinet fronts are crafted from MDF and cut by hand to create the paneling around them, which requires a higher level of skill than using a machine. All the cabinet fronts are spray-painted with ‘half black white’ matte finish lacquer paint, except for the island cabinets, which are painted with ‘Madison blue’ matte finish lacquer paint.

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            Handcrafted detailing in our hooded rangehood in our kitchen showroom in Auckland

             

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            To produce an attractive contrast with the white cabinets, all cabinet fronts in the classic kitchen were painted using the color ‘Madison blue’.

            Typically, classic kitchens feature a neutral palette for the cabinets, as neutrals are timeless and always in fashion. Color is usually added to the design through the use of colorful tiles or brass tapware. However, in this case, Cici, our lead kitchen designer, opted for blue cabinets for the island to give it a more classic cottage-style look. Blues have always been a popular choice in classic country kitchens, and she wanted to create a contrast that would make the kitchen a showstopper. With most kitchens being open-plan, it’s important to pay close attention to the aesthetics of the kitchen design. Cici believes that a kitchen should enhance the beauty of the living space, rather than just being a functional area for cooking.

            In Built Appliances

            Another feature of this type of a kitchen renovation is to have your larger appliances like dishwashers, bins, fridges etc within the cabinetry for a seamless look. Some examples of this can be seen below:

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            Benchtops that are 60mm thick are not very typical, as the most commonly used types of benchtops have a thickness of 30mm. The engineered stone benchtop in this case has veined lines designed to imitate the natural lines seen in marble.

            Concealing your dishwasher and refrigerator behind your cabinets can give your kitchen a smooth and elegant appearance, which is particularly beneficial for open-plan kitchens where appearance is more important. To achieve this, the dishwasher and fridge are fitted with cabinet fronts that make them look like regular cabinets from the outside. We have installed such hidden appliances in our kitchen showroom to demonstrate their appearance and functionality to our clients.
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            Hidden dishwasher in our matte black kitchen display in our renovation showroom in Auckland. This gives the overall kitchen a seamless look from the outside and is perfect for open plan living kitchens.

             

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            Double bins that go back into the cabinetry for a large scale home renovation in West Harbour, Auckland. This is another feature that adds to the seamless feel of a kitchen.

             

             

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            This magic corner can be seen in our kitchen renovation display in our renovation showroom. This is usually built within the corner L-shaped cabinets as this makes retrieving items in the corner easier and makes for a more organised storage solution.

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            Creating an Impact with Feature walls

            Most kitchens now are incorporated within a larger living space which promotes an open-plan living. This means that your kitchen design needs to look uncluttered (hence in built storage and hidden appliances) and is aesthetically pleasing which complements the rest of the open space. This means that there is an added emphasis on how the kitchen actually looks.

            The feature walls seen below show 2 different kind of splashbacks within the kitchen design. This kitchen has two feature walls, each with its own unique function.

            The first feature wall visible below serves to add depth to the kitchen and give it a luxurious appearance. The wall is adorned with 3-dimensional tiles in a sheet format, sized at 256 x 297 x 8mm. These tiles combine marble and gold metal mosaic, and were sourced from Tile Depot, specifically known as ‘Mosaix Lux Gold Herringbone White 275 x 303’.

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            The Tile Depot’s exquisite tile sheets were utilized to enhance the elegance of this highlighted wall by installing them in a Herringbone pattern. These sheets comprise a blend of stone engineered to resemble marble and gold metal. This display can be viewed at our Auckland (Wairau Valley) kitchen showroom.

             

            These exquisite tile sheets obtained from Tile Depot were utilized to infuse a hint of opulence to the feature wall. The tiles are arranged in a Herringbone pattern, consisting of a blend of stone that mimics the appearance of marble and gold metal. You can view this design in person at our Auckland-based kitchen showroom located in Wairau Valley.

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            How to Choose your Kitchen Tiles, and Splashbacks by Tile Depot Consultants

            For the area above the cooktop we chose white subway tiles from tile depot. White subway tiles are a defining aspect of classic kitchen designs, and we aimed to integrate them into this particular design. The tiles’ polished finish makes them easy to maintain and suitable as a cooking splashback. Additionally, utilizing two distinct types of splashback tiles in the kitchen contributes to the overall visual appeal and depth of this kitchen design.

            Feature wall as a Splashback – Lynette and Henry’s retro style Kitchen renovation 

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            The modern rangehood from SMEG has a custom built classic style cabinetry on top of it to mimic the more classic and bygone look of range hoods. This is complemented by white glossy subway tiles for easy cleaning while cooking.

             

            If you are looking at renovating your kitchen with this level of customisation and space then you are looking at spending between $50,000 to $65,000. There are however kitchens in this type of a home renovation that can cost lesser if the space is smaller or if premium acrylic panels are used in place of the hand crafted cabinetry.

            Here is an example of a kitchen renovation that will cost you lesser as the cabinet fronts are manufactured using a machine. This kitchen renovation we carried out in Herne Bay, Auckland showcases a kitchen which might look simple but actually featured premium acrylic panels from Laminex.

            The kitchen seen below would be in the range of $50,000 to $55,000 owing to the materials used. 

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            This kitchen was renovated using beige matte satin finish laminate from Laminex. They have a satin finish, are stain resistant, have high heat endurance, and fingerprint resistant.

            The cabinets are scratch resistant, finger print resistant, stain resistant and have a satin finish. This kitchen also has all its appliances hidden within the cabinetry and also has ample inbuilt storage.
            The waterfall countertop is also 60mm thick which is made by joining two pieces of countertop at a 45 degree angle.
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            A waterfall edge for the 60mm benchtop

            Another example of a kitchen renovation in an extensive home renovation is the kitchen seen below. This kitchen was renovated in West Harbour and due to its large size it will cost between $40,000 to $45,000. This kitchen also features premium acrylic panels from Laminex.
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            This large kitchen features premium laminate panels in high gloss black with a matte finish 30mm waterfall edge benchtop.

            Custom Bathroom Renovations – What does it contribute to the overall renovation costs?

            Renovation costs for a high-end bathroom renovation in Auckland, New Zealand can vary widely based on several factors. According to industry estimates, the cost of a luxury bathroom renovation can range from $30,000 to $60,000 or more. The actual cost will depend on various factors such as the scope of the project, materials used, and level of customization required.

            Many of our clients which want a more luxurious bathroom renovation end up paying about $6,000 to $10,000 on fittings alone as they are renovating to add luxury and comfort in their lives. Others are renovating to upgrade their bathroom from an old and dated space to a bathroom with minor structural change to enlarge a space into something more up to date and modern. This minor structural change could include incorporating a toilet which will require drawings by the architect and constructing additional waste pipes.

            Some clients who are looking at luxurious fittings may include a free standing bathtub from Kado (a hotel luxury brand from Reece) that comes upto $3000. Or they may be going for a particular theme in terms of design whether it is a spa inspired bathroom or a contemporary bathroom with feature walls.

            Spotlight on some of our luxury bathroom renovations

            Vintage Bathroom renovation of a 1920’s bungalow in Auckland:

            This bathroom renovation while not a very expensive bathroom, features some premium fixtures such as its free standing bathtub and Edwardian looking vanity. We also faced the challenges of working within a fairly tight space with fittings that were relatively on the larger side. See full project specifications for the bathroom below + Pictures.

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            This bathroom features a vintage bath, Edwardian basin, vintage subway tiles, and antique looking brass tapware.

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            Vintage bathroom with a large double wet area.

            Bathroom Renovation in West Harbour

            4 bathrooms were renovated in the full home renovation in Auckland as this was a large scale and extensive home renovation. The older bathrooms were dated and were renovated to include large tiles, spacious bathrooms, mid-range vanity and bathtub as well as a custom built glass shower. This type of a bathroom does not feature luxury fixtures but instead is a mid range bathroom within a large scale home renovation. See full project specifications for project below + Before and After pictures. 

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            Bathroom renovated in West Harbour as part of an extensive full home renovation in Auckland.

            Bathroom Renovation in Redvale

            This bathroom was renovated in a contemporary style with matte greyish hued tiles for the floors and walls, free standing bathtub, custom vanity and benchtop, and a tiled shower. See full project specifications + Pictures. 

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            In conclusion a bathroom renovation will make a significant amount towards the overall renovation costs depending on the number of bathrooms, the premium fittings you choose as well as any structural changes that you might be doing. Not all clients that are getting an extensive full renovation get luxurious bathrooms, sometimes they are just upgrading the bathroom to include modern conveniences.

            Outdoor home renovations to include Indoor outdoor living – How much does landscaping contribute to the overall renovation cost in a home renovation?

            What does landscaping for a full home renovation look like? This type of landscaping usually includes the following:

            • Outdoor deck and Pergola
            • Outdoor cooking areas to include a BBQ, or a Pizza oven
            • Pathways and Paving
            • Electric gates and Fencing
            • Standard green lawn

            What does it cost to create an outdoor deck?

            This will depend on the size of the deck, the material used and the complexity of the design. Some of the more premium choices for deck for this scale of a home renovation is Kwilla. According to industry estimates, the cost of building a Kwila deck in New Zealand can range from $350 to $550 per square meter.

            In addition to the cost of building the Kwila deck, you should also consider ongoing maintenance costs. Kwila is a hardwood that requires regular oiling to maintain its appearance and prolong its lifespan. Therefore, you should factor in the cost of regular maintenance when budgeting for a Kwila deck.

            Spotlight: This home that we renovated includes a Kwilla deck with steps that go towards the fencing of the home. This deck provides ample space for entertaining and gives spectacular views of the seaside in front of it.

             

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            The steps leading up the fence of the house. If you are adding additional features like seating then the cost of the deck will increase.

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            If you are not creating your deck with Kwilla, then there are other options like basic timber which will on an average cost between $1000 to $2000 per square meter. A composite deck will cost between $1500 and $2,500, and hardwood would be between $2000 and $4000 per square meter.

            How much does it cost to build a pergola in Auckland?

            The cost to build a pergola will also depend on the material used, size, and complexity of design. The average cost to build a standard pergola will be between $3,000 and $5,000. Pergolas are a great addition to enhance the design of your outdoor space.

            How much does it cost to incorporate an outdoor cooking area?

            Renovation costs for an outdoor cooking area in Auckland can vary depending on factors such as size, materials, appliances, labor, and additional features. The cost of outdoor cooking appliances such as grills, pizza ovens, and smokers can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars each. The materials used for the outdoor cooking area, such as stone, brick, or wood, can also impact the cost. Labor costs for installation and any additional features like seating and dining areas can add to the overall cost. As a general guideline, a fully-equipped outdoor cooking area can cost several thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.

            How much does it cost to create pathways and pavements? How much does it contribute to the overall renovation costs?

            As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay between NZD $50 and $150 per square meter for a basic concrete or gravel pathway, while more expensive materials like pavers or natural stone can cost between NZD $100 and $200 per square meter.

            Other factors that can impact the cost of building outdoor pathways include the amount of site preparation required, any necessary grading or excavation work, and the cost of any additional features such as lighting or landscaping.

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            This home renovation in Auckland features a driveway by pouring concrete that was matched in shades with the exterior of the home.

             

            See full details of this project with Before and After Pictures

             

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            Before the Renovation

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            After the Renovation

             

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            The outdoor renovation part of the project included painting the walls from red brick to a more subtle grey, creating pathways and small gates between areas of the large property.

             

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            Pathways were created throughout the property for easily accessing different areas of the outdoor spaces. You can see that blocked pavement was created with pebbles to elevate the overall design of the outdoor area.

            How much do electric gates in NZ cost?

            lectric gates are a popular choice for homeowners in New Zealand looking for added security and convenience. If you’re considering installing electric gates on your property, it’s important to understand the costs involved.

            The cost of building electric gates in New Zealand can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of gate, the materials used, the complexity of the installation, and the cost of labor in your area. In Auckland, the most populous city in New Zealand, electric gates are commonly installed to provide enhanced security and convenience.

            As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay between NZD $4,000 and $15,000 or more for electric gates in New Zealand. The cost of materials can vary widely depending on the type of gate you choose, with aluminum or vinyl gates being less expensive than those made from wood or steel.

            How much are electric sliding gates?

            The type of gate, such as sliding or swing gates, can impact the cost. For a sliding gate, you can expect to pay between NZD $6,000 and $12,000, while a swing gate can cost between NZD $4,000 and $8,000.

            How much is the installation of electric gates in Auckland?

            The complexity of the installation can also impact the cost. If additional features such as remote control, intercoms, or sensors are required, this can add to the overall cost. A basic electric gate system without any additional features can cost between NZD $4,000 and $6,000, while a more complex system can cost between NZD $8,000 and $15,000 or more.

            Labor costs can also vary depending on the contractor or company you choose. The level of experience and expertise required for the installation can also impact the cost. For a basic electric gate system, you can expect to pay between NZD $1,000 and $3,000 for installation, while a more complex system can cost between NZD $3,000 and $5,000 or more.

            How much do electric gates cost to run?

            Generally, the cost of maintenance for electric gates can range from NZD $100 to NZD $500 per year. This includes routine services such as cleaning, lubrication of moving parts, and testing of safety features.

            If the gate requires repairs or replacement of parts, the cost can increase significantly. For example, replacing a damaged gate opener or a malfunctioning sensor can cost between NZD $500 and NZD $1500 or more, depending on the complexity of the repair.

            Fencing Cost Per Meter Square

            As a rough estimate, you can expect to pay between NZD $100 and NZD $450 per linear meter for a standard timber fence in New Zealand. The cost can increase to NZD $600 to NZD $1000 per linear meter for a high-end timber fence or a fence made from materials like Colorbond steel, aluminum, or PVC. For a concrete fence, the cost can range from NZD $350 to NZD $800 per linear meter.

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            In addition to the materials, the height and length of the fence can also impact the cost. A higher or longer fence will require more materials and labor, resulting in a higher cost. For example, a standard 1.8-meter timber fence can cost between NZD $180 and NZD $810 per meter, while a 2.4-meter fence can cost between NZD $220 and NZD $1000 per meter.

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            The front door of the home is password protected for added security.

            The cost of labour can also vary depending on the contractor or company you choose. The level of experience and expertise required for the installation can impact the cost as well. The average cost of installation in New Zealand is around NZD $50 to NZD $70 per hour. However, the cost can be higher if additional work is required, such as leveling the ground or removing an old fence.

            Cost of a New Lawn in NZ – how much does garden landscaping cost?

            As a rough estimate, the cost of a new lawn can range from NZD $25 to NZD $55 per square meter, depending on the type of grass used and the preparation work required. The cost of a new garden can range from NZD $150 to NZD $350 per square meter, depending on the materials used and the complexity of the design. The cost of retaining walls can range from NZD $300 to NZD $700 per square meter, depending on the materials used and the height of the wall.

            The cost of labour can also vary depending on the contractor or company you choose. The average cost of installation in New Zealand is around NZD $50 to NZD $70 per hour. However, the cost can be higher if additional work is required, such as extensive site preparation or the installation of complex features.

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            We created designated areas for our clients to grow vegetables in their back courtyard.

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            All areas were divided by small gates for designated areas such as lawn, the front driveway, the vegetable garden and back courtyard.

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            We lay a medium sized lawn with fencing for outdoor entertainment.

            So How much does it cost to renovate a house for this scale of a home renovation?

            This kind of a home renovation like all others will depend on the scope of work as well as the size of the home. A kitchen renovation will cost you anything between $45,000 to $80,000 depending entirely on the size and the materials you choose. Bathroom renovations on the other hand will atleast average around $35,000 and more depending on the fitting you choose. The number of bathrooms that you have will also contribute towards the overall renovation costs.

            You also have to keep into account all the painting work, landscaping, double glazing and any security systems you are putting in place. On an average home renovations of this extent for a large home will be between $250,000 to $500,000.

             


             

            Budget Friendly Home Renovation Ideas 

            Renovating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little bit of creativity and effort, there are many budget friendly home renovation ideas that can make a big impact. Some of these ideas include repainting walls or furniture, updating light fixtures or refinishing kitchen cabinets. DIY projects are another fun and creative project to do is upcycling old furniture as that provides another affordable way to update your home. We have provides some budget friendly renovation ideas below to help you transform your space without breaking the bank.

            Kitchen 

            1. New Countertops 

            A five digit kitchen renovation can include cabinets, worktops, and fixtures. Yet, if your cabinets are in reasonable condition, you can improve one of your home’s most used surfaces with brand new worktops. You may also be able to afford a more expensive material if you only need to cover a smaller amount of square footage.

            2. Change the Splashback 

            Replace a worn out splashback with one that brightens your kitchen and provides visual intrigue to offer a punch of design. Tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and beaded board are just a few of the alternatives available, giving you a wide range of options to pick a material that fits your budget. Another cost-effective choice is to only put in a splashback where it will offer the greatest level of protection, such as behind a range or close to a sink.

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            Splashback in kitchen

            3. Add a Faux Island 

            Having standalone cabinets or tables in a kitchen without an island can save money. All you need to do is move the component at will by installing rolling caster. It will cost you more to relocate if you include if you include more frills, such as cabinets with drawers. In your home renovations, start with a basic table if you want to stay inside your budget.

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            Kitchen island with cabinets and storage space

            4. Upgrade Cabinets or Cabinet Doors 

            Wallpaper, paint, and peel and stick wood goods. All are fantastic choices for giving antique cabinets a fresh look in your home renovations. Without having to add extra shelves, you may create easily accessible open storage in your house renovation Auckland by taking the doors off some top cabinets. In addition to fitting your budget, look for ways to update your home that will also improve how you use the area on a regular basis.

            Living Room 

            1. Update Flooring 

            Many peel and stick flooring solutions are thin enough that you can change the flooring in tour room without removing the old one. Even if you must remove the floor because you are no longer able to take it. A new floor can be an affordable, long-lasting job on its own in your house renovations.

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            New flooring in full house renovation

            2. Change Window Treatments 

            The addition of new fabric, window treatments, or a mix of the two can give a living room a lovely makeover. Older windows can be effectively concealed using a variety of do it yourself choice. In your budget friendly home renovations try to reuse the curtain rods and rings that are already there to save a little additional money.

            3. Install Dimmers 

            Finding the ideal balance of light may be difficult if your home lacks adequate overhead lighting. In older homes with fewer outlets accessible for floor and side lighting, this may be why your home lacks lighting. In your house renovations Auckland, we recommend installing dimmer switch as this can be a quick and simple solution to get better overhead lighting. When working, keep the lights bright. When relaxing, turn it down for softer ambient lighting.

            Bathroom 

            1. Add a Medicine Cabinet 

            A straightforward, cost-effective adjustment may give your bathroom both flair and storage. To add storage and a fresh aesthetic, swap out a plain wall mount mirror. Add a cork board or blackboard to the inside of the door if you’re feeling crafty for daily reminders and affirmations.

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            Medicine Cabinet for Extra Storage Space

            2. Wallpaper an Accent Wall 

            Wallpaper is an excellent project for a home makeover on a budget because it has gotten easier to complete, even for beginner DIYer. Wallpaper is a quick and easy way to add pattern and colour, and it’s entirely fine to use it only on one accent wall. However, if you’re not quite ready to take on proper wallpapering. Try the transient peel and stick variety. You don’t have to worry about trying out a current design trend because you can remove it easily if your décor style changes.

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            Accent Wall in Bathroom

            3. Add Storage 

            A purchased cabinet or open shelves might make all the difference if you lack built in storage. Look for pre-made storage solutions that are designed to maximise vertical space, such as tiered carts, leaning ladders and apothecary cabinets. They provide a lovely and useful storage alternative, and you can use them in place of ornamental elements like baskets.

            4. Swap Out Hardware 

            With new hardware, bathroom cabinets can be given a contemporary makeover. Choose various designs from the same family or combine various treatments for a more eclectic appearance. If your existing knobs lend themselves to a more sculptural flair, consider adding backplates.

            5. Safety Updates 

            Although towel bars and toilet paper rack are typically not particularly attractive fixtures, they offer a chance for you to increase the safety of your bathroom. It’s a wise investment at any moment, whether you’re thinking of someone else or yourself in the future.

            Bedroom 

            1. Add Interest to Walls or Ceilings 

            If your bedroom walls or ceilings are plain, you can simply add wainscoting or trim even without a supply of power tools. Even better, you can create the appearance of wainscoting by outlining a section of the wall with trim or timber, then using paint to connect the wall and trim to replicate the real thing. Without the expensive price, it appears high end. Select prefinished millwork to reduce labour costs. Alternative you can finish it yourself to reduce your home renovation budget.

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            Plants and paintings added to bedroom | Photo Credit – Unsplash

            2. Add a Headboard

            Add a headboard to your bedroom for a reliable way to modernise it. Whether it’s small and elegant or large and striking. They can be quite pricey when brought brand new. But DIY headboards offer many opportunities to maximise both your design and your spending power in your house renovations Auckland.

            3. Inset Display Shelves 

            Kid’s bedroom present a constantly changing home renovation challenge. They rapidly transition from toys and books to collectibles and beyond, and it can be challenging to find a place to store all of that stuff. Adding narrow, wall-to-wall shelves is a straightforward home improvement change that is inexpensive. They suit in a range of bedroom sizes, are affordable, and don’t take up a lot of space.

            Dining Room 

            1. Install a New Light Fixture

            Dining areas frequently live in a time warp cause by their lighting. However, for a few hundred dollars and a little electrical DIY, you can give your room a focal point that completely changes the atmosphere. Choose a convention chandelier or several pendants for a more modern look.

            2. Reinvigorate a Built In

            Obscured spaces, such as the wall or back panel behind shelves, don’t get much attention. But those are great stops to add pops of colour with paint or wallpapers. Another idea – swap out the door inserts for glass or apply coloured film to existing glass. These little touches can go a long way to making a room feel renewed.

            The wall of back panel that is hidden behind shelves, for example, receives little attention. However, those are excellent places to add splashes of colour using paint or wallpaper. Another option is to replace the door panels with glass or cover existing glass with coloured film. These small adjustments can have a big impact on how refreshed a space feels.

            Entry 

            1. Create a Mini Mudroom

            Even in a small area, all you really need to construct a life-changing, cost-effective mudroom is a seat, a shelf, and some hooks. You can either combine used and repurpose pieces with less expensive newer items that function as a whole solution or you can purchase expensive organisers made specifically for this reason. If you have the room, it helps to have a cubby for each person of the family to simplify daily tasks.


            7. What should I look for when choosing a renovation company?

            Don’t get distracted by flashy websites, and nicely designed vehicles –  the right renovation company only needs to have experience, resources, organizational skills and a genuine interest in helping you renovate your dream home, see below on what you should look for.

            Here are the top 5 things Aucklanders should be looking for in a potential renovator:

            1. An impressive portfolio of past projects – Check for case studies and details of the renovation (specifications) and ask a lot of questions. Another reason why you want to choose a company with an impressive portfolio of past projects is that a company that has done a lot of renovations, would have also been through a lot lessons/mistakes along the way that you can avoid.
            2. A proven track record with projects of similar scale and detail – Make sure you choose company that has done work that is similiar if not the same as what you’re looking for. The mistake most people make is choosing a company that does everything, but an expert in nothing.
            3. Great communication – Clues are in their online reviews (unsolicited) and video testimonials (if any, not all companies have this and it’s not easy to get raving clients). Ask for details of past clients who are happy to be called and interview them, if a company can’t provide you a list of at least 5 – there may be red flags.
            4. Excellent organisational skills – This may be a bit difficult to judge, but it’s in the details such as:
              1. What was their sales process like? was it systemised?
              2. How was their follow up and their initiative?
              3. How well did the booking go with the office team?
              4. Was there a clear indication of next steps?
              5. How accurate was their proposal based on your requirements?
            5. Great real customer testimonials, and not from their website: Google them, visit other pages besides their website,  and check out their Facebook reviews/posts ( are there any negative comments?)
            6. Make sure they are affiliated with reputable suppliers: Make sure you know where they are getting their supply from to ensure you’re getting good quality fittings installed, and you’re also backed by independent product warranties.

             

             


             

            8. House renovations before and after (NZ) by Superior Renovations

             


            If you’re looking for “specific” cost estimates, try our Renovation Cost Calculator Tools

             


            Further Resources for your home renovation

            1. Ideas for Kitchen renovations in our kitchen renovation gallery for kitchens we have renovated in Auckland
            2. Ideas for Bathroom renovations in our bathroom renovation gallery for bathrooms we have renovated in Auckland
            3. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
            4. Real client stories from Auckland

             


            Frequently Asked Questions

            Will I have a choice of fixtures and fittings and can I supply them myself?

            Absolutely – if you would like to purchase anything directly and provide it for installation at the appropriate time then we have no objections to this but we always suggest clients to choose our suppliers for a number of reasons, we’re confident of the quality, we can manage the logistics, trade prices, and any troubleshooting during the renovation is easier since we can direct contact.

            Do I need to employ any other trades for the renovation?

            Generally an established renovation company will have all their trades setup and a network of suppliers they use and trust. It just makes the renovation a lot less stressful and cost-effective. A house renovation will typically require 8 – 10 different trades and if any of which are unreliable they will affect all other trades involved. For this reason we are reluctant to carry out a renovation if a customer wishes to employ trades separately.

            All the builders I’ve spoken to say they can do my Job. What makes Superior Renovations different?

            Yes, there are many builders out there today, but Superior Renovations are not just builders. We specialise in Home Renovations, and that is important when transforming existing properties into modern contemporary homes – our service isn’t limited to renovation but we also take care of the design process, consultation process with architects, consents and supplier communication/logistics.

            How long does a kitchen renovation take?

            Generally a kitchen renovation will be between 5-6 weeks from date of demolition and this assumes design is finalised and parts have been manufactured (not including splash back which takes additional time for manufacturing)

            How long does bathroom renovation take?

            Generally a bathroom renovation will between 3-4 week from date of demolition, however will be longer if it involves consent.

            How to plan house renovation?

            Work out exactly what you’re getting done first and receive a detailed scope of works from your renovation company. Once this is received, then you know what you need to consider – check lists are very helpful to simply the process otherwise it does become overwhelming. You’ll find plenty of check lists online (eg how to choosing a builder), also check out Superior Renovations E-book (plenty in there for you to use).

            How long does house renovation take?

            Normally full house renovations would take between 3-6 months dependant on the scope of the renovation, complexity and size of the renovation.

            How much to spend on full house renovation?

            The average spend for a full house renovation in Auckland (including bathrooms and kitchen) is between $80,000 - $160,000 dependant on the size of home, building requirements, choice of products/fittings and a number of factors.

            Do I need a building consent for my renovation?

            If you are carrying out building work you may need to apply for a building consent. Here are some examples of work that requires consent: Any structural building including new buildings, additions, alterations, accessory buildings (sheds), and re-piling Changes to original plumbing and drainage Site works for a building Retaining walls higher than 1.5 metres, or retaining walls with a building or driveway near the top Fences higher than 2.5 metres and any swimming pool fence Swimming pools Decks more than 1.5 metres from ground level If in doubt we recommend you ring your local council and discuss your project with them.

            Need more information?

            Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

            Download Free Renovation Guide (PDF)

             

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              Kitchen Renovation

              26 Top Trends for Kitchen Design for 2023 (and What To Avoid)

              This article has been republished to include further content on kitchen renovation trends and top 6 key features that a good kitchen design must include. This recommendation has been made by our in house kitchen designers .

              Kitchen renovation trends usually change slightly from year to year with no big changes seen in the coming years. It is easy to change certain elements within your existing kitchen to keep up with the new trends. For example if you have a traditional white kitchen and want a change then you can easily add a pop of colour by adding a  vibrant textured backsplash. If you are lacking in storage, then you could easily replace your existing island with a multi-functional kitchen island which could be used as a breakfast bar, storage unit as well as a cooking area.

              What a kitchen means today for a family is very different from what they meant in the past. Traditionally kitchens have always been a place for cooking and cleaning only. Kitchens today are a place where most of the family congregates. It is a place that brings the family together whether it is in the form of a breakfast island bar or an open plan kitchen which opens into your living space.

              In this article we will discuss the following:

              1. the top 20 newest kitchen renovation trends for 2023
              2. 10 trends that you should stay away from in the coming years. 
              3. 6 Key Features that every good kitchen design must include – Recommended by our Kitchen designers

              Here’s what we concluded as the top kitchen renovation trends for 2023

              1. Smart Kitchens
              2. Eco-Friendly Kitchens
              3. Cabinet Colours: Dark Colours Are Finally Here & White Is On Its Way Out!
              4. Streamlined Designs, Materials and Textures
              5. Open plan Kitchens and Broken plan kitchens
              6. Quartz is Still King
              7. Effective Storage Solutions
              8. Open Shelves for Small Kitchens
              9. Kitchens with a bar island for entertainment
              10. Hardwood Flooring is Still the Shining Star but Ceramic Tile is on its Heels
              11. Single Level Multipurpose Kitchen Islands
              12. Double Islands
              13. Ceiling high larders
              14. Backsplash Trends
              15. Connecting With The Great Outdoors
              16. Adding a Pop of Colour
              17. Mix and Match Metals
              18. Steel Hoods
              19. Statement Accessories
              20. Hanging cups, Colourful pans and Colourful Appliances
              21. Welcome with a Sociable Kitchen
              22. Embrace a Wood Resurgence
              23. Layered Lighting
              24. Handle less Designs
              25. Create a Space for a Pantry

              Technology advances and changing social dynamics have contributed greatly to the rise of the newest kitchen renovation trends. There is a far bigger focus on open concept homes that revolve around the kitchen so everyone can be together.

              As with any modern design trend, clean and simple styles have become favourites for homeowners with natural light becoming an essential aspect of the overall look and function of the kitchen space. There are 3 fundamental things that make a great kitchen design and it doesn’t often change, the three things are:

              • Functional Layout that works with the given space
              • Choice of materials/fittings – the quality of these are crucial and you will notice a difference.
              • Storage – the design and placement is key to make sure you end up with a well-utilized space.

              Trend #1. Smart Kitchen Design

              Technology has entered the kitchen in full force and not just in the form of fancy gadgets and appliances. Today, you can have a kitchen with technology integrated into every function and appliance–from the faucets to the fridge to lighting. This is what we call a smart kitchen.

              Smart kitchens are an evolving aspect of design. In fact, a lot of kitchens today are built smart from the ground up. For older kitchens, sensors, smart gadgets and other devices can be added to add convenience.

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              Kitchen renovation trends in Massey: These ‘pop out power outlets’ were installed on the counter top which can be pulled up when needed and pushed back down when not in need

              Read more…

              Guru and Neeta’s Luxury kitchen renovation in Massey – Pictured above

              Townhouse Luxury Urban renovation in Parnell

              Easy add-ons are motion sense-equipped kitchen faucets that can sense the presence of hands underneath and will come on automatically or try a one-touch feature. Refrigerators that can alert you when your groceries items are running low or a coffee maker programmed to have your coffee ready when you wake up.

              There is also a gadget that monitors your eggs, telling you which ones are almost going bad. Do not forget to update your lighting system–allowing you to control all the lights from your smartphone or tablet. Technology integrated kitchens are becoming more popular as homeowners experiment with novel technologies. This is one of the biggest trends going into 2023.

              Trend #2. Eco-Friendly Kitchen Design

              A growing kitchen renovation trends has been being eco-friendly. As the awareness around sustainability grows, people are getting more conscious about using materials that are environmentally friendly. Taking steps towards sustainability could include having built in recycling bins in the kitchen, installing an induction cook top to reduce energy waste, and installing a 3 in 1 hot water tap.

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Parnell – the hot water tap is installed on the left side of the main tap fixture

               

              Hot water tap is a great way of reducing water and energy waste. When boiling water we often boil too much water or use a kettle. When you install an instant hot water tap, you are using just the amount of water you need and less electric energy is being used to get the water to boil. This is also an added convenience to having access to instant boiling water for coffee or food preparation.

               

              Trend #3. Cabinet Colours: Dark Colours Are Finally Here & White Is On Its Way Out!

              Although white cabinets are a classic look that can be used in almost any kind of kitchen style, we are slowly starting to see them on the way out! We expect white to start declining in popularity throughout 2023 . To break up the monotony of all-white kitchens, expect to see islands in a variety of different paint colours or wood stain colours. The mixing of finishes creates a needed accent piece and additional pops-of-colour for the brave of heart.

              Blue and green will be the most popular shades to add colour to your kitchen.  Apart from natural and neutral shades green, emerald, and other earthy tones will also be popular this year.

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              Kitchen renovation trends in Massey: Our client in Massey wanted black cabinets against white to give a luxurious feel to his kitchen. LED lights were also installed under the cabinet handles to add to the glamour of the kitchen.

               

              Dark kitchen cabinets portray elegance and a deep rich luxurious atmosphere. You must however be careful that the dark accents or cabinets you use does not overpower the room as it could make the room feel perpetually dark or dingy. But more homeowners are getting bolder and opting for a kitchen with dark cabinet colours in 2020. Expect to see tons of black and darker colour shades in the trendiest home of 2020.

              Trend #4. Streamlined Designs, Materials and Textures

              • Cabinets

              While styles like farmhouse and mid-century modern are still popular, homeowners are getting more streamlined in their overall aesthetics, designs and alternative materials for kitchens. Simple looks are all about modern clean lines. They will continue to be a huge hit throughout 2023.

              Removing upper wall cabinets has become a growing trend in the last few years since it opens up the visual space making the kitchen appear much larger and brighter.  It allows you to utilise the countertop space more productively as most people cannot reach the top shelves anyway.

              • Textures and Materials

              A streamlined design does not equate to boring. It simply means that a design which is less cumbersome and more tasteful. Consider using materials with different textures. For example when using open shelving, consider rough cut wood as your material for a natural look or metal tubing for a more industrial look.

               

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              Kitchen renovation trends in Mangere Bridge: American Ashwood was used as the benchtop to add texture and a natural element to the kitchen. 

               

              • Tiles as a focal point

              Floor tiles in a natural stone or backsplash tiles that are sculpted, beveled, or stacked make for the perfect focal point.  These interesting textures are very different compared to the usual polished or glossy finishes we see everywhere. You may even want to consider a ceiling treatment to add another dynamic to your kitchen.

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              Kitchen renovation in Stanmore Bay: The Spanish tiles installed in this kitchen are a great design element that can be used to enliven a space.

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              Kitchen renovation in Parnell: We added textured 3D tiles as a backsplash for this client to add character and interest in the kitchen wall

              For further ideas on using Tiles as a focal point in a Kitchen

              Urban Luxury Kitchen in Parnell with 3d textured tiles

              Spanish mosaic tiles as a feature in the kitchen in Stanmore Bay

              Henry and Lynette’s kitchen in Bucklands Beach with dark hexagonal textured tiles 

              Trend #5. Open plan concept and Broken plan concepts

              The open plan concept for kitchens has been a growing trend for many years now. Today’s homes are mostly made of 2 working parents where evenings are the only times that families get together to spend quality time. Open concept kitchens allow families to spend time even if one person is in the kitchen whereas the others in the living. Open plan kitchens are easily achievable by tearing down a few walls that separate the kitchen from the rest of the living space.

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              An open plan Kitchen: The above picture is an open plan concept as the room is very clearly divided from the living room by a wall and from the dining room with some counters. There are still some breaks in the room which divide the room into specific areas. The above kitchen was renovated by us in Bucklands Beach. 

              Broken plan kitchens are a trend of the next decade, taking the open plan concept to another level. Imagine a large room which has different zones for living, dining and cooking. These zones are not divided by any half or full walls. This makes an area look more spacious as there is little that is ‘breaking’ the large space or room.

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              Broken Plan Concept: The above is a good example of a broken plan kitchen. The room is a large space where there are allocated zones for different purposes. However, there are no walls making a specific ‘break’ between the different zones. 

              Trend #6. Quartz is Still King

              For high-end kitchen countertops, quartz still reigns supreme. The material is extremely hardy, can last virtually forever, is a breeze to maintain and is anti-microbial. Granite, the main competitor in the high-end bracket, requires slightly more maintenance.

              When quartz countertops first came into the market, the main worry was lack of variety in terms of colours and finishes. But through technological advances, manufacturers can now provide a range of colours and patterns. You can even get quartz finished with elaborate swirls and large veining to imitate other materials like natural stone. These unique styles have become immensely popular.

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Bucklands Beach: We engineered stone to look like black marble which was then infused  with shiny specs to add a touch of luxury for this kitchen renovation

               

              But there is a notable trend toward softer and more neutral colours. More and more homeowners are opting for colours like grey, taupe, creamy or white finishes.  This follows the trend towards cleaner styles seen in most home spaces.

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Stanmore Bay: Engineered stone used to look like pattered granite. The pattern chosen by our client was Autumn Leaf. 

               

              While we are still on the topic of countertops, it is important to mention the rising popularity of composite sinks. These are sinks made from the same material as the countertop.  This creates a cleaner uniform look and makes cleaning and maintenance much easier. However, it is going to be a tough battle against the still very popular stainless steel, ceramin and Silgranit sinks.

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              Trend #7. Effective Storage Solutions

              One of the biggest drawbacks with kitchen cabinetry is the unnecessary waste of space. The way the basic shelves and drawers are structured leaves a lot of wasted space. Worst of all, available space is often too small for some of your larger things or the opposite: it’s too wide and does not give you a way to properly and efficiently organize the space.

              One of the foundations to a functional kitchen is kitchen storage. If it is inadequate or ineffective, you will be faced with endless frustrations and challenges.

              To counter these storage challenges, homeowners are starting to look for better storage solutions within the cabinetry. These can include:

              • drawer dividers for cutlery & utensils
              • pull-outs for spices
              • tray dividers
              • roll-out trays
              • magic corners for pots & pans
              • wastebasket cabinets for garbage and recyclables
              • deep drawers.

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              Pull out Rubbish and recycling bins

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              Custom built Pantry drawers to add convenience and maximise storage

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              Magic corners to utilise the space in corner cabinets

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              A different variation of a magic corner to effectively utilise corner space for cabinets

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              Custom built storage solution for cabinets to store condiments

               

               

              The most popular storage solutions we have seen with our clients are the ‘magic corners’ as they effectively utilise the wasted space in the corners of the kitchen. The other popular storage solutions have been custom built cabinets with pull out drawers.

              For more storage solution ideas…

              Trend #8. Open Shelves for Small Kitchens

              While Hidden storage solutions will always remain popular, they are not always feasible in a small kitchen. Small kitchens do not have the space for bulky cabinetry with storage drawers and hence need a different storage solution.

              Open shelves for small spaces can provide effective storage solution and can also add a great design element. Following are some of the ways you can maximise storage in an open shelf for a small kitchen:

              • Use magnetic holders for knives. These can be screwed on to the wall so you do not have a bulky knife holder on your counter top
              • Laddle hangers and wall spice racks. Small hooks can be installed to hang all your spoons and laddles used for cooking. You can also find smart hangers where you can place your spice bootles.
              • You can also create a wine glass hanger which would reduce the need for shelves.

               

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              Floating open shelves were added  to increase storage and add a design element to the kitchen

              A great tip is also to buy colourful pots, pans, bowls etc which can be placed in the open shelves. This would create interest and also add a pop of colour to your kitchen.

              Trend #9. Hardwood Flooring is Still the Shining Star but Ceramic Tile is on its Heels

              Hardwood flooring is still very popular when it comes to kitchen flooring. But the second most popular option, ceramic flooring. Thanks to technology, ceramic flooring now comes in a wide variety of designs, styles and sizes.

              For example, you can get ceramic tiles that look exactly like hardwood flooring. So if you want to retain the hardwood look but want a material that is easier to maintain, consider using ceramic tiles. In addition to wood, ceramic tiles can be designed to resemble a range of other materials including natural stone. Even the surface texture is changed to mimic these materials.

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              Kitchen renovation in Bucklands Beach: Ceramic tiles which mimic hardwood were installed for easy maintenance and as a cost effective option

               

              In terms of size, you do not have to go for traditional sizing any longer. It seems like the sky is the limit with variety and larger format tiles. You can get single plank tiles that resemble actual wide planks of hardwood once laid down on the floor. Or you can get custom cut tiles to create a uniquely patterned kitchen. Larger tiles make an are look bigger in space as compared to smaller sizes. This is because there are lesser grout lines and the area hence looks less ‘busy’.

              Trend #10. Single Level Multipurpose Kitchen Islands

              Kitchen islands are no longer an afterthought or something small to squeeze into the space. They have become the point and the hub of the kitchen. One of the changes emerging is the single level larger sizing, serving multiple uses. Large islands now also have ample shelving below to maximise storage.

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Blockhouse Bay: Custom built large island which doubles as a storage solution with cabinets and as a breakfast and prep bar

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Stanmore Bay: An island bar which doubles as a dining table and cooking bench

               

              In the year 2023 large kitchen islands will become the jack-of-all-trades. They will have storage solutions and would be fitted with various under-counter appliances while also providing seating–serving as a casual dining and/or drinking bar. To accommodate the increased size, we are seeing a tendency for the kitchen island to extend into living room spaces in homes with open plan designs. This ensures the kitchen island can be multi-functional without cluttering up space in the kitchen.

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Massey: Kitchen island extending into the living room space to double as a bar that can be used for entertaining

              Trend #11. Double Islands

              If you have the space, then we would advice you to get two smaller island in your kitchen rather than 1 large island. Having 2 smaller islands improves the flow of the kitchen as well as the ease of movement. Having two separate islands also means that you could use of as a breakfast bar and the other as a counter top for preparation as well as installing a cook top.

              Double islands have become a growing trend in the last year and are seen to be on the rise for large kitchen spaces as well as open plan living.

              Trend #12. Ceiling high larders

              Kitchen is not just a functional space these days. With the rise in open plan kitchens, it has become important to make kitchens aesthetically pleasing along with good functionality. Many people now prefer to have open shelves in their kitchen rather than bulky cabinetry as it makes kitchens look more spacious. Buy some colourful pots and pans and you have a beautiful focal point full of colours and textures.

              The same logic applies to larders. The trend in 2023 is seeing a rise in larders that are open and built up to the ceiling. This gives you more storage and will also add a beautiful design aspect to your kitchen. To access the higher shelves on your larder, consider buying a trendy movable ladder that you can rest against your larder.

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              The above is a great way to built an open larder with trendy storage containers and a larder to access the higher shelves. Add some light within the larder and you have a great focal point for your kitchen.

               

              Trend #13. Backsplash Trends

              First things first, subway tiles are out! Okay maybe not completely out, but they are no longer popular in the ‘white brick’ size. People are moving on to larger slabs of tiles with various textures and patterns.  Adding a bright and vibrant backsplash will add the much needed character in a neutral kitchen. Neutral patterns with natural texture is another option for those looking for a classic look.

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Bucklands Beach: Hexagon shaped black and grey textured tiles were added as a backplash to add interest, drama and texture to the kitchen

               

              Another big change we’re seeing in tile backsplashes are their size and the portion of wall they cover. More people now opt for larger tiles to make the area look less ‘busy’.  These slabs can be made to look like marble, quartz, wood, copper, stainless steel, glass…. the list goes on forever!

              Trend #14. Connecting With The Great Outdoors

              As discussed above, open plan living and kitchen has been a popular trend for a while now. In New Zealand we love Bbqs and entertaining our guests outdoors. This way of living in NZ has given rise to the trend of connecting the kitchen/dining area with the deck or outdoor area. Some of our previous clients have also used their outdoors as an extended kitchen area.

              This is mostly done by building a covered outdoor area equipped with grills and cooking equipment which can be accessed from the kitchen through french doors.

              Trend #15. Adding a Pop of Colour

              As mentioned above, white will always be a popular colour for kitchens as it is a versatile colour to work with. In past people have always gone for a traditional look for kitchens with either white surfaces and cabinets or dark wood. The trend has now been changing towards adding colour to otherwise white kitchens.

               

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              A sky blue backplash was added to add some colour into a neutral themed kitchen in Papatoetoe

               

              People are now looking at ways to add colour to their kitchens. We spend most of our time in this area of the house, entertaining our friends and family, so why not put our favourite colour in the space? We have and will be seeing this on cabinets, islands, hutches, and feature walls.

              The colours predicted for these spaces are inspired by the elements with blues, earthy tones of green and red.

              Trend #16. Mix and Match Metals

              We get this question a lot: is it okay to mix metals in the kitchen? The answer is YES! Mixing metals adds character in the space, especially if it is done correctly. We will be seeing more of an eclectic style in 2023. Overly matched and coordinated spaces is a trend that is slowly fading.  If you love gold fixtures, but don’t want it all over your kitchen, add a soft gold faucet with black or nickel hardware.

              Light fixtures can be a completely different metal altogether, while having hints of the same metal you are using elsewhere. These pieces are the finishing touch to the space. Make them stand out! Another way to mix in metals, would be in your furniture selections for kitchen tables chairs or island stools. These can be easily interchangeable when you want to change things up a bit!

               

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              Kitchen renovation in Stanmore Bay: Textured Brass sink and tap fixtures added metal elements to this kitchen in Orewa

               

              Textured metals that are the same colour as other pieces in the kitchen are a nice way of adding a different element, while not getting too crazy.

              Trend #17. Steel Hoods

              In 2023, we will be seeing homeowners focus on their hood designs. This piece can be a major focal point in the space, especially depending on the layout of the kitchen. Most of the time, we design the space with the range and hood on a wall that is seen from other rooms in the house. Why not make this piece a statement?

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              The Steel hood above adds a certain drama to the kitchen

               

              Custom steel hoods are a way to add in a breaking point to a long row of wood cabinetry. These are a nice feature, but they do come with a cost. Custom steel hoods can range anywhere from $5-7k, but they sure do make a beautiful addition to your new kitchen, so make sure you budget for this correctly. Let’s get rid of those boring matching stainless hoods and be creative with your space! This is also your chance to add metal as a component to your kitchen.

              Trend #18. Natural Wood Tones in Kitchen Design

              Stained, treated or imitation wood has been used in kitchens for more than a decade. Natural wood is making a come back in the next year as natural forms of wood brings warmth into a kitchen and gives it a nice rustic feel.

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              Kitchen renovation in Mangere Bridge: Natural wooden counter tops treated with Epoxy Urethin Vinyl to increase durability. 

              If you have a white toned kitchen then adding either a wooden island, drawers or counter-top will add a vintage charm to your kitchen. In order to increase durability of your natural wood elements in the kitchen simply apply Epoxy Urethin Vinyl Coating on your counter tops. Natural wood however can be used in its true form as a nice rugged looking breakfast bar.

              Trend #19. Statement Bronze Accessories for your Kitchen design

              Installing statement is a great way to liven your kitchen up and give it a unique design element. Use statement taps and fixtures like brass to give your kitchen a rustic look or industrial look.

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              Brass sink and tap-ware added for our client to create a rustic look for this kitchen we renovated in Orewa

               

              If you have a kitchen which is mostly designed in neutral and white colours then use black for all your taps, fixtures and cabinet handles to instantly make it a classic black and white kitchen without making any drastic changes.

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              Rustic looking bronze hanging lights also added to the rustic feature of this kitchen in Orewa

              Trend #20 Plate racks, Hanging cups and colourful appliances

              As mentioned above, a great way to spruce up you kitchen aesthetics is to bring some colour into the kitchen. If you are not looking for a big change then putting colourful crockery on display is a great idea to add some colour.

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              The above kitchen looks dramatic and bold due to simple red utensils and black cabinets. The red utensils create a lot of interest to an otherwise monochromatic kitchen.

               

              All you have to do is add some hooks for colourful cups or add a wall mounted plate rack complete with pattered plates to create interest into a drab kitchen.

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              Another example of adding colour to a white toned kitchen.

              If you are not afraid of colour, then add colourful appliances like a SMEG fridges or accessories can add some fun elements to your kitchen without having to renovate.

              Trend #21 Welcome With a Sociable Kitchen

              One of the kitchen renovation trends 2023 is the use of curved design elements to enhance the ergonomic benefits and functionality of the space. Rounded kitchen islands are becoming popular as they facilitate socialising and movement in open-plan kitchens with multiple entry and exit points. This kitchen renovation trend encourages smooth transition between spaces and is perfect for entertaining guests.

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              Open Plan Kitchen, Easier to Socialise

              Modern full home renovation in Greenlane 

              Trend #22 Embrace a Wood Resurgence 

              Wood kitchen cabinets are becoming popular and may be part of kitchen renovation trends 2023. Using wood cabinets like walnut or oak kitchen cabinet ideas provides your kitchen with a timeless or classic look. A popular option amongst homeowners.

              Trend #23 Layered Lighting 

              A major kitchen renovation trend 2023 is layered lighting to create a well-designed and functional kitchen. Instead of relying solely on task lighting in specific preparations area, layered lighting will create a more balanced and visually appealing look. This kitchen renovation trend of layering lighting is a key aspect of designing a successful kitchen.

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              Task Lighting Above Sink

              Trend #24 Handle Less Design 

              The modern kitchen renovation trend 2023 is focusing on multi-functional, open-concept spaces with a minimalistic aesthetic. With the advancement of push-open and close doors, handle less kitchen cabinets are becoming increasingly popular as it provides a sleek and streamlined look. This trend emphasises simplicity, placing emphasis on the detail of cabinetry for a clean, uncluttered look.

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              Handle Less Design for Cabinets and Drawers

              Read – Contemporary Kitchen Renovation with Rustic Features 

              Trend #25 Create a Space for a Pantry 

              Pantry cupboards are becoming increasingly popular in modern homes as they provide a convenient and organised solution for food items. This kitchen renovation trend 2023 emphasises the importance of having all food goods in one central location, instead of scattered around various wall cupboards. This not only makes it easier to keep track of groceries, but also creates a more orgnaised and functional kitchen space.

               


              10 Kitchen Trends to avoid in 2023

              It is always a great idea to not renovate your kitchen wholly after one trend. This is because some trends start becoming an eye sore after a time. We mostly recommend our clients to go for classic designs and use elements of upcoming trend to complement the kitchen as opposed to wholly changing the kitchen to suit a ‘current fad’.

              We have compiled a list of trends that do not work well anymore and that you should avoid.

              Trend #1 Themed Kitchen design

              Kitchens that are fully renovated to emulate a certain time period or style can quickly run out of style, leaving you with a kitchen that you no longer like. An example of this would be a kitchen would be a retro themed kitchen. If you like retro styled kitchens then think about perhaps using a few elements from that era in an otherwise classic or modern kitchen.

              Trend # 2 Kitchen desks and workstations within a kitchen design

              Kitchen desks were very popular a few decades ago. The birth of kitchen desks came from an era where there was no internet or online accessibility of recipes. People used these desks to work on their menu and store recipe books. However, kitchens is a space which is prone to getting messy and you do not want your desk to bear the brunt of it. Re-locate your kitchen desk to another area of the house and instead add an extra pantry in the kitchen area.

              Trend # 3 Dark wooden cabinets

              Unless you have a large kitchen, dark cabinets can make your kitchen look bulky and cumbersome. It will close the space up and make your kitchen look dated. Opt for a lighter wood to open your space up and add a modern clean touch to your kitchen.

              Trend # 4 Over the range microwave

              Older kitchens mostly feature a space above the counters for microwaves. Not only is this cumbersome but it is also inaccessible sometimes with food being split or dropped ever so often. Instead, make a space for your microwave which is below eye.

              Trend # 5 Tile Counter-tops

              Tiled counter-tops may be cheaper compared to other materials but they are not easy to maintain. They are prone to chips and grouting stains which can become unsightly very soon. If marble or granite is not an option for you then try using engineered stone which can be made to look and feel like marble. They are a whole lot easier to clean and maintain.

              Trend #6 White Subway tiles

              Subway tiles have been used over and over again in the last decade or so. It is almost an overkill to use them when renovating a kitchen. Try glass, acrylic, stone or tile instead. If you do however like the ‘subway’ look then try colourful subway tiles instead so they add pop of colour to your kitchen.

              Trend #7 Closed kitchens

              As discussed above, closed off kitchens just do not suit our contemporary tastes anymore. Sure there is a pressure to keep your kitchen tidy in an open plan concept however, no one parent or two want to cook the evening away in a closed off kitchen while kids are hanging in the living room.

              Trend #8 DIY backsplashes and cabinets

              Doing a DIY job of either painting your cabinets or installing them will never give it the finish that you desire. If you are not a professional then stay away from doing a DIY job as it will only give you problems in the future.

              Trend #9 Ornate Styles

              If you prefer a rustic, classic or traditional kitchen then that is completely okay! Modern kitchens with sleek lines is not everybody’s style. Even if you are after a traditional kitchen, do not go for ornate decorations on cabinets, doors or oddly shaped islands. Ornate designs on wood etc make a kitchen look dates and unappealing. Instead, make the use of colours, wood and other accessories to bring out the traditional style.

              Trend #10 Mismatched styles

              When you think about renovating your kitchen it is always a good idea to see what the overall feel of your home is. If your home reflects a more classic traditional style then renovating your kitchen to a sleep modern kitchen would make it look like an eye sore. Instead you could have a traditional kitchen with modern elements to still maintain the theme of the rest of your house.

              Trend #11 All White Kitchen 

              Minimalistic kitchen designs are trending, but to avoid a barren look, it’s important to incorporate neutral colours in addition to white. Incorporating colours such as tan, grey and black into a white kitchen can add depth and interest while maintaining a minimalistic aesthetic. This kitchen renovation trend 2023 focuses on simplicity and clean lines, so be sure to avoid having an all white kitchen.

              Read – 10 Mistakes to avoid in your kitchen by our kitchen designers 

              6 Key features to incorporate within your Kitchen Design

              There are several features that you can incorporate within your kitchen design when renovating a kitchen for comfort, functionality and aesthetics. A well planned kitchen design includes key features that maximise the space for the lifestyle of the homeowners. The good news is that there are several innovative solutions available today  that work within small as well as large spaces. We spoke to our Kitchen designer and she listed the top 5 features that a good kitchen design should include.

              #1 Layout is important for a Kitchen design

              Deciding a layout of your kitchen will depend on the space available and how much your family uses the kitchen. If your kitchen is a high traffic area with various family members cooking together then your kitchen design should include a substantial amount of bench space. We have listed the most common layouts below:

              One walled kitchens

              These kitchens are best suited for smaller units or apartments in Auckland where space is limited. Units and apartments mostly feature open plan living. With one walled kitchens you can make a small area look less cumbersome and you get the flexibility of having a small dining area and a nice living room space.

              Galley Kitchens

              This layout works good for small spaces as well as it is a lean layout which is ideal for 1-2 person households. The galley kitchen layout features two walls or countertops running parallel to each other with a walkway in between. If you do have a small unit and a one wall kitchen does not provide ample space then a galley kitchen is the right type of layout for you. You can also use one of the countertop area as an island with bar stools and skip on a dining table. This will give you extra counterspace as well as an area to eat your meals.

              L-Shaped Kitchens

              L-shaped kitchens are great when you want to maximise the corner space of your home. L-shaped kitchens work well for small to medium sized homes as they do not make the area look cumbersome. These kitchens consist of countertops that on walls perpendicular to each other. An L shaped kitchen also provides more storage space as you can built additional storage cabinets on the wall above the counter. If you have the space then you can build an additional island which can act as a dining space as well. 

              U-shaped Kitchens

              U shaped kitchens have counters or cabinets in three walls of a kitchen making a U shape. They work best for larger spaces and traditionally have worked best for kitchens that are not open plan. However as more people are leaning towards open plan living concepts, this U-shaped design has evolved to include an island instead of counters on all three walls. The modern version of U-shaped kitchens includes an L shaped kitchen along with an island. This also allows for easy foot traffic throughout the kitchen.

              Islands in a Kitchen

              As discussed above, it is possible to include islands within most layouts when designing a kitchen. The size of the island should however be in proportion to the space that you are working with. If you do have a one walled kitchens then you are probably working with a small space which means that the island that you install should be sleek and no overcrowd the space.

              Peninsular Islands

              Peninsular islands can be seen as an extension of an L-shaped kitchen. They are attached to a part of the L shaped kitchen to form a U-shaped kitchen. Below is a great example of an Peninsular island that we designed in a full kitchen renovation in Bucklands Beach.

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              Peninsular island in Bucklands Beach which provides our client with extra counter space as well as a breakfast nook.

              ReadOur complete 2021 guide on Planning the right Kitchen Layout for your kitchen

              # 2 Storage

              Storage is one of the most important aspects of achieving a functional kitchen. The first thing that we recommend all our clients is to draw up an inventory of all their large utensils and kitchen appliances. If there is anything that you do not use regularly then this would be a great time to get rid of them.

              Next think about your pantry and how much groceries do you store on a regular basis. Do you need a larger pantry or are you satisfied with the current one? These questions are important before a renovation so your kitchen can be custom built according to your family’s functionality.

              When working within tight spaces we incorporate space saving designs such as ‘magic corners’ for corner cabinets, pull out cabinets, pull out rubbish bins and pull out pantries. Such designs help save space, and maximise storage when not a lot of it is available.

              # 3 Durable Benchtop

              Benchtops need to be durable in any kitchen whether it is used often or now. Most times benchtops cannot just be changed without changing the carcass of your cabinets as well. This means that it is vital that your benchtops survives atleast 25 years. Most older homes in Auckland have durable benchtop made of laminate which are not prone to cracking or breaking but they are prone to staining. Laminate benchtops get stained very easily and hence start making your kitchen look shabby.

              Stainless steel is a very durable benchtop as it will not stain and has a long life. Stainless steel is not for everyone though as it can make a kitchen look cold and more like a commercial kitchen. Stainless steel is not the best option if you are going for a traditional or classic kitchen. Stainless steel can work well with industrial, modern and contemporary styles.

              Quartz is another material that works great for countertops as it comes in various designs and is very durable. Due to its versatile option in design, it can be used in all types of kitchen styles. It is however an expensive choice for benchtops which might not be right for everyone’s budget.

              Engineered stone has become one of the most popular choices for our clients as it is durable as well as cost effective compared to quartz. Engineered stone is exactly as it sounds, it is engineered in the factory. It can be made to look like marble or any other material which makes it a versatile design choice. It is also not as expensive as marble or quartz and does fit into most budgets. Engineered stone does not stain like laminate and is a very easy to clean material.

              # 4 Good durable Flooring

              The floor of the kitchen can easily get dirty and messy. Most people live busy lives and cannot spend a long time cleaning and maintaining the floors. Tiled or Acrylic floors are the easiest to maintain when it comes to kitchens. Tiled and Acrylic floors now come in various textures, designs and patters and can be made to look like wooden floors or any other type of flooring. This means that you do not have to compromise on style and aesthetics. They are also very easy to maintain and do not get damaged with any water spillage.

              Carpets and Real hardwood floors are easily the hardest to maintain. Carpets are easily stained and can be a nightmare to maintain in a kitchen even with a kitchen mat. Real hardwood floors can begin to rot overtime if there is constant water spillage which is often not avoidable in a kitchen. If you have real hardwood floors then a good idea will be to protect them in order to avoid them getting damaged.

              We have renovated old bungalows in Auckland where our clients chose to keep their timber floors and we preserved them by taking the following steps:

              • All the floors were cleaned thoroughly and then sanded
              • All the rows of nail holes were fixed
              •  3 coats of commercial grade water Born Polyurethane was applied on the floors
              • After 5 days we then applied a satin finish of moisture cured and water based polyurethane.

              # 5 Good Quality Fittings

              If you’re considering which items to spend more on in your kitchen, it’s worth paying attention to the fittings. A standard cabinet can be lifted by a beautiful handle, while a basic sink can look high-end with the addition of a well-chosen tap.

              The fittings in your kitchen are going to be used a lot, so it makes sense to invest in quality to ensure they’re strong, durable and nice to touch.

              It is important to use good quality fittings when renovating a kitchen whether it is a DIY project or through a renovation company. You are not going to be renovating your kitchen every 5 years or so which means that the fittings you choose should be lasting you at least 15-20 years. It is better to put off your renovation for a few more years in order to save enough to invest in good quality fittings for your kitchen renovation.

              Your fittings will be used a lot and quite regularly so there is a high chance of wear and tear. The materials you choose for your cabinets, benchtop, sink and door handles should be durable and sturdy.

              # 6 Easy to clean splash back

              A well chosen splashback can transform your kitchen in terms of design as well as reduce the time it takes you to clean while cooking. One of the key functions of a splashback is to protect the wall from the splatters made while cooking. Hence decide on a sleek tiled splashback without many grout lines or a glass splashback.

              If there are too many grout lines or if the tile used is rough or textured then cleaning the splashback will be harder. If it is a smoother tile without too many grout lines then it would be a whole lot easier to clean your splashback.


              Featured Projects

              Urban Luxury Kitchen renovation in Parnell

              This townhouse was centrally located in Parnell but the kitchen was tiny and lacked counter space. We completely changed the layout of this kitchen by first moving it from the left side of the area to the right. We then added cabinets in the dining area as an extended storage space. This cabinet featured shelves with internal lights which could be opened when required. To see Before and After pictures and project specifications see more

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              Entertainer’s Dream Kitchen and Bar 

              Guru and Neeta from Massey had a closed off kitchen which did not let them enjoy an open plan living. They wanted to renovate to introduce a feel of luxury but also make it an open space which could double as an entertaining space. We opened up the space for them and also extended the kitchen counter towards the lounge to act like a bar. The black and white see more

               

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              Kitchen, Lounge and Dining room renovation in Massey


              Cottage Style Kitchen in Mangere Bridge

              This was a special kitchen as it was about incorporating natural elements into the kitchen to reflect our client’s country surroundings. The kitchen was dated and was transformed into a chic country style kitchen complete with treated real wood as bench-tops, butler’s sink, floating shelves and cabinets that were wrapped in Dezignatek Thermoform with a ‘Ronda’ pattern to give them cabinets a vintage look see more

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              Full kitchen renovation in Mangere Bridge, Auckland

               

              Already have all your own trades and you’re comfortable managing them for your kitchen renovation?

              Although we don’t recommend if you haven’t renovated a kitchen before and/or you don’t have trades people you can trust, most renovations if not all comes with it’s own surprises because not all homes are the same – this is where experience/project management plays an important role in minimises risks to maintain costs/delays giving you higher certainty of outcome/quality backed by associated guarantees and warranties.

              However, if you do intend to manage the kitchen renovation yourself, it does work out more cost effective to contact a kitchen cabinetry manufacturer directly to get the kitchen cabinets designed, manufactured and installed – leaving you to manage the other trades such as flooring, demolition, painting, plastering, splashback/tiling, electrician, plumber, and sometimes a carpenter/builder.

               

              Try Little Giant Interiors cost calculator below to see what you can expect to pay for cabinetry.

               

               

              Further Resources for your house interior design

              1. Ideas for Bathroom renovations in our bathroom renovation gallery of bathrooms we have renovated in Auckland
              2. Ideas for Kitchen renovations in our kitchen renovation gallery for kitchens we have renovated in Auckland
              3. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
              4. Real client stories from Auckland.

              How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

              Kitchen renovations start from 23K and can go up to 50K depending on the level of customisation and the type of range you use for products. If you are looking at a basic kitchen renovation with minimal change in layout and use mid range products/fixtures then you can get a fully renovated kitchen in 23K. However if the level of customisation is high and products used come from our premium range then it can cost anywhere above 30K

              How do I budget for my kitchen renovation?

              First you should make a list of why you want to renovate your kitchen. Is it to increase functionality by including modern amenities and changing your layout? Is it to make minor upgrades as things are starting to look old? Is it to convert a closed of kitchen into an open space living? Is it to upgrade a rental property to yield better rent in the market? These questions will largely affect your budget. If you are looking at upgrading an investment property to either add value or yield better rent should be getting a basic renovation with little customisation with the use of medium range supplies. However, if your intention is to increase functionality and add comfort then you can use our mid-range to premium suppliers and customise your kitchen to the extent that your budget allows.

              Do you have finance options for my Kitchen renovation?

              Yes we do provide finance options for people wanting to renovate their kitchen with us. We realise that it is not always possible to put aside a huge chunk of money for your renovation and we have hence partnered with Linda from Loan Market to provide finance options for our clients. To understand more about our finance options, visit our page: https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/guide-to-financing-your-home-renovation-in-nz-by-superior-renovations/

              Does a Kitchen renovation increase the value of my home?

              Kitchens and Bathrooms are the two main parts of your home that will increase the over all value of your home. Kitchens especially have become a focal point for buyers when choosing a home. This is because kitchens of today are a lot more than just a place for cooking. They are a place where the family congregates, a place for interaction and entertainment. Hence when buying a home, kitchen is mostly a first property for buyers.

              Where can i find help to design my kitchen?

              Renovation companies like ours that provide a full 'design to build service' will include design in to their process which means that you do not have to find your own designer. Having a designer in the same team as the rest of the renovation company is an added benefit as you do not have to liaise with two different companies.

              Do i have get my own plumbers and electricians for my kitchen renovation?

              This will depend on the company that is carrying out your renovation. Renovation companies that offer a complete 'design to build' service will include everything from designing your kitchen, demolition of previous kitchen, disposal of rubbish, supply of products like flooring/bathroom fixtures/showers,vanity, installation process, all the different trades involved and project management of the entire process and trades involved. The costs for kitchen renovation will include all the above. However there are kitchen manufacturers that focus only on manufacturing a kitchen and installing it. They would not provide any electricians, tilers, plumbers etc. Do your research to see what fits you best

              What are some Kitchen backplash trends?

              A backsplash can really change the look of your entire kitchen. Whether it is pop of colour that you want to add in an otherwise white toned kitchen or make it into a sleek modern kitchen by adding a glass splashback. You can read our article on newest trends for kitchen backsplash for 2020 and 2021 here: https://superiorrenovations.co.nz/how-much-do-kitchen-splashbacks-cost-in-nz/

              throom fixtures/showers,vanity, installation process, all the different trades involved and project management of the entire process and trades involved. The costs for kitchen renovation will include all the above. However there are kitchen manufacturers that focus only on manufacturing a kitchen and installing it. They would not provide any electricians, tilers, plumbers etc. Do your research to see what fits you best. ” image-5=”” count=”6″ html=”true” css_class=””]

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                Reroofing Cost Calculator NZ for 2023 by Superior Renovations ®

                A well-maintained roof helps you maintain a comfortable living environment throughout all seasons. It protects you against the elements, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. This way you spend less on additional heating and cooling systems, making a well-maintained roof a wise investment. Additionally, a well-maintained roof provides a healthy environment for your home by preventing the buildup of moisture and mold.

                When it comes to roof maintenance, one important aspect to consider is reroofing. Over time, roofs can become damaged or worn, which can compromise their ability to protect your home. Reroofing involves replacing the existing roof with a new one, providing enhanced protection and insulation for your home.

                Take me straight to Reroofing Cost Calculator below

                There are several factors to consider when calculating the cost of reroofing, including the size and complexity of the roof, the type of roofing material, the cost of labor, and any permits or fees required by your city. To get a better idea of the cost of reroofing your home, use the Reroofing Cost Calculator below.

                What factors determine the cost of reroofing/roof replacement?

                Type of roofing material (asphalt, metal, tile, etc.) Size of roof area Roof pitch/slope Amount of existing damage or wear Amount of decking and insulation replacement needed Complexity of the roof design and structure Removal and disposal of old roof materials Permits and fees Labor costs and access requirements (e.g., scaffolding)

                How much does reroofing/roof replacement cost?

                The cost of reroofing/roof replacement varies depending on the factors mentioned above. On average, homeowners can expect to spend anywhere from $5,000 to $12,000 for a basic asphalt shingle roof replacement on a standard-sized home. However, costs can easily escalate to $20,000 or more for larger homes, complex roof designs, or premium roofing materials such as metal or tile.

                If you’re planning to install a new roof for your home in New Zealand, it’s essential to know the average cost involved. The new roof cost NZ can vary depending on various factors such as the type of roofing material used, the size of your roof, and the complexity of the installation process. On average, a new roof for a typical Kiwi home can cost between $10,000 and $25,000, with metal roofing being the most popular choice. However, keep in mind that other roofing materials like asphalt shingles, clay tiles, and concrete tiles can cost more. To get an accurate estimate of the cost of a new roof, it’s best to consult with a professional roofing contractor who can provide you with a detailed quote based on your specific requirements.

                Tips to reduce the cost of reroofing/roof replacement for your home:

                Choose a basic roofing material such as asphalt shingles instead of premium materials such as metal or tile. Schedule your reroofing/roof replacement during the off-season to take advantage of discounted pricing and more flexible scheduling.

                Explanation on our Cost Calculator for Reroofing/Roof Replacement:

                A roof replacement cost calculator is a useful tool for estimating the cost of reroofing/roof replacement. It takes into account the factors mentioned above to provide an estimated cost for the project. However, keep in mind that the calculator is only a rough estimate, and actual costs may vary depending on the specifics of your project.

                The reroofing cost calculator takes into consideration:

                Costs for materials and equipment, including delivery to the site. Labor costs, including project management and hourly charges for reroofing/roof replacement. Removal and disposal of old roofing materials. Costs to prepare the worksite for reroofing/roof replacement.

                The reroofing cost calculator does NOT include:

                Costs for repairing or modifying existing framing, decking, insulation, or other structures to bring them up to code. Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc.). Architectural fees (if required) and Building Consents. Doesn’t include access requirements/scaffolding (because all sites have different requirements).

                Explanation on Cost Calculator for Reroofing/Roof Replacement:

                A roof replacement cost calculator is a useful tool for estimating the cost of reroofing/roof replacement. It takes into account the factors mentioned above to provide an estimated cost for the project. However, keep in mind that the calculator is only a rough estimate, and actual costs may vary depending on the specifics of your project.

                Factors in the result include: Supply, Installation, Removal of Existing Roofing Materials, and Labor. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an estimate based on the factors entered. However, keep in mind that this is only an estimate, and actual costs may vary. Always seek professional advice and quotes from reputable companies before making any decisions or commitments.

                 

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                Different types of roofing materials have different costs, with asphalt shingles being the most affordable and slate or tile being the most expensive.
                If the existing roof needs to be removed before the new roof can be installed, this will add to the overall cost.
                A steeply pitched roof or a roof with a complex design, such as multiple valleys or dormers, will require more time and effort to replace, leading to higher costs.

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                  To sum up

                  How much does it cost to reroof a house?

                  The cost of reroofing a house can vary depending on factors such as the size of the roof, the type of roofing material used, and the complexity of the roof design. On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $12,000 to $19,000 or more for reroofing a standard-sized home.

                  Is it better to repair or replace a roof?

                  The decision to repair or replace a roof depends on several factors, such as the age and condition of the roof, the extent of damage, the cost of repairs versus replacement, and the long-term goals of the homeowner. In general, if the roof is relatively new and the damage is minimal, repairing the roof may be the most cost-effective option. However, if the roof is old and has significant damage, replacement may be a better choice. A new roof will provide better protection against the elements, improve energy efficiency, and increase the value of the home. Additionally, if the repairs needed are extensive or the damage is widespread, it may be more cost-effective to replace the roof rather than continue to make repairs that will only provide temporary solutions. A professional roofing contractor can assess the condition of the roof and provide recommendations for repair or replacement based on the specific circumstances of the situation. Ultimately, the decision to repair or replace a roof should be based on the specific needs and goals of the homeowner, as well as the advice of a qualified professional.

                  How long does reroofing typically take?

                  The duration of a reroofing project can vary depending on the size and complexity of the roof, as well as the weather conditions during the installation process. On average, a reroofing project can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks to complete.

                  What are some common types of roofing materials used for reroofing?

                  Some common types of roofing materials used for reroofing include asphalt shingles, metal roofing, tile roofing, and slate roofing.

                  How can I get an estimate for the cost of reroofing my home?

                  You can get an estimate for the cost of reroofing your home by contacting a roofing contractor in your area and requesting a quote. They will typically come to your home to assess the roof and provide you with an estimate based on the factors mentioned earlier.

                  Can I save money by reroofing my home myself?

                  Reroofing is a complex process that requires specialized skills and equipment, so it is not recommended for homeowners to attempt it themselves. It is often more cost-effective to hire a professional roofing contractor who can get the job done safely and efficiently.

                   


                  Further Resources for your house renovation

                  1. Featured projects and Client stories to see specifications on some of the projects.
                  2. Real client stories from Auckland

                  Need more information?

                  Take advantage of our FREE Complete Home Renovation Guide (48 pages), whether you’re already renovating or in the process of deciding to renovate, it’s not an easy process, this guide which includes a free 100+ point check list – will help you avoid costly mistakes.

                  Download Free Renovation Guide (PDF)

                   


                               

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                  Get started now by booking a free in-home consultation.

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                  Cost of Building a Deck in Auckland for 2023 – Superior Renovations

                  The exterior curb of any home depicts the unique aesthetic taste of the residents. Nowadays, instead of having a backyard, people are more into having nice decks and patios. So are you planning on building a new deck? Are you searching for the price estimate to evaluate how much does it cost you to hire deck builder Auckland based? 

                  Well, the team of Superior Renovations has come up with 5 significant factors that impact a deck building project in Auckland.

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                  RULES & REGULATIONS FOR DECK BUILDING

                  If you are planning of having a balcony or a deck about 1.5 meters above the ground, you will need the permission. The rules and regulations about deck building are very strict, and one has to consider them before taking on any deck building endeavour.

                  The essential matter in deck building is the timber decay issue. While building your new deck, you have to design and build it with great care to avoid water trapping and timber decay. Mostly, water leaks through the cladding and thus causes the early corrosion or decay of timber. So proper maintenance is essential if you are thinking about having your deck above the ground.

                  Here are some of the guidelines

                  • If your deck is up to 1.5 meters in height from the ground, you don’t need any kind of consent for its build-up process. However, if you are building a deck more than 1.5 meters above, you require permission.
                  • Any fence which is 1 meter above the ground and possesses the risk of falling requires fence or barrier, so you will require resource permission for that too.
                  • If you are thinking about having attached decking, Auckland Building Department recommends a gap of 12mm behind the ribbon plate to avoid moisture retention and mildew development.
                  • Along with the ones mentioned above, the deck-building also requires to meet other structural and building requirements.


                  What the law says

                  Subject to section 42A of the Building Act, Schedule 1 exempts the following from a building consent:

                  Building work in connection with a deck, platform, bridge, boardwalk, or the like from which it is not possible to fall more than 1.5 metres even if it collapses. (https://building.govt.nz, 2019)

                  If you plan to build a deck that is up to 1.5m high, you don’t need a building consent but you may still need a resource consent, depending on the rules in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. If your deck is more than 1m high, it must have a handrail. (https://aucklandcouncil.govt.nz, 2019)

                  For further details, visit https://building.govt.nz

                  or Auckland Council website: https://aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

                   

                  Can I extend my deck without consent?

                  In New Zealand, whether you need consent to extend your deck will depend on the specific circumstances of your property and the proposed deck extension.

                  If the deck extension will be less than 1.5 meters above ground level, and the deck is not going to be attached to a house or building, it is likely that you will not need consent to build it. However, if the deck is going to be attached to a house or building, or the extension will be more than 1.5 meters above ground level, you will likely need to get a building consent from your local council.

                  Additionally, you may need to comply with local zoning regulations, and restrictions regarding the placement of the deck, and the materials used. It is best to check with your local council for specific requirements and regulations before proceeding with any deck extension. It’s always advisable to seek advice from a building professional and obtain necessary consents before extending the deck.

                   

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                  HOW MUCH WILL MY DECK COST?

                  How much I need to spend on building a deck? Probably one of the most common questions when it comes to deck building. However, the cost of any deck build-up process depends entirely on the design and structural complexities it involves.

                  Although the decking based services vary when it comes to pricing particularly in Auckland, the standard cost estimate for a 1-meter high deck is as follows:

                  For a 90 mm wide pine decking, you might get charged up to $470+ per square metre. However, the other factors that affect the cost of deck building include:

                  • Site condition
                  • Soil type
                  • Deck’s height
                  • Accessories required
                  • Other costs including permits, demolition, seating, cladding and stairs building.

                   

                  CAN YOU REMOVE MY OLD DECKING AND RELAY NEW DECKING?

                  The decks are made of wood, and they have a specific lifespan. Although you can enhance their lifespan with proper maintenance and care. But once they started rotting, you would have to replace the whole structure.

                  If you are worrying about whether your deck needs replacement or not just check out the following signs or symptoms.

                  Check for any decay or mould development:

                  The first step is to check for any rotting or decay in the deck area as well as in the stairs, fencing or any other part of the deck. You can use a screwdriver to check the condition of the wood. If the screwdriver penetrates the wood easily, then it is time to get a new deck.

                  Check for loose parts:

                  • Check the entire deck for the loose parts and to undergo inspection regarding the damage.
                  • If your deck has completed its lifespan, then make no further delays and ask a professional deck builders Auckland based to build a new deck for you.

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                  WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PINE AND KWILA DECKING?

                  The decks could be of any shape, size or material, but the two most common types of the deck are softwood and hardwood.

                  • Pinewood (softwood):

                  A highly reliable and easily available decking wood option, pine offers the decks more longevity. This pinewood is the most commonly used decking material. However, pine wood contains chemical preservatives and can be easily bent and wraps, thus causing serious health and construction issues.

                  • Kwila (hardwood):

                  Kwila wood is known for its durability and great looks. Due to its durability, it has been the primary choice for decks in Auckland.

                  Kwila, also known as Merbau, is a durable and strong wood that is commonly used for decking. However, it should be noted that Kwila is a tropical hardwood that is imported, which may have negative environmental impacts. It is also important to ensure that the Kwila is legally and sustainably sourced. Additionally, Kwila is naturally resistant to decay and insects, but it can still be affected by rot if not properly sealed and maintained. Regular cleaning, staining, and sealing will help prolong the life of a Kwila deck. It is also important to note that Kwila is a dense hardwood which may be harder to work with than other woods, it is also known to cause allergic reactions in some people.


                  DO I ENGAGE A BUILDER AND/OR PROJECT MANAGER?

                  If you are thinking of having a deck, then opt for a professional deck building service provider. If you are confused about whether or not hire a project manager for a decking project, then here are some of the perks associated with hiring professionals:

                  • Quality work with extreme professionalism
                  • Schedule tracking for completion of the project on time
                  • The budget and cost estimates will be accurate
                  • The project will be built according to construction guideline and codes
                  • Little to no conflict regarding ideas and material requirements.


                  THINKING OF BUILDING THE DECK YOURSELF?

                  Materials required for deck building.

                  Here are the few materials that you might require for building a deck from scratch:

                  1. 5×4-inch decking lumber
                  2. Fiberboard pier form
                  3. 2×8 pressure-treated lumber for the joists
                  4. 2×10 pressure-treated lumber for the ledger, beams and rim joists
                  5. Concrete
                  6. Plastic footing form
                  7. Polyurethane marine sealant
                  8. Ledger fasteners lag screws and/or carriage bolts
                  9. Post bases
                  10. Face-mounted joist hangers
                  11. Siliconized acrylic caulk
                  12. Masonry expansion bolts to fasten post bases to concrete piers
                  13. Metal flashing
                  14. Construction adhesive
                  15. 8d galvanized or stainless steel finish nails
                  16. 6d, 12d, and 16d galvanized or stainless steel common nails
                  17. Self-adhering waterproof membrane
                  18. 5/8-inch roofing nails
                  19. Concealed-flange and face-mounted double joist hangers and hanger nails.

                  Tools needed for building a simple deck

                  For the construction of the durable deck, you will require the following mentioned below tools including:

                  • Hammer drill
                  • Masonry bit
                  • Drill driver
                  • Drill – 1/2-inch
                  • 3/8-inch drill bit
                  • Ratchet wrench and sockets
                  • Circular saw
                  • Chalk line
                  • Concrete mixer
                  • Hammer
                  • Impact wrench
                  • Shovel
                  • 30-foot tape measure
                  • Tape measure
                  • Utility knife


                  What Do I Need To Know Before Constructing A Deck?

                  Before moving ahead with your construction, you have first to address certain things to come up with a better idea about the type of deck you need.

                  Usage:

                  The most common question while building a new deck is how you are going to use it? Whether you need a deck for private sitting or requires for a large space for dinners and parties? Do you have children, or do you want extra protection on your deck?

                  Area assessment:

                  Next comes the area assessment as in which part of your house you want your deck to be. The area selection is crucial as it involves the consideration regarding your underground structures, location and many more.

                  Size of the deck:

                  The size of the deck depends on various factors including your usage, amount of furniture required and type of activities you are planning on doing on your deck.

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                  So How Much Does It Cost To Build A Deck According To Type And Area Required?

                  Cost to build a deck per square metre

                  We have mentioned a pricing estimate for building a deck all by yourself excluding the labour, accessories, bearers, joists or piles.

                  Timber Decks:

                  • Pine 140×32 – $50/m2 incl GST
                  • Kwila 140×19 – $89/m2 incl GST
                  • Vitex 140×19 – $105/m2 incl GST
                  • Garapa 140×19 – $104/m2 incl GST
                  • Iroko 140×19 – $112/m2 incl GST

                  Composite:

                  • Outdure 138×23 – $103/m2 incl GST
                  • Millboard 176×32 – $210/m2 incl GST (and this was a good deal)

                  The cost-estimation mentioned above points out why the people opt for pinewood decks as compared to Kwila wood. The pinewood decks are affordable and easily available, making them budget-friendly. However, now the trend is making a shift and people are more willing to spend for durability, style and looks. So, nowadays we are witnessing a shift towards Kwila wood decks.

                   

                  How much does it cost to build a deck with Kwila?

                  The cost of building a deck with Kwila in New Zealand can vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the deck, the complexity of the design, and the location. However, on average, the cost of building a deck with Kwila can range from around $200 to $300 per square meter. This cost includes the cost of materials and labor. It is important to note that this is an approximate estimate and the actual cost may vary. It would be best to get a quote from a local builder or contractor for a more accurate cost estimate.

                  How much does it cost to build a deck with Pine?

                  The cost of building a deck with Pine in New Zealand can vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the deck, the complexity of the design, and the location. However, on average, the cost of building a deck with Pine can range from around $150 to $250 per square meter. This cost includes the cost of materials and labor. Pine is a cheaper alternative than Kwila. However, it is important to note that this is an approximate estimate and the actual cost may vary. It would be best to get a quote from a local builder or contractor for a more accurate cost estimate. Additionally, Pine is not as durable as Kwila, so it may require more maintenance over time.


                  So, How Much Do I Have To Pay For Having A Deck At My House?

                  Well, if you are looking for a generic ballpark figure, then an uncovered deck will cost you about $300/m2. However, if you want to add some facilities including a gazebo, veranda or pergola, then the cost estimate would be $600/m2 including GST for deck covering.

                  We hope that this price or cost-estimate will assist you in making up your mind regarding what type of deck you need and how much cost has to bear. However, these estimate might vary depending on your specific requirements regarding the use of material, space, size and height of the deck. The cost-estimate is only there to let you get your head in the right direction with your demands and budget requirements.

                  Please note: Whilst all information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. The information may change without notice and Superior Renovations is not in any way liable for the accuracy of any information printed and stored or in any way interpreted and used by a user.

                  At Superior Renovations, full project management is what we do. We partner with select architects, engineers and professional builders to create deck you’ve been envisioning.

                   

                  Questions to ask your builder when building a deck

                  When building a deck in New Zealand, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the project scope and to work with a reputable builder. Here are a few questions to consider asking your builder:

                  1. Can you provide references or examples of previous deck building projects you have completed?
                  2. Are you qualified to build decks in New Zealand?
                  3. What materials do you recommend for my deck and why?
                  4. How will you handle any necessary permits or building consent applications if required?
                  5. How will you ensure that the deck is built to comply with local building codes and safety regulations?
                  6. How will you handle any unexpected challenges that may arise during the construction process?
                  7. What is your estimated timeline for completion of the project?
                  8. How will you handle any changes or modifications to the project scope?
                  9. How do you handle payment and what is the payment schedule?
                  10. What is your guarantee policy?

                  Asking these questions can help ensure that you have a clear understanding of the project and that your builder is reliable, knowledgeable and professional.

                  Quick recap

                  Do I need to apply for consent for building a deck?

                  If your deck is up to 1.5 meters in height from the ground, you don’t need any kind of consent for its build-up process. However, if you are building a deck more than 1.5 meters above, you require permission.

                  How much does it cost to build a deck in NZ?

                  Well, if you are looking for a generic ballpark figure, then an uncovered deck will cost you about $300/m2. However, if you want to add some facilities including a gazebo, veranda or pergola, then the cost estimate would be $600/m2 including GST for deck covering.

                  Do I engage a builder or a project manager?

                  If you are confused about whether or not hire a project manager for a decking project, then here are some of the perks associated with hiring professionals: • Quality work with extreme professionalism • Schedule tracking for completion of the project on time • The budget and cost estimates will be accurate

                  Can I remove my old decking and relay new decking?

                  The decks are made of wood, and they have a specific lifespan. Although you can enhance their lifespan with proper maintenance and care. But once they started rotting, you would have to replace the whole structure.


                  Still have questions unanswered? schedule a no-obligation consultation with the team at Superior Renovations

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                    Kitchen Renovation

                    Kitchen Layout Guide To Create a Functional Kitchen Design – 2023 edition

                    This blog has been updated with additional information to ensure you create a functional kitchen design. 

                    If you are planning a kitchen renovation, then you must be looking for kitchen design ideas that works best for the space that you have available. Not everyone is able to build a brand-new house to live in. This means that most people have to renovate their existing kitchen and have to decide on a kitchen design that transform their current space into something that is functional and works for their family.

                    Our kitchen designers often work with our clients to custom built a kitchen within their current space. We spoke to our designers and they said that deciding the right type of design does not just mean deciding on a U shaped, L shaped or galley kitchen. There are a few technicalities that need to be kept in mind before deciding on a layout for the kitchen. They work by 7 rules that go into designing a kitchen that works for our clients.

                    In this article we will discuss the following:

                    1. 7 core technicalities to keep in mind when designing your kitchen layout

                    2. Kitchen Ergonomics 101

                    3. 7 tips to keep your kitchen functional

                    4. 6 Most popular kitchen layouts – which layout is right for your kitchen design?

                    Whatever shape your kitchen has, it must be livable first. It has to be an area where you can walk around at ease without bumping into things. You need to align your cabinets in a way that when opened they are not bumping into something else. Therefore, space planning is vital before you can decide a shape for your kitchen.

                    7 Essentials to keep in mind when deciding on a Layout for your Kitchen Design

                    In the first section of this article, we will discuss the 7 essential features that you should keep in mind before deciding on a layout for your kitchen.

                    How do you decide what kitchen layout to go with?

                    There are several different kitchen layouts available, each with their own set of pros and cons. Some common kitchen layouts include:

                    1. U-shaped: This layout features cabinets and countertops on three walls, creating a “U” shape. This layout is great for larger kitchens and allows for plenty of counter space and storage.
                    2. L-shaped: This layout features cabinets and countertops on two adjacent walls, creating an “L” shape. This layout is great for smaller kitchens and can be used to create a work triangle.
                    3. Galley: This layout features cabinets and countertops on two parallel walls. This layout is great for small kitchens and allows for easy movement between the sink, stove, and refrigerator.
                    4. Island: This layout features an island in the middle of the kitchen that can be used for additional counter space and storage. This layout is great for larger kitchens and can also be used to create a work triangle.
                    5. Single-wall: This layout features cabinets and countertops on a single wall. This layout is great for small kitchens and allows for easy movement.

                    When considering a kitchen layout, it’s important to consider the size and shape of your kitchen, as well as your cooking and storage needs. Additionally, it’s important to consider the flow of traffic and the ease of movement within the kitchen. If you have a small kitchen, it’s important to maximize the space you have by choosing a layout that works well with your available space. If you have a larger kitchen, you may have more options for layout and can choose a layout that works best for your cooking and storage needs.

                    Kitchen Ergonomics and the work triangle

                    Kitchen Ergonomics is important in order to achieve a great kitchen design. Ergonomics is a study of designing an environment that fits people instead of people fitting into an environment.

                    A work triangle was initially devised as a measure of efficiency of a kitchen. The triangle ensures that there is a clear pathway from your stove, the cleaning area which is your sink and your refrigerator. There should be no other traffic through this triangle.

                    1.Foot traffic and designated storage areas

                    One of the top priorities in your kitchen design should be to ensure that you have a clear primary pathway throughout the kitchen without obstructing the oven or dishwasher doors when opened.

                    Kitchens are almost always a high traffic area in any household. Your kitchen design must include clear designated areas where you will be storing your appliances, which will be your living area and where you will be doing most of the cooking. Make a list of all your big appliances, your cutlery, your regularly used utensils, your washing area, your cooking area and make sure that your kitchen design includes a designated area for these things. An example below shows a rough drawing of how the areas should be designated in your kitchen designs.

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                    Create Clear zones for circulation, meal preparation and cooking in your kitchen layout (Image courtesy Room Sketcher.com: https://www.roomsketcher.com/blog/kitchen-layout-ideas/)

                    2.Distance between all your fixtures

                    It is important for your kitchen area to not be too cramped. There are many kitchen designs that include all the amenities, but they end up having very little space between fixtures. This means that in reality when you are working in the kitchen it will not be a very functional space.

                    Hence think about the distance between your cooking area and your sink for example. You also do not want your fridge to be too far away from your stove because it will end up becoming inconvenient. Your dishwasher should also be in an easy distance from your sink so that you can rinse and easily load your dishwasher.

                    3.Distance between your island and cooking area

                    If you have an island in the kitchen then you should make sure that there isn’t too much or too little space between the island and the cooktop. Islands are usually a great area to prep your meals which means that if its too far from the cooktop then it will complicate things.

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                    This L-shaped island from our renovation in Blockhouse Bay is installed a good distance from the counters

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                    L Shaped Kitchen from our Stanmore Bay renovation with a large island with  bar stools and a hob

                     

                    On the contrary if there is too little space between the island and the stove then you cannot have more than 1 person comfortably cooking and prepping in the area. Also, most island do have storage cabinets built into them and they should be able to comfortably open and not collide with the parallel countertops or yourself.

                    4.Place the Cooktop and Kitchen first within your kitchen design

                    A good rule of thumb is always to figure out where the sink, cooktop and the dishwasher goes before deciding on other designated areas. The sink and cooktop are the areas where most of the action happens in the kitchen. Designers often first decide on these elements before designating areas for preparation of storage cabinets. Also ensure that there is ample room around the sink and cooktop. If you have a large island with quite a bit of surface area, then you can install your sink on it as it could provide you with lots of area to work with.

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                    Everything should comfortably open and not obstruct the pathway or any other fixture in a functional kitchen design (Image courtesy Room Sketcher.com: https://www.roomsketcher.com/blog/kitchen-layout-ideas/)

                    5.Be smart about where you place your cooktop

                    Ventilation is very important in kitchens so that there is not too much moisture in the kitchen. Too much humidity and moisture in your kitchen will end up making your walls mouldy and ruin your furniture especially if its an open plan setting. You can install a cooktop on your island, but it will be expensive to install a good ventilation system and you will have no splashback to catch all the splatters. Hence, we recommend our clients to install their cooktops on an exterior wall where installing a ventilation system becomes easier, plus you will be able to install and splashback.

                    6.Keep Vertical Storage in Mind

                    Storage is one of the most important components of a functional kitchen design. A kitchen can be beautifully designed but if it lacks storage then it makes for a bad kitchen design. Not everyone has the choice of having large and spacious kitchens with numerous storage cabinets for storage. However, a lack of space however does not have to equate to lack of storage in small kitchen designs. You can consider installing wall-mounted vertical storage that is reachable by kitchen ladders. A moveable ladder can be included into your kitchen design, and you can store products that you use regularly in the top cabinets. In order to give your kitchen design more depth, you can also place hooks and open shelves on the walls.

                    7.Create a Floor Plan and Visualize Your Kitchen in 3D

                    Once you have decided on materials, dimensions, and aesthetics of your kitchen, make sure that you create a 3D plan for your kitchen. Most renovation companies like ours provide 3D drawings for clients so that the client can visualise the kitchen before manufacturing and installation begins. Even if you are doing a DIY project, it is always a good idea to generate 3D drawings for a kitchen via an app or a designer.

                    7 Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Functional 

                    1. Vertical Wall Storage 

                    when planning your kitchen layout design, you’d always want to consider a functional kitchen design. Having storage in your kitchen plays a huge part in making your kitchen functional. Create organizational central by using magnets, hooks, and rods. use vertical wall storage in your kitchen as it’s a great idea for any size kitchen and there are a variety of customisable layout options.

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                    Vertical Wall Storage | Photo Credit – iStock

                    2. Live On The Big Island 

                    in your kitchen plans NZ, always plan for an island if possible. A kitchen island is a place where everyone gathers and can act as extra storage space. Consider a kitchen island in your kitchen layout design as it makes your kitchen more functional.

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                    3. Hidden, Not Forgotten 

                    Our kitchen designers Auckland recommend that you think about installing a two tiered carousel to free up counter space and make the most of corner cabinet storage. This is a great idea to consider in your kitchen layout ideas NZ as you can store both often used and infrequently used goods hidden away but within easy reach.

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                    Two Tiered Carousel

                    4. Clean Lined Cooktop 

                    For your designer new kitchen, think about using a flat glass ceramic cooktop if your kitchen has limited counter space. This kitchen plans NZ works regardless of which kitchen style you’re after, thanks to it’s streamlined shape, and complements the kitchen.

                    5. Spiced Up Organisation 

                    Creating a functional kitchen design may be tricky as there are many elements to consider. Purchase small containers to fill up drawers with all the different spices you own. Have a designated drawer that is dedicated to only spices that would take your organisation to the next level.

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                    Pantry with pull out drawers

                    6. Keep Continuity In Mind

                    You don’t need to spend big to get the functional kitchen design you’re after. To get a unified, finished kitchen layout design, opt for kitchen appliances covered in integrated doors that complement your cabinets.

                    7. Illumination Innovations 

                    Nobody likes fumbling around in the dark for something, even if it is to find a flashlight. In your kitchen plans NZ, purchase some plug in lighting strips with motion sensors to install into your drawers. To create a functional kitchen design, having good kitchen lighting is the way to go.

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                    Lighting on the splashback


                    6 Most common Layouts for your Kitchen design – Which one is right for your space?

                    Now that we have discussed the essential dimensions and distances required for a functional kitchen design, lets discuss the 6 most popular kitchen design layouts of today.  A good layout will help you maximise the space available to give you a functional kitchen for your family.

                    A kitchen is different from all the other rooms in a home as ergonomics has a huge role to play in its design plan. Getting the right heights and distance between objects is important for its functionality.

                    1.U-shaped kitchen

                    U shaped kitchens work well if you have a lot of space available. U-shaped kitchens have counters on three walls of the kitchen forming a U shape. These types of kitchens offer ample space to eat, cook and entertain. Larger U-shaped kitchens can also accommodate an island in the middle to provide additional bench space.

                    U shaped kitchens are usually found in a standalone room of itself or in the corner of a large room. The modern U-shaped kitchen has evolved from being made on three walls into an L-shaped kitchen with a disconnected island to for a U shape. This allows people the flexibility to enjoy an open planned living which is the most popular style today.

                     

                     

                    Project specifications + Photos Guru and Neeta’s modern U-shaped Kitchen Project

                    If you do have a small kitchen then a U shaped kitchen is possible to have but opt for the modern U-shape design with an L-shaped kitchen and a narrow island that can double as a breakfast bar.

                    Project specifications + PhotosAmber and Craig’s U shaped Kitchen renovation in Hillsborough

                    5 Ideas for U Shaped Kitchen Designs

                    1. Central Dining Table 

                    If your kitchen layout design has enough space, consider adding a kitchen island in your kitchen plans NZ. Having a kitchen island adds additional storage and can be used as a gathering point. If you happen to have a large kitchen, instead of adding a kitchen island, add a dining table. Having a dining table might be more comfortable than gathering around an island.

                    2. Add Depth With Paint 

                    Having a U shaped designer new kitchen can become too boxy. In your kitchen plans NZ, include some dark paint on a singular wall. If you happen to have a kitchen island add dark paint to the base of it. This will help create a focal point in your kitchen and add depth to the space.

                    3. Pendant Lighting 

                    Having a large kitchen requires you to consider lighting as you’d want to ensure the kitchen is well lit. Our kitchen designers Auckland  suggest that you hang some pendant lighting in the middle of the room to above a dining area. This way it will help define the area and make the kitchen more welcoming.

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                    Pendant Lighting in Kitchen | Photo Credit – Unsplash

                    4. Open Shelving 

                    In your kitchen layout ideas NZ, plan to have some floating/open shelves to replace some cabinet spaces as it will open the room. To create an inviting atmosphere, be sure to add décor elements and keep the space orgnaised.

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                    Open Shelving in Kitchen | Photo Credit – Unsplash

                    5. Create An Entertaining Space 

                    Creating a functional kitchen design has many elements to it before it becomes functional. A kitchen has always been somewhat of an entertaining space. If you’re a fan of hosting parties at your house, make sure there is space for you to converse with guests while cooking or preparing meals.

                    2.L-shaped kitchens

                    An L shaped kitchen is great for small spaces like apartments and units. They are different from U-shaped kitchens as they have one less wall where you can put counters and storage. It is great for small families, couples or single inhabitants of a house.

                    While there is less counterspace and storage available in an L-shaped kitchen, it is a more cohesive design for smaller spaces. With ingenuity and some innovation, you can maximise s