How to recycle and revamp the heart of your home
1 Create your mood board
Decide on your colour palette, then gather paint swatches, tile samples, pictures, accessories to create it.
2 Strip the room
Remove old appliances such as the microwave, stovetop, rangehood and oven, and pull out the sink. Keep utilities in the same spots to save reno dollars.
3 Remove cabinetry
Remove doors and carcasses of wall cabinets using a drill-driver. Then take out benchtops and handles on base cabinets.
4 Demolish the splashback
Use a hammer and chisel to prise tiles off wall. Patch wall in preparation for new tiles, here laid in a herringbone pattern.
5 Install new benchtops
Measure, cut and lay new benches. Think Solid offers seamless joins, and is scratch and stain resistant, visit thinkbenchtops.com.au.
6 Replace the sink and appliances
Made of a durable composite granite, a Silgranit double sink with drainage board and pull-out tap is practical and hygienic. If you are replacing your appliances, have a look at the new black glass ovens and compact appliances from Bosch. Combining a sleek, premium design with intuitive features, the new Series 8 black glass range provides a contemporary edge to your kitchen design. Perfect for those looking for something different.
Add in some small DIY projects
Project 1: WINE RACK
Take advantage of the wasted space above a wall cabinet and install a custom-made wine holder. Built using benchtop timber and dowels it’s a cut, drill, glue and screw job.
Project 2: HANGING SHELVES
Create above-island storage without adding bulk or blocking sightlines with open timber-and-dowel shelves. The white top panel disappears into the ceiling.
To get your free project sheet with all the step-by-step instructions for this wine rack and hanging shelves, click here and download it. It’s super simple and you’ll have it instantly!