When Is The Best Time To Renovate Your Kitchen?

Have you ever looked around your kitchen and thought that your appliances need upgrading and that it looks like it has aged the last decade?

Maybe it is time to renovate your kitchen. However, you would want to make sure that your dream kitchen is installed quickly and seamlessly. Here are a few things you have to consider before taking the leap:

1) Affordability – This is what many consider to be the most important. You would want to make sure it fits your budget and that there are no hidden costs. When you ask Craftbuilt Kitchens for a quote, we make sure there are no add-ons. Everything discussed is included in writing prior to the installation.

If you feel that you still need finance to fund the new kitchen, you can apply for a loan with confidence knowing that what you are asking for covers everything. Craftbuilt Kitchens also provide a 10-year guarantee including a copy of guarantee provisions with insurance cover on the total price of the work, not just the cabinetry. This should help your lender to decide in your favour.

2) Seasonal Demand – Seasonal factors can slow down the progress of the new kitchen. It can upset the plans and budgets. However, seasonal demand is not a big issue for Craftbuilt Kitchens because we cater locally. We work with locals who work to our schedule and we have expert tradesmen whose work quality we trust.

3) Time – Craftbuilt Kitchens’ installation teams remove the old kitchen and install the new one on the same day. The only exception is stone bench tops, which require a little more time. We don’t want your food stuck in an Esky and your pantry goods in boxes in the dining room while the kitchen is a mess for days.

At the end of the day, you decide how it fits with your needs and Craftbuilt Kitchens deliver.

Clean Out Unwanted Kitchen Items For Cash

Are you planning to renovate your kitchen? Planning something new for the kitchen is the perfect time to offload unwanted items that are cluttering around the place. Out with the old, in with the new!

But if you are clever, this is also an opportunity to earn some extra cash.

This way, you are hitting two birds with one stone – get rid of old and outdated things, and fund your kitchen renovation!

Make a Plan

Go through each drawer and cabinet. Even the smallest items can rake in some cash. Think of the items you have never used but can be useful for someone else. There are some that are not even worth selling but can be donated to charity instead. Lastly, if selling or donating these items won’t make the cut, it is straight to the rubbish bin then.

Check the Pricetag

There are a lot of websites that can help you out in selling your unwanted items. Others opt to hold a garage sale or make a stand at the local flea market. Whatever your choice may be, make sure to check out your favourite shopping websites to see the asking price of similar items. Set a price that is competitive but fair. Try not to set the price too high or else buyers will ignore your listing.

Clean the Stuff!

Once you’ve already sorted the items you want to sell off or give away, it is time to bring out the gloves and cleaning tools. They may be unwanted things but other people may be willing to take them off your hands if they are looking their best! For pieces like the oven and the fridge, be prepared to take out shelves and panels, then put it all back together again.

Take Great Photos

If you’re planning to post these items online, a great picture is always an eye-catcher. Don’t forget to write a description with the model numbers and product specs, too.


Be Prepared

Some buyers may want to ask for more information and negotiate on a particular item. Remember that the aim is to get rid of these items. Don’t be greedy and hold out for an extra five or ten dollars. You could be left with it.

Once your kitchen is clear from clutter, then it is going to be easy for renovators like Craftbuilt Kitchens to install your new kitchen. Our expert tradesmen and installers can move around quickly in a clean and clutter-free space. Craftbuilt Kitchens undertake to install every new kitchen within the timeframe discussed. This makes it possible for you to settle in quicker.

A New Modern Kitchen For Valentine’s Day

Christmas has come and gone. Most have already cleared away their presents and decorations. The holiday season may be over but there is another occasion coming up. Valentine’s is a day of celebration for lovers and romantics. Those who celebrate the day mark the event with a gift, an evening out to dinner and even a movie.

Almost everyone around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. However, many of us don’t know the origin of this heart-warming tradition. During your romantic meal or while you are making the final touches to that special home-cooked feast for two, you can regale the story with your special someone. It started with a story about someone who sacrificed in the name of love.

On February 14th, the eve of the feast of Lupercalia, the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and drawn by the Roman boys. They were then partnered for the festival. At times they would fall in love and eventually marry. When Emperor Claudius II was in power, he was having difficulty getting men to join his army and believed it was due to a hesitancy to leave behind loved ones and lovers. As a result, he voided engagements and marriages. A priest named Saint Valentine was sympathetic to those wanting to join in a wedded union and married the couples in secret. When he was found out he was sentenced to death and consequently befriended by the daughter of the jail guard. She offered so much friendship and solstice before his death that when his time came, on February 14th, he left her a note thanking her and signing it “Love from your Valentine.” And so began the tradition.

It was quite a dramatic story. It is a testimony of great sacrifice for something that we can all take for granted at times.

This Valentine’s Day, make sure your loved one feels appreciated. You can purchase your partner any number of beautiful gifts and cook many tasty meals. But the best gift of all is something that lasts a lifetime. Something practical and used daily. How about giving your loved one a new functional kitchen to prepare future meals in? By talking to a qualified kitchen designer you can turn a disorganised and old kitchen into something that is a pleasure to be in. And most of all, functional in every way possible.

By visiting our Craftbuilt Kitchens showroom in Brisbane you can start “shopping” for ideas that will eventually become a fantastic kitchen, your perfect Valentine’s Day gift.