your guide to a quick kitchen reno

Renovating your kitchen doesn’t need to take months! Check out our guide to a quick kitchen reno to help you turnaround your new kitchen in no time!

If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen quickly, then kaboodle is the one for you! Our modular cabinets are designed to fit into most spaces and come in standard sizes ranging from 150mm – 1000mm. Most of our modular cabinets are available to take home today (usually off the shelf) or via quick delivery (usually delivered to your local store within 7 days), making them a perfect choice for a fast turnaround! Selected modular doors and panels and benchtops are also available in this quick timeframe.

available colours in our catalogue 

doors and panels

The below colour options are available to take home today or via quick delivery…  

  • mocha latte

  • antique white

  • egg white


Our modular benchtops are also perfect if you’re after a benchtop in a hurry and are happy to cut it yourself!

  • coconut ice

  • almond brittle

  • vanilla cream

  • pepper leaf

  • riverstone

  • flint stone

  • bamboo

  • hickory maple

  • squid ink

  • black granite

what should I prepare before planning a kitchen renovation? 

  1. The cost: consider your budget and research the average cost of a kitchen renovation. Based on your kitchen size and renovation scale, kitchen renovation cost in New Zealand ranges from $5,000 to $60,000.  

  2. The design and layout: Think about the design and layout you want for your new kitchen. Consider your lifestyle and what you want your kitchen to achieve - maybe you need more storage space or an open-plan area for entertaining.

  3. Explore different ideas: Browse different kitchen renovation ideas to inspire you and help you make informed decisions about suitable materials, finishes, and colours. Don’t hesitate to browse our inspiration gallery for flat pack kitchen and modern kitchen design ideas. 

top tips when renovating your kitchen on a budget

  1. Plan and budget ahead of time to set a realistic budget for your kitchen renovation.

  2. Consider refacing or repainting your existing cabinets instead of replacing them. 

  3. Opt for cost-effective materials, such as laminate or vinyl flooring, instead of more expensive options like hardwood or stone.

  4. Shop around for deals and discounts on appliances, fixtures, and materials to help cut costs.

  5. Focus on making small cosmetic changes, like updating the hardware on cabinets and drawers or adding a fresh coat of paint, to give your kitchen a new look without spending too much money.

  6. Do a D.I.Y project to save on labour and project management costs. However, you need to consider hiring a professional for specialised tasks like plumbing or electrical. 

how frequently should you renovate your kitchen?

The frequency of refreshing your kitchen's design depends on your personal preferences and lifestyle, as well as the quality of your current kitchen's fixtures and fittings. A full kitchen renovation is typically done every 10-15 years, but this can vary depending on a few factors, including: 

  1. If your cabinetry and fixtures are starting to look old and outdated, it may be time for some changes in your kitchen. 

  2. As time passes, our needs tend to evolve. Perhaps you require more storage space, an area for communal gatherings, or a designated workspace. Adapting your kitchen to your changing needs can enhance your ability to entertain guests and facilitate new projects.

  3. Since the kitchen is a heavily used area, it is inevitable that certain parts may become damaged or broken over time. Kitchen appliances may start to malfunction, drawers may become difficult to close, and scratches, dents, and stains can take away from the overall appearance of your kitchen. As time passes, these issues can become more pronounced and impact the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your kitchen.

  4. To enhance the value of your house, upgrading your kitchen can make a significant difference. Prospective buyers are more inclined towards properties with modern and updated kitchens, as they do not want to invest in renovations themselves.

Regular maintenance of your kitchen appliances, cabinets, and countertops can also help prolong their lifespan and delay the need for a full renovation.

choose kaboodle to build the kitchen of your dreams

Our off the shelf products will not disappoint and will allow you to create the perfect kitchen in your home, quickly! Choose from kitchen handles, kitchen cabinets, open wall shelves, cupboards, benchtops, and more. For some inspo, check out this kitchen that was designed using only modular products *splashback not included.

Plus, we have a complete catalogue of learning resources to help you assemble your kitchen, making the process smooth and easy. Check out our how-to videos and assembly instructions for help.

So, what’s stopping you? Head into your local Bunnings Warehouse today and start your next DIY project!