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The Cost of a Kitchen Renovation in 2018

The Cost of a Kitchen Renovation in 2018

Kitchens are one of the most commonly renovated rooms in a house. Not just here in Perth, but around the world. Given that Ross’s Discount Home Centre specialise in renovation products for kitchens in Perth, I meet a lot of DIY home renovators.  And if there is one thing I’ve noticed in my dealings with these DIY enthusiasts, it’s that most of them have not properly budgeted for their kitchen renovations. If you’re planning to undergo a kitchen renovation this…

The Best Subway Tile Patterns for a Kitchen

The Best Subway Tile Patterns for a Kitchen

Most kitchens are designed with a particular look and style, whether it is traditional or modern. However, most kitchens tend to look out-dated in a few years no matter how well they’ve been designed. Thankfully, you can give your kitchen a fresh and trendy look simply by replacing your tiles. While there are several tiles which are suitable for use in kitchens, subway tiles are one type of tile that never goes out of trend. Subway tiles are cost-effective, incredibly…

Organise your Kitchen and Reap the Benefits

Organise your Kitchen and Reap the Benefits

Are you planning an upcoming kitchen renovation for your Perth home? If you are then let me tell you that you’re certainly not alone. In fact, thousands of homeowners undertake a kitchen renovation every year. Whether you’re giving your kitchen a total renovation or simply looking to improve on your existing kitchen, one of the most important elements to consider is functionality. In fact, according to Houzz.com.au 2017 Australia Houzz & Home Study, improving functionality was the second highest priority…

Simple hacks to give your kitchen a cheap renovation

Simple hacks to give your kitchen a cheap renovation

Kitchen renovations are incredibly common here in Perth, with plenty of homeowners undergoing a renovation every year. However, kitchen renovations do not come cheap. In fact, they are anything from it. According to Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Survey, 23% of homeowners spent more than $40K on their kitchen renovation, 38% spent between $20K-$40K and the remaining 39% spent up to $20K. While even $20K is a lot of money, you can successfully pull-off a cheap kitchen renovation that will save…

How to save money on your kitchen renovation

How to save money on your kitchen renovation

If you’re planning to renovation your kitchen, then I’m sure you’re looking to reduce costs wherever possible. No doubt you’ve come across figures that say replacing a kitchen in Perth will cost around $22,000 for a budget kitchen, $34,000 for a luxurious kitchen and $40,000 for a high-end kitchen. However, recent surveys reveal that the average spend is $14,600 for spaces under 10m² and $22,600 for spaces over 10m². And while these are less than what the former figures suggest,…

5 renovation mistakes that will destroy your dream kitchen

5 renovation mistakes that will destroy your dream kitchen

If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, I’m sure you’re all excited and ready to get started. However, I must remind you – kitchen renovations, or any type of home renovation for that matter, are a major project. While kitchen renovations are both time consuming and costly, if not planned well, your dream kitchen can become nothing but that, a dream. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I’ve heard way too many horror stories regarding kitchens in…

6 sensation ovens that will make your kitchen!

6 sensation ovens that will make your kitchen!

If you’re renovating your kitchen or building a new home, no doubt you’re looking at ovens in Perth. Your choice of oven can affect the entire design of your kitchen, especially if you choose a freestanding oven. While traditional ovens may offer more features than freestanding ovens, this trend is changing quickly. With modern freestanding ovens offering a lot in terms of features, you may as well go for a freestanding unit. Do note that despite freestanding ovens being made…

5 kitchen appliances you need in your life!

5 kitchen appliances you need in your life!

Time and again, every homeowner needs to upgrade or purchase new kitchen appliances in Perth. While some kitchen appliances, such as a refrigerator, have now become necessity items, others are still considered luxury appliances. Even today, with improved design and a wider selection, the essential items continue to improve. Modern appliances offer better functionality and higher energy efficiency to your kitchen duties and electricity bills. Being Ross’s head of purchasing, I often help our customers purchase kitchen appliances. Over time,…

7 things you need to know about induction cooktops

7 things you need to know about induction cooktops

Are you considering getting a new cooktop for your kitchen? If so, you have three options on hand, namely induction cooktops, gas cooktops and electric cooktops. According to Houzz.com.au, when replacing appliances, gas cooktops are the preferred option (49%). However, this changes when it comes to building a new home or renovating an existing kitchen. In this case, home owners are more likely to choose induction cooktops (28%) over electric cooktops (22%). As Ross’s purchasing head, I certainly know all…

The essential guide to planning a new kitchen

The essential guide to planning a new kitchen

Are you thinking about designing a new kitchen? While designing a new kitchen can mean a lot of work, it allows you to have an attractive and functional space that is tailed to your needs. The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home, so if you’re unhappy with your existing layout, maybe it’s time to plan for a renovation. According to Houzz, 86% of Australians spend over 2 hours each day in their kitchen, which is…

Cooking with Gas – How to choose the best gas cooktop

Cooking with Gas – How to choose the best gas cooktop

If you’re building a new kitchen or undergoing a renovation, no doubt a cooktop is on your list. Cooktops are the most important part of a kitchen – after all cooktops are heavily used to cook many meals. When it comes to buying cooktops in Perth, there are several options– induction, gas and electric cooktops. According to Houzz.com.au, gas cooktops lead the way among homeowners replacing appliances at 49%, which in itself is a testament to the popularity that they…

10 Splashback Tiles to consider for your Kitchen Renovation

10 Splashback Tiles to consider for your Kitchen Renovation

If you’re looking to update your kitchen splashback, then it seems you’re not alone. According to Houzz’s 2016 US Kitchen Study, a new splashback (88%) was one of the top kitchen upgrade features among renovating homeowners behind sinks and taps (89%) and countertops (93%).  Furthermore, their 2013 Kitchen Study listed the top choices for splashbacks and tiles was the clear winner (50%) followed by other materials including glass, countertop material, granite, marble, paint, stone slab and stainless steel. Continue reading…