Kitchen Renovation Toolkit


Whether building a kitchen from scratch or giving your current one a facelift, this resource is your step by step guide from start to finish.

The Kitchen Renovation Toolkit includes 80+ pages of practical and easy to follow information covering all the important key phases:

  • Your Project Brief
  • The Perfect Design
  • Your Budget
  • Evaluating Quotes
  • Contract & Plans
  • The Build
  • The Handover
  • Other Useful Links & Templates
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    Our Build in Common Kitchen Toolkit is designed to take the uncertainty out of your project and empower you to understand and take control of your kitchen renovation. Knowing what a kitchen build process involves will take the guesswork out of your renovation, save you time and avoid costly mistakes.

    How will this Toolkit help you?

    The kitchen is often called the ‘hub’ of the home. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive to build. Why? Because it uses almost every building trade imaginable for just one room. You will need plumbing, electrics, cabinets, plaster, tiles, glass, stone, flooring…so if you’re going to do it, know what you are in for before you start, understand who will be responsible for what and most importantly, do it well!

    Our Toolkit guides you through the fundamental questions:

    Who? What? When? Where? Why? and finally the How?

    This resource is in a comprehensive Q&A format tailored specifically to suit you and your needs and wants, not the industry’s; something that has never done before!

    No need for lengthy courses, painful studying or confusing builder opinions, because we have done the hard work for you! We have taken what many experience as endless hours of frustration and aggravation, and used our professional experience working in the building/renovating industry to create this easy, step-by-step guide to make you feel confident, informed and ultimately the BOSS.

    How to use the Kitchen Renovation Toolkit

    • Open up and follow the guide. We’ve created the chapters in the toolkits in the sequence that the industry works. So by following the steps you’ll have paid attention to when and what is important in the building process, which means you will avoid costly mistakes.
    • You will know what to expect and be well prepared to avoid the “hidden nasty surprises”. No use being at the finish line if the track hasn’t been designed right or built yet. Like the saying goes “Planning to fail is failing to plan”
    • Take your time to digest the information. Go back over a section and re-read questions as many times as you need to. There is a lot of information in the building world that you will come across, so do it at your pace!
    • We have written the Toolkits in a unique way with the special ingredient being the comprehensive Q&A format. We give you all the RIGHT questions to ask yourself and the building professionals before, during and after, so write notes as you go along. Your answers are vital to making sure you get your vision right, you get the best out of the experts, get the service you deserve and get the project you dream of
    • Take the toolkit with you when on-site or meeting building professionals. It will keep you on track, keeps you focused and keeps the building experts accountable.
    • Your Toolkit comes in a beautiful large folder, for you to use as your project management tool. Keep all your drawings, invoices, quotes and information in the Toolkit so you always the details at your fingertips.

    Customer Review

    Kim, Single Mum, NSW
    “Thank you Build In Common for helping to smooth the way with my recent kitchen renovation. This was my first renovation, and as a single mum, I was feeling completely out of my depth, despite months of research. I had arrived at what I thought was my final design brief, that was until I read your checklist and realised I had missed a few key considerations! Once that was adjusted, and I had completed my negotiations with my kitchen design company, I was able to again use your toolkit to make sure the contract I was signing was comprehensive and included everything it should. The installation was a success!

    On a separate note, I also had the house painted at the same time, to do a complete refresh. A few months later I had an issue with ‘sweating paint’. Not being sure who to turn to, I asked the question of Build in Common and they kindly investigated the matter for me. It turns out it is a real thing, and I was able to contact my painter and have the problem fixed very quickly.

    Thanks for all of your help Build in Common, you made a stressful process so much more manageable and helped provide me with the confidence that I was covering all of the necessary angles.”