Picture from Getty
Not that there's much to see in this pic, but I love the open shelving and the crispness... I was all ready to go white everything (my usual first choice!) but then I saw the cover of this IKEA kitchens catalogue and basically want this colour theme - white cabinets, dark grey glass splashback (without the twig feature, as nice as it is) and lime-washed beechwood benchtops.
Love this look
So combine these two pics and HOPEFULLY that's what our kitchen will look like. For under $10,000. Think it's doable? I do. Here's my plan (so far): flatpax cabinets from Bunnings. I've already worked out the measurements and added it up: $2000 for whole room. I think I can get the appliances for around $2000, I'll have my builder quote me the open shelves (I'm thinking maybe $1500) and that leaves a fair bit for all the rest. I actually think we'll get it all done for about $8000, but always better to go a bit over to make room for any surprises!
So, my question to fellow renovators is this: Has anyone put in a Bunnings flatpax kitchen and if so, how do you find it? They seem fine to me - to me a cabinet is a cabinet (they're all pretty much made out of the same stuff despite the ridiculous prices some places charge) and I'd rather put my money into the things that'll get more wear like the benchtop and appliances.
Would love to hear your thoughts and what people spent on their kitchens. Am I in dreamland thinking I can get it done for under $10K?????????