Kitchen Renovations Brighton



An entertainers’ kitchen, sleek and minimal or full of storage solutions, our team will eagerly work with you to discover the right design for your lifestyle. That’s the kind of kitchen renovation services we deliver at reasonable prices. From modern appliances to maximising accessibility and futureproofing or utilising space for storage, we’ll ensure form meets function for you.

Our team of estimators and interior designers work closely to achieve the best design and functional outcome without compromising quality.

Benefits of Using Cornerstone Property Group

  • Quality bespoke cabinetry in a wide range of popular colours from all the leading suppliers
  • Aesthetic benchtops to suit your budget in stone, porcelain, or laminate
  • Trusted appliances from all the leading brands
  • Interior design advice to navigate you through the process
  • Full project management from demolition to completion

Our key kitchen renovation considerations:

  • Layout functionality and efficiency
  • Aesthetically pleasing with optimum storage
  • Upmost quality fixtures and finishes to budget
  • Style selection to best suit your property

To achieve the kind of kitchen you want, let Cornerstone be your choice kitchen renovation company in Brighton. Get in touch with our friendly team today!


How much does a kitchen cost?

Like bathrooms, kitchens can vary a lot in price as there are so many considerations for this space. Layout is key to any well designed and functional kitchen and this can impact the price a lot. Whether you keep the layout the same (cheapest), or you move it around, or even completely relocate the kitchen (most expensive) will alter the price. Existing plumbing, electrical, and structural elements (windows, doorways) can also dictate the layout if your budget isn’t flexible.

An often forgotten or overlooked cost is electrical and plumbing. Electrical changes or upgrades can add thousands to your kitchen. For example, if you want an induction cooktop and there is not enough power actually coming into your property it would need to be changed with your power company. Another example is if your mains switchboard doesn’t meet electrical standards and needs to be upgraded to accommodate modern appliances. You then also need to consider lighting! Things like LED strip lighting, pendants over islands, these all add up. Luckily our team is very experienced in identifying these potential issues and making you aware of the costs so there are no nasty surprises.

Other considerations for Kitchens that affect pricing are things like flooring, bench tops, splashback types and appliances. A lot of kitchen companies don’t include flooring, so it is important when comparing quotes if a company is providing new flooring and one isn’t. Cornerstone Property Group can quote for your flooring as well especially if a company is providing new flooring and one isn’t. This can increase the price by several thousand dollars.

Cabinetry and bench tops are perhaps the most varied costing of a kitchen and there are literally hundreds of options and a myriad of prices! Draws vs cupboards, soft close vs regular hinges, convenience, ergonomics, and budget are all factors that need to be balanced. Getting into the cabinet finishes, again the mind is blown with options. Starting at the crem de la crem is 2 pack sprayed cabinets, hard wearing and fully customisable to any colour you desire and natural timbers. Then moving down the price chain are things such as thermo laminated (fully profiled one piece), to non-reflective fingerprint resistant products, to standard cut and edged laminate. Luckily our Interior Designer can help navigate this for you.

When it comes to bench tops, stone is by far the most expensive. There are heaps of options from marble or natural stone (most expensive), to engineered stone (YDL, Caesarstone etc), Porcelain panels, and then laminates (cheapest). Laminates have come a long way to mimic stone over the years at a fraction of the cost. The choice all depends on budget and the application or purpose for doing the kitchen makeover.

Appliances (oven, cooktop, rangehood & dishwasher) can vary considerably, however you don’t have to break the bank to get good quality at affordable prices. A basic builders or entry level package will set you back between $2,000-$2,500, whereas a good quality mid-range brands such as Bosch or Westinghouse will cost between $3,000-$4,000. On the other end of the scale popular premium brands such as Smeg and Miele, you can expect to pay in the vicinity of $6,500 +. If you are after the ultimate deluxe appliances, then Gaggenau packages will set you back a minimum of $20,000.

At Cornerstone Property Group we work with our clients budget to ensure we are creating value whilst maintaining good quality products with longevity.

Starting Price – $25,000
A full makeover of your existing room (smaller size), with no structural or layout changes using standard laminate cabinets and bench tops.

$25,000 – $35,000
In addition to above with Stone benchtops, designer laminate and layout changes.

$35,000 +
Your dream Kitchen with all the bells and whistles.

Don’t take our word for pricing, we have gathered some helpful information below from some trusted and reliable sources in Open Agent and Domain.

Kitchen FAQs

I’ve never renovated before, what help will you give me?

Our team of experts from Customer Service to our Interior Designer and Project Manager will guide you every step of the way. This will ensure it is not only a successful renovation but an enjoyable one.  Every client and their needs are different; thus, the level of help and support is tailored.  At the end of the day clients can be as involved or uninvolved as they like. We have clients from across the country and overseas we do absolutely everything for. They can approve and select items from the comfort of their lounge!

How long does the renovation take?

The time varies dependent on the materials selected.  For a basic custom laminate kitchen (stock or standard colours) we can turn this around in approx. 4 weeks with a tiled splashback. For customers under extremely tight time frames that are looking to refresh their kitchen quickly and either sell the property or rent it out Ikea can be a good option. In a lot of cases Ikea has everything on the shelf ready to go (plain colours) so this can be done in 2-3 weeks if everything is available.

The average kitchen that has Polytec or Laminex cabinets and a stone benchtop will take approx. 6 weeks to complete depending on the selected materials availability.  For a more bespoke kitchen with 2 pack cabinets and stone this will be approx. 6-8 weeks.

Can I live in my home whilst the works are done?

Absolutely, our team of professionals can work around you and your family.  A few considerations to think of though are:

  • The kitchen will be out of action for the duration of works, so this can be a fairly big consideration.
  • There will be noise. If you are working from home there will be noise an disruption.
  • It is a building site, as tidy and clean as we are there will be materials, tools and items that we need on site, and unless you have a garage or space for these it can get challenging.

Do you arrange plumbing and electrical?

Yes, we have our trusted partners that work for us so you only have to deal with the one company and project manager making the process simple and easy.

Do you supply everything?

We sure do, from the sink and tap to appliances we supply absolutely everything for your job so you don’t have to worry.

Can I supply appliances?

Yes you can, or simply pick what you want and we can procure them.

What brands can I choose from?

Cornerstone’s preferred suppliers are Polytec (cabinets) and YDL (stone), however we do have access to all major and local suppliers if you have a specific preference.

What is the warranty?

2 years non-structural, 6 years structural for the works.  Appliances and kitchen materials are subject to their own product warranties.

Can I do some of the work myself?

Unfortunately not.  If you are wanting to do some of the work or engage your own plumber for example we are not the right company for you.  We offer a fully project managed solution that is built on years of experience.  We can’t warrant other people’s work and we need unrestricted exclusive access to the area to be able to warrant our work.

How long will the works take?

Once all materials are selected and confirmed as being in stock, from start to finish we can have works completed in 6-8 weeks.  This time frame is based on a full internal renovation with all our offered elements.  From acceptance of our proposal to commencement of works there is approx. 2-3 weeks worth of work to be done with our Interior Designer, selecting and procuring all of the materials and items.  From acceptance to commencement of works a minimum of 3 weeks would be required (depending on our lead times as well).