The Kalaramases are a young, budget-conscious family with two small kids who love to help out in the kitchen! They've wanted a kitchen spruce up ever since moving into their current home, but have previously been deterred by the cost. They needed a kid-friendly and affordable solution for their kitchen
and outdoor space.
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The existing space

Seven years after they bought their house – the Kalamarases found their dated and impractical kitchen just wasn't cutting it. A lack of dining space had to be addressed, and two young kids meant that more space and practical solutions were crucial. As a kitchen renovation was previously ruled out because of the cost, we were keen to show the Kalamarases that we could improve their home without spending a fortune.

THE
PLAN
"If we had somewhere to sit down and eat, we could have a conversation."
"I don't mind getting my hands dirty – I'd love to strip this kitchen out!"

Considering the options

The Kalamarases used the IKEA 3D Kitchen Planner to test drive different kitchen styles, cabinets and bench top colours (to replace the much–hated green bench top) before deciding on the final design.

TAKING
SHAPE
"I'm a sparky by trade. I'm always doing other people's kitchens and never had a chance to do my own. So this is perfect."

Work in progress

Combining Dad's skills as an electrician with some help from an installer made light work of the installation process.

A
SPACE
FOR
LIVING
"I'm sure we'll use it a lot more. It's opened up the whole kitchen."
"The lights are LED so they're all energy efficient."

The space after

The result? Brag-worthy finishes, kid friendly, soft close drawers and one very happy family who wouldn't change a single thing about their new kitchen and outdoor living space. All without breaking the bank.

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GNOSJÖ/APPLÅD kitchen with soft closing doors & drawers, water saving tap
$4255 $ 3379 For 6 appliances shown, add $3164
Finance this complete kitchen and appliance purchase of $6543 over 24 months for $65/week* *Terms and conditions apply
GNOSJÖ/APPLÅD kitchen with soft closing doors & drawers, water saving tap
$4255 $ 3379 For 6 appliances shown, add $3164
Finance this complete kitchen and appliance purchase of $6543 over 24 months for $65/week* *Terms and conditions apply