Eltham North Before and After Kitchen Renovation

Eltham North Before and After Kitchen Renovation

A perfect Before and After transformation in this DIY kitchen renovation.

This old-style kitchen with almost plyboard cabinetry, green speckled benchtops and dark timber pantry doors were so ripe for renovation.

When designing with Mary at Kitchen Shack Preston much discussion occurred around what worked and what didn’t in this space.

The discussions led the Designer to create a U-Shape Kitchen like the existing space.

The 3D Kitchen Design, visually helped our clients to see that the layout and flow of the existing kitchen worked well but required a few modifications for the family.

As the hallway to the right of the kitchen was wide enough for traffic without breaking the functionality of the kitchen, it was kept the same. However, removing the wall oven tower gave the kitchen a more open feeling. The clever use of white further enhances the open space. Replacing the pantry doors with white instead of dark timber also helped to unify the whole spac

The excitement of these clients grew with the effective new rangehood and large under bench oven becoming a central hub for the new kitchen.

This fresh white kitchen is a clear improvement from the old to the new.

DIY Kitchen Renovations like this one not only saved the client money but helped them to divert funds that helped them fully complete the renovation. The extra funds from cabinetry savings were spent on updating the flooring and adding some beautiful penny round tiles.  The beautiful tiles complement the kitchen and simply sets the scene. The addition of the waterfall benchtop finishes the kitchen beautifully and also protects cabinetry from traffic passing by.

This is the freshest space we have seen for a long time and one of our favourite parts is the pantry that provides ample storage space. The kitchen functionality is further enhanced by the pot drawers and the corner lazy susan. Both ensure storage within the kitchen zone is maximised.

This Eltham North home now has a bright, open kitchen space all at a fraction of the price you would expect to pay, without compromising on quality, backed by a 10 year guarantee to last for many years to come.

Eltham North is 21km north-east of Melbourne CBD. It has a population of 6,805 according to the 2016 Census and property demand if high. This suburb is predominately established, older and maturing couples and families. The average property value is $916,500.



Occupants: An established family who love to cook in this space

Location: Eltham North, Victoria

Kitchen Design: Kitchen Shack Preston

Reason for Renovating: Updating older style kitchen

Before DIY Kitchen Renovation

An outdated kitchen with dark doors and green dated benchtops.

After DIY Kitchen Renovation

White Milano gloss cabinetry with YDL Bianco Gental benchtops and stainless steel slimline handes to create a bright open space.  The lovely white and grey penny round tiles compliment this kitchen perfectly.  It’s now a bright modern kitchen that is a delight to cook in.

Cabinets: Milano white gloss
Highlight cabinets: lazy susan, pantry/appliance cupboard
Handles: slimline
Benchtops: YDL Bianco Gental
Splashback: penny round tiles
Sink: stainless steel undermount
Tap: Stainless Steel

Are you interested in viewing more of our flat pack kitchen transformations?

See our DIY kitchen renovation project in Eltham and Mill Park.