Kitchens are the heart of the home; a place to gather and enjoy quality time with your family and loved ones. An Artbuild kitchen looks good, utilizes space in a smart and convenient way, functions seamlessly and is a joy to prepare meals in.
One of our specialities is kitchen renovations; from straightforward kitchen fitting to comprehensive extensions or restorations with brand new joinery, appliances and the necessary plumbing and electrics that are essential to bring it all to life.
When selecting a company to renovate your kitchen, you need reassurance that your financial investment will be in safe hands. Kitchen remodel projects can dramatically increase the value of your home, provided they are carried out by competent builders using quality materials and processes. Artbuild has 5 star Google reviews; you can feel safe knowing your team of kitchen renovation experts are accredited to all the relevant industry standards.
Why renovate your kitchen?
Is your kitchen in poor or neglected condition?
Do you need extra counter space for preparing meals?
Do you have damage from plumbing leaks or water spills?
Would you like more storage for pots, pans and crockery?
Is your cooking area in need of functional lighting?
Do you hope to add value to your Auckland property?
Are you lusting after a bespoke, organised walk-in pantry?
Traditional kitchen design
Architectural styles in New Zealand vary from the classic Georgian and Victorian villas of the 18th and 19th centuries to the Art Deco homes of the 1930s and beyond. When designing a kitchen from scratch, you have the benefit of either matching with, or contrasting against, your existing property style.
Old meets new
Many modern homes and villas in Auckland opt for traditional elements within the simplicity of a contemporary kitchen (known by interior designers as ‘transitional’ style). Our kitchen fitters and builders can create faux ceiling beams, install bespoke cabinetry with leaded windows, and finish with quality hardware, such as brass cup handles, to give a distinguished look.
Affordable modern kitchens
First-time buyers will appreciate our down-to-earth kitchen planning expertise. We take out all the guesswork and help you choose wisely for your space; be it a low maintenance fuss-free design for a single occupancy starter home or cleverly integrated storage and flexible dining for a growing family. We love specifying energy-efficient appliances to help you keep the bills down and our range of easy-clean surfaces mean you’ll spend less time on chores.
Renovating rental and investment properties
Landlords and residential property owners use our kitchen renovation services to refurbish their rental properties in a cost-effective manner. Artbuild has a trusted record and full project management capabilities; we can meet your schedule to welcome new tenants on time. In the housing market, we know time is money.
Luxury kitchen renovations
The Artbuild team is proud to have worked on exquisite homes and villas in some of Auckland’s most affluent areas including Parnell and Glendowie. Our surveyors and architects can create the kitchen of your dreams on paper, then bring it all to life, selecting high-end materials and finishes to compliment your vision. Bespoke cabinetry and high-quality worktops will undoubtedly add value to your home and last for years to come.
A current trend is to use more open-shelving in kitchen design to display plates, serving dishes, decorative items and cookery books. Artbuild can project manage any custom steel fabrication work for a commercial kitchen feel. As artisan craftsmen, our carpenters and professional joiners are skilled at creating bespoke wooden shelving and storage solutions which you simply won’t get from a typical large kitchen fitting chain.
High-end hardware and fittings
Working with our hand-picked suppliers or one of your choosing, the Artbuild kitchen design team will help you select every element of your dream kitchen, such as quality cupboard handles, cabinet hardware, taps and fittings. Whether you opt for traditional antique brass, classic chrome, modern brushed aluminium or the current trend for matte black, every part of your kitchen will benefit from our utmost attention to detail.
Open plan kitchen/diners for entertaining
Entertain your guests while you cook; we can build bespoke breakfast bars, kitchen islands and banquette seating to suit your style and budget. Custom upholstery can add a sumptuous touch, with wipeable materials in a range of designer prints and fabrics. How about incorporating a stylish gin bar, cocktail area, or coffee station for a truly aspirational kitchen?
Custom splashbacks and perfect tiling
The fun part of renovating your kitchen is deciding on cosmetic elements and colourways. Splashbacks can be made from glass, mirror, steel, aluminium, copper or you can opt for classic ceramic tiling. Metro tiles are a popular option for a clean modern feel or to build on the Victoriana style.
Kitchen flooring ideas
The farmhouse style of kitchen is a favourite among our Auckland clients, especially for larger properties and villas. Typically our flooring contractors would install natural stone flooring (slate, limestone, granite, marble) with underfloor heating, however, solid hardwood and engineered flooring are great alternatives for comfort and their tonal qualities. For a more cutting-edge contemporary or industrial style kitchen, you could choose poured resin, polished concrete or ceramic tiles. Recycled rubber flooring comes in a variety of bold colours and patterns, is anti-slip and has the added benefit of ethical sustainability.
Rangehoods, air con and ventilation
A well-fitted extraction system or rangehood is vital to keep the cooking zone free of grease and oil. These can be intergrated into cabinetry to make them virtually invisible, or made into a striking feature. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen or love to cook, you’ll also appreciate the value of a quality air conditioning system, particularly over the summer months. Artbuild have their own HVAC engineers who can custom-design a ventilation system – when you choose us to manage your project, we can design it to seamlessly integrate with your kitchen aesthetics.
Kitchen renovation: full project management
Ever tried to organise plumbers, electricians, carpenters, flooring contractors, tilers and painter/decorators to do different parts of a refurbishment project? It rarely works – clashes in availability, lack of clear responsibilities, blaming, hidden costs. Artbuild is a fully project-managed service, from concept to architectural planning, design and build. We know your time is precious and that budgets aren’t an endless resource.
If you are wishing to renovate the kitchen in a protected heritage property, our founder and lead builder Zed has decades of experience restoring beautiful UNESCO-protected Venetian and Palladian villas in Italy, so you can rest assured that your beloved home is in safe hands. Houses with historical significance need to be managed by competent accredited builders, so you stay on the right side of the law and retain the property’s value.
We kick things off with a free phone consultation to hear about your renovation goals followed by a meeting with Founder & Lead Home Builder, Zed, to discuss the project in further detail and inspect the property. The concept design will be carried out by an architect – we can recommend one of our trusted experts if you don’t have one assigned – and we’ll draft an initial budget proposal. When both concept drawings and cost estimates are signed off, the architect will create working drawings. This is followed by a detailed quote and tailored master builder contract.
BUILD & MANAGE
Now the contracts are signed, financing is secured and schedules are confirmed, the construction work can begin! We will manage the entire renovation project through to completion, keeping you up to date with weekly on-site progress meetings where we can discuss any challenges or adjustments which may need to be made. Our expert team will also conduct regular quality control checks to ensure high standards.
HANDOVER & ENJOY
Once the renovation is complete, we have the property professionally cleaned so that it’s ready for you to settle into. We’ll have a handover meeting to discuss all of the functionality – from heating controls to lighting operation – to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident. You’ll also receive a file with any relevant documents and information regarding your project such as instruction manuals, warranties and reference photos for plumbing etc. Then all that’s left is for us to do is hand over the keys so that you can enjoy your new home!
Hear what some of our past clients have to say about working with Artbuild...
Adam and Philip hired us to fully renovate a 'do-up' house they bought to resell, whereby the downstairs was not being used to its full potential. We carried out a full house renovation, added an ensuite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, plus added a ranchslider for indoor-outdoor flow. "Looking back, it was a very easy and smooth process, it was easy to deal with the team and during the construction process, there was never a big mess. The final product I was really impressed by."
Luxury Villa Renovation in Parnell
Felicity Morgan Rhind has used Artbuild to renovate her beautiful villa in Parnell, Central Auckland. Renovations included building walls, fitting doors, painting, plastering, general maintenance and removing the decking when her cat got stuck! "When Zed was working here you felt he was just working here, he wasn’t trying to do million other things. His focus was on us and getting our job done swiftly."
Renovation of damp house in Avondale
Greg and Karina Smith from Avondale contracted Artbuild to fully renovate an old, damp and cold house that had been neglected for 50 years. Building work included structural changes throughout the property. We installed quality insulation, which brought an end to their daughter's asthma symptoms and improved the family's quality of living. "We’ve got a brand new house, really, in our renovation. Is not just the part of the house. It’s just so lovely and warm and easy to live in."
Full House Renovation in Glendowie
Anthony and Moira Flannery from Glendowie were introduced to Artbuild by a friend. We renovated the upper floor and downstairs bathroom. We created feature walls with lighting for artwork display, an office where structural walls were removed, undertook a full bathroom renovation and built two new walk-in wardrobes. "The entire building process was very good and very smooth. I’m an architect, so I do know how things can go wrong, but on this one, as good as you could hope for a project to go."
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