For me, kitchen and skirting ripped out for tiling. Skirting and kitchen over top and sealed with sanitary white silicon to tile. The tilers come back for the splashback.
But ask the tiler in your case when you get the quote done. Get a good experienced tiler -> their age is a good start. An experienced tiler will know exactly what to do because they have done it 1000 times before. The older ones are usually old school which means they are more likely to charge fairly for the work they do.
The overall renovation cost depends on the quality of products you are going to select like counter top slab,sinks and other kitchen fixtures.I have recently upgraded my kitchen where I have used Neolith as a counter top slab which is light weight and easy to handle .I have also replaced sink and other kitchen fixtures for giving fresh,magnificent look to a kitchen and have also increased my home value.
I’ve personally been using a supplier for all my Adelaide properties for a couple years now which generally come between 2-2.5k for a kitchen, valuations always come up a treat. This is one from one our recent renovation projects, came in at 2.5k for the kitchen:
That particular one was 2.5k for cabinets + handles. 2Pac cabinetry, soft close drawers blah blah.
Rangehood was $120, installation $660.
Splashback was $80 for tile, glue and grout. (it’s nice to get out of the office occasionally and get on the tools) If you were that way inclined and had some spare time, installation for these kitchens is quite simple, all carcasses are pre-assembled and doors predrilled – adult version of Lego.
@cjaysa great kitchen and great install cost there, getting the install under 1k is much harder in our areas but if you can do that you will almost always get a great outcome. My cheapest install ever was 700 so you are winning!
Corey are you able to please clarify how much of the kitchen you did yourself? Was $2.5k the cost of the cabinets etc and you installed it yourself or were there professional installation costs on top of this? I might be looking at doing a kitchen reno myself in the near future so curious to know approximate numbers