Mum-of-three shares exactly how she transformed her rundown kitchen


Mum-of-three shares exactly how she transformed her rundown kitchen with cream cabinetry into a sleek and stylish modern room in eight weeks

  • Sydney mum Rhiannon, her partner and kids moved into a new home in 2019
  • In January 2022 the couple decided to renovate their outdated kitchen 
  • They opted for a chic, modern black version with new appliances 
  • For eight weeks the family used their laundry as a ‘makeshift’ kitchen 
  • While the renovation came at a hefty cost, the end result looked incredible 

An Aussie mum-of-three has impressed hundreds online after after renovating her outdated kitchen and transforming it into a stunning new version. 

Rhiannon and her family, from Sydney, moved into their home three years ago but she and her husband started the huge renovation in January.  

Sharing before and after images on Facebook, the kitchen was originally rundown and almost ‘unusable’. 

It was transformed into a stylish modern version featuring black cabinetry, a white island bench and floorboards.

Before: The kitchen was originally rundown and almost 'unusable' (pictured)

Before: The kitchen was originally rundown and almost ‘unusable’ (pictured) 

After: It was transformed into a stylish modern version featuring black cabinetry, a white island bench and floorboards (pictured)

After: It was transformed into a stylish modern version featuring black cabinetry, a white island bench and floorboards (pictured) 

The space was in dire need of an upgrade and the pair opted for a chic black and white style. 

During the build the laundry was used as a makeshift kitchen for eight weeks while the original kitchen was demolished.

‘We connected the dishwasher to the (cold) laundry tap with a y-piece from Bunnings,’ Rhiannon wrote on Facebook.

‘Whatever I didn’t think I’d use, I boxed up. The fridge unfortunately had to stay outside.’

This was the couple’s first large renovation and they were conscious about cost, layout and services used to bring their vision to life.

For food, Rhiannon would usually bulk cook dishes at her mum’s house then pop them in the freezer, or use microwavable meals.

Rhiannon and her family, from Sydney, moved into their family home three years ago but she and her husband started the huge renovation in January. The space was in dire need of an upgrade and the pair opted for a chic black and white style

Rhiannon and her family, from Sydney, moved into their family home three years ago but she and her husband started the huge renovation in January. The space was in dire need of an upgrade and the pair opted for a chic black and white style

During the build the laundry was used as a makeshift kitchen for eight weeks while the original kitchen was demolished. 'We connected the dishwasher to the (cold) laundry tap with a y-piece from Bunnings,' Rhiannon wrote on Facebook

During the build the laundry was used as a makeshift kitchen for eight weeks while the original kitchen was demolished. ‘We connected the dishwasher to the (cold) laundry tap with a y-piece from Bunnings,’ Rhiannon wrote on Facebook

Local professional tradesmen were hired to assist with the renovation and the cabinets and tiles were removed

Local professional tradesmen were hired to assist with the renovation and the cabinets and tiles were removed

‘We were being price conscious, so we kept a very similar layout to keep services in the same spot,’ Rhiannon wrote online.

‘We reduced the stone to 20mm and chose a design from the “basics” range. Price matched appliances and bought in on transaction to get cheaper.’

Local professional tradesmen were hired to assist with the renovation and the cabinets and tiles were removed.

While the kitchen looked incredible, it came at a hefty cost of $40,000 with new appliances, such as a fridge and $2500 oven

While the kitchen looked incredible, it came at a hefty cost of $40,000 with new appliances, such as a fridge and $2500 oven

The images shared on Facebook caught the attention of hundreds online who deemed the update as 'incredible' and 'beautiful'

The images shared on Facebook caught the attention of hundreds online who deemed the update as ‘incredible’ and ‘beautiful’

While the kitchen looked incredible, it came at a hefty cost of $40,000 with new appliances, such as a fridge and $2500 oven. 

The images shared on Facebook caught the attention of hundreds online who deemed the update as ‘incredible’ and ‘beautiful’. 

‘This looks amazing!!! Great job…well worth the wait, I bet!’ one person wrote. 

‘I don’t usually like black kitchens but I think you’ve changed my mind! This is stunning!’ another added. 

What was used? 

Cupboards – Tesrol Black Elm with Blum fittings

Benchtop – Smartstone Arcadia 20mm

Splashback – Starphire Toughened Glass Metallic White

Floor – WonderWood Hybrid Flannel Grey

Walls – Dulux Beige Royal Quarter

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