Full Home Renovation

Full Home Renovations Australia

For over 30 years, McColl Cabinetmakers have been completing kitchen and bathroom renovations in South-East Queensland. But that’s not all we’ve been doing. The team at McColl Cabinetmakers are also experts in delivering a full home renovation.

A question that we often get asked is: “Can you do full home renovations, or is it only kitchens and bathrooms?” In truth, the team at McColl Cabinetmakers has extensive experience in transforming not only kitchens, bathrooms and cabinetry but also entire homes.

With our high-quality workmanship and attention to detail, we can help you transform your entire home into a stylish and functional space that is tailored to the needs of your family.

With our talented team of designers, project managers and tradespeople, McColl Cabinetmakers will make sure you get exactly what you want for your specified budget. With over 30 years of experience under our belt, we can guarantee that our full house renovations will stand the test of time.

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Planning a Full Home Renovation

A full home renovation usually starts with an idea or inspiration. Whether you’re thinking of a general cosmetic upgrade or a complete demolition and remodel, the most important question to ask is: “What do I want to achieve with my house renovation?”

Once you have a general goal in mind, then you can start doing research and making decisions about the scope of work, materials, layout and design. This is where working with a professional can be extremely helpful. They can help you navigate the myriad of choices available and find the best way to achieve your vision (while sticking to a predetermined budget and schedule).

With the help of an experienced renovation team, the construction process will be a lot smoother, and before you know it, your home will be ready for its big reveal. Whether you’re planning a full residential renovation or just a small upgrade, taking the time to carefully plan your project will definitely pay off in the end.

What’s Involved in a Full House

At McColl Cabinetmakers, our team of experts will work closely with you to plan and execute your project from start to finish. We’ll help you choose the right materials and finishes, and we’ll make sure that your full house renovation is completed on time and within budget.

We aim to provide a hassle-free, seamless process to make your renovation an exciting and enjoyable experience for you. Whether you require full project management of an interior renovation or an extensive home expansion, the team at McColl Cabinetmakers are happy to assist.

McColl Cabinetmakers specialises in creating fantastic house renovation plans for a wide range of projects. We use specialised 3D design programs and the latest manufacturing and hardware technologies to help you visualise what your completed project will look like. We also work with a number of prominent building companies on new home builds and commercial projects.

A full house renovation completed by McColl Cabinetmakers

The Complete McColl Cabinetmakers Experience: Full House Renovations

When you choose to work with McColl Cabinetmakers, you’ll receive a premier service that is designed to make your renovation efficient and stress-free. Each step of the process is carefully planned to ensure your project is completed on time and within your specified budget.

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Open shelving and a tiled splashback completed as part of a house renovation

What are the Benefits of Completing a Full Home Renovation?

Undertaking a full house renovation can bring about numerous benefits, including:

1. Increased Comfort

Renovations can transform your home into a more comfortable and enjoyable living space. Whether it’s expanding rooms, upgrading heating/cooling systems or installing modern amenities, a renovation can make your home feel brand new – and that’s definitely worth the investment.

2. Enhanced Property Value

Whether you’re planning to sell in the near future or not, having a home that is worth more money is always a good thing! And a well-executed renovation can significantly boost the value of your property.

Upgrading outdated features, modernising the design and adding desirable amenities can make your home more appealing to potential buyers, ultimately increasing its market worth.

3. Improved Energy Efficiency

Renovating can also help you to save money in the long run. This is because renovations often involve upgrading to energy-efficient systems and appliances. These enhancements not only reduce utility bills but also contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly home.

4. Structural Integrity

Renovations provide an opportunity to address any underlying structural issues that may compromise the safety and stability of your home. From repairing foundation cracks to reinforcing load-bearing walls, addressing these issues ensures the long-term durability and safety of your property.

5. Enhanced Functionality

Renovations allow you to customise your home to better suit your needs and lifestyle. Whether it’s adding extra living space, creating a dedicated home office or redesigning the layout for improved flow, renovations can enhance the functionality of your home to better align with the preferences of your family.

6. Personalisation

Renovations also offer you the chance to personalise your home to reflect your style preferences. Whether you prefer a modern, minimalist aesthetic or a cosy, traditional ambience, renovations allow you to tailor the design and decor to suit your taste, creating a space that truly feels like home.


When you weigh up all of the potential benefits, it’s easy to see why renovating your home can be such a smart decision.

DIY Home Renovation Vs Hiring a Professional

Australians love the idea of a good DIY project. After all, you get to choose the design, you get to be intimately involved with the project and, with the right skills and experience, you can potentially save money. But there are also some downsides that you should be aware of before you start your own DIY renovation project.

On the other hand, a professional renovation company will have an experienced team of designers, project managers and tradespeople who are skilled in completing these kinds of projects. A professional renovation business will also be able to provide you with a warranty on their work. This means that if something goes wrong with your renovation in the future, they will come back and fix it for free.

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of carrying out a DIY renovation vs hiring a professional?

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  • It can be fun and creative: if you love doing things yourself (and you know how to do them), then why not?
  • Taking full charge of your renovation can be a good learning experience.
  • You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you did it all yourself.
  • You might not have the same level of expertise as a professional, so you may not get the quality of finish you had hoped for.
  • Stress levels are up for the whole duration of the project and you will have no additional input from an expert to make sure you’re on track.
  • If something goes wrong, you’re on your own.
  • You could easily make some mistakes that will cost you more money in the long run.
  • The process can be a lot more time-consuming than you might expect.

Hiring a Professional

  • You’ll get the best value for your money by hiring a professional renovator.
  • A professional will be able to avoid making common DIY mistakes during renovations (so you won’t have to worry about paying more to fix these issues later).
  • Your project manager will handle all of the planning, ordering and scheduling of trades and materials. This will be an enormous weight off your shoulders.
  • Renovations are still completed according to your set budget and specified time frame.
  • Professional renovators have experience and expertise you can rely on, especially when you need advice on functionality and aesthetics.
  • Significantly reduce the stress and anxiety associated with a renovation.
  • A professional renovator will ensure your project runs smoothly and efficiently. Any unexpected issues will be handled expertly and promptly.

To find out more about the benefits of working with a professional home renovation company,
book a consultation with McColl Cabinetmakers today.

Popular Design Trends for Full Home Renovations

Modern home renovation trends often blend contemporary styles with elements that embrace our country’s unique climate and culture. When it comes to planning a full home renovation, some of the most popular trends include:

A luxury bathroom with freestanding bathtub, installed as part of a full home renovation.

1. Open-Plan Living

Open-plan layouts continue to be popular, promoting a sense of spaciousness and connectivity between different areas of the home. Open-plan designs create a more social and interactive environment, which is ideal if you love entertaining and big family gatherings.

2. Indoor-Outdoor Integration

Brisbane homeowners have always enjoyed blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. When it comes to modern renovations, bi-fold or sliding doors, outdoor kitchens and alfresco dining areas are all extremely popular inclusions.

3. Natural Materials

The past few years have seen a growing emphasis on the use of natural materials in renovations. Timber flooring, stone benchtops and exposed timber beams are a great way to bring warmth and texture to interior spaces.

4. Sustainable Design

As environmental awareness grows, there’s been an increased emphasis on incorporating sustainable design principles into home renovations. This may include using eco-friendly materials, installing energy-efficient fixtures and implementing passive design strategies to optimise natural light and ventilation.

5. Neutral Colour Palettes

Neutral colour schemes have remained a popular design choice, with whites, creams and earthy tones dominating interior spaces. These colours create a timeless and versatile backdrop, allowing homeowners to easily update decor accents and furnishings over time.

6. Minimalist Aesthetic

Minimalism continues to be another popular trend, characterised by clean lines, uncluttered spaces and a focus on functionality. This approach emphasises simplicity and understated elegance, which helps to create a serene and calming atmosphere.

7. Smart Home Technology

A growing number of full house renovations are now integrating smart home technology. Smart tech allows you to automate and control various aspects of your home with the touch of a button, including lighting, security systems and temperature.

8. Luxurious Bathrooms

Many homeowners are now using their bathroom renovations to create spa-like retreats. These designs often feature full or partially freestanding bathtubs, oversized showers with rainfall showerheads and high-end fixtures and finishes.



Incorporating some of these popular design trends can help you to create a home that is not only stylish and functional but also well-suited to our unique Australian way of life.

Steps in Renovating a House

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Set Your Goals

Sit down and make a list of all the changes you’d like to make to your home. Ask yourself: Why do I want to renovate my home? What do I hope to accomplish? What styles do I prefer? What’s my budget and preferred time frame?

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Research whether you’ll need any development approvals from your local council, state planning authority or a consultant town planner. It’s important to make sure all aspects of your renovation are legally compliant before work starts.

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Hire An Expert

Avoid potential renovation pitfalls by hiring a professional home renovation company. They will ensure the renovation is of high quality and completed in a timely manner. It also helps to take the stress off you.

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Invest In Quality

House renovations will always require some level of investment. Investing in quality materials and labour ensures that your house can withstand the wear and tear of daily life, as well as extreme weather or natural disasters.


If you want to renovate your house, you can start by looking to online resources for inspiration and ideas. Once you have an idea of what you want, you can start to gather estimates from experienced contractors. Once you have chosen a contractor, be sure to read the contract carefully and make sure that all details are agreed upon before work begins.

Yes, we can! Book a consultation with our expert design team so that they can schedule a home visit. This will allow them to get an accurate understanding of the full project scope. They’ll be able to discuss your proposed project in detail, answer any questions you may have and then provide you with a free measure and quote.

You can do some or all of the work yourself, use recycled or repurposed materials and get creative with your design. But if you are not confident with your knowledge, skills and level of expertise, hiring a professional to do your house renovation might prove to be more cost-efficient. Having a professional working for you will ensure the project stays on budget and will eliminate the kind of costly mistakes that can result from DIY disasters.

To find out more about the costs involved with renovating a house, contact the experienced professionals at McColl Cabinetmakers.

Most definitely. To see our portfolio of completed projects, feel free to visit our showroom located at 3 Monique Ct, Raceview. Appointment hours are from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on Mondays through Thursdays, and 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on Fridays. Click the button below to book a free consultation.

The duration of a home renovation project will vary depending on factors such as:

  • The size of the house
  • The complexity of the renovation (e.g., does it involve structural work or is it mainly cosmetic?)
  • The scope of works

Generally, minor renovations take a few weeks to a couple of months, while larger-scale renovations involving multiple rooms or structural changes may take several months to complete. It’s essential to discuss the estimated timeline with your contractor before starting the project to ensure realistic expectations and proper planning.

To find out more about the estimated timeframe for your project, contact the team at McColl Cabinetmakers.

Our Testimonials

“Absolutely delighted with our new kitchen!! 

We couldn’t go past using McColl Cabinetmakers after seeing what they created in mums new kitchen. 

Billy is amazing, from designing the kitchen exactly how we wanted to having every aspect of the renovations so well organised, nothing was too much trouble. 

The whole team where professional and the quality of workmanship is astounding. 

We will definitely be recommending anyone needing a new kitchen or bathroom to McColl Cabinetmakers. 10/10” 

 Ironbark, QLD 

Darren & Shannon

Geoff and I would like to thank you so much for our beautiful new kitchen and laundry. We truly are over the moon! Installing a new kitchen is always daunting with so many things to decide on and we really just put our trust in you to manage it all.  The project ran so smoothly and the constant communication ensured that we were aware of what was happening at all stages.  Even a trade running slightly late ensured we received a text direct with an update. None of my last-minute changes (love my waterfall) were a problem and each of your contractors were polite, professional and most importantly respectful of the new social distancing requirements and hygiene measures. We will be looking forward to 'showing off' our new kitchen when we are allowed visitors again. Please pass on our thanks to each of your team.

Geoff & Sandra

Could not have asked for anything more with my new kitchen. Corey and the team made the whole process from start to finish so easy. All trades used throughout the renovation were friendly and professional. I would highly recommend McColl Cabinets to anyone wanting professional and prompt service and an outstanding result.

Tony and Gai, Beenleigh

We have used McColl Cabinetmakers on many of our projects now and have found them to be very easy to deal with. Corey is very knowledgeable and very helpful in designing the right kitchen layouts to suit our needs. We have also used McColl Cabinetmakers to build kitchens, wardrobes and vanities, they are always willing to help. The products are always of good quality and the installers are always happy to help adjust their schedules in case we run behind. Nothing is too much for these guys!! Price is fantastic, quality is awesome and communication is over and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend them!

Jodie Lamborne

Quite undoubtedly the best service we have ever received. Our new Kitchen and WIP looks amazing and is a dream to be in and has received many jaw dropping "WOWs" from friends and family. Corey was absolutely fantastic from initial consultations to project managing the entire job. Communication was exceptional. We loved that McColls took care of all the required tradies and found them all to be professional, friendly, polite and exceptionally tidy. We were provided with a timeline for all works to be completed and it was spot on! We are still in awe that our renovation has been completely stress free and couldn't be happier with the end result. We highly recommend McColl Cabinets to anyone needing a kitchen, bathroom or cabinetry. Great team, great work, it's a big thumbs up from us. Sincere thanks to you all.

Dave and Steph

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