Kitchen Renovations Brisbane

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Kitchen Renovations Brisbane Homeowners Will Love

McColl Cabinetmakers has been a boutique construction company since 1993, specialising in bespoke kitchen renovations Brisbane residents love. Through the years, our talented team of kitchen designers, project managers, and craftsmen established a reputation for delivering premier Brisbane kitchen renovations.

Our professional team excels at managing high-quality kitchen renovations from start to finish. From the initial consultation, right through to project completion, McColl Cabinetmakers are committed to delivering kitchen renovations Brisbane residents are proud to have, completed on time, finished within budget, and achieved with minimal stress.

With project management included as standard for all our kitchen renovations in Brisbane, you can sit back, relax and trust that your project is in safe and competent hands.

Our Services – Kitchen Renovations and More in Brisbane

At McColl Cabinetmakers, we provide first-class customer service with premium quality products. With over 30 years of experience renovating kitchens Brisbane homeowners love, our team specialises in the following services:

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Storage Solutions

With cutting-edge manufacturing technology at our disposal, McColl Cabinetmakers can help bring your kitchen vision to life. By utilising 3D design software, we’re able to render your kitchen design with stunning precision and attention to detail, ensuring you’re 100% happy with the proposed design before the work gets started. As fully licensed and insured professionals, our customers can enjoy total peace of mind throughout the entire renovation process.

As a standard inclusion in every Brisbane kitchen renovation, we provide a dedicated project manager to oversee each stage of your renovation journey. From the initial concept to the final installation, your McColl project manager will be there to guide you every step of the way, ensuring seamless coordination and timely completion.

At McColl Cabinetmakers, we believe that budget shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your dream Brisbane kitchen. That’s why we offer project budget assistance, working closely with you to optimise your investment and deliver exceptional results within your desired financial framework.

We Also Do Home and Bathroom Renovations That Brisbane Residents Adore!

Our expertise as designers, project managers and builders extends beyond kitchen renovations alone. We also specialise in custom bathroom renovations too! Additionally, McColl Cabinetmakers can assist with revamping any part of your home, from lounge areas to bedrooms…we’ll even transform your outdoor spaces. With our team of skilled professionals and a commitment to excellence, we can help you reimagine and remodel every corner of your abode, turning your existing house into the home of your dreams.

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What To Expect When You Book a Consultation with McColl Cabinetmakers

When thinking about Brisbane kitchen renovations, your first step should be to ask for expert advice. By consulting with a design professional about your Brisbane kitchen renovation, you’ll gain a better understanding of what is possible.

McColl Cabinetmakers is your one-stop shop for your remodelling and renovation needs. When it comes to kitchen renovations Brisbane homeowners love, we are the company to trust. 

Our design team is highly skilled in planning renovations for kitchens of every size and style. They’ll listen carefully as you outline your project goals, answer any questions you may have and provide expert advice on how you can best achieve the desired outcome.

The McColl design team can also provide you with a quote to help you understand the costs involved in renovating a Brisbane kitchen.

Booking a consultation with McColl Cabinetmakers is easy! Here’s how our process works:

  • Use our online booking calendar to choose a suitable time for a FREE showroom visit.
  • During your showroom visit, view samples of high-quality products from our trusted suppliers. With a diverse range of products on display, you can choose materials to suit your budget and personal style.
  • Our expert design team will take the time to discuss your project at length, answering any questions you may have and providing suggestions for how to achieve your desired outcome.
  • We’ll provide you with a 3D design and full project scope, outlining the proposed works from demolition to installation and final fit-out. We’ll also provide an itemised quote for your Brisbane kitchen renovation.  
  • Once you’re 100% happy with the proposed design, we’ll take care of scheduling the necessary renovation work and coordinating the various trades.


Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free experience so you can enjoy your newly renovated Brisbane kitchen as soon as possible!

Kitchen Renovations Brisbane – Our Process

If you’re planning a Brisbane kitchen renovation, you need professionals who appreciate the importance of both style and function.

The McColl Cabinetmakers team will work with you to fully customise your kitchen, ensuring you get the right storage solutions to suit your lifestyle. We only use the best materials from trusted suppliers to make sure your new kitchen will continue looking fantastic for many years to come.

Our Brisbane kitchen renovation services come with a project manager as a standard inclusion, so you can enjoy a hassle-free project delivered on time and within budget. 

We may be managing all the work for you, but you’ll still have total control of your Brisbane kitchen renovation project. The McColl team will be on hand to provide you with expert advice, guidance and quality craftsmanship, ensuring your new kitchen will be of the highest quality.

Your Trusted Brisbane Kitchen Renovators for Almost 30 Years

Our first-class, customer-first approach to Brisbane kitchen renovations has made us a trusted local business for over three decades. We have an “all hands on deck” approach to all the kitchen renovations we work on. This means our entire team is focused on providing every customer with outstanding service and satisfaction every step of the way.

The McColl Cabinetmakers trademark service includes:

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Custom Kitchen Design

Receive a customised kitchen renovation plan with 3D designs that match your goals, style and preferred budget.

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Ergonomic Layouts

In addition to style, our design team will prioritise comfort, practicality and ease of use as significant aspects of every project.

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Quality and Durability

Our Brisbane kitchen projects are built to last, with premium quality products and materials covered by an extensive warranty.

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Environmentally Conscious

We provide options for eco-friendly materials and building practices, plus a selection of water/power-saving fixtures.

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Versatile Approach

Our experienced designers and craftsmen will work closely with you to achieve your preferred unique design and desired results.

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Handcrafted Finishes

From antiquing to glazing, staining to high gloss, we offer top-of-the-line lacquer finishes to match your kitchen design preferences.

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High Quality Accessories

We partner with trusted suppliers to guarantee high-quality, innovative and eye-catching designs for our kitchen renovations in Brisbane.

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Exceptional Customer Service

We combine expert designing, planning and installation with customised quotes and a warranty on workmanship for total peace of mind.

For high-quality kitchen renovations in Brisbane, you can’t go past McColl Cabinetmakers.
Contact us today and let’s start planning the Brisbane kitchen renovation that you’ve always envisioned.

What Is the Average Cost of Renovating Kitchens in Brisbane?

The total cost of renovating kitchens in Brisbane is influenced by a number of factors. These include:

  • The size of the kitchen.
  • Your chosen materials and finishes.
  • The complexity of the design.
  • What appliances you want to include.

Before we can provide an accurate cost estimate, we’ll first need to measure the kitchen space and discuss specific choices regarding materials, finishes, inclusions and appliances.

While individual project costs will vary, we can provide some insights into the average costs of kitchen renovations in Brisbane. According to the annual HIA Kitchens and Bathrooms survey, the average cost for kitchen renovations in Australia ranges from $22,000 to $40,000.

However, it’s important to note that this is an overall average, and individual kitchen renovations may fall outside this range.

For a full-scale kitchen demolition and rebuild (as part of a standalone project or a complete house renovation) the budget for kitchen renovations in Brisbane will typically exceed $40,000.

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Tips For Minimising Disruptions During Brisbane Kitchen Renovations

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If you’re planning to live on-site during a kitchen renovation, then the team at McColl Cabinetmakers will do what we can to ensure the least amount of disruption possible. There are also practical steps homeowners can take before their kitchen renovations commence that will help to reduce disruption to the family routine. After 30 years of experience renovating kitchens in Brisbane, here are our top tips for minimising disruptions while your kitchen renovations are underway:

1. Set up a temporary kitchen area

Create a designated space in your home where you can set up essential appliances like a microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge. If possible, try to position these items near a table or desk that can be used for preparing meals and drinks. Having a designated temporary kitchen will make it much easier for your family to continue with their normal routine during the renovation.

2. Communicate with your renovation team

Maintain open and clear communication with the members of your renovation team. Talk to your project manager about your preferences, expectations and any specific concerns you have regarding the renovation timeline and daily schedule. Regular communication can help to proactively address potential issues.

3. Plan ahead for alternative dining arrangements

If your main dining area will be affected by the renovation, consider setting up a temporary dining space in another room or try utilising undercover outdoor areas. This could be a great opportunity to brush up on your BBQ skills! Some homeowners have found preparing and freezing bulk meals in advance is a good way to simplify food preparation until the new kitchen is completed. Alternatively, you can always explore meal delivery services or local takeaway options while the renovation is in progress.

4. Protect unaffected areas

When renovating kitchens in Brisbane, our team will always take the utmost care to protect existing finishes and minimise mess. However, a certain amount of dust is unavoidable with any sort of renovation project. Use protective coverings, such as plastic sheets or drop cloths, to shield adjacent rooms and furniture from dust and debris generated during the renovation.

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5. Establish a clear schedule

You’ll be invited to work with us in establishing a detailed schedule that outlines the different phases of the project. A clear schedule will give you a better understanding of when specific tasks will be completed, allowing you to plan accordingly and anticipate potential disruptions. For example, when renovating kitchens in Brisbane, the demolition stage will always be very loud, and the water may need to be briefly turned off while new plumbing connections are fitted.

6. Secure valuable and fragile items

Even the most basic of kitchen renovations in Brisbane will involve shifting heavy items, use of power tools and general disruption to the area in and around the kitchen. For this reason, we highly recommend relocating and safely storing any valuable items, delicate dishware and other fragile objects before the renovation begins. This will ensure they’re fully protected from accidental damage during the construction process.

7. Consider noise and dust management

As we’ve already mentioned, a certain amount of noise and dust will be unavoidable when renovating kitchens in Brisbane. However, there are certain steps we can take to manage and even minimise these inconveniences. Feel free to discuss noise and dust mitigation strategies with your project manager prior to the scheduled work commencing. We can use techniques like dust barriers, mechanical ventilation systems and even work hour restrictions.

8. Establish a designated renovation zone

One thing that we always recommend before commencing Brisbane kitchen renovations is establishing a defined construction zone. This makes it clear to all trades working within the property which areas are off-limits and still being used by your family. A clearly defined renovation area will also prevent unnecessary disruptions from family members or pets. This will help maintain a safer working environment and minimise the chances of accidents or excessive interruptions.

Our Brisbane Kitchen Renovations


Yes! McColl Cabinetmakers are fully licensed and insured for all types of kitchen renovations in Brisbane and South East Queensland. We are Registered Building Practitioners (QBCC No: 61004) and members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), which is the major industry association for cabinetmakers and builders in Australia. We also have over 30 years of experience completing kitchen renovations in Brisbane and the surrounding areas.

Our project managers ensure that all of our Brisbane kitchen renovations are delivered on time and within budget. They will coordinate with all suppliers and trades to ensure the relevant materials and trades are onsite as required. This high-level coordination is essential to keep any kitchen renovations in Brisbane moving smoothly. A project manager will also handle any issues that may arise and will provide regular updates on how the project is progressing. McColl Cabinetmakers have found that project managers play a key role in successfully renovating kitchens in Brisbane. For this reason, we include project management as a standard inclusion in all of our projects (meaning it won’t cost you any extra!).

Kitchen renovations in Brisbane come in all different shapes and sizes. For this reason, there’s quite a lot of variability in overall project timelines. However, the average kitchen renovation project will usually take between two and four weeks to complete. The length of time required to renovate kitchens in Brisbane will usually depend on:

  • The scale of the work involved.
  • Time of year (demand will often increase in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but this is also when many suppliers close for a few weeks).
  • The lead time on any custom or imported finishes.

According to a survey on kitchens and bathrooms carried out by HIA, the average renovation in Australia takes about 16 days. However, the same survey also noted that nearly 1 in 4 renovations will take longer than 26 days to complete.

McColl Cabinetmakers supply detailed timelines for all our kitchen renovations in Brisbane. This means you’ll have a clear understanding of the project timeline before work gets underway.

To find out our current lead times and how long your specific project idea will likely take to complete, book a consultation with McColl Cabinetmakers today.

Yes! With our 30+ years of experience renovating kitchens in Brisbane, our team understands that homes come in all different shapes and sizes. Your home should be as individual as you are and that’s why we specialise in custom-designed Brisbane kitchen renovations. Right from the first consultation, we’ll take the time to understand your personal style and what you hope to achieve with your planned renovation. We’re also happy to make suggestions and walk you through the different options available if you’re having trouble visualising what would work best. We’ve successfully designed countless custom kitchen renovations in Brisbane and we’d be delighted to design yours too.

Kitchen designs are a personal choice. Ideally, they should be customised in consultation with the homeowner to suit their design tastes and lifestyle. But the design should also harmonise seamlessly with how the rest of the house is styled. However, there are certain styles of kitchen renovations in Brisbane that we see customers choose time and time again. These include:

  • Modern kitchens with clean lines and minimalist cabinetry.
  • Industrial kitchens featuring raw and rugged elements like brick walls and polished concrete floors.
  • Contemporary kitchens with a balance of modern aesthetics and functional practicality.
  • Hamptons-style kitchens with a relaxed coastal feel.
  • Traditional kitchens that use earthy, rustic and homely elements to create a comfortable and lived-in space.

If you’re unsure which style of kitchen will best suit your home, ask our experienced design team for some professional advice.

In most cases, we’ve found it’s a good idea for homeowners to make alternative arrangements for meal preparation during kitchen renovations in Brisbane. This can be as simple as setting up a temporary food prep area (with access to a fridge, kettle, microwave and toaster) in a different room.  Not only will this give you a clean and clear area to make a cup of tea or prepare a snack throughout the day, but it will also keep your appliances protected from dust.

However, depending on the scope of the project and the availability of temporary kitchen facilities, it may be possible for you to continue using your kitchen even while work is underway. This can be discussed with your project manager during the initial planning stages of your project.

Going over budget can be a source of great anxiety for homeowners, so it’s a good idea to set a realistic budget right from the very start. At McColl Cabinetmakers, our design team can help you decide on a realistic budget that will cover all aspects of the planned project. It’s also considered good practice to allow a 10% buffer when renovating kitchens in Brisbane. These funds can be used to cover any unexpected costs that may arise (for example, finding rotted flooring after the initial demolition work has been completed).

Yes, our team often assists with changes to the layout when completing kitchen renovations in Brisbane. However, structural changes may require the involvement of a building professional and may impact the overall cost and timeline of the project.

It’s also important to keep in mind that any changes to the layout will need to be decided on before the construction work begins. When renovating kitchens in Brisbane, the first stage of construction is generally the demolition. The finalised layout determines which elements stay and which elements need to go. Your kitchen layout will also establish whether changes need to be made to existing structural elements, not to mention electrical and plumbing connections. For the above reasons, we believe it’s crucial that the layout be finalised before starting work on any kitchen renovations in Brisbane.

It is sometimes necessary to upgrade existing plumbing and electrical systems when renovating kitchens in Brisbane. Whether or not this is required will depend on the age and condition of the existing electrical and plumbing systems. If a system is out of date or damaged in any way, it may need to be upgraded to ensure safety and compliance with current building codes and standards.

Beyond creating a welcoming atmosphere, natural light in the kitchen improves visibility, making tasks like meal preparation safer and more enjoyable. Additionally, natural lighting contributes to a sense of openness, making the kitchen feel more spacious. To maximise natural lighting as part of a Brisbane kitchen renovation, we recommend installing larger windows or skylights to bring in more natural light. You can also enhance natural lighting by selecting lighter colour schemes. Choosing pale finishes for the walls and kitchen cabinetry will help to reflect and amplify the natural light. Strategic placement of mirrors or reflective surfaces can also help to bounce light around the room, making the kitchen appear naturally brighter.

Repurposing or salvaging materials is a great way to add character and sustainability to your kitchen renovation. Consider salvaging and refinishing existing cabinetry, benchtops or flooring if they are in good condition and will align with your desired style. You can also explore repurposing materials from other areas of your home or sourcing reclaimed materials. Some popular options for kitchen renovations in Brisbane are the use of reclaimed timber for shelving or vintage hardware paired with updated cabinetry for a distinctive and personalised touch.

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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