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Kitchen Renovations Melbourne

People from across Melbourne and beyond know how much JTDODD loves transforming kitchens. Our goal is to provide high-quality results that optimise existing spaces, are aesthetically pleasing, offer improved functionality, and add to the value of a property.

No other room is required to look as good and function as well as your kitchen. While its functionality enables us to get creative with our cookery, often it takes on the dual role as the focal point and social hub of a home. It’s a space to entertain in and make memories.

Do you want enhanced quality and a stunning new look for your kitchen? Enjoy that new-kitchen feeling without having to move a metre, thanks to JTDODD’s high-quality renovation service.

JTDODD is a renowned construction company known across Malvern and the surrounding suburbs for specialist home renovations and improvements services, with particular expertise in the transformation of kitchens. Our enthusiastic and energetic team is adept at bringing innovative architectural renovations to fruition. Simultaneously we work to make sure the whole process is straightforward and hassle-free for clients.

The Clare Street Project

Clare Street is a development project in Croydon led by JTDODD, which perfectly showcases our knack for viewing a space and creating a vision of how might be maximised in terms of function and aesthetic, before faultlessly seeing it through to fruition with exceptional results.

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Our Process

How Much Should a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

There is no way of determining how much a renovation is likely to cost in the earliest stages. A series of varying factors need to be considered and decided upon first. The specifics of the space and its existing fittings, plus the objectives and requirements of the owner all play a part. From style to size, complexity, timeline and quality, many considerations can impact on the final amount you can expect to pay. 

The most accurate way to get reliable and transparent advice around the potential costs of your renovation would be to book some time with a JTDODD specialist for an on-site inspection and consultation. We’ll discuss your unique requirements and hopes for your new space, in terms of design and functionality. We’ll then be in a strong position to provide an informed estimate of what the final price is likely to be, for the results you are looking for.

Our Consultation Process

For us, the consultation element of the project is arguably the most critical phase. It’s the element that informs all other elements, because it helps us understand what you need and what you want. It tells us what a successful result looks like for you.

This process typically begins with a free, no-obligation strategy call. We’ll ask some basic questions to help determine how we can best support you. An on-site visit will then be arranged, allowing us to understand and appreciate the space we have to work with, as well as other factors like your lifestyle and tastes.

After we’ve taken the time to fully understand your kitchen space and what you want from it, we’ll present you with some carefully considered options and recommendations. Once everyone’s happy and agreed, we’ll set to work on developing a plan that will get you the results you seek. From here, our talented team of craftspeople will flawlessly oversee every aspect of the renovation, from design, through the construction phase and beyond.

The Renovation Budget

Starting the design process for your new kitchen without the budget already set can be a recipe for disaster! You could be hit with the pain of unexpected extra costs as the project progresses, or end up sacrificing on quality towards the end just to get the job done.

For that reason, we collaborate with you in the earliest stages to understand your vision and requirements. This helps us develop a customised renovation that meets your budget with a design you’re happy with. Whatever your available budget, JTDODD can work with you to detail your options and come up with a renovation plan that falls within its parameters. 

During this process, we’ll discuss matters including the size, quality and complexity of work, which will help us provide a rough estimate of the likely budget required. This estimate will also include costs you may not have been aware of, including all relevant drawings, permits and reports. As the planning process continues, we’ll remain in constant contact with your chosen architect or draftsperson. This helps make sure all drawings and plans are realistic compared to the funds available. 

After this crucial preliminary work has been completed, JTDODD will have all the information needed to calculate your detailed fixed price. As part of this process, we’ll work with you to dig a bit deeper by considering things like choice of materials, fixtures and fittings, equipment, any luxury items and the overall timeframe.

Peace of Mind

At JTDODD our reputation proceeds us. We are known across Malvern and beyond for our strong commitment to efficient and effective processes, using only the best materials, impeccable skill and, crucially, the highest quality results. We take great pride in our work, and strive to leave you with a kitchen to be proud of, that is functional and will create a wow-factor amongst visitors. 

Our promise to you is that all renovations will be completed on time, within budget, and with beautiful results built to last. We don’t simply walk away the second we’ve handed back your keys. Instead, we’ll walk you through your new kitchen upon completion and carry out a meticulous 137-point quality control check. This helps ensure every detail of the finish is properly examined.

We have the experience, reputation, qualifications and accreditations to back us up, are fully licensed and registered, members of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), and have all the appropriate insurances to guarantee ultimate protection for your property.

Every possible precaution is taken to ensure your property is handed over defect-free. In the unusual event, an issue occurs during the 90-day maintenance period following handover, we’ll be back immediately to resolve it. And beyond that, our clients can rest easy thanks to the added reassurance of a two-year non-structural and ten-year structural guarantee.

What can you expect from JTDODD?

Fundamentally, the JTDODD way can be described quite simply. We are passionate about providing customers with a level of service that’s unusual to find amongst other renovation specialists. 

Because every project is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Our approach, therefore, is modified based on the specifics of the project and the requirements of the client. However, some fundamental elements occur whatever the job.

Our comprehensive consultation with you at the start of the process to ensure we fully understand what you’re looking for will inform the development of a strategy to suit. Our highly-experienced team will then effectively manage every element of the renovation, from concept development, to design, budget, construction, handover and maintenance.

Throughout, you can be sure every decision we make is to guarantee exceptional results. At the same time, we’ll make the process as hassle-free and convenient for you as possible.

We subscribe to the motto, “educate and renovate”. Basically, this means we are in constant communication with our clients to provide transparent updates, advice and recommendations. Consequently, you’ll always feel comfortable that you understand what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and what you can expect from the rest of the process. 

All clients receive access to our smart online client portal. It’s a user-friendly application via which you can remain across every detail and monitor the progress of your renovation in real-time. You’ll see updates the second they are made, plus you’ll be able to ask questions, and make and sign-off decisions from any location.

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Home Renovations

Are you looking for extra room to suit a growing family, or an impressive new space for entertaining? If the answer is yes, consider expanding your home with a beautiful extension. An extra bedroom or expanded living space not only increases your home’s functionality, but also has the potential to boost its value should you decide to sell in the future. 

Bathroom Renovations

Bathrooms can provide both a sanctuary to relax in, and a functional space that helps you get ready to face the world. Our goal is to transform your bathroom and leave you with a beautiful and functional space that will add significant value to your property.

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Our Clients

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“We purchased a house that Josh built and had a professional building inspection conducted on the house prior to purchase.

The person undertaking the formal building inspection told us that it is one of the best examples of quality that he has seen in a long time… that the builder’s prowess and attention to detail was outstanding. We had friends through the house who are also builders and commented on the quality and finish! Well done to Josh, we are would highly recommend him to anyone who would ask.”

Roger & Claire

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“Josh and his team were thoroughly professional in the complete rebuilding package they offered me. The design and solutions to my problems were innovative and offered me a better result than I had initially anticipated. The job was completed on time with no fuss.

While I was not necessarily seeking the cheapest quote available. I was delighted that the works came in the right on budget. But the standard of work and service exceeded my expectations.”

Phillip Cox

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“As a retired registered builder and now a building and maintenance supervisor for a large organisation in the retirement sector I have no hesitation in recommending JTDODD for your next renovation.

They have now completed a number of renovations for us over an extended period of time and are now our preferred contractor because of their good communication skills, their high quality of work and their pre planning all of which go to taking any stress out of the project and helping the job run smoothly.”

Adrian O’Donnell
Uniting Care Harrison

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“I sold a beautiful house that JT Dodd built in late 2018 when the market was very slow. We had a whole range of different people through who all commented on the quality of the build. Myself and others were very impressed with the quality of finish throughout the entire house.

JT Dodd produced both quality and fast build times. Josh is a very professional, registered builder who knows his stuff and truly cares about end result. I would recommend Josh to anyone who would like to renovate & create that new home feeling.”

James Lingwood
McGrath Real Estate

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much value does a renovation add?

This is not an easy question to give a definitive answer to in the early stages of planning for a renovation. There are many different factors that come into play, including the style, quality, functionality and size of the space that’s being renovated, to name just a few.

If it’s done right, a renovation has the potential to add a huge amount of value to your property, as well as having the capacity to open it up to a whole new market of interested buyers, should you decide to sell. It is therefore vital that you select your builder carefully to ensure a high quality finish and maximise the financial gains.

How do I find a good renovation company?

A quality renovation can add significant value to your property by opening it up, creating extra space and boosting functionality, as well as improving the overall aesthetic. It’s a big investment, so selecting your contractor based on price alone might not be the smartest move. You’ll want to make sure whoever you employ to carry out the renovation work is up to the task in terms of reliability and quality of workmanship.

The first thing you’ll need to do is seek out fully-licensed, registered and insured practitioners for consideration. It would also be a good idea to look at their website and check whether they have solid testimonials and case study examples of projects they have worked on. Online reviews can be a good indicator of how reputable a contractor is, and proven experience working on similar scale projects is also a plus. In addition, you could try speaking to friends, family or the owners of neighbouring properties for their first-hand recommendations.

What type of renovation increases home value the most?

There is no one answer to this question. It is impossible to say whether a newly renovated bathroom, kitchen or living space will add the most value to your property, as there are so many factors to take into consideration, not least what your property already has and what it may lack. For instance, if you already have a beautiful bathroom but your kitchen is dated, an updated kitchen is likely to add more value than a new bathroom.

What really makes the difference is the quality of the end result. A well done bathroom, for instance, is going to add more value that a poorly done kitchen, and visa versa. The size of the renovated space, functionality and possibly even aesthetics may also play a role.

How much should you spend on kitchen renovation?

Again, this is a tough one to answer without knowing some of the specifics around the property in question and the extra room itself. The potential costs can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, from style through to size, timeline and quality. The best way to get an idea of the potential costs involved with adding an extra room to your property is to book a consultation or on-site meeting with your builder.

By discussing your distinct requirements and what you hope to achieve with the new space, they will be able to give you a good indication of the amount you should expect to spend in order to get the results you want.

What renovations have the best resale value?

There is no one answer to this question. It is impossible to say whether a newly renovated bathroom, kitchen or living space will add the most value to your property, as there are so many factors to take into consideration, not least what your property already has and what it may lack. For instance, if you already have a beautiful bathroom but your kitchen is dated, an updated kitchen is likely to add more value than a new bathroom.

What really makes the difference is the quality of the end result. A well done bathroom, for instance, is going to add more value than a poorly done kitchen, and visa versa. The size of the renovated space, functionality and possibly even aesthetics may also play a role.

How do I find a contractor to remodel my house?

A quality renovation can add significant value to your property by opening it up, creating extra space and boosting functionality, as well as improving the overall aesthetic. It’s a big investment, so selecting your contractor based on price alone might not be the smartest move.

You’ll want to make sure whoever you employ to carry out the renovation work is up to the task in terms of reliability and quality of workmanship. The first thing you’ll need to do is seek out fully-licensed, registered and insured practitioners for consideration. It would also be a good idea to look at their website and check whether they have solid testimonials and case study examples of projects they have worked on.

Online reviews can be a good indicator of how reputable a contractor is, and proven experience working on similar scale projects is also a plus. In addition, you could try speaking to friends, family or the owners of neighbouring properties for their first-hand recommendations.

How long do house renovations take?

Because every project is different, it’s not easy to give a general timeframe. However, on signing your contract you’ll notice we include a timeline itemising Actual Work Days, Inclement Wet Days, Non–Work Days, Public Holidays and Annual Leave Holidays.

With this timeline, you’ll know exactly what to expect and when, so nothing should come as a surprise. What’s more, you’ll also have access to our work schedule via the online client portal. This outlines all tasks and timelines, ensuring you remain well informed of the progress of your build.

For added peace-of-mind, we have penalties built into our contracts, meaning if we haven’t completed the construction within our allotted time-frame you will be compensated. However, it’s important to note that at JTDODD no client has ever needed to claim this penalty, thanks to our proven ability to complete every job on-time.

Is a house renovation budget important?
Starting the process of designing a custom home renovation without having a budget in mind will leave you devastated with the whole process.

You’ll either spend way more than you intended or your home won’t be fully completed and you’ll compromise on quality.

This is why we take time to listen to our client’s needs and wants to customise a renovation to suit their budget and align it with their renovation design. Our process is fool proof and takes you on the journey from initial consultation right through to handing back a stunning renovation that their friends and family are envious of.

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