Is It Time to Replace Your Built-in Kitchen Cupboards?

Nothing lasts forever. Things break, trends change and eventually a time will come to replace them. The same goes for your kitchen. Even if you are not ready for a complete kitchen renovation, replacing your kitchen cabinets can bring your kitchen to life. So how do you know when it’s time to replace them? Watch out for these signs.


Kitchen cabinets will require repairs over time due to natural wear and tear. But some damages aren’t repairable and while a full kitchen renovation isn’t necessary, you might consider replacing your built-in kitchen cupboards. This will instantly improve the look and feel of your kitchen.

Update Style

As we’ve mentioned before, trends change fast and what might have been a gorgeous kitchen ten years ago, is completely out of fashion now. If you are embarrassed to show guests your kitchen, consider renovating it by installing built-in kitchen cupboards that are timeless instead of whatever is in fashion right now. Classic options include shades of white, bamboo and oak.

Space and Functionality

Not enough storage space? Difficult to reach cabinets? These are the main reasons you might want to renovate your kitchen. Kitchen manufacturers can help you redesign your kitchen to give you more storage space. They can also help make your kitchen more functional.


Mould does not only compromise the structure of your cabinets; it can negatively affect your family’s health. When caught early, it can be cleaned up but if left untreated, it will continue to grow and eventually you’ll have to replace your kitchen cupboards. Mould is typically caused by a water leak so before you attempt a renovation, it might be a good idea to identify the source to avoid future mould problems.

If it’s time to replace your built-in kitchen cupboards, get in touch with ProReno today. With 16 years of kitchen renovations and hundreds of happy clients, you know you are in good hands. Trust us with your kitchen renovations and give us a call today!

Place Your Investment in the Right Hands When Renovating Your Kitchen

Let’s be honest, everybody wants the perfect kitchen! But, taking on the perfect kitchen renovation will require the services of consummate professionals with a proven track record for exquisite product innovation, creative design and master craftsmanship. A few represent these requisite qualities like ProReno does, and have done for many years already.

ProReno has maintained exceptional growth in a highly competitive industry to rise to the well-deserved position as a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of beautiful kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards in Johannesburg and Pretoria, creating a trusted reputation for making dream kitchens a reality.

Combining master craftsmanship with the latest technology enables ProReno to offer a product range of exceptional quality that far outweighs that of any competitors, maintaining an absolute commitment to unrivalled customer service and value for money at market-related prices. The investment you make in a kitchen renovation is a major one, and it will be a decision that you will live with for many years to come, which makes it essential to choose a kitchen design team that will pay meticulous attention to the details to be brought together to result in the installation of your dream kitchen.

Irrespective of whether you dream of a comfortable, functional kitchen that will be the hub of your home for a large, boisterous family, a masterpiece that gives you the perfect space in which to create culinary masterpieces or the spot you hit and run in the rush of a fast-paced lifestyle, ProReno masterfully puts all the ingredients together to reflect your lifestyle perfectly!

With hands-on attention to detail, ProReno will keep your budget and individual needs in mind as their highly trained design team shares their vast experience with you to ensure that you can make informed decisions that will result in a beautifully renovated kitchen!

More than 16 years and a lot of kitchens later, you can rely on ProReno to hit the ground running once your design is signed off, quickly and efficiently delivering your stunning new kitchen on schedule and in exact alignment with your budget! Call us for a free quote today!

Do Not Squeeze Too Much into the Space You Have for a Dream Kitchen

Planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip overseas can be a lot like planning a dream kitchen in one particular sense; trying to fit as much into the trip as possible so that we miss nothing!

However, upon thinking it through, it might be better to cut out some of it to enjoy the best of what a different country and culture have to offer. It will give you enough time to soak in the experiences along the way. Planning your new dream kitchen can be just as tricky in the department of wanting to fit in as much as possible to cover all bases and more — just in case you miss out on something!

It’s tempting to go full throttle, however, the voice of reason prevails as the team at ProReno advise clients to whittle down this desire and focus on priority appliances and kitchen cabinetry that will make a lot more sense in the end, especially when you take into account the practical experience and knowledge accumulated by this team over 14 years in the industry that will be at hand to guide you.

The aim at ProReno is to ensure that by the time you first step into the beautiful custom kitchen you have worked with the design team to create, using an easy 3D program, you will immediately feel a level of comfort and functionality that would not have been there having you crammed too much into space!

The ultimate idea is to have the support of a knowledgeable and experienced team of designers throughout the design phase, allowing you to make informed decisions that will streamline your ideas and still leave you with the kitchen of your dreams, minus any unnecessary clutter.

Points to consider, according to ProReno, include things like when your kitchen is used, the various ways in which it is used, who uses it and how often each person does use it, of course, if you are the only one creating divine food in the kitchen, the rest of the space can be designed around what you need, and then incorporate the needs of a family that spends a lot of time in the kitchen as the hub of the home, whether it is a space used for entertaining, activities like homework for the kids, catching up on your mail or even your favourite series.

Knowing whether what you need from your dream kitchen will be best served by an L shaped, U shaped or galley layout is also essential; the working triangle (the special spot for the cook!) allows you to decide on the best place for the cleaning area versus the cooking area and refrigeration area so that everything is within easy reach.

If wine racks, glass doors, wicker baskets, islands and any other features are floating around in your imagination as you envision your dream kitchen, make a list of them all, before you even make your appointment with the design team at ProReno for your first consultation.

It is very helpful to have a look at what ProReno has to say in their rough draft of how the costs can be broken up between kitchen furniture, fittings, appliances, worktops, sinks and taps, as well as to explore some of the storage solutions they have listed on their website, this is more or less where you will get a better idea of just how important it is not to try to fit everything into the space available for your dream kitchen!

Irrespective of what your budget is, ProReno is a team you can trust implicitly to meet that budget and offer hands-on, personalised service to deliver a stylishly functional kitchen that will more than match the dreams you have, and make this major investment one that lasts a lifetime! For more information or to request a quote, feel free to contact us today!

How to Tell If Your Kitchen Needs a Revamp

Taking on a project as big as a kitchen renovation is a lot tougher than trying to decide on what the dish of the day will be, and a lot more stressful, without a doubt. The budget and planning involved alone could give you sleepless nights for as long as you toss and turn about whether you need to remodel your kitchen, or whether you can continue to live with what you have.

If you’ve already been dreaming of the things you’d love to do, to make your kitchen a space that’s the heart of your home, here are a few of the tell-tale signs that are whispering to you it’s time for action.

You Would Rather Eat Out

If you’re avoiding cooking because the thought of going into your kitchen is a complete turn-off, now is the time! Whatever you’re spending, either on eating out or ordering in, simply to avoid your kitchen, could be well-spent on a kitchen renovation that’ll prove to be a great investment.

Lack of Counter Space

A complete lack of counter space can be a nightmare. Every time you cook, you have to move ten things around to create enough space to work on, and then move them back, to tidy it all up after the fact.

Lack of Storage Space

Pretty much the equivalent of not having enough counter space! If your kitchen cupboards are bulging at the seams, to such an extent that you need to put kitchen gadgetry in another room, it’s time to consider a remodel.

Lack of Functionality

If your stove is on one end of the kitchen, pots on another and not-enough counter space somewhere in-between, you’re probably ready to tear your hair out in frustration. If you’ve been running from one end to the other in your kitchen for long enough, the lack of functionality is a big tell-tale sign it’s already past time!

Outdated Appliances Are Pushing up Electricity Consumption

If an old desktop computer takes a lot more electricity than an up-to-date laptop does, imagine what an outdated stove or fridge can do to your electricity bill. An investment in up-to-date kitchen appliances isn’t only going to be great for functionality, it will make a kitchen renovation pay for itself sooner than you think.

Your Kitchen Isolates You from Family and Friends

If you love cooking and want your family to be able to hang out with you while you cook, but you’re stuck with a small kitchen isolated from the rest of your home, it’s time to break down a few walls and reconfigure the kitchen to suit your lifestyle. This is also true if you enjoy entertaining. There’s nothing that can compare with the atmosphere created in a kitchen filled with happy people and rich aromas drifting out of pots and pans.

Contact ProReno for unique, fitted kitchens in Pretoria and Johannesburg. The team will take you from design to kitchen installation with a cost-effective efficiency that won’t leave you without a kitchen for months on end. There are no middlemen involved, and by the time ProReno has completed your kitchen installation, you’ll want to cook your celebratory dinner for family and friends right then and there.

When you’re ready to take the big leap into a kitchen renovation, get in touch ProReno for stylish, functional kitchen design and superb craftsmanship in a dream, fully-fitted kitchen. Give us a call today!

How High Should Your Kitchen Cabinets Be?

From the appliances to the counters and flooring, your kitchen should be beautiful and functional. You should love every minute you spend in your kitchen, whether it is having your morning coffee, cooking up a storm or entertaining guests. 

Your kitchen cabinets play a big part in your overall design since it provides you with a functional workspace. But kitchen cabinet height can be a challenge if you don’t know if there are any design “rules” you should follow.

While there aren’t any set-in-stone rules, there are some things to consider when choosing the height of your kitchen cabinets such as the kitchen layout, design, and your family needs.

Kitchen Cabinet Standard Height

Traditionally, the standard height for kitchen cabinets was 48 cm above the countertop. But nowadays, anything goes. It has become increasingly popular to raise the cabinets 50cm above the countertop or even more to add more breathing room. It all comes down to the needs of the family and the overall design of the space.

Reasons to Raise Your Kitchen Cabinets

While we consider 48cm the minimum height to fit in small kitchen appliances underneath cupboards, it doesn’t mean that you need to stick to the general standard. There are various reasons why you could choose to raise your kitchen cupboards and still have a beautiful end-result in the quest to get the kitchen of your dreams.

  1. If your family is taller than average, it makes sense to raise your kitchen cabinets.
  2. You have a large kitchen with high ceilings.
  3. Making a bold style statement is good enough reason.
  4. To get more storage space underneath your cupboards.

 Thinking out of the box when it comes to your layout and the height of your cabinets will ensure a warm and inviting kitchen once your renovation is complete.

Reputable kitchen manufacturers such as ProReno can help you try out a few different height options to find the best fit for your home. But the final decision is still up to you and your personal preferences. 

5 Reasons Why We Love White Kitchens (and You Should Too!)

If you are a foodie, you are probably drooling over designer kitchens on Food Channel or Pinterest regularly. White cabinets, clean lines, functional design and lots of natural light. But what if we tell you, your dream kitchen is more within reach than you might think?

The team at ProReno has done many kitchen renovations. And while we don’t have any favourites — it would be like having a favourite child — we do love a classic white kitchen. Here’s why:

White Is Adaptable to Any Style

No matter what look you are aiming for white will suit it perfectly! Country kitchen, check. Contemporary kitchen, check. It just works beautifully with any design. 

White Will Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger

If you have a small or dark kitchen, white cabinets will give the illusion of space since it reflects light. You will want to spend more time in your kitchen to soak up every inch of perfectness.

White Looks Clean and Fresh

White is the essence of hygiene and cleanliness with no way to hide dirt like a dark kitchen. If there’s one room in your home that can be clinical, it can be the kitchen. Alternatively, you can add a colour accent to make the atmosphere cosier.

White Allows You to Choose Fun Colour Accents

When it comes to accent colours, the sky’s the limit when you are pairing it with white. The great thing about choosing a white kitchen is that you can change the accent colour – and ultimately the ambience – whenever you want or when trends change.

White Is Timeless

The best part of a white kitchen is that ten years from now, your kitchen won’t be outdated like the coloured kitchen next door. White will never go out of style.

If you are in the market for kitchen renovations in Pretoria and surrounds, why not get in touch with us for a free consultation and quote. With 16 years of experience and a long list of happy clients, the team at ProReno take great pride in offering quality workmanship at affordable prices. Give us a call today!

Mistakes People Often Make When Hiring Kitchen Contractors

Your kitchen is the one room in your house that is used the most. It makes sense that the wear and tear will be more than any other space in your home. So, when the time comes to renovate your kitchen, you don’t want to waste time and money with unskilled, untrustworthy contractors that will do a substandard job or take forever to finish the job. You need to be extra careful and keep the following in mind when hiring kitchen cabinet contractors.

Not Getting More than One Quote

Kitchen renovations are considered major home improvements and the worst thing you can do is to settle for the first quote you receive. Do thorough research and find reliable kitchen cabinet contractors offering similar professional services, then get at least three quotes reflecting the same design, materials and hardware to enable you to get an idea of what the market price is. 

Not Asking for References

Once you’ve settled on a quote, visit the website or Facebook page of your kitchen cabinet contractor and get feedback from former clients. People aren’t scared to share whether they have good or bad experiences with contractors. If you can’t find anything online, ask your contractor for references and phone them. If you’re satisfied with their response, you can trust that they know what they are doing. 

Hiring Kitchen Cabinet Contractors Based on Price Only

Going for the cheapest quote might be a huge mistake unless you are satisfied after doing all the necessary research and feel certain that they are the best option. Make sure, however, that your contractor will not be using low-quality materials and that they offer a quality cabinet structure and fit since this might negatively impact the job they do for you. 

A further consideration is the professionalism and service levels you receive from the company from the first moment you contact them. The first impression you get will most likely feed through the whole experience with them. Remember that the cheapest or even the most expensive quote is not necessarily a reflection of the best value for money or service levels you’ll receive.

For a reliable kitchen cabinet contractor in Johannesburg and Pretoria, get in touch with ProReno. With 16 years of experience in the kitchen renovations industry, you can trust that we will give your project the attention it deserves. Give us a call today and request your free quote. 

5 Ways You Can Increase Storage Space in Your Kitchen

When you spend a lot of time in the kitchen making delicious meals for your family, the last thing you need is clutter. Kitchen clutter makes it hard to find what you need quickly and might discourage you from cooking healthy meals. And the last thing you need is an unhealthy lifestyle that consists of junk food. Efficient storage is a necessity in any kitchen.

Your kitchen might be small without any way to expand on the layout but it doesn’t mean you can’t create more space. Below are some simple hacks that will help you utilise the space you already have. 

Pull-Out Trash Bin

Trash bins are bulky and unsightly and most of the time it’s a struggle to find a place for them in the kitchen. So why not hide them in a cupboard? It’s reasonably easy to convert an existing cupboard into a pull-out cupboard to free up some space.

Pan Organisers

Pans are probably the most difficult thing to store without it looking cluttered and disorganised. Added to that, they take up a lot of space. But if you store them vertically, you can overcome this issue. A professional kitchen renovation contractor can build a custom pan cupboard to help you free up some space.

Easy-Access Drawers

Utensil drawers are a mess! You can solve this issue with pull-out drawers or drawer dividers that will organise all your utensils and gadgets and make them easier to find.

Custom Spice Rack

Having all your spices in one place is vital, but it doesn’t have to take up an entire cupboard. A space-saving option would be to add a shallow, framed cabinet to empty wall space. You can do it yourself, but for a professional end-result, it’s better to let the experts do it. 

Racks and Movable Shelving

So you’re renting and can’t make any changes to your kitchen. No problem. You can easily find removable shelves, racks and organisers at affordable prices. These will give you more surface spaces and get your clutter under control.

If you need help from professionals with a quote on complete Kitchen Renovations in Pretoria, get in touch with ProReno today!

How to Find the Style Resonates with Your Concept of a Perfect Kitchen

Four basic kitchen styles can act as the starting point to getting the kitchen of your dreams. Once you have determined the kitchen style, you can add all the personal touches that will echo your personality and lifestyle boldly. The very basic styles are modern, contemporary, classic and traditional kitchens, but what you do with these templates is where the fun and your stamp starts taking shape.

As always, when planning a kitchen renovation, or building a kitchen from scrap, consider the space with which you have to work and then scrounge for photos that inspire you, to guide you in the right direction for a kitchen you will be happy to live in for many years to come.

Doing this research and bookmarking or keeping visuals of kitchens that appeal to you do help to guide you in the right direction for the custom-fitted kitchen of your dreams.

When you look at the visuals of the many different styles you’ve combed through, the inspiration will hit home and you will know, that’s the one for you! It’s a little like finding that shirt or dress you fall in love with and have to have! Let’s look at a few of the favourite kitchen design styles to give you an idea of the direction you may want to take:

Contemporary Kitchens

Contemporary kitchens can be a little hard to define, but in essence, it allows you to be a little more adventurous in terms of the forms and finishes. A contemporary kitchen more often than not includes some of the elements and touches you would find in many other kitchen styles.

Classic Kitchens

In short, classic kitchens offer a blank slate of white cabinets and black accents. The rest is up to you to add your personal touches that will make your kitchen as eclectic as you would like it to be. Even traditional kitchen elements can be incorporated into a classic kitchen.

Farmhouse Kitchens

If you prefer the complete opposite of a sleek classic kitchen and would prefer to have a kitchen that’s warm and homey, much like the kitchens found on farms, then a farmhouse kitchen is going to suit you right down to the ground! A beautifully big kitchen table on classic flooring, along with open shelves and large sinks, make a farmhouse kitchen easy to use, making anyone drawn to this kitchen want to linger long after meals are over.

Traditional Kitchens

Traditional kitchens bring architecture together with arches and decorative mouldings that cry out for antique finishes that smack of the old world, with touches that speak to your style entirely. Traditional kitchens are also clearly defined by the details and personal touches that make the kitchen exclusively yours.

Do the research, dream the dream, and when you’re ready to begin the exciting journey, contact the dream team at Proreno to make sure your kitchen renovation in Johannesburg and Pretoria is in the most trusted hands in the industry! Feel free to get in touch today!

5 Features That Will Make Your Kitchen Timeless

Your kitchen is the heart of your home and should be treated as such. During any kitchen renovation, your primary goal should be to use it as intended — for cooking meals. But it should also be a beautiful space where family and friends enjoy spending time.

When it comes to the planning of your kitchen renovation, first on the list is the essential features of the space. Make sure you choose features that are timeless but stylish and functional.


The sink most often stands out whenever you picture a timeless kitchen. Farmhouse-style sinks make a high-value addition to your kitchen since it offers durable construction, deep basins and simplistic beauty. 


Simple, neutral, and classic cabinets look great in any decade. The traditional design of shaker cabinets blends in perfectly with any decor.


Marble countertops continue to be the number one choice and for good reason. They are available in various colours, are durable and look elegant.

Neutral Hues

Kitchens these days come in various designs, colours and styles, but if you want a classic look that will stay beautiful for years to come, neutral colours are the way to go. For a welcoming, traditional and calm space, stick with shades of white or earthy tones and silver finishes.

Open Plan Layout

Functionality should be the main priority of your kitchen. The best way to make it happen is with an open plan layout. Focus on functionality and efficiency when it comes to the design of your new kitchen and make sure you leave enough space to move around when cooking family meals.

When doing a kitchen renovation, the end goal is always the same – a space that is beautiful, welcoming and functional and that will stay that way for many years to come.

ProReno offers kitchen renovations and kitchen cupboard designs that will help you create the exact kitchen space you envision. For more information or if you need a quote, get in touch with the team today.

Hiring Professional Kitchen Contractors Will Be the Best Decision You’ll Ever Make

Have you noticed just how unreliable and deceptive people have become these days? It’s become challenging to take someone’s word and it feels like no one can keep their promises anymore. This is especially true when it comes to the service industry.

People promise one thing then delivers another, that is if they finish the project. It seems like all they want is your money but, they are not prepared to give you anything in return. While this is true for the most part, we are here to offer some hope. There are service providers that still keep their promises and do outstanding work. You just have to look a little harder to find them.

At ProReno, we take great pride in service excellence. In the past 16 years we have completed a lot of projects and in return acquired just as many satisfied clients. We refuse to cut corners and treat each project equally, no matter how big or small. We are passionate about offering competitive rates and can boast about excellent after-sales service.

We aim to offer high-quality services in a fast and effective manner which means our teams are professionally trained. Our clients can choose from an extensive range of products — more than what our competitors offer. So, you are guaranteed to find the exact kitchen countertop or floor covering you want.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our testimonials page for a first-hand account of our clients. Also, let us provide you with an inspection and an obligation free quote to ensure you have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

Kitchen renovations shouldn’t be taken lightly which is why you should seriously consider hiring ProReno for the project. For more information or to book a free consultation, give us a call today!

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning Your Kitchen Renovation

Committing yourself to a kitchen renovation and signing on the dotted line is not a decision to take lightly. Once done, there is no going back. Make sure you hire professionals like ProReno to manage your kitchen renovation for complete peace of mind. 

If functionality and aesthetics are important to you, here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning a kitchen renovation.

Design to Purpose

How you want to use your kitchen is an important point to consider. If you would like to incorporate an area where the kids can do their homework while you cook, or add dining space for entertaining guests, consider a layout that’ll suit your lifestyle. Following a trend won’t cut it if your kitchen doesn’t fit its purpose as the heart of your home.

Make the Most of Your Budget

A kitchen renovation runs into the thousands in terms of a budget, and how you spend that money is going to be very important. There will be areas that may mean a bit of a trade-off to cut costs and still have that dream kitchen, but that’s where professionals like ProReno can assist you in making informed decisions.

Before you head for your first meeting, make up your must-have list and wish-list so that it’ll be easier to focus on sticking within your budget. Letting go of what you wish you could have is a lot easier than letting go of what you must have in your dream kitchen.

Pay Close Attention to the Layout

The layout of your kitchen is essential. You want everything that opens and closes to do so as it should, without battling to get to it because there’s a cupboard or countertop in the way! A beautiful new fridge or stove that doesn’t open properly is going to defeat the purpose of functionality.

The only way to make sure that your kitchen will function the way you want it to is to work with a kitchen specialist to design the right layout to suit the space.

Storage Essentials

Few rooms in the home can be as cluttered as a kitchen can be, especially when there’s not enough storage. Consider what your storage options are in terms of functionality, style and comfort. Getting to pots and pans, kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery with ease is going to be central to your plans for storage. Ingredients also need to be within easy reach, and then there are some that you may like to store in an easily accessible pantry.


Good lighting is essential in the kitchen. You need to be able to see what you’re doing, whether it’s chopping, measuring or looking for settings on the stove or other kitchen appliances.

Under-cabinet lighting is great if you’d like to shed a little more light in areas of the kitchen that are used mostly in food preparation. Lighting also adds to the ambience of a stylish, warm and inviting kitchen.Less is not more when it comes to lighting in the kitchen!

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed by it all? Your kitchen is the most lived-in room in the home, and it also adds to the resale value of your home if you intend to sell at a later stage, which makes it an even greater challenge to make sure that no detail is missed.

ProReno makes an awesome contribution to kitchen renovations in Johannesburg and Pretoria with their hands-on service, taking every client from design to installation cost-effectively and efficiently. Master craftsmanship, ethical business practices, market-related prices and superb hands-on customer service makes ProReno the first team to call when you’re ready to turn your dream kitchen into a reality. Get in touch today!

Classic vs Modern: Which Kitchen Type Is Right for You?

Everyone needs a kitchen that matches their taste and mirrors their lifestyle. While some prefer a modern, more trendy design others want to stick with classic and traditional. There’s no right or wrong side and, it all comes down to personal taste. Below are some things to consider when making your final decision. 

Modern Kitchen Design

Modern designs focus on using clean lines combined with contemporary features. Typically, a modern design follows a minimalistic approach with the primary goal to remove clutter. In return, this type of design celebrates an open feel with plenty of natural light and smooth surfaces.

The downside to modern designs is that they tend to change quickly and if you’re not planning in renovating your kitchen in the next 20 years, you might want to consider a classic design.

Classic Kitchen Design

Classic, traditional kitchens are warm and welcoming. By choosing a classic design, your kitchen can be timeless and beautiful for many years, even decades to come.

The downside, however, is that it can be challenging to be unique. And it might make your kitchen look and feel similar to many other kitchens.

Both modern and classic kitchens have their pros and cons. The question is “What do you prefer?” Sometimes it can be hard to choose a side, which is why classic modern designs are becoming more popular in new homes. By collaborating both design types, it allows for more inspiration and a unique end-result.

Whatever you choose for your new kitchen, make sure you hire a professional like ProReno for your kitchen design in South Africa. With more than 16 years of experience in the business and a long list of satisfied customers to show for it, you can be sure you’re in good hands.

Get in touch with the team at ProReno for more information or to request a free quote today!

This Is How You Know It Is Time to Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s where the family comes together to enjoy meals and have conversations about their day. A lot of time is spent in the kitchen preparing these meals. So, if your kitchen isn’t inviting or lack functionality, you might not want to use it often.

Nothing lasts forever. The same goes for kitchen cabinets. Below are some telltale signs that it’s time to replace your kitchen cabinets: 

1. They are damaged

Water damage can cause the wood to warp. It can also cause mould growth which isn’t just unsightly but harmful to your health. Water damaged cupboards will no longer open and close properly.

2. They lack functionality

If you’ve just moved into a new house, you might have noticed that the kitchen design could do with some improvement. Hard to access cabinets that require you to unpack the whole cupboard to reach certain items can be frustrating, but it can only be rectified with a kitchen renovation.

3. They’re outdated

Not all kitchens are timeless. Trends change and everybody has different tastes. When choosing new kitchen cabinets, go for a classic look that will stay in trend much longer.

How Long Should Kitchen Cabinets Last?

Kitchen cabinets could last a few decades but various elements can shorten its lifespan. Such as mould, water damage or a termite infestation, to name a few.

Average Lifespan of a Kitchen

If you search online, you might find the average kitchen lifespan to be 50 years or more. Shocking as it may seem, it can be true if your kitchen is timeless. But, in most cases, it’s typically 20 to 30 years max before you’ll need a remodel.

You don’t have to be stuck with a kitchen you hate. If you are ready to renovate your kitchen, get in touch with ProReno kitchen cabinet contractors for a quote free quote today!

Have Your New Kitchen Fitted by a Team of Professionals

The ability of the team at ProReno to design, manufacture and install tailor-made kitchen cabinets and built-in cabinets, has been proven over and over again by many clients who have trusted ProReno to create their dream kitchens since 2004, clients that do not hesitate to recommend ProReno to anyone planning on a new kitchen.

ProReno has also established a firm footing in a highly competitive industry, based on thousands of fitted kitchens installed in property developments, hotels, churches and commercial buildings, earning this team an excellent reputation for their ability to deliver projects on time and within budget, getting into action quickly, while still maintaining a high level of attention to detail throughout each project.

Shop-fitting in Gauteng is yet another area in which ProReno has excelled, creating innovative and streamlined shop-fitting for high-end salons, fitness studios and post offices, proving yet again that ProReno offers versatility at its best.

The code of ethics with which ProReno conducts their business, and the level of professionalism that permeates this team, from design to manufacture and sheer craftsmanship in terms of carrying out installations, is also backed up by the fact that ProReno is a respected member of the Kitchen Specialists Association, a virtual guarantee that you can have absolute peace of mind when dealing with a company as dedicated to excellence as ProReno is.

Customer care is at the core of everything ProReno does, which is made obvious in the meticulous attention to detail that is offered by ProReno right from the outset of any project, whether it is in bringing residential dream kitchens to life, installing hundreds of kitchens in development houses or shop-fitting.

Service excellence and a passionate dedication to absolute professionalism is the bottom line for this team of designers and master craftsmen an attitude that has made ProReno a market leader in this highly competitive industry since 2004.

Every custom-fitted kitchen designed and installed by ProReno is a high-value investment, one that adds comfort and convenience to your life as the perfect hub of your home and exceptional value to your property. Judging by what satisfied clients have to say about their kitchens, a ProReno custom fitted kitchen is one that you will be comfortable in for many years into the future.

ProReno wastes no space when they custom design kitchen cabinets that fit your wall space perfectly to give your kitchen asymmetrical look, which is a complete departure from what you would get from modular kitchen suppliers, these offer only set sized cabinets and then waste space with ‘filler’ panels to close the gaps!

ProReno offers an unrivalled choice of products, a hands-on approach to design, and a team you can trust to stay within your budget with their market-related prices, using a combination of the latest technology, experience and advice to ensure that your journey to a dream kitchen becomes an adventure, minus unnecessary stress.

The personal hands-on service you can look forward to from ProReno through each stage, from the design and manufacture to fitting of high-quality kitchen cabinets, is an end to end service designed to create a streamlined experience for every ProReno client. Get in touch with the team for more information or to request a free quote.

How to Balance the Budget on a Kitchen Renovation

The decision to renovate your kitchen is a major one, certainly not to be taken lightly in light of ever-increasing prices across the board in an economy on a downward spiral. Having an unlimited budget is a luxury a select few can afford, whereas the rest of us have to work within a realistic budget that won’t lead to bankruptcy!

This is where you will have to make some compromises in terms of what you choose, whether its countertops, splashbacks, fitted kitchen cupboards, fittings and fixtures. It is also where the expertise and knowledge the team at Proreno bring much-appreciated clarity about the trade-offs you may need to make in certain areas. 

You can be sure of the fact that with the unrivalled range of products available at Proreno, there will be a compromise that suits your budget but still brings the style and feel of your kitchen to life. As one of the top kitchen specialist companies in Gauteng, Proreno cares about considering your budget by offering competitive prices for quality kitchen products.

They will work with you to make the compromises you may need to make to stick with your budget, and whether it’s a big budget or a small one, you will still have the kitchen of your dreams, despite these compromises.

What to consider when planning a kitchen renovation to suit your budget:

  • The most important thing to take into account is how you will use your kitchen. Having a clear goal about what you expect from your kitchen according to how you use it should be your starting point.
  • The number of people in your household and how often you entertain guests will also affect the type of space you need for a fridge or the number of chairs at your dining table. The number of guests you cater for will also affect your design choices. 
  • Only you will know where you are willing to splurge and where you can save yet still get real value for money. What will high-quality investments in certain aspects of your kitchen do to make everyday life easier? Or what can you do to solve an issue that is generally just a hassle in your current kitchen? It’s also essential to consider how much the choices you make in terms of where you splurge and where you save will impact the resale value of your home.
  • You want aesthetic appeal as well as functionality in your kitchen. It is an area where you can make choices that still look stunning, such as choosing quartz instead of granite for countertops. The list of areas where you can make great product choices that will meet your budget and still give you the kitchen of your dreams is long!

If you’re having trouble trying to figure out where you are willing to compromise and where you absolutely won’t, let the team at Proreno give you professional insight into just how much you can achieve by making clever compromises to meet your budget, and exceed your expectations to boot! For more information or to request a quote, call us today!