Renovate your kitchen from design to installation with one outstanding team!

Whether you have a small kitchen that needs a makeover, a large, open family kitchen, or one that needs renovation to turn it into a chef’s dream, ProReno takes each client from design to installation, without interruption.

One of the most essential elements of kitchen design is the layout that exists, and what you imagine you’d like to do with it to create your dream kitchen. It takes meticulous attention to detail just to make sure that the layout of your kitchen will give you a functional kitchen, one in which every appliance, countertop, kitchen cabinet and built-in cupboard works in synchronicity.

Every kitchen renovated by ProReno is a pure reflection of this meticulous attention to detail, which is the foundation of any functional, stylish kitchen.

Other than the points mentioned, why choose ProReno for kitchen renovations in Johannesburg and Pretoria?


Having offered the highest standard in kitchen renovations in South Africa since 2004, ProReno has built a reputation for excellence, based on a solid foundation of design excellence and project delivery.

With experience like this, the team at ProReno can work within any budget, irrespective of its size, and still deliver dream kitchens that are stamped with the individuality of each client.

Latest Design Technology

Imagine being able to see your kitchen before actual work has begun on it? ProReno does this with flair, using the latest 3D computer programme to make the design and layout stage of your new kitchen exciting. With the experienced design team at your side, making informed decisions about fittings and finishes is easy.

As you go through each stage of the design, watching your dream kitchen come to life in virtual reality, the stress of the initial big decision to renovate the kitchen begins to feel like an adventure.

Market-related Prices

The team at ProReno are always mindful of the need to balance your budget perfectly with your requirements for a dream kitchen. This is where their assistance in making informed decisions is of infinite value.

There’s absolutely no reason to believe that your budget won’t allow for a kitchen tailored to your specific requirements at ProReno!

Exceptional Products

Looking at the range of kitchen products available at this well-established company, it’s clear to see that what ProReno has on offer blows the competition right out of the water. With a range like this at your fingertips, your options for creating a dream kitchen are limitless.

Hands-on Customer Service

Bearing in mind that an exclusive kitchen will need fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards to support functionality and style, ProReno designs/manufactures and fits stunning kitchen cabinets and built-in cabinets to suit individual client needs.

Fast and Efficient Service

Although attention to detail takes priority, ProReno offers clients a fast but efficient service, making sure that no client has to wait for months for the installation of a dream kitchen. It’s the idea of living in chaos for months on end during kitchen renovations that add to the stress of making a decision this big. Once the project schedule has been signed off, ProReno moves into action to deliver your kitchen renovation exactly as agreed.

Project Management

Every element and detail involved in bringing your dream kitchen to life is managed by the experienced team at ProReno. If going from design to installation of your kitchen in Pretoria and Johannesburg is your idea of making this decision easy on yourself, ProReno will guide you every step of the way.

Contact ProReno to find out more about how to take the first steps to your dream kitchen!

3 Common Misconceptions About Hiring Professional Kitchen Designers

In the last few years, DIYing has become huge. Mainly because people are trying to save money and partly because they have not been getting great results from so-called professionals.

There are indeed a lot of amateurs posing as professional contractors in every industry but, with a little bit of research, you can do away with them and find the experienced and reliable contractors that will give you the results you want. Here are some myths we are happy to bust so you can be satisfied with your kitchen renovation at last.

They Are Expensive

Hiring professional kitchen designers is not as expensive as you might think! In fact, in the long run, you will find it costs the same, if not cheaper than a DIY project. It is because kitchen contractors get materials at a discounted price due to agreements with suppliers. Another factor to consider is that they already have all the tools needed to complete the project while you have to buy or hire it. If you value your time, you can take it a step further. A contractor will take a week or two to finish a project that will take you months since you must work in your free time. Time is money!

You Do Not Need Skills to Renovate a Kitchen, Just Common Sense

Some people are under the impression that kitchen renovations are easy. If you do not enjoy working with your hands, you will get stuck. Kitchen designs and renovations require skills and experience to get it right the first time around.

Kitchen Contractors Never Deliver on Their Promises

If you have had bad luck with contractors previously, we understand why you would be hesitant to hire contractors again. But you do not have to be. Just make sure to research them well before you sign on the dotted line. You can even go as far as contacting some of their previous clients for references.

If you want to hire reliable, affordable and professional kitchen designers in Johannesburg, get in touch with the team at ProReno for a free quote today!

This Is the Difference Between a Custom Fitted and Modular Kitchen

There is an obvious and very fundamental difference between a custom kitchen and a modular kitchen. Modular kitchen cabinetry is literally ‘what you see is what you get’, while custom-designed, fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards can be anything you want them to be!

With a modular kitchen, you will more than likely end up with appliances that stick out where they shouldn’t, along with drawers and kitchen cabinet depths that are not the answer to your kitchen dreams. Mass-produced modular kitchens come in standard widths and heights, and there is no room at all for any improvement or adjustment at all. Choice of colour and material is limited to what is manufactured on a large scale, allowing for no flexibility in dimensions and finishes.

The difference in custom kitchens is that you get to select everything from height to depth, width and countertop for every fitted kitchen cabinet and built-in cabinet going into your home, without doors or drawers getting caught or stuck on each other when opened and closed – the budget may have to stretch a little more, but what you get in terms of flow, style and functionality more than makes up for going a few steps further on the design of your custom kitchen!

When the team of innovative, experienced designers at ProReno work to make your dream kitchen from concept to installation, all the components will be designed and manufactured to suit your specifications and to accommodate all of your appliances perfectly, without any ‘filling’.

Custom Designed & Fitted Kitchens Pretoria

ProReno manufactures fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards that do not limit you at all where it comes to height, depth or width; it is all designed to make the most of the available space and to make it easy to move around in, fully functional and a total extension of your taste in decor.

With the unrivalled range of products available from ProReno, which far outweighs any competitor, you can turn your kitchen into the perfect hub of your home, and, working with the imaginative, creative team of designers at ProReno, finding the right interaction between all the components, brilliant combinations of material, colour, architecture and lighting will be an exciting experience as you watch your dream begin to take shape.

Having the hands-on team from ProReno on your side as they manage your project, design, manufacture and fit high-quality kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards is an assurance that, from design to installation, you will have the very best in the industry to guide and advise you through the process of creating your dream kitchen.

Your kitchen design will be carried over from the design team to expert craftsmen who carry the hallmark of ProReno excellence right through to the final installation of your custom-fitted kitchen, quickly and efficiently without missing out on the smallest detail, bringing your kitchen to life on time, every time!

There are more than enough satisfied clients who will be happy to tell you about their awesome experience with this team of professionals, and, after 16 years in the industry, ProReno has certainly earned its place as a market leader in the industry, offering competitive prices that can dovetail with all budgets, without compromising on quality or innovation!

Whatever you choose, modular or custom-fitted – stylish, comfortable and functional – remember, this is a kitchen you will be living with for a very long time to come! For more information or to request a free quote, get in touch with ProReno today!

Things to Think About When Planning Your New Kitchen

Kitchens are no longer off-limits to all but the designated ‘cook’. They are becoming larger hubs designed for family living, and entertainment as more and more people choose to eat in rather than out, open spaces that call out as an ideal gathering place.

A busy kitchen calls for more than sticking to the rules of the ‘work triangle’. This means that your dream kitchen may involve organising your kitchen into different zones, designed for food prep, cooking, refrigeration, food storage and washing-up areas, depending on the activity going on in this hub of your home.

Setting up countertops for food preparation is made easier when you have everything at hand, from knives and spices to outlets for appliances that are also within reach. You can do this with fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards of course.

Easy access to the oven, stove and microwave, with the right amount of space for easy movement, is also essential in a kitchen that is a hive of activity. If you have a large family, you are going to need space to move while the kids do projects and homework in the kitchen.

Important to consider, in terms of functionality, is whether all the kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards are easy to reach height-wise, suitable for all contents necessary for easy food preparation and storage. Nooks and electrical fittings for kettles, toasters and other kitchen gadgets you use regularly can also have their own, designated ‘garage’, whether it is behind a fitted cabinet or in an alcove that is purpose-designed.

A kitchen that is not often used, or is used by a professional chef, will be designed to suit its purposes and will be set out differently in comparison with a busy, activity-based kitchen. This is no stumbling block for ProReno. We have designed and fitted kitchens in Gauteng for hundreds of families, chefs and hotels, as well as for large developments by the hundreds!

These little considerations when planning your kitchen renovation or starting from scratch may seem like a lot But, when you bring your ideas to the kitchen design team at ProReno, your ideas and dreams, matched with the experience earned since 2004 by this team, will bring it all together in a kitchen that is stylish, comfortable and functional for you, your family and friends.

ProReno, at its core, will manage your project, design, manufacture and fit high-quality kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards to make living in a large, homey, welcoming and comfortable kitchen a reality.

It is in consultation with ProReno that the basic foundation for a kitchen tailored to suit your personality and lifestyle is laid, moving from there to the design phase, which is always exciting through the use of the latest technology and a range of kitchen products that are unrivalled in this competitive industry!

It doesn’t matter how big or small your budget is, you can still have the kitchen of your dreams when you work with experienced kitchen design specialists like ProReno. Especially when you take into account their market-related prices and the high quality of their products that add true value for money to the budget.

Make your kitchen dreams a reality by contacting the team at ProReno today to put your plans in motion, from start to finish and get ready to celebrate! Call us today!

When Is the Right Time to Think About Lighting During Your Kitchen Renovation?

We take a lot of care about how lighting is spread throughout our homes. It reflects the level of comfort and aesthetic and affects how we feel when we’re spending time in the various areas of our home. However, when it comes to designing kitchens, we tend to put lighting last on the list.

If you have a family that spends a lot of time in the kitchen, or if it is an area that is often used for entertaining, it’s not just going to be about colours, shapes, textures and functionality. It will also involve creating the right ambience and multi-faceted use of lighting to complete the picture.

The kitchen is undoubtedly already the hub of the home, seeming to have a magnet of its own for pulling everyone in, but, just like moths to a flame, the right lighting will amplify the attraction of your kitchen for everyone.
Kitchen lighting is made up of different layers, moving from things like lighting in kitchen cabinets for when the kitchen is on idle to the right kind of light necessary to make working in the kitchen a pleasure.

Although ProReno works within your budget, especially with their market-related prices, you will find it well worth exploring your options with this talented team. You won’t be left with too little in the budget for great lighting to add to the overall ambience and value of your kitchen!

Although many lights, with clever, innovative design, can function as multi-use lights in the kitchen, it is also essential to plan for lighting that not only lights up workspaces, but also adds accents to the depths and dimensions of the space, such as recessed lighting, and purely decorative lighting.

Naturally, after rising to the top of a highly competitive industry since first opening its doors in 2004, the kitchen design team at ProReno will be on hand with a choice of ideas that will perfectly light up your kitchen.

Keeping the balance between the function of lights and the contribution that light makes to create ambience, accent and décor can be a big chunk to swallow alone, but, add your needs to the experience offered by ProReno in tailored kitchen design, and kitchen lighting will take on a whole new meaning.

We are so bombarded with new styles and shapes of lighting these days that it can be overwhelming to decide on the direction that will reflect the entirety of the kitchen of your dreams, however, making informed decisions is made simple with the professional knowledge and solid practical advice on hand from the design team at ProReno.

When you are planning a brand new kitchen, contact the team at ProReno to smooth the way with innovative design, a range of kitchen products unrivalled in the industry, beautiful fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards designed and manufactured by master craftsman. Always delivered on time, within budget! Speak to the team at ProReno to request a free quote today!

Different Kitchen Designs and How to Choose the Right One for You

By the time you get around to arranging the first consultation with a professional kitchen designer, you will already have a pretty good idea about what you would like in your dream kitchen.

Every kitchen renovation starts from a basic design, which is then enhanced to reflect your personality, individuality, and style with the addition of tailor-made products.

A great place to start is to base your ideas on the foundation of Modern or Contemporary, Traditional or Classic kitchens, and then to work with your design team to put your stamp on the template you choose.

What is meant by the terms Contemporary, Modern, Traditional and Classic kitchens?

Modern Kitchens

If you are not one for sticking to any rules, a modern kitchen will appeal. This style of kitchen is also very close to what constitutes the design of a contemporary kitchen.

You can do anything you please with a start like this. Mixing hi-gloss products with highly pressurised composites give you free rein to use natural stone and raw woods as ornamentation.

Natural stone and raw woods give a distinct depth to the sleek lines typically associated with modern kitchens. Defining this sleekness is the use of frameless kitchen cabinetry and sleek appliances, offset by design features such as concealed gadgetry and floating shelves.

The modern kitchen is where you get to play with materials and colours to get the balance right, echoing your idea of a dream kitchen in detail.

Modern kitchens give everyone in the home space so a family can spend a lot of time in the kitchen together.

Contemporary Kitchens

Contemporary kitchen design also has a complete lack of rules, along the lines of a modern kitchen design. Multi-layered materials that cross the spectrum from steel and chrome to natural stone, granite and wood, are all elements you can use to define personal taste.

Adding ingredients like functional storage solutions and lighting that leans towards track lighting is all part of designing a contemporary kitchen. Lighting is an issue that’s often overlooked in any kitchen design. But it’s essential to see what you’re doing, as well as to create a warm and inviting kitchen that becomes the heart of the home for all.

Adding highly functional gadgets and built-in appliances into the mix of textures and colours to complete the vision of a warm, inviting space calling to be lived in.

Classic Kitchens

Classic kitchens are the definition of timelessness with the fresh white background that speaks of restraint. There is nothing ornate about a classic kitchen. It calls for white or black countertops that will never go out of fashion.

Elements that make a classic kitchen a pure expression of your taste and style can be added to an eclectic atmosphere. This is where you can go anywhere, from adding a touch of vintage here and there, to bringing in industrial elements.

Options to do this include using lighting, accessories as well as kitchen chairs and tables. A classic kitchen is a blank canvass waiting for you to express your individuality in creating the kitchen of your dreams, with restrained simplicity.

Traditional Kitchens

Picture a warm and inviting French farmhouse kitchen, or one that expresses the beauty of nature inside a home hidden in the mountains or hugging a coastline. That will give you a good idea of where to start turning a traditional kitchen into one that is uniquely yours.

Vintage and antique appliances are at home in a traditional kitchen, along with cookware, cutlery and crockery to match. 

Traditional kitchens are architectural heaven that allows for moulded natural wood, arches and uniquely ornate doors to share space with granite or stone countertops.

Add bevelled glass to the doors and even a chandelier, and you’ll have a kitchen that echoes the tradition of kitchens that have been much-loved through the centuries in the old world.

ProReno is the market leader for exclusive kitchens in Johannesburg and Pretoria

The journey ProReno will take you on, as the design and layout of your kitchen takes shape, is made even more exciting through the use of the latest design technology.

This technology gives you a 3D perspective of the completed dream kitchen before it becomes a reality! The craftsmanship, innovation and design expertise, along with hands-on service this team offers each client is well-worth investigating. Contact ProReno to plan a consultation and quote that’ll suit your pocket.

DIY Kitchen Renovations: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

There is some skill involved in renovating your kitchen. First, you’ll need to design a functional space, and then you need to make it look good, so you’ll want to spend some time in it.

Even if you have the required skills, you might be concerned about other factors involved when DIYing your kitchen renovations. Which is why the team at ProReno felt it necessary to give you all the facts about managing your renovations project.

The Good

It will cost you less

It is true, a DIY kitchen revamp will cost you less because you will save on the labour aspect of the project. What they don’t tell you is that you’ll have to buy the tools needed for the project while contractors already own them.

You will have more control over the renovation

The fewer people involved, the less complicated the project and the more control you’ll have. Unless, of course, you appoint a reliable contractor like ProReno that keeps you up to date every step of the way.

The Bad

It will take longer

A DIY kitchen reno will take longer than if a contractor were to manage the project since you’ll have to do it in your spare time. So, say goodbye to your free time for the next month or so, cause you’ll be spending it in your kitchen.

You will need to invest in proper tools

As we’ve mentioned before, you might not have all the necessary tools for a kitchen renovation which you’ll have to purchase. Chances are, they probably won’t get used much after the project is done.

You need to figure out what to do with the debris

When you hire a contractor, they are responsible to remove the rubble and debris from your property but when you DIY, you’ll have to make arrangements for disposal.

The Ugly

You might not be happy with the outcome

Since you’re not a professional renovations contractor, chances are you’ll get stuck at some point. Or if you do finish, the job might not look professional in the end. Which leads us to ask this question: Is it worth saving a few rands if you don’t get the desired results?

If you are looking for an affordable renovations contractor so you don’t have to DIY your kitchen renovation, get in touch with ProReno for a quote today!

Let ProReno Help You Plan Your Dream Kitchen

Planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip overseas can be a lot like planning a dream kitchen in one particular sense. You will always try to fit as much into the trip as possible so that you miss nothing!

However, thinking it through might make it worth cutting out some of it to enjoy the best of what a different country and culture have to offer. This way there will be 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 — in case you miss out on something!

It’s tempting to go full throttle, but 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 16 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! Give us a call to request a free quote today!

How to Determine Kitchen Cupboard Requirements for Your Kitchen Renovations

When you are planning your kitchen renovation, it is a good idea to figure out, as closely as possible how much kitchen cabinetry will constitute your dream kitchen. Looking at what you lack in terms of kitchen cabinets in your current kitchen is going to give you a good basis from which to start. You know what is missing, and you know what would make life a lot easier in the hub of your home by now.

A few questions to ask yourself on this journey to ensure that your dream kitchen will have everything in it that opens and shuts in perfect synchronicity with the role your kitchen plays in your lifestyle would be:

How does your current kitchen cabinet set-up work for you?

Do your kitchen contents spill out onto counter-tops or do they fit in your kitchen cabinets? Are your cabinets packed to capacity with things that don’t serve any real purpose? Going through these fully stuffed kitchen cabinets with a fine-tooth comb, you might be surprised to find out how many of the goodies packed in are not used and would not even be missed if you got rid of them. Kitchens are an amazing magnet for clutter and getting ready for a renovation is going to be the perfect time to de-clutter!

How do your physical attributes influence your vision of a dream kitchen?

Whether you are left or right-handed, tall, short or medium are all important factors to take into account when planning the perfect kitchen renovation. High cabinets are going to be of no value to you if you can’t reach everyday ingredients with ease!

How often do you shop?

It’s a good idea to look into your shopping habits when planning your kitchen cabinets. These habits will help in determining just how much cupboard space you need. Whether you shop every other day or shop for a couple of weeks at once is going to impact the choices you make regarding the cabinet space you need for absolute ease of access.

How many people live in your home?

Another important aspect to ensuring that you have cabinets that will make it easy for you to keep enough of everything from food to cutlery and crockery to suit the size of your family comfortably.

Make an appointment for a consultation with the expert team at ProReno to discuss your kitchen cabinet requirements and make informed decisions about the choices that will result in your dream kitchen!

ProReno has been designing, manufacturing and fitting quality kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards for homeowners in Johannesburg and Pretoria since 2004. Endorsed by The Kitchen Specialists Association and many satisfied clients, this team will make sure that everything opens and shuts exactly as it should in your new kitchen! Request your free quote by getting in touch with the team today!

This Is What We’ve Learned from 16 Years of Kitchen Renovations

At ProReno, we love kitchens! It is why we are in the kitchen business. In 2004, ProReno opened its doors, and from humble beginnings, we have grown into a preferred kitchen cabinet contractor in South Africa. This is due to our ethical way of doing business, superb customer service and passion for excellence. Add competitive pricing to those attributes, and it becomes clear why we are market leaders.

 We have learned a lot about getting the most out of your kitchen renovations over the years, and we would like to share some of our knowledge with you. Below are some things to keep in mind before you start your kitchen remodel.

Less Is More

Especially when it comes to your kitchen. A cluttered and messy kitchen will only make you anxious. When you design your dream kitchen, think about functionality and make sure there’s enough open space for you to move around freely. You’ll thank us later!

Stick with Classic

Unless you want to renovate your kitchen every few years which can become costly, it is advisable to stick to a classic look. White cabinets are always a great idea and can fit into any style and design.

Functionality over Appearance

Your kitchen needs to be functional more than it needs to be trendy. As professional kitchen cabinet contractors, we know which layouts work and which ones don’t. So, if you are unsure, we are more than happy to help you sort out the details.

Do Not Settle for Second Best

Cost is always a factor when it comes to kitchen renovations. But if you settle for a cheaper option and it isn’t what you want, you might not be completely satisfied with the result. Instead, spending a little more on what you want will go a long way.

For reliable and affordable kitchen cabinet contractors in Pretoria and surrounding areas, get in touch with ProReno for a free quote today!

How to Choose the Right Countertop for Your New Kitchen

Countertops are one of the most important decisions you have to make, whether you are renovating a kitchen. The last thing you want is to have to replace or repair countertops every so often, so longevity should be at the top of the list of priorities for choosing countertops that last.

It is obvious that whatever material you choose, you’d like it to be aesthetically pleasing as well, bringing personal style and functionality together in perfect harmony.

There are an abundance of countertops available on the market today, which is going to make the decision more than just a little overwhelming, making it a good idea to look into the pros and cons of different materials available, whether online or in design magazines.

If you work with an established, highly respected company like ProReno, you will have design experts at your side to advise you on your ideas. You will be in a position to make an informed decision that will more than meet your expectations for a major decision like renovating or building a kitchen.

What is also great about ProReno is that they have an unrivalled range of countertops and other kitchen products that are of outstanding value for money, giving you quality at market-related prices that will suit your budget. Here are two examples of the pros and cons of some of the most popular countertops available:

Granite Pros

Every piece of granite is unique, making each piece one of a kind. With beautiful colours, patterns and mottling, you can choose the perfect colour to suit the style and décor in your kitchen. Granite is also robust. It stands up to wear and tear for many years due to its ability to withstand heat, splashes of all kinds and any other nicks that may occur while cooking.

Granite Cons

Granite does need to be sealed now and then to avoid stains, which is a lot less expensive than the alternative of replacing countertops too often. ProReno can design fitted kitchen cabinets that will be strong enough to support the weight of granite. If kitchen cabinets are not strong enough to withstand the weight of granite, sagging is inevitable.

Marble Pros

Marble is one of the most traditional choices when it comes to countertops. The glamour and veining all contribute to an overall streamlined, stylish look that never goes out of style. If you love baking, marble is the perfect choice for keeping any dough at an ideal temperature, no matter what you may be baking! Heat doesn’t affect marble, and it stays cool, no matter the season.

Marble Cons

You may want to think about only using marble in a few areas instead of on every countertop. Despite sealing, marble still chip and scratch. It is also more likely to stain than granite and other countertop materials.

These are just two examples of what’s out there in terms of countertops. There are many more, such as soapstone, laminate, butcher blocks, concrete and more, but please consult with the team at Proreno before you make the final choice.

Exclusively fitted kitchens in Johannesburg and Pretoria is what ProReno has been doing successfully for 16 years. With our attention to detail, along with award-winning service excellence, you will end up with the right countertop to suit your style perfectly. If you have questions or want to request a quote, feel free to get in touch with the team today!

This Is Why You Should Choose a Kitchen Design That Will Outlast Trends

It is very tempting to go with current trends, or those predicted for next year or the year after, but the most important thing is to have a kitchen designed to outlast trends and still look beautiful for a long time to come.

You can change kitchen gadgets and décor as fast as they come out. However, the architecture, colours, textures and lighting are things that you may prefer to stand the test of time, to make this huge investment one that is of high value, aesthetically and financially.

The whole concept behind what ProReno does for kitchen design and kitchen renovation in Johannesburg and Pretoria is to tailor a kitchen specifically suited to the role it plays in your home — an extension of your taste and individuality, one that will last as trends come and go.

Some of us like the idea of an inviting, homey and comfortable kitchen that invites everyone into its heart with warm energy, some like the sleekness that comes with clean, monochromatic lines and others a large hub for friends and family.

Whatever you do decide, keep at the forefront of your mind that this is a kitchen you will be living in for many years to come. And we all know just how major investment this is!

A kitchen is not like a cupboard full of clothes you can chop and change according to trends, any more than it is like giving the home a make-over by changing the colours of walls, furniture and décor. Once you install the kitchen, it is a fait accompli in terms of layout.

ProReno is passionate about the design and installation of stunning kitchens that are comfortable, functional and stylish, giving life to kitchens in Pretoria and Johannesburg at competitive prices for superb quality.

Add to this the latest technology that allows you to visualise the final product before you sign-off on the plans, along with master craftsmanship and you have the winning combination for custom kitchens delivered with client-focused service excellence!

The kitchen you are dreaming about is the blank canvas waiting to be turned into a work of art between you and the innovative team of kitchen designers at ProReno, guiding you through an unrivalled range of kitchen products and ideas that have no limits.

Your dream kitchen will be in safe hands with this team that takes you from concept to final installation without missing a beat. Browsing through projects completed by ProReno and speaking to clients that will readily tell you about their experiences with ProReno since 2004 will instil the kind of confidence you need with an investment this important.

Kitchen design, kitchen cabinets, built-in cupboards and shop-fitting all form part of the whole offered by ProReno in bringing dream kitchens to life. Project management, designing, manufacturing and fitting kitchens in Gauteng is at the core of success achieved by ProReno over the years. For more information or to request a free quote, get in touch with the team today!

7 Features You Will Find in the “Perfect Kitchen”

If you have ever watched the food channel, you have likely experienced kitchen envy. Wishing you had all the features they had at their disposal, making cooking and baking look so effortless and fun. But you know what, you too can have the perfect kitchen. Below are some features you can easily add to your kitchen to make it more functional.

Island Cooktop

Recent trends split up ovens and cooktops. When you install your cooktop on your island countertop, your workspace doubles or even triples as does your storage space. What’s even better is that you don’t have to stare at the wall while cooking. If you have an open plan, you can easily communicate with guests or even watch your favourite tv program.


If your kitchen doesn’t have enough natural light, you can install layers of light to cover each area. Hanging lights over the island can add some light to work surfaces while under-cabinet lights will provide proper light on countertops.

Corner Storage

Storage space is always a problem in the kitchen which is why you need to make every centimetre count. Make sure you use the space wisely so that nothing goes to waste. You can use a corner cupboard to store your groceries and if you want to get even more out of the space, add carousel shelving to easily access items at the back.

Divided Storage

Every kitchen has one drawer where you will find all kinds of treasures. It is a drawer that never seems to stay organised, and when you are looking for something specific, you can never find it. Divided storage is perfect for storing your kitchen utensils and give a more finished look.

Bar Sink

Adding an additional sink to your kitchen can be extremely useful. Double your prep areas by installing a bar sink on your island.

Built-in Trashcan

Trashcans are gross, and no one likes to associate grossness with kitchens since that’s where you prepare your food. Consider hiding your trashcan in a built-in drawer.

Countertop Appliance Storage

Appliances are not necessarily pretty. And while you don’t want to store it away deep in your cupboards, you also don’t want to show them off. Countertop appliance storage is ideal for this scenario and should be incorporated in every kitchen.

For more tips on kitchen renovations or if you require a quote from a reliable kitchen cabinet contractor in Pretoria, get in touch with the team at ProReno today!

Make Your Kitchen Renovation More Budget-Friendly

Your kitchen is the soul of your home. It’s where you prepare daily meals, enjoy your first cup of coffee and relax while baking your favourite treats. Since you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, the environment must be welcoming — functional and pleasing to the eye.

Renovating your home’s kitchen will add significant value to your home and is typically suggested by most realtors if you’re thinking of selling in the future. But that state-of-the-art kitchen you see on the food channel might set you back quite a bit if you don’t know what you’re doing so here are some tips on how you can save money on your renovation project.

Do Not Move the Existing Plumbing

Be smart when planning your kitchen renovation. Moving kitchen drains and sinks can be costly so try to find a way to work around them. If you’re not crazy about your kitchen’s layout, try to find other ways to change the design like a kitchen island.

Reface Cabinets Instead of Replacing Them

Installing brand new kitchen cabinets can be pricey. If yours are still in good condition, consider refacing them with paint or keep the structure and only replace the cabinet doors.

Make Superficial Changes

Sometimes the small changes to your kitchen make the most difference. For example, changing your backsplash or the colour of your cabinets won’t cost you much but will give your kitchen an entirely new look and feel.

Create a Budget and Stick to It

Put your budget on paper, make sure you have provision for unexpected expenses and then don’t go over the budget!

Use ProReno for Your Kitchen Renovations Pretoria

ProReno is a kitchen cabinet contractor in Pretoria with more than 16 years of experience in the industry and many satisfied clients to show for it. If you are looking for affordable, reliable kitchen installations Pretoria, get in touch with the team today!

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating Your Kitchen

Every homeowner dreams of a kitchen that is stylish, modern, fully equipped and functional but, more often than not, they have to settle for a kitchen that is nothing like they hoped for. In which case, you might want to consider a kitchen renovation to achieve this goal.

Kitchen renovations can be a challenge considering all the variables that come along with it. You will have to make a lot of decisions, and sometimes you end up making the wrong ones because you are overwhelmed. In all honesty, expecting any kitchen renovation project to progress without hitting a few bumps in the road might be a little naive. But, by avoiding the following mistakes, you can make the process go smoother. 

Choosing Appearance over Functionality

There’ i nothing wrong with wanting a beautiful kitchen with lots of bells and whistles but does it make sense from a functional point of view? To get the most value out of your kitchen renovation, you will want it to be as functional as it is beautiful. Balance is key. Shiny countertops won’t mean a thing if they aren’t durable or show every little scratch.

Not Choosing a Timeless Design

A modern kitchen might be cool, but there are some design trends you might want to bypass to retain your property’s resale value. If you are planning to sell your home in future, stick with a neutral, classic kitchen design.

Not Hiring Professional Kitchen Cabinet Contractors

Many people opt for a DIY renovation to save a few rands, but if you don’t know what you are doing, you might spend more money hiring someone to fix your mistakes. If you want your kitchen renovation to look professional, consider hiring experienced and qualified contractors for the project.

ProReno is a kitchen renovations contractor and cabinet manufacturer with 16 years of experience in the industry. Get in touch with the team for an obligation free quote today!

How to Add Style to Your Kitchen Without Wasting Space

To have the kitchen of your dreams, it is vital to have an idea of how your kitchen cupboards should be designed to provide easy access to everything you need. This way, you will never end up with cupboards that are too high to reach, or those that get in the way without being of much use — other than to accumulate things you seldom use.

When you are cooking, whether it is for the family, for a gathering of friends, or, to suit your passion for creating out-of-this-world award-winning dishes as a chef, comfort and functionality are paramount in what is more often than not the hub of any home.

Making the most of the space you have available when you are planning on a new kitchen, or giving the old one a complete makeover, is essential in the beginning stages. Meeting with your kitchen design company with a good idea of what works and what doesn’t in your current space is going to make taking the first steps to your dream kitchen so much easier.

If you are tall and provided that you are the chief in the kitchen, the last thing you need is to spend your time in the kitchen folding yourself in half to get to goodies you need in cupboards and drawers that are too low.

The same applies if you are a little shorter! Needing a step ladder every time you want to access an appliance or ingredients stored higher than the rest of the stuff you use daily, will make it worth planning fitted kitchen cupboards uniquely designed for you.

No doubt about it, if you have planned on having a dream kitchen designed and installed, then fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards are a must! Everything is designed to suit appliances perfectly and to make reaching for everything from pots and pans to ingredients, gadgets and cutlery a breeze, without wasting any space.

ProReno has been designing and manufacturing tailor-made fitted kitchen cabinets and built-in cupboards in Pretoria very successfully since 2004. We offer a hands-on, personalised service focussed on making the most of the space and layout of your kitchen to make it uniquely yours, and only yours!

The extensive range of products offered by ProReno is unrivalled in the industry. Through the use of the latest technology and software, we take clients through a process that gives them a 3D picture of how fittings and fixtures will work in the layout. Before the kitchen is fitted, clients will be able to see exactly how it will look!

Having the best possible advice as you select fittings and fixtures is all part of the service excellence offered by ProReno. This team of innovative designers knows how to take your specific requirements into account while considering your budget, without compromising on a superb standard of quality, beautiful workmanship and service excellence that makes creating your dream kitchen with ProReno an exciting adventure, from start to finish! For more information or a free quote, give us a call today!