A leading Sydney kitchen renovator

Passion Built can renovate your kitchen with our unique combination of building and carpentry experience to deliver amazing craftsmanship in your home.

Passion Built Home Renovation Local Company in Alexandria run by Dylan Doncevski a Licensed Builder doing kitchen remodels


We assist with the design and planning stages of your kitchen renovation project. Passion Built is an experienced builder and renovator service that can help with changing floor plans, product selections or even Council Permit Applications to make renovating simple.


Preparation is critical to any house renovation renovation and the Passion Built team have lots of experience making sure the kitchen is ready to be built on. We make sure all the OH&S requirements will be met and the site is ready for the required tradespeople to operate in.


As a licensed builder, Passion Built can oversee your kitchen renovation project from start to finish. We minimise the stress and hassle when it comes to house renovations by taking care of all the important construction phases of your project.

Dylan and his team renovated my bathroom, laundry and kitchen in my unit. His team are excellent and I couldn’t be happier with the final product.

I was particularly happy with the quality of cabinet making, tiling in the bathroom, and painting.

Dylan is very responsive, trustworthy and a nice bloke to deal with. When problems arise (as they inevitably will) he tackles them quickly and without fuss. Highly recommended.

-- Katherine Homsi in Sydney



When you plan your house renovation it is important to check if the contractor has the right insurance coverage in place. For every house renovation project Passion Built undertakes we provide a ten year warranty. Passion Built is a licensed builder in Sydney that can bring your house renovation ideas to life so that you can add value to your home. Renovation projects are covered by our WFI Public Liability Insurance and HIA Home Owner’s Warranty to give you complete peace of mind when renovating your house.



Renovating a kitchen has become one of the most popular choices for home owners to add value to their house. Apart from the bathroom it is where we spend most of our time either entertaining or gathering as a family. A lot of houses built in the 1950’s through to the 1980’s have kitchens that are small, have very little light and are closed off from the other rooms in the house.

With our expertise we can help you change the floor plan of your kitchen to create a more open living space while improving its functionality and help you unleash your inner MasterChef any time you like.

We can renovate your kitchen by completely demolishing your existing room or creating an extension to the existing structure of your house to create the space needed.


Passion Built is a renovation company in Sydney that has completed lots of different projects from full kitchen renovations to simpler remodels. We know most people find it hard to work out how much it costs to renovate a house or to determine how much does a kitchen renovation increase the value of your home. Unfortunately there are millions of answers and there isn’t any particular situation that you can compare to. Some people might just need an old house renovation where others are trying to work out if you can you renovate a heritage home, this is what creates so many house renovation ideas.

So for anyone thinking about starting a house renovation project and needing to find some ideas, the very first place to start is creating a very clear goal and defining the purpose of your renovation. This will make it easier to then come up with house renovation ideas where the budget, products used and planning will revolve around a very specific renovation brief.

We can create kitchen renovations in any layout you need;

  • A one wall kitchen
  • Galley kitchen
  • L-Shaped kitchen
  • U-Shaped kitchen
  • An Island kitchen
  • A Peninsula kitchen

Kitchen renovating tips

Sydney Kitchen Renovation Idea using Beaumont Tiles

Renovating a kitchen is the next most popular renovation project that people choose after a bathroom. It is probably the most used areas of any home with a mix of food preparation and general family time. The trend in recent years is to make the kitchen and living area into one open space that everyone can enjoy together. Normally this would mean the renovation requires removal of walls and looking at the interior design as one single space.

1. Kitchen functionality

It is easy to get carried away looking at kitchen renovation ideas and seeing the latest trends or gadgets. Although this won’t be useful if the functionality of your kitchen is forgotten about in that process.

2. Kitchen space

Getting your kitchen floor plan right is critical to maximising the available space you have. It’s really important to work out if there can be better ways to use the space available in the room with different design, products or cabinets.

3. Space for visitors

Thinking about how you will use your kitchen is the first step to creating your interior design and floor plan. Although if you frequently have friends and family visiting then you also have to think about how the space will work with multiple people.

4. Storage that is useful

We have seen lots of people choose slim line shelving for their new kitchen without really thinking about what might be useful to store all their items. So having storage space is good, but making sure it is useful is even better.

5. Kitchen lighting

Lighting in a kitchen is very important as you have different spaces to think about. There is the bench area to prepare meals and then the areas you will actually cook on. These all need great lighting to be suitable for use day or night. 

6. Ventilation

Changing your kitchen floor plan, cabinets or available windows can have impacts on the ventilation of the area. So its important to keep this in mind to make sure cooking smells are able to be moved quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequent questions asked about HOME RENOVATION IDEAS.

Do you do kitchen remodels?

Yes we are a kitchen renovation company in Sydney that can help with remodels or renovations to suit your budget. The benefit of a full renovation is that everything from the floors, walls and fixtures are brand new to give you a long lasting, high quality, kitchen.

Can you renovate a living room and kitchen?

Yes we can renovate a living room and kitchen area. These rooms are often together in a home and sometimes will share a wall that might be able to be removed to make a larger living space.

Is it cheaper to renovate or rebuild?

In most cases it will be cheaper to renovate or remodel parts of your house than it would be to completely rebuild.

Each method has its pros and cons but if you are on a tight budget then you can use some clever renovating techniques to keep costs in control, but give your home a new look.

Normally it can be 20-30% more to do a rebuild vs renovating.

How much do renovations cost in Australia?

According to Hi Pages the average cost to renovate a living room is between $10,000 and $15,000. Although this average changes quickly if the flooring is going to be changed, walls moved or expensive materials are used.

Bathrooms & kitchens will typically cost between $15,000 and $30,000 to do complete room renovations but these rooms will also add the most value to a property compared to adding a garage or doing landscaping.

Where do you start when renovating a house?

We often joke and say the best place to start is the front door and work your way back from there. Although, on a more serious note the first place to start when renovating your house is to get renovation ideas. You have to use those ideas to create a very clear renovation brief that will cover the main goals, budget, timeframe and purpose of your project. 

This will mean that all your decisions are based around achieving a goal with some very clear parameters to follow. This will then dictate where you need to start before you begin renovating.

What are the types of renovation?

Generally speaking there are a few types of renovations that many people will consider. There is no definitive list as every situation is different but most common are;

  • Bathroom renovations
  • Kitchen renovations
  • First floor additions
  • Room extensions
  • Renovation remodels or makeovers


How can I renovate my house cheaply?

The first thing to consider is there really isn’t anything cheap about doing a house renovation properly. You could renovate your house cheaply by becoming a licensed builder and doing it all yourself, although most people don’t have the time or desire to do this.

Renovations can be done simply if they focus on changing the existing elements within a house for example re-painting can be a cheap way to renovate with a fresh coat of paint giving a new room or living area a fresh look. Other ways to renovate cheaply might be to change things like light fittings, tap fixtures, benchtops or even the flooring to freshen up a room.

Which home improvements add most value?

In most cases improving your bathroom or kitchen can add the most value to your home. Although this will all depend on how much you are prepared to spend, the value of your property & its location. 

Spending over $50,000 on a bathroom renovation for a rental property bathroom will probably not make much financial sense considering its intended use. Although adding parking or an extra room to an inner-city property could be extremely beneficial.

So there is no single improvement that will add the most value, it becomes more important to consider the context of the renovation and what you are trying to achieve with it.

Can you renovate a house for $100K?

Well for sure you can spend $20K, $50K or $100K to renovate a house although whether that is a sensible amount to spent will depend on your situation. If it is retirement time & there are no other concerns beyond having an enjoyable life then it won’t matter too much what is spent.

Although, typically most people are trying to renovate a house with an eye on increasing its value, therefore you have to be careful how much is spent. There will be a point where the value of any renovations won’t proportionally add value to your home. Generally speaking if the property is worth $500,000 then you should aim to spend around $50,000 and focus on the big areas like the kitchen and bathroom.

How do you renovate an old house?

Renovating an old house isn’t as simple as it seems. There are many properties in Sydney which are heritage listed so the first step is to check your local council requirements and get help from someone like Sydney Heritage Consultants to make sure any alterations are in accordance with local requirements.

If it is just an older home the first thing to have checked is to make sure all the structural elements are sound before planning your renovation. Older full brick homes are typically more difficult to work with compared to timber veneer houses like the ones in Merrylands.