Create a stunning new kitchen. For much less.

This online course teaches you how to project manage a brand new kitchen installation, saving you $1,000's.


Learn how to install a brand new kitchen

Create Your Perfect KitchenTM is an online course that prepares you to tackle a kitchen renovation with confidence, rather than engaging expensive kitchen showrooms. It covers everything you’ll need to know about design, layout, floorplan, fixtures & fittings, budgeting, planning approval, project management & engaging trades effectively. You’ll learn the step-by-step sequence of construction to bring your kitchen idea to life, avoiding costly mistakes.

An online course jam-packed with value

37 Video 

Videos packed with all the knowledge you need

Downloadable Course Notes

Detailed PDFs for comprehensive learning

Exclusive Facebook Community

Inspirations & recommendations
from your classmates

Project Plan

Pre-designed template to keep you on track,  time & budget





Do I really need to learn 
how to manage a kitchen reno?

You do, if you want to dodge common reno blunders.

Create a vision unique to you

Set out without a clear vision & you could end up in a pitfall – design elements that look horrible together, counter space that’s too small for food prep or power points too far from where you need them. Break down your own needs & preferences like a consultant, and create a vision that works in real life.

Make choices you won't regret

Do you dread having to make tens of purchase decisions from hundreds of possible fixtures & fittings? Worse still ending up with a gorgeous sink that’s annoyingly small, a bench top that scratches easily or splash backs that are impossible to keep clean. Well, understand just enough about the common options so you can make the right choices.

Eliminate chaos & stress

A lot can spiral out of control when emotions, prices, opinions & unmet expectations are pulling you in different directions. Overstretched budgets, messed up schedules, unhappy tradies and disrupted life. Our project planning template will help keep you seriously organized to time, cost & quality targets.

Follow our trusted process

Many reno mistakes happen due to the wrong sequence of construction. Cabinet doors that won’t open. Appliances that won’t fit in. Dodgy installations. All of this, after you’ve spent a huge chunk of your savings. Avoid all of this by following our real life kitchen reno, covered step-by-step within the course lessons.

Created for property owners like you


Build your dream kitchen without blowing all your savings. Get full control over your renovation.

Property sellers

Attract buyers faster & uplift your property value with a stylish kitchen. Set an optimal budget.


A lot can be done on an investor’s budget. Build a kitchen that attracts tenants & boosts your returns.


Learn intimate construction knowledge on this high-value room to maximise your returns.

Invest in learning that will pay for itself, many times over

Make big savings

Eliminate the middle man & slash your kitchen reno costs.

Minimise mistakes

Reduce the risk of typical reno mistakes & re-work that can cost $1,000’s.

Increase property value

Catapult the value of your property 
for instant equity.

Attract prospects

Increase your property appeal. 
Find buyers & tenants faster.

Choose wisely

Learn about all fixtures & fittings. Make choices you won’t regret.

Manage time better

Avoid the typical inefficiencies that
stress out rookie renovators.

Course Curriculum

  1. Design Inspiration / Vision Board
  2. Kitchen Styles & Colours
  3. Site Evaluation
  4. Designing Your Floorplan & Layout
  5. Your Budget
  6. Planning Approval
  7. Quick Cosmetic Fixes
  1. Flooring
  2. Cabinetry
  3. Bench Tops
  4. Splashback
  5. Appliances
  6. Sink & Taps
  7. Lighting
  8. Handles
  9. Fixtures & Accessories
  1. Kitchen Installation Options
  2. Your Project Plan
  3. Finishes Schedule
  4. Finding & Scheduling Trades
  5. Scope of Works
  6. Site Establishment
  1. Demolition
  2. Floor Set-Out
  3. Wall Set-Out
  4. Plumbing Rough-In
  5. Electrical Rough-In
  6. Ceiling & Wall Sheeting
  7. Flooring Installation
  8. Check Measure
  9. Cabinetry Installation
  10. Bench Top Installation
  11. Splashback Installation
  12. Carpentry Fit-Off
  13. Plumbing Fit-Off
  14. Electrical Fit-Off
  15. Painting

Meet Your Expert






In Property

Cherie Barber

Learn from Australia's #1 renovation educator







Cherie Barber is Australia’s leading renovation expert & educator. She is constantly featured and has appeared across all major Australian television networks, live radio & national and suburban newspapers. Loved by a 15K+ strong student community, Cherie has a knack for breaking down any challenge into step-by-step processes that are quick & easy to replicate. She brings her sought-after expertise as a reno educator to the ‘Create Your Perfect Kitchen’ course.

Study at your convenience

Access from any 2 of your devices

Finish over a weekend or months

Watch the videos multiple times

Download your course notes

What students say about our other courses


Can I access this course from any of my devices?

Yes, you can. This course can be accessed easily from your mobile, tablet (IPAD, etc), laptop or desktop computer. Your course enrolment includes access to just 2 of these devices only. For the best learning experience, we recommend one of your 2 devices is from your desktop or laptop computer.

How long will I be able to access the course?

You can access your online course for up to 2 years from your initial enrolment date. During this period, you’re welcome to watch your course videos as many times as you need to. All course notes & resources are downloadable so you have them for life.

Do I need good DIY skills to be able to install my own kitchen?

You don’t. In fact, we strongly advise that you minimize the amount of DIY works you do to your kitchen to ensure a high quality outcome. Instead, we recommend you spend your time, concentrating on the effective project management of your kitchen and being one step ahead of everything.  

Will this course help me if I'm hiring a cabinet maker?

If you’re engaging a cabinet maker, they’ll handle the manufacture & installation of your cabinets & sometimes, benchtops for you. Cabinetmakers can handle “part” of a kitchen reno but typically don’t handle the whole process of construction from start to finish such as relocating walls, windows, electrical, plumbing nor will they select most of your kitchen components for you. This course will show you how to manage the whole entire process with confidence, so you can deal with your cabinetmaker effectively whilst handling all the other parts of the process.

Will this course help me if I'm engaging a kitchen showroom?

If you’re engaging a kitchen showroom, you’re likely making a significant expense & depending on someone else for their expertise. Be sure to pick a reputable company with a proven track record & name you can trust. This course will be an additional tool in your belt to make sure you’ve thought about absolutely everything (and even question your kitchen showroom on some things!) to make sure you feel more in control & make the most out of your investment.

Will I require a builder to help with my kitchen reno?

Planning approval laws differ: (1) in every state of Australia, (2) down at a local council level, (3) if your property is an owner-occupied residence or investment property, (4) according to the dollar value of your works & (5) whether you’re selling or keeping your property, post kitchen renovation. This means your kitchen renovation may or may not require a licensed builder to be involved for home warranty insurance purposes, depending on where your kitchen reno falls under any one of these scenario’s. This course contains detailed state-by-state building fact sheets so you can determine whether a builder will or wont be required on your project.

Should I do this course if I'm not renovating right away?

You should. The more time you spend now on learning, thinking & planning will only make your vision & budget more concrete, preparing you for a better final outcome. By doing this course in advance, you’ll be exposed to lots of different kitchen options which may change your initial vision over time, resulting in a finished room that is more functional for your needs.

Incredibly informative down to minute detail for anyone wanting to learn how to renovate a property. Cherie is authentic, caring and highly supportive of all her students. Her team are second to none and are very accessible. I have had reason to call on Cherie's team on numerous occasions for help and have consistently gotten quality timely advice. I could not rate this training anymore highly. Christian Meade, Student
Cherie is amazing. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share and does so with honesty and enviable enthusiasm. You couldn't ask for a more comprehensive course , absolutely nothing is left to chance. Julie Terry, Student
I consider myself an experienced renovator and property investor but this course is next level. If I had done this years ago, my property portfolio would be much larger. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to secure their financial future through property and willing to roll up their sleeves. Geoff Passfield, Student

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A taste of what's in store

Topic 4.1 Demolition

Topic 1.2 Kitchen Styles & Colours