Inspiration From Kitchens Around Melbourne

Sometimes it can be difficult to imagine a kitchen that suits your lifestyle, so we look to others who have been before us for inspiration. Melbourne is a city known for its impeccable style, and it’s something that our residents seem to have plenty of when designing a kitchen of their dreams. If you’ve been looking for inspiration on how to design your kitchen or just like to see how others have made their spaces work for them, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up some of our best customer kitchen transformations so you can see what made them a success and how we were able to use their space effectively. These homes represent the quintessential Melbourne style with a mix of modern and classic looks, and we’re glad that we were able to help our customers achieve the kitchens of their dreams. See how they chose a design that [...]

Inspiration From Kitchens Around Melbourne 2018-06-21T14:58:22+00:00

The Latest Trends In Kitchens

Melbourne is often referred to as the mecca of style, so what better place to turn to for inspiration for your kitchen? 2018 is promising to be a big one in the world of design for the favourite room of the house, and we’ve found some of the trending and predicted styles that we’ll be seeing in kitchens around the city for this year. With a bit of inspiration, you’ll be one step closer to finding your ideal kitchen to fit within the home of your dreams. Colours and Textures When looking at the colour schemes for Melbourne kitchens this year, matte finishes seem to be making a comeback. Some are moving away from the high gloss or all white look of a classical kitchen and doing something warmer, so it all depends on the style of your home. It is important to apply texture in the kitchen as well, [...]

The Latest Trends In Kitchens 2018-06-21T13:53:06+00:00

The Continuing Appeal of the Traditional Kitchen for Melbourne

Melbourne is the most liveable city rated such in both 2017 and 2018. So for many Melbournites their kitchen is the focal point of living! When it comes to kitchen design in this cosmopolitan city, the traditional kitchen style has never really lost its appeal. Fitting perfectly with the overarching theme of Melbourne being fashionable, timeless, and trendy, these classic styles of kitchens are always a great choice. Many homes in Melbourne still have their original kitchens, making them the perfect starting point for a renovation. Other kitchens are brand new and built from scratch, giving a completely blank canvas to design a kitchen that looks like it stepped out from a more stylish bygone age. Whichever option you have, there are plenty of ways to make the traditional Melbourne kitchen come to life in your home. The Appeal of Traditional Kitchens When you stroll through the streets of Melbourne, [...]

The Continuing Appeal of the Traditional Kitchen for Melbourne 2018-06-21T13:55:42+00:00

Should I use a major kitchen retailer or a smaller cabinet maker?

When it’s time to renovate your kitchen, you might feel a little overwhelmed about where exactly you should start. There are so many great options out there today, but which one is the best? The two options that people weigh up is whether to use a major kitchen retailer or a cabinet maker to help them achieve their dream kitchen, so we’re here to show how they compare. With a better understanding of the services that each provide you’ll have a clear picture of who can help you create the space your home deserves. Design and Consultation People usually like some guidance when it comes to designing or renovating a space in their home, and this is one area where a major kitchen retailer has others beat. They have extensive showrooms that can not only show you what your kitchen will look like but also let you touch and test [...]

Should I use a major kitchen retailer or a smaller cabinet maker? 2018-06-21T15:09:41+00:00

The Entertainer’s Kitchen

Every homeowner dreams of having an entertainer’s kitchen, offering the perfect space to host friends and family for dinner, drinks, and get-togethers, while you get to cook and serve your guests. This large and inviting style of kitchen comes with quite a lot of planning. There’s a lot more to it than you might think. From the initial gathering ideas phase to design stages and selecting the right appliances and setup of your new kitchen, all of these pieces must work together to create the ultimate entertainer’s space. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider to make sure your kitchen work in your home, and why an experienced kitchen designer might be the best person to help you achieve it. The Design Process An entertainer’s kitchen is unique because it creates somewhere to cook and socialise at the same time. The design process needs to reflect this. There [...]

The Entertainer’s Kitchen 2018-06-20T14:39:47+00:00

Step by Step Guide to a Kitchen Renovation that works!

Ask anyone who’s attempted to do home renovations, and they’ll tell you it’s up there with some of the most stressful experiences they’ve ever had. Although it can be a very busy and hectic time, a lot of this stress comes from a lack of planning and not having a clear budget or process in place. We’re here to show you some simple steps you can follow to make your kitchen renovation come to fruition with minimal fuss so that you find the experience as enjoyable as possible. Step 1: Planning and Budget Before you can get started with mood boards or looking at colours, you need a solid plan in place. Take a good look at your kitchen and think about what it is you want to update or modernise, and put these in order of most urgent to least. Ask yourself "what is it I like about my [...]

Step by Step Guide to a Kitchen Renovation that works! 2018-06-20T14:45:23+00:00

5 Tips For A Well-Organised Pantry

We’ve all seen the pictures of the super organised pantry full of delightful spices, and ingredients we could only ever dream of pronouncing, and probably thought it was way out of our league. However, there are many great kitchen design innovators today who are willing to share their tips for a super organised pantry with plenty of ideas you can steal for yourself at home. Tip 1: Get Out of the Pantry Sure, the pantry is a great place to store everything out of sight, but when you think of the real essentials that you use every day while cooking, wouldn’t it make sense to keep them close? You can use a small tray, slab, or platter by the stove that has salt, pepper, oil, and common spices on it that clears up space in the pantry and gives some personality to your benchtop. Tip 2: Use A Shelf For [...]

5 Tips For A Well-Organised Pantry 2018-06-21T13:57:45+00:00

Three Ways to Get More Out of Your Kitchen Island

It’s a design feature that can add value to any home, so every home should have one. But what else can a kitchen island do besides look great? Well, when installed and designed correctly, a kitchen island, when designed well, can have more uses than you might think. Traditionally, the kitchen island was used as a way to create more bench space for meal preparation and cooking, but it was soon obvious that it has far more practical uses. Here are a few ideas we’ve found to get the most out of your kitchen island. Storage in Your Kitchen Island If you have a home that’s low on space or find your kitchen pantry always seems to be overflowing, the kitchen island can provide a handy solution. Rather than focus on what you get out of the benchtop, take a look underneath for possible storage options. This is always a [...]

Three Ways to Get More Out of Your Kitchen Island 2018-05-23T13:56:46+00:00

How Do I Stick to A Budget When Renovating?

Renovating your home is kind of like planning a wedding. You start out with a few small ideas and seem pretty impressed with the low budget you have in mind. Suddenly, things begin to get out of hand as you come across new ideas and inspiration, and before you know it you’ve blown your budget to pieces trying to achieve your dream ceremony. So, how do we avoid the real possibility of getting ahead of ourselves and planning for renovations that we simply can’t afford? We’ve found a few helpful tips that will ensure you stick to the budget and achieve all of the renovations you had hoped for. Create A Plan Before you even set off on your renovation journey, take some time to create a detailed plan about what exactly you want to do and what you to spend. Take your time organising quotes from professionals, be realistic [...]

How Do I Stick to A Budget When Renovating? 2018-06-21T14:21:55+00:00

Gloss vs Matte – The Pros and Cons

When it comes to renovating your kitchen or designing an entirely new one, you probably don’t give much thought to the finish your cabinets and benchtops might need until way down the line. However, this one seemingly minor design feature can have a significant impact on your space, so you need to know what each of them offers and the styles of home that they suit best. Before deciding on a finish, there are many other considerations to make. What type of flooring do you have at home? What colour are your walls painted? Which appliances are in the kitchen and will they suit? Do you want a modern or traditional look? These all have to work together to form a cohesive style, so there’s more to consider than you might first realise. High Gloss Finish These modern looking cabinets help to reflect the light in the room, effectively making [...]

Gloss vs Matte – The Pros and Cons 2018-03-30T13:57:08+00:00