Kitchens 101: 5 Quick Questions



The kitchen can be one of the most daunting rooms in the house when it comes to renovating, especially as it can also be one of the most expensive rooms to renovate!

We want to ensure you get it absolutely right for you & your family, so have put together these easy to answer questions to help you figure out what you need + what you want in a kitchen.

  1. Who spends time in your kitchen and doing what?
  2. Do you intend to entertain in your kitchen? What do you envision that to look like? Do you want friends sitting at the island whilst you face them cooking? Or do you not want anyone watching you cook and clean?
  3. What do you want to see from your kitchen? Ie the backyard, the television, the view, the pool.
  4. When you bring home the groceries, how easy is it to carry them in from the car to the kitchen?
  5. What annoys you the most about your current kitchen?

Whether you love to cook or you’d rather not, the kitchen is the heart of the home & it is vital that it captures the overall look and feel of the rest of your home.


Wood Grain Cabinetry

Wood grain cabinetry can be inviting yet quite quizzing to incorporate in a design, luckily, our Designers have the knowledge and confidence on how to easily present a great contrast using even the most difficult, seeming colours.

Wood grains are the common culprit for a desired look in the kitchen due to the aesthetic look they give and the feel of a natural, relaxing yet modern environment.

There are many different tones of wood grains out there to choose from to suit your colour theme.

The obvious question on your mind is probably “Why is wood gains sifted to the back of the design process for clients?” well, the truth is, is that the key to an exquisite design and completed outcome is having an experienced and passionate Designer by your side each step of the way who can and will consider every and any colour you have in mind instead of putting it in the “too hard” basket – Our designer LOVES working with wood grains and would recommend pairing a wood grain with a not-too-busy benchtop, using a wood grain becomes your main statement piece because of the grains running through the sheet being very eye catching so pairing with a highly patterned benchtop may cause too much attention in too many areas of your kitchen.

Ideally, we would pair a softly patterned (light marbled effect, for example) with your wood grained cabinetry.

The beauty with wood grains is you can still go lighter or darker with your theme, a lot of popular pictures on Pinterest and Magazines are only really showcasing the lighter colours as it is the default “go to” but as said above, there are so many different tones of wood grains and benchtops to tie in with the contrast and all it takes is a wonderful, knowledgeable Designer to help you explore your options.

Get in touch with us today on (09)430 3074 to discuss your options today!