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New Kitchen Options

 

Since we have decided that our current kitchen has some key issues we have opted to replace the kitchen completely. The only recycling will be the kitchen sink unit and tapware.

As I searched for kitchen suppliers to repair my leaky home I set the goal to find a supplier that would provide a good quality kitchen, with the range of cupboard accessories I required, a good range of cabinet and benchtop options and a high quality of workmanship.

The price range for kitchens is probably higher than for any other room in the house. With a little design flair, one can add that additional touch of glamour often only seen in very pricey imported kitchen design.

My two best options to date are Kitchen Studio, and surprisingly Placemakers, although the latter does not offer pull out pantries.

Kitchen Brief

For my kitchen brief I included:

  • Moisture Resistant structure
  • High durability and stain resistance for both cabinets and benchtops
  • High quality glide mechanisms for drawers and pull out pantries
  • Modern styling

But before I set off to find the best kitchen, I decided to do a bit of research on materials used to build kitchens. My findings are documented here in:

Selection

My final selection was to use:

  • Melamine Covered MR MDF cabinets and drawers
  • Engineered stone counter tops
  • Cupboard Accessores: pull out pantry, 3/4 carousel corner units,
  • New oven and cooktops
  • Kitchen sink and tapware from the existing kitchen
  • Underbench 5 litre instant hot water system
  • Wine refrigerator
  • L.E.D strip lighting for toe space and under cabinets
  • Wooden floors

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