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By jess 18 Dec, 2017
Black kitchen hardware has been on-trend in recent years and the style looks set to continue into 2018.

Many people are choosing to swap out traditional stainless steel sinks, tapware or handles with a rich and effective matt black finish instead.

These recent Cabinetry Solutions projects show off some beautiful black sinks!

Would you consider using black hardware in your new kitchen?
By jess 07 Nov, 2017

Practical tips for your new kitchen

LAYOUT

A well designed and functional kitchen will offer 'zones' for the various tasks that a kitchen accommodates. It's essential to include a preparation and cooking zone and a cleaning zone. Depending on your space and preference an entertaining zone or a space for friends and family to gather can be a great addition to your kitchen too.

Having separate zones allows for family members to be working in the kitchen in the different zones without getting in each other's way. Your zones should allow for each task to flow nicely. For example, your dishwasher, bin and sink should all be in close proximity to promote a cohesive clean up.

Always consider traffic flow within your kitchen. Ask yourself how many people generally use the kitchen at one time? How many entries/exits do you need into your kitchen? Is one enough or do you need to consider an island to create more access in and out of your cooking and cleaning zones? Likewise, it's essential to allow enough space to comfortably walk between cabinetry and islands or for appliances such as fridges and dishwashers to be opened without blocking off passageways.

Another important consideration is to allow landing space on your benchtops, particularly either side of a cooktop or sink.

FINISHES

It's important to consider your needs and your lifestyle as well as aesthetics when selecting the finishes for your new kitchen.

Many people love the seamless look of 2pac for their cabinets. You can choose from a matt, satin, gloss or metallic finish in almost any colour you can dream up but keep in mind it can be susceptible to scratches and chips if you aren't careful. Alternatively there is a huge range of laminates and melamines on the market allowing you to select either a block colour or a woodgrain or other patterned finish. Laminate cupboards and drawers are finished off with an edge tape in a matching material. Depending on the range you select from, laminate can be a very cost-effective option for your cabinetry.

If you have small children in the home then anything in a gloss finish will show more fingerprints and smudges than a satin finish.

Reconstituted stone is a popular, stylish and hardy choice for bench tops but it's important to remember that it's not indestructible and can't be refinished. Laminate bench tops are an affordable alternative and come in a wide range of colours and finishes but like stone they can scratch and stain. Whatever benchtop you settle on always use a cutting board and be careful with foods and beverages that easily stain (think red wine and beetroot!).

Regardless of the finishes you choose if you treat your new kitchen with love and respect it will last you many years of dinner parties and family functions.

By jess 04 Oct, 2017
This Sunshine Coast family came to Cabinetry Solutions ready to replace the dated kitchen in their new home. Now they're enjoying this beautiful, modern family kitchen at the heart of their home.

The benchtops are finished in 40mm thick 'Michaelangelo' stone by Quantam Quartz and the cabinets are finished in a white satin 2pac. We introduced a Perfect Sense Black feature by Nikpol to break up the white cabinetry and our customers chose a turquoise splashback to introduce a splash of colour!

By jess 21 Jul, 2017
This beach-side home in Warana combines different elements beautifully to create this coastal look with an industrial twist.

The kitchen cabinetry is finished in a satin 2pac and topped with 40mm Caesarstone 'Fresh Concrete'. The island bench features timber cladding and a 70mm polished concrete top.

Laminex Impressions 'Rural Oak' features on the vanities with 20mm 'Osprey' stone benchtops by Caesarstone. 

Have a browse on our website or drop into our showroom at 31 Technology Drive, Warana for more kitchen and bathroom design inspiration and advice.

By jess 03 Jul, 2017
 We're lucky to be able to enjoy outdoor living year-round on the Sunshine Coast and our Pelican Waters clients are making the most of the coastal lifestyle with this beautiful alfresco barbeque area. We've finished the cabinetry in Laminex alfresco compact laminate and the bench top is 20mm Caesarstone. The outdoor kitchen is complete with built-in bbq and wine fridge, ready for entertaining!


By jess 09 Jun, 2017
When it comes to selecting finishes and colours, one of the first questions we will ask is whether you want 2pac or laminate doors and drawer fronts. Let's look at the difference between the two and consider the pros and cons of each option.

2pac is a painted finish so you can select any paint colour you like (remembering costs can vary depending on your selected colour) and you have the choice of a matt, satin, gloss or metallic finish. The entire door or drawer front is sprayed so there are no joins or edges and you can choose to have a profile if that's the look you're after. 2pac is a beautiful and hard-wearing finish but it is more expensive than laminate.

Laminate is glued onto the surface of an MDF board and an edging tape is applied. It comes in a huge range of brands, colours and finishes including woodgrains and patterns. Laminate is also an exceptionally hard-wearing product and a great option for your new kitchen.

While both laminate and 2pac are durable products a gloss finish in either product is more susceptible to finger prints and scratches than a satin or textured finish. There are pros and cons to both 2pac and laminate but you will find that with a bit of love and care your new kitchen will stand the test of time either way!

For further advice or to take a look at some samples, drop past our showroom at 31 Technology Drive, Warana.
By jess 15 May, 2017
Cabinetry Solutions has been awarded Best of Houzz 2017 for Service!

The Best of Houzz  Service award is an acknowledgment of the outstanding service we have provided to our clients and the Houzz community.

The Best of Houzz award winners are determined based on client reviews and receiving the award is a reflection of the quality of our work.

Here's what Houzz had to say:

"We're so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals, including Cabinetry Solutions," said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. "Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality."

We look forward to helping many more clients achieve their design and renovation dreams this year!

You can take a look at our Houzz profile here .
By Melissa Sparrow 09 Feb, 2017
When it comes to adding a real touch of class and luxury to your renovated or newly-built kitchen, it's hard to beat the look and feel of real granite benchtops. While other stones and benchtop materials may come in and out of style as the whims of fashion dictate, you can rely on the permanent desirability of granite, making it an excellent choice for a kitchen designed to last.

Granite benchtops aren't all style and no substance either, and they can be a wonderfully practical choice for even the busiest kitchen. However, while there are many good reasons to invest in granite benchtops for your kitchen, there are also a few reasons not to; as such, it's important to take stock of the advantages and disadvantages of choosing granite before you opt for this classic kitchen material.
By Joanne Dickerson 04 Aug, 2016

Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your house-you complete your morning routine there with a cup of tea, and you bond with your family in the kitchen over baking projects. If your current kitchen doesn't suit your needs or aesthetic preferences, you may consider remodeling the room.

This project can make your kitchen more welcoming, functional and attractive. However, kitchen renovations require significant planning.

In this blog, we go through four common considerations when preparing for a renovation.

1. Common Uses of Your Kitchen

Functionality is the primary concern when making any changes to a kitchen area. Think about how you commonly use your kitchen. Do you bake frequently? Do you host dinner parties complete with elaborate meals? Do you pride yourself on your wine collection?

If you bake often, you likely have multiple bulky tools that can take up a lot of cupboard or counter space. Plan for cabinetry that can accommodate your equipment.

If you cook large meals on a regular basis, you’ll want a lot of space for moving from station to station, as well as a spacious cooktop and counters. You may also want to add special equipment such as a pot filler faucet directly above your stovetop to optimise your cooking area.

If you collect glassware or vintages, add a custom wine or stemware rack. Often, these elements can be incorporated into your standard cabinetry. For example, you may decide to hang a stemware rack on the underside of an upper cabinet.

2. Extent of Your Renovation

Look around your current kitchen and evaluate it. While many renovations involve clearing the entire room and starting from scratch, you do not have to go that far. If you think your kitchen has desirable attributes now, consider simply adding on to them.

Assess your kitchen’s current layout, square footage and colour palette. If you like certain elements, remodel around them.

3. Preferences for Cabinetry

Think about your current cabinets. What do you like about them and what do you dislike? Compile a list of characteristics to work with while renovating. For example, if you love your hidden lazy Susan shelf, consider adding other large-scale or convertible compartments.

As you evaluate your cabinetry, take notes on your hardware, material and placement. For example, you may love your oversized handles and lacquered cabinets even more if they were hung higher on your wall.

For many homeowners, the best option to get the cabinetry that best suits them is to work with a custom designer. These experts can help you decide on materials, colours, shapes and sizes and other characteristics. If possible, have your designer look at your current layout. Discuss your list of likes and dislikes so your designer has a clear picture of your priorities.

4. Style and Ambience

The way your kitchen looks can be just as important as how it functions. When you picture your dream kitchen, what feelings do you get? If you imagine a clean, open space that’s minimal, you’ll want sleek cabinets and appliances. In this scenario, you likely also want lots of bright, natural light.

But if you prefer a cosy, intimate kind of atmosphere, stick to classic elements. You may choose to use more homey-looking materials such as uncoloured wood cabinets, butcher block countertops and antiqued hardware.

 

Consider each of these elements to ensure you, your kitchen designer and your contractor have a clear, executable plan.

Ready to achieve the kitchen of your dreams? Work with Cabinetry Solutions to prepare for the changes to your home. In addition to the considerations listed above, we can look at the specifics of your home’s layout to create an effective renovation plan.

By Joanne Dickerson 08 Apr, 2016

Click here to read Bryce and Melissa Kelly's testimonial

Located near the beautiful white sandy beach of Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast this kitchen renovation was definitely designed to bring that fresh sea air and holiday feel into heart of the house.

At Cabinetry Solutions we love to see our clients become creative and involved in the design of the kitchen. One of our missions is for our clients to be completely happy and satisfied with the finish project and feel at home in a kitchen that suites their style, décor and or personality.

The owners have been very creative with the design on this kitchen and have built the colour palette around their feature panels on the island bench. The photos definitely do not do it justice and I was completely wowed when I walked into this kitchen to see the completed kitchen.

On one side of the island bench the 20 mm Essastone "New Crystal Salt" bench is finished off with a waterfall end, flowing through from there the colourful panelling wraps around the front and finishes around the corner of the island giving visitors a sneak peak of the stunning panelling along the front of the island bench.

Hidden pull out waste bins, deluxe soft close drawers, handles and cool white downlights are just a few of the features that make this kitchen functional and enjoyable to use for everyday living and entertaining.

Take a look through the album to have a closer look at the feature panelling on the island and the gorgeous crisp white subway tile splashback.

Click here to read Bryce and Melissa Kelly's testimonial

Located near the beautiful white sandy beach of Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast this kitchen renovation was definitely designed to bring that fresh sea air and holiday feel into heart of the house.

At Cabinetry Solutions we love to see our clients become creative and involved in the design of the kitchen. One of our missions is for our clients to be completely happy and satisfied with the finish project and feel at home in a kitchen that suites their style, décor and or personality.

The owners have been very creative with the design on this kitchen and have built the colour palette around their feature panels on the island bench. The photos definitely do not do it justice and I was completely wowed when I walked into this kitchen to see the completed kitchen.

On one side of the island bench the 20 mm Essastone "New Crystal Salt" bench is finished off with a waterfall end, flowing through from there the colourful panelling wraps around the front and finishes around the corner of the island giving visitors a sneak peak of the stunning panelling along the front of the island bench.

Hidden pull out waste bins, deluxe soft close drawers, handles and cool white downlights are just a few of the features that make this kitchen functional and enjoyable to use for everyday living and entertaining.

Take a look through the album to have a closer look at the feature panelling on the island and the gorgeous crisp white subway tile splashback.

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