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Last Minute Simple Kitchen Christmas Decoration Ideas

It’s almost Christmas! Is your kitchen still bare and you’re having trouble figuring out how to decorate your kitchen, the social center, for upcoming Christmas festivities? Maybe you are tired of the same old holiday them? Try some of the latest trends which are not only a bit different but simple at the same time.

Your kitchen Christmas decoration does not have to take up too much of your time or space, a little here and there can add an extra sparkle to the season.

We know how it is! You’re busy preparing for your guests, marinating your food for this year’s holiday barbie or preparing the bar for hopefully a cool get together. You wouldn’t want too much holiday decoration in the way but you still want kitchen Christmas decorations to lift your mood and provide the holiday excitement.

Here are a few holiday decoration ideas for Christmas that are easy to do and also easy to take down:

Last Minute Simple Kitchen Christmas Decoration Ideas

  1. Last Minute DIY Tip: Bring Out the Trinkets

Christmas baubles aren’t necessarily just for the main Christmas tree. You can put baubles in a festive box, a small fish bowl or even hang them in specific areas. They can also make a great centerpiece for the table.

  1. Simple Christmas Theme: It Can Be Any Color

Remember that Christmas can be any color. You don’t have to stick to green and red. You can experiment with all sorts of hues, blue ribbons, white trinkets or pink baubles.  Soft coppers are on trend this year again add a few to your regular silver, gold or white.

  1. Edible Christmas Decors Are Easy To Take Down

Planning on baking festive cookies? Edible decorations can be hung on a wreath or on a real mini fir tree adding the smell of pine to the room. The kitchen benchtop can be festooned, or pop a few  in a holiday bowl or even around a hanging décor base.  Everyone loves cookies! Plus, you don’t need to take them down. Your guests can do it for you!Last Minute Simple Kitchen Christmas Decoration Ideas

Other edibles to consider, cupcakes, muffins, cake pops and candies. If you have pets, make sure it is not within reach of their reach!

  1. Plants Are Perfect Decor Bases

We love to use ferns, palm leaves, ever greens, Christmas bush, Christmas bellflowers and other fun flora. They’re nature’s own decorations. You can use plants and blossoming flowers to give the area a natural look. They have their own color and adding a touch of Christmas lights help, too.

  1. Christmas Lights Everywhere

Last Minute Simple Kitchen Christmas Decoration Ideas

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Christmas lights are great to lace the bushes, wreaths and trees with. But you can also put lights in a mason jar, a big glass bowl or scatter them randomly.

Have fun decorating the hub of the home this Christmas, your family and guests will love the affect.

These kitchen Christmas decoration ideas are certainly useful and can make any cook, family member, or guest appreciate your kitchen space.

Are you ready to build your dream kitchen with us? You can call our expert kitchen specialists at Craftbuilt Kitchens, at (07) 3341 9166 or visit the showroom.

Have a Merry Christmas!

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How To Increase The Value Of Your Kitchen

You may already be thinking of renovating your kitchen. Perhaps you have started thinking about upgrading your benchtop and cabinetry, and have your heart set on a particular style, colour and theme. All these can be achievable and Craftbuilt Kitchens can help you fulfill your dream kitchen.

At first, you may have lingering questions about how your dream kitchen can be possible if you have a tiny space. When you visit the Craftbuilt Kitchens showroom, our designers will help you maximize your kitchen’s full potential. You can get the best value out of your kitchen renovation! You may be seeing a tiny, cramped kitchen now. Wait until our designers offer suggestions that can increase the value of your kitchen. Here are three out of the many advices we offer:

Removing A Wall Creates Open Space

You may be thinking how your dream kitchen will materialize in such a cramped space. Your kitchen renovation is the perfect opportunity to increase the scale of your kitchen. Right now you may be seeing a tiny, cramped kitchen with limited moving space. How can the whole family fit in that small area? Imagine how your whole kitchen (and home) will look if you take out a wall. Your kitchen will have a more open space that will link your dining area to your kitchen, and even to your living area. Our designers offer expert advice on that aspect as it involves the foundation and structure of your home.

 

An Island Bench Increases Socializing Time And Storage Space

What next? Removing one wall can open up the opportunity to install an island bench. This may be something you’ve never envisioned before. Considering an island bench for your kitchen can open up a culture of socializing. It gives that feeling of intimacy you get when family and guests come over, without getting in the way during meal preparations. An island bench is also an ideal storage space.

 

 

Lighting Makes A Difference

Lastly, picking out the right type of lighting will add value to your kitchen’s over-all effect. Sure, the single fluorescent tube in the middle of your ceiling is serving its purpose. However, choosing the right accent lights and modern downlighting can display your kitchen’s best features and makes the kitchen appear larger than it seems. Even using natural light from windows can make a huge difference and it saves you quite a bit from the electric bill. Our designers not only aim for comfort and usability but also style.

 

These are just a few ideas that will take your kitchen renovation to the next level. Our Craftbuilt Kitchens designers can help you maximize your kitchen without breaking the bank. Considering even just one suggestion mentioned above will not only add value to your kitchen but of your entire home.

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Beautiful Kitchens Bring Quicker Sales

Planning to sell your house? If you are putting your home on the market in the near future, you may be compiling a list of things you can do to increase profit or sell quicker. There are many things you can do to increase the value and aesthetic appeal of your home; the kitchen is a great place to start.

Hub of The Home

The kitchen is the hub of the home and one of the areas we most like to see organised and in good condition. That is why prospective buyers often take in how a certain area in the home, such as the kitchen, looks first.

There is something very appealing about a new, modern and fresh kitchen that enables buyers to imagine they could be enjoying this very kitchen. So much time is spent in our kitchens without realising it sometimes.

Many buyers have walked away from a home they did like just because of the kitchen. Not every buyer wants a home that needs renovations or extra money to spend. Quite simply, it is not worth the risk to lose a sale because of your old and outdated kitchen.

Why A New Kitchen?

Modern and tidy kitchens are a big draw card, at Craftbuilt Kitchens we highly recommend you add this to your list of ways to increase the speed of selling your home.

Whether for investing or for personal use, a buyer will look at the kitchen and ascertain whether or not it will be a functional and pleasant one to use.

Functional and practical kitchens are the order of the day. Investors find it easier to rent homes that have newer kitchens and, naturally, owner residents would want a new modern kitchen in their new home.

Kitchen Renovation- Things to Consider

Our specialist showroom and design team will be able to offer some fantastic advice on choosing the kitchen to go into your home. The selection process will, of course, be different somewhat because you are not choosing the kitchen for yourself.

This means that the theme and colour scheme should not necessarily be the choice you would have in your own home.

When choosing a style and colour theme of the kitchen it’s a good idea to stick within the theme of the home. This could be colonial style, modern or bold. If the overall style of the home does not follow a theme as such then it’s always a good idea to go with more neutral colours.

This way, the potential buyers are not put off by colours that they don’t like or that they are not fond of in the kitchen.

Our team at Craftbuilt Kitchens will also discuss the kind of appliances you should consider, as well as great ideas for extra storage. If there is one thing that can improve a fabulous looking kitchen it’s decent storage.

Contact Craftbuilt Kitchens today to start the journey of selling your home quicker.

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Tips For Kitchen Colour Schemes

Whether you choose to believe it or not, the colours we choose to have in our homes can affect our moods. You may not have realised, but sometimes the colour on the walls of the rooms you are in can affect how you feel.

For this reason it is important to choose the colour scheme for your home carefully, including the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the rooms in your home you will spend a decent amount of time in. Which is why it will be important that you feel good when you’re in the area.

Naturally, getting your kitchen made by the kitchen design experts at Craftbuilt Kitchens will ensure that it feels like a wonderful room to be in. You can also think carefully about the colours you choose, how these will make you feel and how they fit in with the rest of your home.

Is Your Kitchen Small?

If you are working with a small kitchen area then you will need to make some wise decisions that will help make the area feel more open. The way you use your storage space, for example, is important but the colours you choose will also have an effect.

Choosing dark colours will make the area appear even smaller than it is, whereas light colours will give the impression that the kitchen area is bigger, more open and airy.

Bold Colours

If you do want bold colours in your kitchen it’s a good idea to remember that you may want to eventually change these. For this reason it’s recommended that the bold colours are done on something that is more affordable to change such as paint on a feature wall.

Having the more costly items such as bench tops in neutral colours means these will not clash with a bold colour but then in the event you become tired of the bold feature wall or accents in the kitchen then changing the paint won’t cost as much as changing the bench top or cupboard doors.

Muarrie Kitchen Renovation

 

Colour Tips

A splash of yellow is a great way to make a kitchen feel more sunny and welcoming. A pale yellow in a small kitchen area can also help give a brighter more open effect.

Red is very stylish in kitchens and can be an appetite stimulant. For a rich and warm effect add small amounts of red; too much will be overbearing.

Green adds a nice fresh and airy feel; again, don’t go over the top.

 

Simple and Clean

A single colour scheme has a lot going for it. It gives your kitchen a clean and simple look and if you are not very interior design savvy you don’t have to worry about choosing colours that clash. This style is also suited to those who don’t like their kitchens to look very bold and prefer a subdued look. If you wish to create a slight ‘accent’ you could use the same colour in some areas in a different shade. Using neutral colours such as grey, tan and cream you can create a very classy look to your kitchen.

The Edge

If you are looking for something a little more modern and edgy then you can look at mixing a couple of colours together. This style really adds a lot of life to your kitchen however use caution with bright colours as this can be a little overwhelming on the visual senses and may even be stressful to the occupant. Always go for the options that are less visually confronting. If you are a really creative type then you may want to add lots of bold colours to your kitchen, especially if that goes with the theme of the rest of your home.

Things to Remember

When visiting kitchen showrooms to choose your kitchen colour scheme there are a few things to remember. For a feeling of great space use neutral, cool and light colours. Using whites and creams will also give a feeling of cleanliness. Unless you have a fairly large kitchen it’s best to steer away from dark colours as these can make a room seem smaller. Consider the lighting you will use and also the natural light that comes into your kitchen. Each of these will affect how the colours are seen. Natural light gives an accurate rendition however artificial lighting can give an inaccurate one.

Your kitchen designer can discuss with you the fantastic colours available and what might suit your home. The possibilities are endless and the choice is yours.

Soft Hamptons Style Grange, Brisbane QLD Kitchen Renovation

 

When Choosing Your Kitchen Colour Scheme

Perhaps you have lived in your present home for many years, moving in as a newly married couple, having children, getting them through years of education then into the workforce, and finally seeing them move out to start lives of their own. You have reached a stage in life where you now have some ready cash to use in doing some renovating that you have put off until you have had the time and opportunity to do it. Fresh paint with perhaps a new colour scheme, new drapes and lounge to go with it, and a lovely new dream kitchen designed to your own specifications.

Before you choose your wall colours it is an idea to get an idea of what it looks like with a virtual home computer software program. This allows you to put in your floor plan and then put colours into the plan for walls and ceilings and door/window surrounds. Once you are satisfied with colours for the walls of the home you can see how well your chosen kitchen colours co-ordinate with them. When you are completely happy with your choices contact a firm that is in the business of making kitchens in Brisbane and discuss your ideas with them.

Your kitchen will be measured up to ensure your kitchen design in Brisbane will be a perfect fit before it is made and installed, with your chosen colour choices included. Of course, if you don’t intend to stay on in the home for long after you do all these upgrades, and are thinking of putting it on the market for sale, you might have to rethink your choice of colours. You may absolutely love it, but someone who looks at it as a potential buyer may have completely different preferences. If you have bold colours that dazzle and the potential buyer is a person who favours soft pastels they may walk away.

When you are intending to sell up a home, in order to maximise your chances of a quick sale, always keep colours to soft neutral tones. Neutral backgrounds allow for contrasting colours that are soft pastels or bold bright colours, giving prospective buyers an opportunity to stamp their own personality on the home with their personal colour choices. Although there seems to be a trend to splash bold colour around in the home lately, not everyone is in favour of it. If colour is kept to neutral tones it will attract all comers as they can easily make their own colour contrasts.

A chat with the highly capable designers at Craftbuilt Kitchens will soon have you on the way to a perfectly matched colour scheme and stunning kitchen. Give them a call today at 07 3341 9166.

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Getting The Best From Small Kitchens

Cooking, these days, is not the same as when we were younger, with the meat and three-vegetable dinners each night. This is largely due to the cuisines that have been introduced into our country, and the modern willingness to experiment with new foods. Numerous cooking shows on television have also put the kitchen into a higher bracket of popularity and modern designs have actually put many of them into the limelight. Preparing, cooking and serving meals has now become an art form instead of a chore and a great kitchen is a bonus.

Cooking In The Kitchen

Kitchens have advanced a long way over time. When it comes to storage, it has places for everything with easy to access pull out shelving, swivel stands for corner cupboards also allowing ease of access and making them a place you don’t mind having to work in. Of course, a large airy kitchen is a joy, with all the right appliances, ample bench space and plenty of storage for everything. But unfortunately, all kitchens are not the same in area, and modifications must be made in order to accommodate them. However, this does not mean the kitchen is inadequate. It just means it needs to undergo certain adaptable changes to make the space more available.

One way of making a room appear more spacious is using white paint on the walls instead of darker colours which can make the room appear smaller and enclosed. Putting brackets on the wall in the cooking area to hang egg flips, slotted spoons and ladles etc, will save on drawer space, and magnetic brackets which hold knife sets for cooking are also a good idea for the same area. An island bench in the middle of the kitchen is great where bench space is limited, and by making the bench top wider on one side, this will enable a stool or two to go underneath.

Natural Stone Marble Countertop Bench

Great for sitting and chopping food, or just checking out recipes! Have one end of the bench made into shelves to hold your recipe books, and storage for food preparation utensils and bowls, or perhaps appliances. This can all be included in your kitchen designs in Brisbane at the planning stage.

If space allows it, a closed in mobile tray that can be used for storing crockery and cutlery for the dining table inside, and beverages or other items on top, is a very useful idea for making the most of a small kitchen, and it can be rolled back in place when not in use. Mug trees don’t take up much room on the bench and save extra cupboard space. These are just a few ideas for smaller kitchens.

Get Maximum Kitchen Storage In Small Spaces

If you want your kitchen renovated but the space is small, don’t be disheartened. There are loads of space saving ideas to create amazing kitchens even if the space is restricted, especially with the right team and advice.

The good news is that you have found that team in us, Craftbuilt Kitchens. Our professional designers, showroom staff and installers will have your small kitchen looking fantastic in next to no time. When it comes to the creative work, our team can carry it out; size doesn’t matter.

If you’re looking for some great little ideas for extra storage space in your small kitchen, keep reading.

Make The Most Out of Shelving

You can get a lot more out of storage spaces if you use shelving. Where cupboard or drawer space is lacking, you can add shelving to your walls or even extra shelving in cupboards. Shelving on walls can hold cups and glasses, for example. On the other hand, using stackable shelving you can fit in extra plates and plastic containers.

Grange, Brisbane, QLD Kitchen Renovation

Make Use of Space Above Cabinets

Bulkheads above your cabinets can be a viable space for storage. When this is removed, you can use baskets for storing different items or simply place items on top of the cupboard. This form of storage, however, will require you to be diligent with your dusting on top of cupboards.

 

Storage of Miscellaneous Items

Sometimes there is a drawer in the kitchen that is used for miscellaneous items such as foil, plastic wrap, garbage bags and more. Keep this drawer free for other items and store miscellaneous items more wisely.

The cupboard under the sink is perfect for these items. You can get storage racks to attach to doors for foil, et cetera. You can use installed rods to hang spray bottles of cleaners and rods to act as dispensers for garbage bags.

Island Bench Tops

Island bench tops are a great way to use the space well. If you get high bench seat, this can double as your dining table. You can even consider getting an island bench on wheels so you can move this out of the way when not in use.

Hanging Rails

Hanging rails are great for freeing up bench or cupboard space. If you can hang pots then you are able to effectively free up a whole cupboard and it saves you from bending down every time. Alternatively, hanging baskets with fruit and other items, above benches will mean you don’t have clutter on your bench or fruit bowls. This gives you more space to work in.

Your options are plenty; for best advice that fits your own kitchen needs, contact us at Craftbuilt Kitchens today at (07) 3341 9166 or visit our showroom at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood QLD 4119.

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Getting A Kitchen That Works For You

Whether it is for a new home or an existing home, planning a new kitchen is a very exciting time. If you have been putting up with a tired, old kitchen that is falling apart, then planning a new kitchen is probably twice as exciting.

When it comes to renovations, enlisting the services of a highly qualified and experienced professional is a must. The team at Craftbuilt Kitchens are extremely talented and are knowledgeable when it comes to designing your own dream kitchen.

 

A Few Points To Consider

There are quite a few things to consider when it comes to planning your kitchen. The space you have to work with is a major factor. If your kitchen is a small area then your designer can offer suggestions on how to make it appear bigger. One key trick is the direction of colours that will work with the space you have and not against it.

Your budget is another major factor when renovating your kitchen. Preferably, the budget should be worked out before you visit a showroom. There is nothing worse than falling in love with something you can’t have. If you know your limits before you look then it is easier to stick to your budget. But don’t hesitate to ask for options. Craftbuilt Kitchens offers Interest Free finance for you, as well.

Lastly, your kitchen is usually one of the first places a guest will notice. Therefore, it is important to have a kitchen that is not only well planned but also one that shows your own sense of style.

Strategic Placing A Must

Too often, people put up with kitchens that are designed poorly. The space itself is not used to its best advantage. Cooktops that are placed in awkward positions, under cupboards and benches, can end up as being nightmares in the kitchen.

Your designer can discuss with you a great range of space saving ideas that are available now, as well as the importance of setting your kitchen out to follow the work triangle. This simply means that your cooktop, fridge and sink are placed in a triangle to provide a more functional work space for you.

Modern Technology Using 3D Software

Thanks to the 3D designer software that the designers at Craftbuilt Kitchens use, you will be able to see how your kitchen looks before it comes to life. This is perfect as it allows you to discuss any possible changes with your designer and the concept can easily be explained whilst you view the layout in 3D.

 

Kitchens That Work And Last Only With Professionals

The DIY industry is booming and many people have saved themselves a great deal of money by carrying out projects, on their own, around the home. However, this does not mean that DIY is always the best way.

There are some things around the home that you are much better off getting done professionally such as plumbing, electrical and kitchen renovations. The catch with DIY projects is, unless you are a professional in that field, there is always room for error.

Why DIY Kitchens Are Not The Best

Renovations for kitchens need to be executed properly for a few reasons. Taking the correct measurements of the space available is incredibly important to ensure that all cabinetry and appliances selected will fit well.

Any errors made in this area could mean you have cupboards sticking out where they shouldn’t and have new appliances that won’t fit where they need to. Another issue that can arise with DIY kitchens is, without the correct tools, knowledge or training, there can be mistakes made during installation.

What can then occur is that your kitchen will ‘fall apart’ sooner than expected. By then, you will need to pay more to have repairs done or take the chance at repairing yourself. Either way, it could end up costing you more time and money. This headache could have been saved by having a professional take over the job.

Professionals – The Only Way To Go For Kitchen Renovations

To avoid mistakes, time wasting and extra costs that can come with DIY kitchen renovations, it is always best to enlist the services of a professional kitchen design and installation company such as Craftbuilt Kitchens.

Craftbuilt Kitchens have been in the industry since 1975. With over 40 years of experience, they have built a path of many satisfied clients who have been enjoying their kitchens for some time. They boast a reputation that is synonymous with high quality and great service. By hiring only qualified cabinetmakers you are assured that the end result is a kitchen you will be thrilled to own.

The team at Craftbuilt Kitchens are incredibly friendly and easy to approach; no question is too big or too small and the designers will work with you and listen to your needs to help build the kitchen of your dreams.

 

Choosing Your Ideal Kitchen Style:

The way kitchens are designed today are very different from the past. The open plan kitchen has become popular and this is for good reason, with its ability to create the feel of more space.

More and more kitchens are seen as the meeting point in a home for family and friends and the desire for more stylish kitchens has become quite important.

There are many fantastic choices in kitchen design to choose from and the experts at Craftbuilt Kitchens combine their expertise and experience to design and build the kind of kitchen you thought you could only dream about.

Deciding On A Style

You need to be sure that the style you decide on is one that you will be happy with for some time; this is because when you pay to have a kitchen renovated, you intend it to remain this way for a good many years.

Naturally, you need to keep within the theme of your home; this does not mean to say that it needs to be exactly the same. However, the existing decor and your new kitchen should complement each other.

Some of the more popular styles are traditional, contemporary, utilitarian and commercial.

Choosing Your Kitchen Layout

From there you need to choose a layout. Popular styles are C-shaped, J-shaped, U-shaped and Galley. The U-shape offers more cabinet space than the other layouts so it is perfect for those who need a lot of storage.

The Galley style kitchen will take up the most space and is fantastic for a combined kitchen and dining room in a long narrow room. Breakfast bars are a popular addition to any kitchen and are great for units and smaller areas that may not be able to accommodate a dining table.

A Little Help From Craftbuilt

Thanks to the highly qualified and experienced designers at Craftbuilt Kitchens you will never feel overwhelmed with so many great choices. They can expertly discuss and suggest what style and layout might suit your specific home the best, whilst helping you choose the right colours and offering great advice for storage solutions, amongst others.

Your designer will put together your vision, combined with sensible design aspects for kitchens and you will soon be creating and enjoying meals from your brand new kitchen.

 

The Choice To Own A Beautiful Kitchen

In this world we are faced with many choices and given many opportunities to choose what is best for us. Choosing the right kitchen designer to create your new kitchen is one of many important choices you will make for your home, and not a decision to be taken lightly.

There are many kitchen design and installation companies out there available to choose from, but none that can provide the same level of service and craftsmanship like Craftbuilt Kitchens. The reason why your decision is so important is that the kitchen you end up with should hopefully be with you for many years.

The last thing you want is for your dream kitchen to come falling apart because of shoddy workmanship or inferior products. Here are a couple of pointers to look out for to ensure you get to choose from the most stunning kitchen designs that will function well and last long.

Kitchen Longevity

Generally, it is a good rule to select a kitchen design company that has been operating for a good length of time. This is not to say a new company is not good; however, choosing a kitchen design company like Craftbuilt Kitchens means they have many years experience in providing quality designed kitchens.

The experience and strong knowledgeable background Craftbuilt Kitchens has to offer in this field means your kitchen will be installed without delay and with no errors. They will get it done right, the first time.

Budget Friendly and Fashionable Kitchens

Craftbuilt Kitchens have a fantastic range of benchtops, splashbacks and colour schemes available to choose from. Whether you are looking for a modern, traditional or totally unique look, their friendly and professional designers can help you select everything for your kitchen that is perfect for your home.

There are budget friendly options as well at top end products; it’s all up to you. However, the end result will be everything you ever dreamt about a new kitchen. The latest 3D graphic design software used at Craftbuilt Kitchens will allow you to see what your kitchen will look like before it comes to life.

 

Craftbuilt Kitchens Offer Beautiful, Functional Kitchens

If you are in the market for a kitchen renovation and you want the best products coupled with the best service then you can’t go past Craftbuilt Kitchens. A family owned business that was established in 1975, Craftbuilt Kitchens have built a strong reputation for their quality service, products and craftsmanship, and being established for so long is a sure sign of a reputable company that has a lot to offer.

The service you can expect from Craftbuilt Kitchens will surpass your expectations from the moment you make first contact. The helpful and friendly showroom consultants are easy to approach and talk to. They can answer any questions you may have and are very keen to pass on their advice from many years experience in the kitchen industry.

Customer Testimonial

Anthony and Sarah went to a few kitchen showrooms and were seriously impressed with the service they received at Craftbuilt Kitchens. “Not once did we feel like we were an annoyance and interrupting the day of the staff at work. We were made to feel welcome straight away and given some fantastic ideas that we had no idea about. Of course we signed on with Craftbuilt because quite simply, they were the most deserving of our business. Our kitchen is awesome and we loved to prepare meals together in it.”

Once you have made first contact with the showroom consultants you will then move on to the design process with a highly qualified kitchen designer. Their understanding of the perfect design for kitchens is a talent that can’t be overlooked. They will discuss with you your ideas and then work with these to design you a kitchen that is functional and beautiful and just what you had in mind.

The cabinetmaker assigned to install your kitchen will be with you all the way. This means whoever starts the job, finishes the job. It not only fosters a sense of comfortability for you because you don’t have different people entering your home without warning, it builds a sense of pride and ownership for the installer themselves, ensuring your they will take great care to get the job done right.

Elsie was extremely impressed with the installer who was assigned to her kitchen, “He was a very polite young man who showed up on the time agreed and left the place clean and tidy. My kitchen was installed within the time frame promised and the end result is something I am completely thrilled about.”

Get The Best Looking Kitchen For Your Home

We all want our homes to be beautiful. The kitchen is one of the most important parts of your home and probably the busiest as it is where your family spends a lot of time in. Not just eating, but preparing the meals as well. This is why it is good to have a kitchen that is not only functional but one that also emanates warmth and happiness. It’s a place where you are happy to spend time and a room that is pleasurable to work in.

The Centre of Any Home

Bench space would have to be one of the most important key functions in a kitchen. You need room to place your kitchen appliances that makes for easy access when cooking a meal. Beauty and design make for a happy cook and beautiful kitchens make the task of cooking so much better as well as making your kitchen a more valuable asset. Not everyone is a great chef but having a kitchen that looks good as well as being easy to use is important to all cooks alike. A kitchen should stand out as the best and most used room in the house.

What Experienced Craftsmanship Can Offer You

This is where Craftbuilt can help you to get the kitchen that you have always dreamed of. They use a 3D software programme that will bring your dream kitchen to life so that you can see how your kitchen is going to look. They work with only licensed tradesmen who take great pride in their work to give you the best quality kitchens.

Craftbuilt offer a ten year guarantee on your kitchen including a written copy of guarantee provisions with insurance cover on the total contract price. This is a fantastic guarantee that they offer and designed to give you peace of mind when choosing Craftbuilt to build your kitchen.

The kitchen plays an important role in family life and is most definitely the hub of any household, big or small.

 

Kitchens With More Than Good Looks

Deciding to get a kitchen renovation is just the first step in a journey that hopefully ends with the kitchen you have been dreaming of. Aside from choosing colour schemes, appliances and benchtops, amongst others, one of the most important decisions you will make is which kitchen company to choose.

Many companies can easily boast that they provide the most stunning kitchens but with such an important room in the house, you need more than something that just looks good. Like a good book, kitchens by Craftbuilt Kitchens are more than just a great cover.

Respect and Longevity

Operating since 1975, we are family owned and operated. A true testament to our great business is the fact that our staff members are very happy and some have been with us for many years.

We understand the importance of family and loyalty and this helps us recognise the need for high quality products so that every time someone buys our kitchens they feel their needs have been met and their custom has been respected.

Our designers and installers are all highly qualified and thoroughly experienced in their field. At every turn in your kitchen renovation job, you will be treated with courtesy, listened to and informed of all the steps to be taken.

Look A Little Closer

On first site of our kitchens, all viewers will be impressed; however, on closer inspection it will become obvious that our attention to finer detail and construction is also a priority. We offer a lifetime guarantee on accessories and drawer runners and hinges and durable kitchen benchtops.

Each of our clients is left with a kitchen that not only looks amazing but is functional and extremely user friendly. Our designers use the latest ideas on space coupled with their knowledge of kitchen design principles and work with you to create a kitchen you enjoy preparing in.

 

 

Good Kitchen Designs For Great Kitchens

It’s important to consider exactly how your kitchen will be set out when having a new design drawn up. You need to take a practical approach and maximise the use of your space in relation to functionality. When you are thinking about what you would like your new kitchen to look like, make a list of things you don’t like about your current kitchen. More often than not, people are dissatisfied with their existing kitchen due to lack of workspace and poor layout. Once you have a budget in mind and an idea of how your new kitchen should look, you are ready to change the way you prepare meals for the better.

Getting The Layout

Walls, gas lines and pipes can normally be moved with a little effort and the idea should not overwhelm you. There needs to be enough space between each functional area such as storage, cooking and workspace areas, to allow free movement. Creating a work triangle in your kitchen is ideal. This is made using your sink, fridge and cooktop and placing them in the shape of a triangle not more than 7m apart. Probably the biggest unit in your kitchens in Brisbane will be the dishwasher and sink. Placing these first up against a wall underneath a window will allow for fantastic natural lighting and convenient drainage. For easy loading and unloading of your dishwasher, if you will be getting one, ensure it is close to the cutlery but away from kitchen cupboard doors and stove. Naturally you will want your food preparation area situated between the sink and stove for ease of preparing, cooking and cleaning food.

Enough Workspace

Good workspace is very important in a kitchen that is enjoyable to cook in. Having your benchtops at variable heights will mean they can accommodate different users and tasks, for example, if you have children that like to ‘help out’ with the cooking, then a lower bench will make this a lot easier. If you have the room, try to add workspaces next to areas like the oven, cooktop and fridge and avoid positioning in a corner. If you utilise your drawer and cupboard space well, there should be less clutter on your benchtop. Consider shelving with inserts to have various levels of storage inside or drawer inserts. Spice holders will not only keep your spices organized but also clear more room in the cupboard for other things.

Discuss your kitchen design ideas with a professional consultant. You will soon see there are more possibilities for the kitchen you dream of.

If you want to be one of the proud owners of a beautiful and functional kitchen, thanks to the best kitchens design. For such an important room, why wouldn’t you choose a company that guarantees their workmanship is the best you will find anywhere? If you want a new kitchen or even prefer to redesign your old kitchen then Craftbuilt are the company that you need to speak to, set an appointment today!

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Efficient Kitchens Using Clever Design And Lay-Out

Aside from having a great-looking kitchen, a big part of kitchen design is ensuring your time in the kitchen will be productive and efficient.

Why do home owners renovate their kitchen? Their current kitchen, over the years, may have become old and worn out. Another reason is the kitchen layout, which used to work in the past, is no longer working for them. The kitchen may have become too small for what their current needs or it was not designed well in the first place. Whatever the reason, it is important to talk to a professional kitchen designer to get the best design for an effective kitchen.

Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, it is important to get the layout and design right, to allow for efficiency, as well as the space needed for family members, guests and friends to spend quality time in.

Kitchen Triangle

The kitchen’s work triangle is a very important design element to incorporate. It allows easy movement and flow in the kitchen by way of appropriate placement. The sink, refrigerator and cook top are ideally set up in a triangular shape in the kitchen. These are the three major points in the kitchen used in food preparation and cleaning up.

Bench Tops/Work Surface

Ideally, if space allows, you will have some work space/kitchen bench top placed between each of these points, including the main kitchen bench top. If your kitchen space is small, our knowledgeable designer may have some great ideas to tackle this issue.

Choosing The Best Kitchen Shape For You

There are many lay-out choices available when it comes to kitchens. Along with the different colour schemes, bench top materials and styles, it would be impossible not to come up with a design that you like.

Our expert design and installation team at Craftbuilt Kitchens has many years of experience in making your journey to owning a new kitchen a smooth one. Gone are the days of a standard kitchen style; there are some very unique designs out there and part of this comes from the different shapes available:

U-shaped Kitchens

Sometimes, the U shape is sometimes referred to as the L or J shape kitchen. However, there are subtle differences between the L and U shape. Two walls that are parallel and perpendicular to a third, the U shape kitchen offers great functionality to the kitchen work triangle.

Benefits of the U-shaped kitchen are:

  • You can add an island bench
  • Lots of bench space
  • Great for small to medium areas
  • Maximises space available
  • Kitchen is not walkthrough so there is no traffic through work area

L-shaped Kitchens

The L shape differs from the U shape in the sense that it has two bordering walls. This style of kitchen changes the work triangle just a little by having the stove top on the same wall as the fridge with the sink against the other.

Benefits of the L-shaped kitchen are:

  • Great for small spaces
  • Excellent for combined kitchen/dining spaces
  • Extra movable bench tops can be added to create more work space

Galley Kitchens

The galley kitchen is amazing for functionality and is the preferred shape by chefs. The galley kitchen is easy to enter and exit with both ends being open and if built against parallel walls can easily have extra cupboard space added above each bench area.

Benefits of the galley kitchen are:

  • Excellent for small spaces
  • Drawer and cabinet openings don’t clash
  • Lots of bench space
  • Great with work triangle

Clever Kitchens Designed With Ease

Homeowners, looking to upgrade or replace kitchens, find that visiting showrooms can give them fantastic ideas about what is the latest in space saving as well as what is the most up to date design in kitchens.

At Craftbuilt Kitchens, clients are warmly greeted by showroom staff and shown a number of kitchen set ups and samples that will help them understand the layouts discussed, as well as the different materials and colour schemes available.

Visiting the Craftbuilt Kitchens showroom is far more interesting and informative than flicking through the pages of a kitchen renovation magazine. But before you visit the showroom, why not take a look at what they can do for you.

Overhead Cupboards

This kind of storage is a must in every kitchen. Without overhead cupboards your kitchen would be lacking greatly in space. The expert designers at Craftbuilt can ensure you will have maximum storage space without your kitchen looking too cramped or cluttered.

Splashbacks

Splashback don’t only look good but they also provide a great purpose in your kitchen. Cooking splatters, grease and moisture from steam or dishes will not be an issue with your beautiful splashback. You can choose from the ultra modern chrome, glass or more traditional tiles.

Nifty Storage Ideas

Aside from your usual cupboard space, Craftbuilt Kitchens can manufacture fantastic storage ideas that can keep your kitchen organised. Appliance cupboards are a great way to keep frequently used appliances handy and hidden from the bench. While pot drawers provide an easy and convenient way to access all your pots without scrounging through deep, dark cupboards.

Wine racks are another great addition for lovers of a good drop and they keep things looking organised. If there is something else you like to keep in abundance in the kitchen you can discuss a unique tailor-made storage idea with your designer.

Hidden Necessities

Many of us can’t do without certain items in the kitchen such as a dishwasher but such large appliances can sometimes take away from the effect of our chosen kitchen design. When it comes to this area, Craftbuilt has the solution. Kitchen panels that match your design can be used to conceal such white goods and give a more streamlined appearance to your kitchen.

Of course, Craftbuilt also take care of your benchtops and pantries, ensuring each fits perfectly into the space you have to allow for the most work space possible. Now, that you have an idea for your kitchen renovation design, visit Craftbuilt Kitchens at 2958 Logan Road Underwood, QLD today for your kitchen layout and renovation planning.

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Things To Consider Before Building A New Kitchen

Whether you’re remodelling an existing kitchen, or building a new one from scratch in a brand-new home, you’re going to have the unique opportunity to get every last detail just right. As you search around the web for advice on kitchens in Brisbane, though, it’s all too easy to become overwhelmed. Instead of plunging right into kitchen design in Brisbane, the smarter thing to do is to take several key things into consideration; the following points can help.

Make Usability Your Priority

Although certain design features may look appealing, they may not translate well when it comes to the way in which you and others in your family use a kitchen. Sit down and get the feedback of everyone who uses the kitchen on a regular basis. Find out which features of the current kitchen are the most annoying to them, then make sure to avoid them in your new design.

Don’t Cram In Too Many Elements

Depending on how much space you have, there’s going to be some sort of limit on the number of different features that you include in your new kitchen. While it’s tempting to include as many different nifty elements as possible, the reality of trying to navigate your way around a cramped kitchen isn’t very pleasant. Remember to be practical about kitchen space when designing your new kitchen; you shouldn’t feel claustrophobic when preparing a meal in it. Roominess definitely matters and it can be accomplished in kitchens of all sizes.

Include Plenty of Counter Space

Think ahead when planning out your dream kitchen. For instance, will you have an over-the-counter microwave, or will you be using one that you place on a counter? Tally up how many different small appliances and other items you’d like to keep on the counters in your kitchen, then figure out how feasible it is. Even when everything is properly arranged on your kitchen counters, there should still be plenty of extra space for preparing food and drinks. If there isn’t, your design scheme will have to be tweaked – after all, you can’t prepare food on the floor!

Make Logical Choices

In terms of layout, your kitchen’s design scheme should be as sensible as possible. For instance, it makes all kinds of sense to place the dishwasher near the sink – you don’t want to cart dripping dishes across your kitchen in order to load the dishwasher. Similarly, your refrigerator should be reasonably close to your oven. It’s small, logical touches like these that can make or break the design and usability of your new kitchen. Take your time with each and every decision – as small or large as it may be – and you’re a lot more likely to end up with the kitchen of your dreams.

Kitchen Work Triangle

Building A New Kitchen

Most of us would love nothing more than to wish for a brand-new kitchen, close our eyes – then voilà! – a new one appears like magic. Unfortunately, the process just isn’t that simple; it doesn’t have to be extremely difficult or complex, though. The right kitchen designs company in Brisbane can make relatively short work of even the most ambitious projects. Read on below to find out the usual process for building new kitchens in Brisbane.

  • Initial Consultations

One of the first things that you’ll need to do when planning out a new kitchen is to decide what you want, then tell the kitchen designer about your ideas. The right company will listen to your exact needs and desires, then work their very hardest to bring them to fruition. More than likely, you will meet with a project coordinator and a designer, at minimum, in order to get the ball rolling. Don’t be afraid to tell them exactly what you want, even if your ideas do seem a bit far-fetched – you’d be amazed at what a skilled team can do!

  • The Design Phase

Once you’ve nailed down the features that you want, the team will measure the space that they’ll be working with and plug all of the information into a sophisticated 3D rendering software program. Highly trained technicians will enter all of the specifications into the program. Ultimately, they will be able to show you a detailed depiction of what your kitchen will ultimately look like. You will have the opportunity to make additional changes or tweaks at this point, too.

  • Construction and Installation Phase

At this point, the project coordinator will take the reins. Unless you have specific subcontractors in mind, they will use the kitchen remodeler experts who they trust the most. The project coordinator will pull all of the different elements of your kitchen’s design and installation together in a logical and efficient way. You’ll be amazed at how quickly everything starts to take shape once the team is at work. Before you know it, your kitchen will be completely transformed.

  • Completion Phase

As soon as the “heavy lifting” is done – in terms of big-ticket items like benchtops, major appliances, islands and the like – the finer details will be completed. Detailed work involving tile, paint and other materials will help put the finishing touches on your kitchen’s design. Up until this point, your kitchen will look new – but unfinished. When the completion phase is over, your kitchen will glisten and shine in an alluring and appealing way. Suddenly, you’ll be looking at that 3D computer model in real life! Having a new kitchen is a great feeling, so be sure to enjoy it!

Soft Hamptons Style Grange, Brisbane QLD Kitchen Renovation

Plan Your Kitchen To A T

When you are planning your kitchen you will naturally want to talk to our expert team at Craftbuilt Kitchens for some great ideas and advice on how to make the most of your space, budget and tastes.

New kitchens are exciting and breathe fresh air into the home. Meal preparation time is so much easier and more enjoyable with a new functioning kitchen that is planned perfectly with everything in the right place.

While we can assist you to achieve the kitchen you have in mind, it also helps if you start to formulate a plan ahead of time. This way you have an idea of what you want and how much you want to spend for instance.

To help you get your plan started we have listed a few things to think about. This will help you start to plan your kitchen perfectly before you come to see us for our help and expertise.

  • Considerations Before You See Us

Naturally, there will be some decisions you won’t make until after you have spoken with one of our amazing showroom hostesses or kitchen designers, but here are some things you can make a list about beforehand.

  1. Do you want gas or electric for cooking with?
  2. What bench height will you need? Taller people might like a little more height to save their backs.
  3. What is your budget?
  4. What are your colour preferences?
  5. What style of kitchen do you like best? (For example, modern, contemporary or traditional)
  6. Do you want to be able to eat meals in the kitchen?
  7. Are you left-handed or right-handed?
  • Flooring

It is important to think about the flooring you wish to have in your new kitchen if you are going to change it. If you are to have different flooring from the rest of the home, go with colours that don’t show up all the dirt and a material that is easy to clean. As we all know, kitchen floors can get quite messy.

  • Consider The Environment

When choosing lighting, appliances and even bench top materials consider the effect on the environment. When it comes to appliances you can choose the best ratings within your budget. The need for lighting can be reduced if you can rely on natural light during the day and you can choose a bench top material that doesn’t have a negative impact, such as stainless steel.

Once you have considered these items for planning you can take the rest of the journey with our team. With Craftbuilt Kitchens you are in capable hands and the end result will be the kitchen you have dreamt of.

 

The Easy Way to Choose the Right Kitchen

At Craftbuilt Kitchens our professional designers keep their fingers on the pulse of what is ‘in’, the latest developments in appliances and new ideas for storage. We pride ourselves strongly in consistently providing our clients with an A-class experience.

Our welcoming staff in the showroom will discuss different options, designs and colour schemes with you as you view some of our beautiful kitchen displays. Our expert designers will work with you to design the kitchen of your dreams to be followed by installation from our hardworking team of installers.

When you purchase a kitchen with Craftbuilt Kitchen, you are purchasing years of convenient, enjoyable and stress free meal preparation. One step you must take on the journey to your new kitchen is deciding on the kind of kitchen you want and need to suit your lifestyle.

Many factors come into play with this decision; here are a couple of things for you to consider and get you started on thinking more clearly about your preferences and needs.

Kitchen Flat Lay Shot

  • Kitchens For Families

Considering the size of your family is very important in choosing your kitchen. The size of your family can affect the size of the kitchen you need and the age of any children you have can affect the layout. If you have young children you will be well aware how they like to ‘help’ with meal preparations or just get under your feet as you prepare.

With young children in mind it’s a good idea to have your bench/work area facing in such a direction so that you can set them up with an activity to keep them busy where they are in your view. If you are inclined, a nice idea would be a lower bench space where they can help mix or prepare some items for dinner and then as they get older they could sit here and get help with homework as you cook.

Larger families also need to think about more space for bigger fridges and pantries to store all the food the family will need between shops.

  • Kitchens for Singles and Couples

In a couple or single situation, we will assume that the home may be smaller than a family home. In this case, the space for the kitchen could be smaller. This does not mean that you can’t have an amazing kitchen to suit your needs.

Space can be maximised by installing floor to ceiling storage and always using the kitchen work triangle. This is a must for all kitchens as it means meal preparation is far more efficient.

For more information about things to consider and to get in touch with our team at Craftbuilt Kitchens. Contact our skilled kitchen designers at (07) 3341 9166 or visit the showroom at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD 4119.

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Kitchens Showrooms Offer The Best Kitchen Ideas

When you are about to have your kitchen replaced or made-over, you may already have a rough idea in mind of how you would like your new kitchen to look – or you may not. While it’s great if you do have a style or colour in mind, it’s always good to make sure it is going to be exactly what you want and you won’t regret it later. There are many different benchtops, appliances, styles and colours available out there as far as kitchens go. So there is a simple way to make sure you have investigated your options.

When Shopping Online or From Brochures Won’t Do

You may have collected some leaflets and brochures to peruse as you think about your dream kitchen. Often times you are encouraged to shop from home and avoid travelling to stores, but sometimes this is still the best way. Visiting a kitchen showroom is a fantastic way to see a few different styles of kitchen at once, in real life. Even if your original idea is the one you go with in the end, it’s always best to view other options first and get a feel for what it all looks like set up. When you visit a kitchen showroom, you get to see how good the quality of the product and craftsmanship is and you can feel the different surfaces. If you have any questions, there are trained experts on hand willing to offer any advice they can and show you the range available. You will probably be surprised at how much more there is out there to consider when it comes to your new kitchen and you may have missed some great ideas if you hadn’t visited the showroom.

Kitchen Showrooms Offering A World of Choices

When you are planning a new kitchen, you probably have an idea in mind as to what you would like the end result to be. This may come from looking at other people’s kitchens, what you see in magazines and from brochures you have picked up. It is really good to have a vision in mind so that when the time comes to have it done, you have a goal to reach. However, before you go ahead with the idea you have in mind, it might be a good idea to visit a few kitchen showrooms first.

What To Expect From A Showroom Visit

When in Brisbane and you decide to visit a showroom to get ideas for your kitchen, and everything else that will go into your kitchen, you should expect to be greeted by an experienced consultant. The kitchen design consultant will discuss your individual requirements and preferences with you and show you the multiple displays available. As the consultant will have a good working knowledge of kitchens, she may be able to suggest ideas you did not consider that will make your kitchen more useful or better set out. They can discuss with you the kind of benchtop material that will suit you most and the different appliances available. If you wish to make an appointment with a qualified designer then the consultant will do this for you.

When you visit a showroom you will experience a first class service in assistance to choosing your dream kitchen. Fresh ideas and good advice is what you can expect as you begin your journey to a more stylish and functional kitchen. This is exactly what Craftbuilt Kitchens offers.

See It In Real Life

One of the many benefits of visiting a kitchens showroom is that you get to see a few styles of kitchens set up in ‘real life’. This is a great way to get a clearer idea of how something will look and let you see what certain appliances look like. For instance, if you think you want a flickmixer tap as opposed to a traditional set up, then visiting a showroom will allow you to see this in a kitchen setting. It is important to see what different kinds of splashbacks and benchtops look like in the flesh as viewing something in a picture online or in a magazine can never really give you a true feel for the vision in reality. By viewing the different cooktops and ovens available you can get a better idea of their actual size too.

What You Don’t Know, Might Be Important

When you are thinking about having the kitchen of your dreams then you are thinking about ideas you probably have already seen. The fact is that storage solutions are often evolving and changing and new kitchen gadgets to make life easier are being designed all the time. You may benefit greatly from learning about all the current space savers available, particularly if the space you are working with could use with a little creativity when it comes to storage. By visiting a showroom where qualified staff and professional designers are available to discuss the different options available for kitchen benchtops, you will know your final selection for your kitchen is a well informed one. When it comes to items such as cooktops, dishwashers and ovens, you don’t want to be paying all that money to find there might have been another preference. A designer can take you through the appliances available and discuss which with you the best option for you and your kitchen needs.

In this instance, it’s a good idea to head out and visit a showroom rather than shop online. You may think you know what your ideal kitchen would be, but you might find there is something you prefer more. If you have more questions, head on to our kitchen showroom at 2958 Logan Road Underwood, QLD 4119 and let our kitchen experts show you how you can achieve your dream kitchen.

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Making Your Dream Kitchen A Reality

When we were younger, we listened in rapt silence to various fairy tales and superhero stories, dreamed about them and wished they would come true. Now as adults, life is not that simple and we finally faced reality. But that did not stop us from having dreams. As we grew up, our dreams just changed to something else. We dreamed of the places we would like to travel to, and planned our itinerary, one day seeing it all come true – the things we deeply desired in real life.

Some dream of the perfect home, for example. And that dream includes the best kitchen. Many home owners have thought about what they wanted in a dream kitchen and wished it would one day come to fruition. But they are unsure of how the result would measure up so they hesitate and pushes the thought aside.

Sometimes, even putting it on paper and colouring in the details may provide some insight as to the final result. Today, even that is unnecessary in planning a kitchen design. Now, computer graphics are so advanced that there are software available to show you how your creation will look before you go ahead and order. Virtual homes, gardens and kitchens software can take away the uncertainty, by putting in your plan in detail and adding colours and special touches. What you see on screen is virtually what you will see when your kitchen is installed. Colour swatches can be helpful in making colour choices in your virtual kitchen and you can change anything you don’t like.

 

 

Designing Your Dream Kitchen

“I hate this kitchen! It’s short of storage and bench space, and I can never find anything.” Is this you? If so, you are not alone. These words are often spoken in homes fitted with outdated kitchens. There is nothing more frustrating than having to do something by a certain time frame, and not being able to achieve the task you want done. In kitchens where there is a specific place for everything because adequate storage has made it possible, and bench space is plentiful, cooking is enjoyable. This is especially so if the items are easily accessible.

We all have our own ideas of our dream kitchen and space is one of the most commonly asked priority. Accessibility is also high on the list, and of course plenty of bench space to work on our culinary creations. Colour choices are easy to match in with existing decor. The beauty of kitchen manufacturers today is that they are happy to create your idea of a dream kitchen for you. This will all be made to measure as well.

Storage Space Is Important For Many Homeowners

Storage for cutlery, crockery and glassware can mostly be anywhere you choose even in pull out shelving systems. For example, a tandem pull out pantry has swing out shelving making it a desirable item in the kitchen.

The pantry is one area where things get pushed to the back of the shelf, not to be found unless shifting other items. Deep shelves hold a lot, but as for accessibility they are sadly lacking. New features added to kitchens can solve this easily. With pull out pantry shelves items can be easily viewed from both sides. They are spacious enough to hold larger items easily and store quite a lot. Easy to slide in and out that they make storage a breeze. They fit in beautifully as part of a kitchen design. A corner pantry makes use of a previously frustrating space by allowing us personal access by stepping or walking into the pantry. The choice is yours. Without the deep shelving of usual corner cupboards, all items are easily seen. If space is no problem when designing your kitchen why not have a double door pantry installed. This is spacious and also allows you to step into the pantry which has cut out shelves allowing you to see all items easily.

Create The Perfect Kitchen for Your Home

Your kitchen is without a doubt one of the most important rooms in your home. Aside from the obvious functional quality, it has the ability to add warmth and style with its design too. This is what makes getting the kitchen design right so important. Many hours are spent in the kitchen preparing and even enjoying meals. Often called the heart of the home, it is certainly something you will want to be as close to perfect as possible.

Muarrie Kitchen Renovation

Creating the perfect kitchen is not as difficult as you would think if you have a good plan in mind and get the best advice available. One of the most important factors in a kitchen, if you have the space to allow, is that it is open with good air flow and a lot of light. If your kitchen is a little tight for space then there are tricks you can use to make the area appear larger. There are also some great storage solution ideas for smaller kitchens which will offer you maximum use of the space you have.

Consider Natural Light And Lighting

Lighting is very important in a kitchen. If you are without natural light then some well placed lighting can give you the right amount of light without being over done. You can also consider some ambient lighting in some areas to give a warm golden glow in the evenings once the cooking part of the day is done. The way in which your kitchen is set out is incredibly crucial to your kitchen being completely functional and enjoyable to use. A little thing called the kitchen work triangle is what most people should work on. This simply means that your cooktop, kitchen sink and the fridge are placed in such a manner that if you were to draw lines to join them, you would have a triangle. This idea comes from the fact that when you cook you are usually alternating between the three areas, and of course your benchtop.

Camphill Kitchen Renovation Laminate Benchtop

Benchtops are the face of the kitchen and choosing one can be exciting, and daunting. There are so many different materials to choose from and each suit a different kind of budget. The ideal way to make the most informed choice is to talk to your kitchen design professional about what suits your needs and budget best. There is a lot more to consider on your way to a perfect kitchen and once your new kitchen has been installed you will be grateful for the careful consideration you took on each step. Your cooking will soon be less of a task and will feel much more like you are doing it in style.

Choosing Your Kitchen Style

When choosing your style you will need to take into consideration the them of the rest of your home. Naturally, you will want to keep within the theme so the kitchen doesn’t look out of place. A time though when this may not be necessary is if the rest of the home is also going to be renovated; in this case, you can let the kitchen lead the way in the choice of style.

Once you have decided if you want to go traditional or modern with your kitchen you will also need to decide which layout you would like to go with. This decision is also dependant on the room you have for your kitchen. The more common types of layouts are Gallery Style, C shaped, L Shaped and U Shaped. U Shapes offer the most cabinet space but are also the most compact.

The Kitchen of Your Dreams

There is much to think about when choosing your new kitchen. The style of kitchen, the appliances, the colour scheme and the type of benchtop are just a few of the decisions to make; there is also the layout, the cabinetry and the finishes to consider.

Soft Hamptons Style Grange, Brisbane QLD Kitchen Renovation

For someone who is not experienced in this area, achieving the kitchen you want can become more of a daunting idea than a fun one. There is a great way to avoid all the stress of designing your new kitchen and enjoy more of the fun, and that is to enlist the services of a professional kitchen design company such as Craftbuilt Kitchens.

Thanks to their many years of competent experience in the industry, the team at Craftbuilt Kitchens will expertly design and install the perfect kitchen after listening to your preferences and needs. From modern kitchens to traditional styles, their highly qualified designers will discuss with you the different options and you can view fantastic displays in the showroom to give you some ideas.

You can also view your design in 3D so that you can see what it will look like before it is installed. This will make it easy to check if you really like the layout and design and it gives you the opportunity to make any changes.

If you want to have a new kitchen installed, have an idea of what you would like but are uncertain of how it will look in reality, do yourself a favour and visit Craftbuilt Kitchens. Set an appointment with our kitchen designers so you can see for yourself what your dream kitchen looks like virtually. You will be amazed at how simple it is, and will be sure of how the end result will look in your home.

 

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