Center Island Kitchen Renovation In Tweed Heads South

Most apartments are equipped with a stock standard square look. A unit on the 21st floor was no different. When our Craftbuilt Kitchens designer, Justine, came in, she found that the existing kitchen was built within 4 walls with only one small entryway. It was going to be an extensive project. Further assessment of the space included plumbing and air conditioner ducts that were positioned in several locations which restricted the simplicity of the design.

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The clients wanted their Brisbane apartment kitchen to achieve a stylish modern look with ample storage, modern functionality and a streamline finish. It was going to become a highly functional kitchen with maximum storage. At the same time, it was going to be a stunning focal point for a new open plan living area. This kind of lay-out provides the look and feel of a wider living space. Craftbuilt’s clients were also looking for a unique feature to make it their own with a touch of class.

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To accommodate this, Justine designed the unique box mitred features, which border the two ends of the kitchen, and tie in beautifully with the feature colour on the wall of tall cabinetry.

kitchen renovations Brisbane South East

The particular fridge chosen by the clients was extremely deep and they did not want to impede on any walk space.  The design allowed for a new nib wall which externally looked like an extension to the hallway. It internally increased the footprint of the kitchen and allowed a step back in the wall to house the fridge’s depth without any impact to the walk space around the kitchen whatsoever.

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And what a transformation to the entire living space! It was definitely far from the original stock standard square kitchen they knew.

box mitred kitchen renovations Brisbane South East

The clients today proudly admit that anyone visiting their unit for the first time without fail always comment favourably on their stunning kitchen. To date, these clients have already had seven kitchen projects built and designed by Craftbuilt Kitchens. Four of which were for their own homes. Some were for real estate sales in Brisbane. Every time they sell off their home, they commend that the beautiful cabinetry of the kitchen were major assets to the sale.

box mitred kitchen renovations Brisbane South East

Planning to sell off your apartment or Brisbane home? Craftbuilt Kitchens also services kitchen renovations in the Brisbane South East areas. Give us a call at (07) 3341 9166 for a kitchen renovation-lift or visit our showroom in Underwood and meet our lovely designers!

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Wellington Point Kitchen Renovation

Some kitchens require a drastic change. We had one client that requested just that.

When they sat down with Craftbuilt Kitchens, they wanted our designers to keep the basic footprint of the kitchen area that had worked for the family for so many years. In addition to that, the clients required to lighten the area and still have room for interesting design and finish elements to complement the “quirky” architectural scheme of the home.

  Wellington Point Brisbane

Wellington Point Brisbane


This is where the drastic change comes in. Gone are the 70’s style dark colours and curves that were so predominant in the old kitchen. These were quickly disposed of to make room for a modern-style large kitchen.

  Wellington Point Brisbane


Wellington Point Brisbane

In its place, is a high gloss white finish with a textured timber grain feature that ensured the new kitchen would provide a light and spacious feel while still achieving a warmth and texture that satisfied the client’s desire for a tactile element.

Timber Look Modern Kitchen

A handle-less finish along with an undermount square sink neatly recessed in the low profile stone benchtops, ensures sleek, streamlined dimensions, finished with a discreet shadowline. Take note of the mirrored splashback.  It provides an interesting touch to the area that jives with the stainless steel appliance finish.

Energy Efficient Natural Lighting in Modern Kitchen

For storage, internal pull outs in the new pantry, along with a fit out to their existing walk-in pantry, significantly increased pantry space. Rear cabinets on the back of one side of the new L-shaped island bench combined with many sets of drawers meant so much extra, easily-accessible storage ensuring  they would never need to worry about having enough kitchen storage. Amazing how the light wood flat-panel cabinets can provide maximum storage!

Timber Look Kitchen

The engineered quartz L-shaped island bench is perfect for the busy area and guests, family members are automatically drawn to the center of the kitchen. Lastly, gone are the old kitchen tiles and in its place is a smooth medium hardwood flooring.

Such a fantastic end result! A wonderful new Craftbuilt Kitchen for the family to the great room! Are you ready to design your new kitchen with us? Contact our Craftbuilt Kitchens designers at (07) 3341 9166 to book an appointment at our Underwood showroom or visit us at our new Kitchen Design Studio at Unit 15, 76 Old Cleveland Road,Stones Corner QLD 4120. See you there!

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Breakfast Creek Kitchen Renovation

We had clients that approached us with one thing in mind: “We want a kitchen that doesn’t look like a kitchen”.

Black and White Kitchen Design Renovation

Imagine a home with the amazing view of the Brisbane River. Craftbuilt Kitchens went to work straight away with a stunning open plan unit overlooking magnificent views of the Brisbane River. The aim was to design a kitchen to provide storage and functionality, whilst aesthetically blending back into its surroundings and maximising the aspect to the outstanding views.

Modern Black and White Kitchen


An open space for an amazing view! And Craftbuilt Kitchens set to work!

Black and White Kitchen Design Renovation
Enjoying the view would be great with a glass of wine or a cup of brew. So, with the added challenge of fitting a wine fridge and coffee machine outlet, on top of extra wide cooking appliances, our kitchen designer set to developing a number of layouts to review. With modern, clean lines imperative, the handle-less finish allowed us to disguise an integrated fridge, a tandem “touch-to-open” pantry and a tower to hide the microwave, coffee machine and huge double bin set up.

Black and White Kitchen Design Renovation

When it came to storage, layered overhead cabinets not only created an immense amount of storage. This fulfills the clients’ request as they enabled perfect positioning of the task lighting to create an outstanding ambiance for the open plan living.  The choice in finish for the doors of these units, by using one of the stunning Laminex Innovations products, helped move away from that “standard” kitchen look.  The design and construction of a perfectly finished boxed two pack display cabinet also utilising the Laminex innovation feature as a backing, ties the areas completely together.  

Black and White Kitchen Design Renovation

The disappearing act! The essential large cooking appliances were fitted discreetly but comfortably into the corner, which allowed the adjacent bench to be free-flowing.  Added to the design, white mother of pearl slumped glass splash backs behind the cooking area for pure subtlety, together with highly reflective mirror glass splashbacks along the adjacent wall, meant river views were reflected and visible from most areas of the unit.

Black and White Kitchen Design Renovation

Finish it all off with high gloss black quartz benchtops, with a matching black sink & tap, meant our clients were delighted with their “not there” kitchen.

The end result – outstanding stunning aspects from all areas in this modern Craftbuilt Kitchen. Are you looking to have the same open plan feel to your kitchen renovation design plans?

Black and White Kitchen Design Renovation

Craftbuilt Kitchens has fully qualified and experienced designers who will tailor the design to your specific needs and wants. Call us at (07) 3341 9166 and ask our consultant to book you a design appointment.

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FREE Kitchen Design Seminar Registration

Stones Corner just got classier! Craftbuilt Kitchens’ is opening a NEW Design Studio at Stones Corner.
This weekend, opening Specials include – free in-home design consultations including 3D image viewing valued at OVER $500!
Plus, the first two sales generated from our new store will receive a Kleenmaid Vacuum Cassette. Full demo in store!



Stones Corner FREE Kitchen Design Seminar

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Craftbuilt Kitchens’ new Design Studio where we can cater to all of your kitchen renovation needs. On Open Day, we are doing a FREE Kitchen Design Seminar on 19th May, 10:30 AM. Everyone welcome as we open our doors on the 19th May! See you at 76 Old Cleveland Road, Stones Corner QLD 4120
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What Are Interest Free Kitchens And How Can I Get One?

Did your dishwasher stop functioning? Are the doors all chipped? Are your kitchen shelves falling apart? It may be high time to renovate your kitchen. At what cost, though? You may be thinking you can’t afford it right now.

Interest Free Kitchens


The truth is your dream kitchen can become a reality even though the pocket disagrees. Clients can still have their dream kitchen renovation using interest free finance.


  •         What are interest free kitchens?


Simply put, it means that Once finance pay for up to 60% of your kitchen for an agreed period interest free.  You can then pay off the amount entirely within the interest free period with no penalty. When the interest free period has finished (usually 12-18 months), you will then be charged interest on the remaining balance until it is paid in full.


  •         What are the advantages when I opt for an interest free kitchen?


You will have the freedom to start planning to install your dream kitchen straight away knowing that you have the full interest free period to complete the repayments.  

You can truly have the kitchen of your dreams with all the bells and whistles due to payments being more manageable as they are spread over the entire interest free period.  The additional cost to have exactly what you need may be negligible when spread over time.

Interest free options can be quite attractive to clients who do not have easy access to their savings


  •         How do I apply for my own interest free kitchen?


If you are currently not a Once Credit customer, applications for pre-approvals can be done online. It’s simple, and there is no commitment to purchase.  See our website to find the link for the online application.

If you are already a Once Credit customer then all you need to check is your credit limit.


  •         Does it take a long time to get approved to get my interest-free kitchen?


Approval notification is within seconds via e-mail once you have completed the online application form.  If you are not already a Once Credit customer, simply visit our Craftbuilt website to find the link for the on-line application form.  All you need to do is complete the application form and you will receive the decision via email within seconds.


  •         When can we start building my interest free kitchen?


Once approval has been granted by Once Credit, it is all systems go!  Craftbuilt will be notified by Once of your approval. From there you can make an appointment with our friendly design staff to visit you in your home to discuss ideas to replace, improve and modernise your kitchen.  You are then ready to select colours and finishes together with your designer who will then walk you through the final paperwork. From there we will arrange a check measure appointment and your kitchen will then be in the production process at the factory and only a matter of weeks away before being installed into your own home ready for you to use.

With Craftbuilt Kitchens, the whole process is easy. Craftbuilt offers you interest free finance allowing you to buy your new kitchen today while paying for it over time – interest free. When you’re ready, you can apply for interest-free finance and start planning for your dream kitchen!

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Shailer Park Family Kitchen Renovation

Often times, it is only when one can see that a kitchen needs updating if an essential appliance breaks down, the flooring peels back or a storage area shatters. During Christmas 2016, a number of relatives and family were guests for lunch in one Shailer Park home. After everybody had consumed an outstanding feast, all that was left to do was clean up and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

But that was not the case for this client. The dishes were packed in the dishwasher and, after several minutes of washing, it suddenly came to an abrupt stop. The electronic controls were not functioning at all. Take a look at the pre-renovation pictures of the kitchen before Craftbuilt Kitchens worked their magic.

Shailer Park Family Kitchen Pre Renovation    Shailer Park Family Kitchen Pre Renovation

Around the kitchen, the area lacked bench space, the chipboard shelving had sagged and looked unsightly, the floor needs replacing and the appliances – updating. Our clients decided to invest in a built-in or stand alone dishwasher as mobile machines are not manufactured today. Plus, they were looking at energy efficient appliances. It was then that they decided to replace the whole area. The cabinetry finish they had chosen was a SHEEN laminate finish in Classic White. The benchtops were manufactured quartz by Smart Stone, a soft fine specked grey called CENIZA.

What was a 1970’s style kitchen then turned into a modern dream kitchen. Turning to Craftbuilt Kitchens, the clients received a quote that covered all costs and in their own words “material content was good – Easy friendly and helpful approach to sales – excellent reports from the trades people and could not see any cost overruns.”

Shailer Park Family Kitchen Brisbane

At the end of the project, our Shailer Park clients knew they made the right decision to work with Craftbuilt Kitchens for their renovation. “We are extremely happy with the results due to quality materials and Craftsmanship – Excellent tradesman who was punctual, polite and always cleaned up satisfactory after each job was completed.”

Shailer Park Family Kitchen Brisbane


Having fulfilled their dream kitchen, they send their best to Sue, who designed the kitchen and supplied the quotation, and Sharon, who itemized a timetable and organized the tradesmen and materials.

Shailer Park Family Kitchen Brisbane

Are you looking to do the same before having a wave of guests come over for the summer and future holidays? Call Craftbuilt Kitchens at (07) 3341 9166 and set a 3D 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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Springwood Kitchen Renovation

More and more clients are maximising the space around their home. They are opening their kitchens to the outdoors. In doing so, their kitchen appears larger and more open, like this Springwood kitchen.

The fresh neutral colour palate of Classic White allows the contemporary or modern Hampton’s style doors and stone bench tops to stand out showcasing a lovely view into the garden.

You’d never guess that this used to be a very outdated looking kitchen (below) with an adjacent room that was not being used to its full potential. Mainly because our client already had another room used for their dining area. It has now become an open plan kitchen space that the resident adores.

By relocating the plumbing pipes in the floor, we were able to achieve a more open plan design using a double-depth island bench. It not only opened up significant bench space and storage, but also an interactive seating area on the end and on one side of the island bench.

Our Craftbuilt Kitchens designer worked with the home owner when it came to other usable areas too. This includes an underbench microwave hidden behind a pocket door which meant a much nicer bench area on the back wall, and then there are the areas either side of the cooktop.

A striking manufactured quartz stone benchtop combined with a soft-white coloured profile Two Pac cabinetry finish, sees a stunning end result and delighted clients that feel their kitchen & dining room have been transformed into a beautiful modern and highly functional combined area for cooking and entertaining.

We are happy to report that Craftbuilt Kitchens’ final result is one that even exceeded the client’s expectations for their dream kitchen renovation. Another Craftbuilt Dream Kitchen achieved! Do you wish to achieve the same? Our professional designers at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD 4119 are happy to help you. You can also call us at (07) 3341 9166 to set an appointment.

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Tenerrife Brisbane Kitchen Renovation

We had a client come in and talked to us about a beautiful city apartment housed a disappointing kitchen that lacked storage & bench space. This isn’t new as most apartments have already built-in kitchens and it isn’t always up to the residents’ standards or liking.

Tenerrife Kitchen Renovation Before Pictures

Over-all, it did not embrace the open-plan nature of the rest of the apartment.

Tenerrife Kitchen Renovation Before Pictures

This is a task Craftbuilt Kitchens embraced. Gone is the old kitchen and in its place is a new striking white gloss laminate cabinetry was complimented by minimalistic white benchtops in a new open plan design that provided impressive bench space and an inviting arena for many dinner parties which the freestanding stove was able to easily cater for.

Tenerrife Kitchen Renovation

The client’s need for a “wow” factor was readily achieved with a unique citrus green glass splashback that our Scottish clients selected after much deliberation, and we are happy to say they are still loving every morning they enter their kitchen area.
Who wouldn’t love that colour? It shines of lime freshness!

Tenerrife Kitchen Renovation

A large double door pantry with internal soft-close pull outs, along with many sets of soft-close drawers satisfied all storage requirements and meant overheads could mostly be avoided given the short stature of our clients. A built-in bin drawer system meant an unsightly freestanding bin could be avoided, and with a glass display cabinet lit from within, and new back wall light fittings, the striking transformation was complete!

We are happy to report that Craftbuilt Kitchens’ final result is one that even exceeded the client’s expectations for their dream kitchen renovation. Another Craftbuilt Dream Kitchen achieved! Do you wish to achieve the same? Our designers at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD 4119 are happy to help you. You can also call us at (07) 3341 9166 to set an appointment.

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Lovely Parkinson Kitchen Renovation

Previously, Craftbuilt Kitchens worked with a client who has a lovely home that was sadly let down by an outdated and dark looking kitchen. (Pictures below).

Parkinson Before Pictures Renovation

The existing design was very cramped and fragmented, and it was difficult for more than one person to work in it comfortably.

Parkinson Before Pictures Renovation  Parkinson Before Pictures Renovation

By moving all the tall items onto the back wall, this then allowed for considerably more continuous bench space and a better work flow layout.  A roller door appliance centre, which provides a neat hidey hole for those everyday appliances, solved the corner access and finished the back wall in a continuous and sleek line.

Parkinson Before Pictures Renovation  Parkinson Before Pictures Renovation

The existing raised divider wall with benchtop was cut down by our builder, and this in turn had the wonderful effect of opening up the kitchen to a lovely open plan feel. This also allowed us to fit in two sets of rear cabinets which provided lots of extra storage for those many items that are not used regularly but we cannot live without. A pantry with internal pull outs, and many sets of drawers, meant much more accessible storage that made it a pleasure for the clients to work within their new custom-built kitchen.

All cabinetry was finished to the ceiling with a matching headpiece that was then corniced to match the rest of the adjoining rooms. This not only provides a neat built-in effect, with elongated doors which make the kitchen appear larger and provides additional storage, but also means no open tops of tall cabinets that gather dust and grime.

Parkinson Brisbane Kitchen Renovation

Lighter colours were selected, with a feature colour on the rear area that was from a warmer palette so as to provide a homely feel that complimented the existing house fittings. A semi-gloss laminate cabinetry finish provided additional light reflection with an easy clean finish that is also highly durable.

A manufactured quartz benchtop was selected with a 40mm edge to provide a modern and quality finish to the room. Whilst an undermount sink was considered, our elderly clients preferred a permanent drain tray for their daily hand washing, and so selected a drop-in model with an attached drain tray. A tiled splashback with a dramatic vertical feature finished beautifully an understated but elegant look that will have a timeless appeal.

Parkinson Brisbane Kitchen Renovation

With our clients so delighted with the end result of their new kitchen, Craftbuilt was then commissioned to proceed with their bathroom and laundry renovation.

Planning to have a bathroom and kitchen renovation soon? Give Craftbuilt Kitchens a call at (07) 3341 9166 or visit our showroom in Underwood and meet our lovely designers!

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Greenslopes Kitchen Renovation

We had a client come in who wanted a very dark & dingy timber kitchen updated. It provided an unwelcoming kitchen environment in their beautiful old Queenslander home. Here’s a look at the kitchen before the renovation:


Greenslopes Kitchen Renovation Greenslopes Kitchen Renovation

Craftbuilt Kitchens went to work straight away. With our expert tradesman on the job, gone are the old cabinetry design and appliances.

Greenslopes Kitchen Renovation


The chosen off-white Two Pac profiled cabinetry finish provides a well overdue facelift that lightens the entire kitchen area with a modern and fresh look, whilst still remaining true to the era of the home.

Here is a sneak peek of the kitchen in progress, the intimate lighting of the home gives it a warm vibrance.

An outdated and ugly freestanding white stove is replaced by an updated and modern built-in oven and cooktop which is so much easier to keep clean and maintain.

A modern new design allows for a large step-in pantry and also fits a much-needed broom cabinet, which is angled to ensure the entry to the kitchen is still kept quite open. When it comes to storage, lots of drawers and many overheads also boost the need for storage space, and meant a couple of colonial glass doors could fit in the design without sacrificing too much storage.

 Greenslopes Kitchen Renovation

Greenslopes Kitchen Renovation

The lighter coloured cabinets allows for a warmer contrasting chunky stone benchtop, which in turn compliments a new under-stated tiled splashback with larger tiles to minimise grout lines. It replaced the heavily patterned old lino with a vinyl planked flooring.

We are happy to report that Craftbuilt Kitchens’ final result is one that even exceeded the client’s expectations for their dream kitchen renovation. Do you wish to achieve the same? Our designers at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD 4119 are happy to help you. You can also call us at (07) 3341 9166 to set an appointment. Start the New Year, right! Have a prosperous 2018. Happy New Year!

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