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:


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An outdated and ugly freestanding white stove is replaced by an updated and modern built-in oven and cooktop which is so much easier to keep clean and maintain.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

Soft Hamptons Kitchen Front

When it comes to kitchen renovations in Brisbane homes, we have clients who want to still retain the feel and them of the home environment and ensure that any changes made internally will complement the whole area.

Which is why, when it comes to kitchen renovations, our recent Grange clients wanted to work with Craftbuilt Kitchens.

Our clients at Grange wanted a significant renovation to their kitchen. They searched for a company that can deliver their vision. After tendering quotes, they have selected Craftbuilt Kitchens to build their dream kitchen.

Our kitchen designers and tradesmen went to work right away.  Family owned and established in 1975, Craftbuilt Kitchens are well recognised for their quality craftsmanship and work on a method they call the “single tradesman construction”. It was going to be a complete transformation, from bare outdated pastel walls to a modern area.

The family wanted an open-plan feel. Our Craftbuilt Kitchens designer readily achieved this with an island bench that provided such impression, as well as an extensive bench space and storage.

The result was a Hamptons-style kitchen that features a casual and elegant theme. The blue-grey colour scheme provided a warmth that was readily complemented with warm timber floors and soft-white stools around the island bench.

Soft Hamptons Style Grange, Brisbane QLD Kitchen Renovation


To complete the area, an integrated fridge was installed. The integrated feature minimalized the presence of appliances and enabled the focus to remain on the gorgeous cabinetry.

Soft Hamptons Style Grange, Brisbane QLD Kitchen Renovation

The final touch was a stunning marble-look quartz benchtop. Its soft and subtle veins provided a natural, timeless quality whilst providing a durable and hard-wearing finish. An end result exceeding every expectation!

Soft Hamptons Style Grange, Brisbane QLD Kitchen Renovation

If you’re thinking of a similar design or this kitchen idea has inspired you to plan your own kitchen renovation soon, contact our experienced kitchen consultants at Craftbuilt Kitchens today at (07) 3341 9166 or visit the showroom at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood, QLD 4119.

Paradise Point Kitchen Renovation

Paradise Point is considered to be a fairly upmarket suburb. Which is no wonder our clients wanted a perfect Hampton’s style theme for their dream kitchen. Craftbuilt Kitchens was able to provide them the classic Hampton’s kitchen at its best! Take a look at the Paradise Point kitchen post-renovation photos below.

The kitchen featured a beautifully detailed white cabinetry in a satin finish for the simple shaker style door. It was complimented with a simple shell handle on the drawers and a small knob for doors. Whilst not a large space, a slightly under-sized island bench with feature columns worked well in this space. It is a perfect storage space for dishes, containers and even appliances.

The doors, drawers and kicks are 2 PAC Satin. The clients chose Polar White and the remainder of the kitchen was from SmartStone Arcadia (20mm). A free-standing stainless-steel stove complimented the set up with a feature rang​e-hood mounted on subway tiles to the ceiling. These materials stayed true to the elegant but classic style. Matching all accessories was a fun process in this Paradise Point kitchen job.

And the final touch to this elegant display of white is a stunning light fitting to highlight the bold veins of the marble-look quartz benchtop and complete this perfect vision. The marble benchtop draws guests in because of the different texture it brings, lifting the area and pulling them together. The island bench was from SmartStone Statuario Venato (40mm).

White kitchens always bring elegance, style and sophistication to any home. We are happy to have helped build our clients’ dream kitchen.

Are you thinking of a similar style for your kitchen as well? Or perhaps this inspires an idea for your own kitchen renovation? Our Craftbuilt Kitchens designers can definitely help you get started. Call  (07) 3341 9166 or visit our showroom in Underwood, Brisbane, today!

Muarrie Kitchen Renovation

We had a lovely client who wanted a minimalist look with a hint of retro.

Sharon, our Craftbuilt Kitchens designer had this old kitchen to work on.

Take this outdated kitchen with the curved bench and cabinets. After the kitchen renovation, it has turned into…


A dream kitchen!

Craftbuilt Kitchens achieved the client’s vision by using a rich textured wood laminate finish by Polytec Ravine in Cafe Oak to contrast with the gloss white cabinetry. Laminate kitchen benchtops is cost effective and it was easy to install because it weighs considerably less compared to other materials used for kitchen benchtops. This laminate countertop works well in the kitchen’s theme!

The slimline Smartstone bench tops in Astral added a subtle touch of sparkle which maintained the feeling of airiness complimenting the custom made glass splashback which transforms the kitchen, giving it that calm glow and feel. The hint of blue splashback is perfect for this minimalist look.

Tipmatic drawers by Hafele allow for a handleless touch to open option the client insisted upon.

Clever storage again by Hafele includes slender twin pullout cabinets either side of the cook top for oils, spices and condiments.

The kitchen features state of the art appliances including a Kleenmaid multi-function steam oven, a culinary drawer for warming dinner plates keeps prepared food warm until ready to serve and even proving dough.

A strategically placed french door fridge is handy to preparation areas and the 90cm flush mounted induction cook-top in the cooking zone.

You can see the dramatic difference between their old kitchen and their new dream kitchen.

Our client, in her own review, “loves it to bits!”

I had my beautiful new Craftbuilt kitchen installed over 2 years ago and still love it to bits. My designer Sharon worked with me tirelessly to turn an awkward pokey space with angles and curves that couldn’t be changed to create a new open area where all the family could cook, socialise and clean up without getting in each other’s way. I chose Craftbuilt because they listened to me without pushing me and the whole experience was a relief as I had been planning what to do for a very long time. I now have all the storage I needed in my kitchen that works for all occasions.

Thinking of renovating your kitchen, too? Visit our kitchen showroom in Brisbane or call us at (07) 3341 9166 to set an appointment. We’d love to design with you, just for you!

Camphill Kitchen Renovation Laminate Benchtop

We have a client that is a proud owner of a number of Craftbuilt Kitchens over the years and when she moved to Camp Hill, we were her first port of call.

This was her Camp Hill kitchen renovation or kitchen renovations camp hill home in progress.

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She has a beautiful Queenslander style home which retains a lot of the original features and it was important to her that her new kitchen was in keeping with the era of her home whilst incorporating modern features and functionality. Her dream kitchen was achieved.

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The study area incorporated cabinetry to hide the printer & hard-drive along with cabinets custom-built to hide files and folders to give a stream-lined look as the eye moves from the kitchen to the study area.

All cabinets finished with Dulux Grey Pebble at half strength to give a contemporary look when teamed with Quantum Quartz Dolce benchtops without compromising  the look and feel of this traditional home.

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Capalaba, Brisbane Kitchen Renovation

Craftbuilt Kitchens recently worked on a kitchen renovation that needed a modern lift.

This (below) is the kitchen our client wanted us to work on. The owner wanted her older property to maintain its traditional styling but provide an up-to-date feel. During the appointment, we can tell she knows what she has in mind. Plus, this isn’t her first Craftbuilt Kitchen. She initially called us to work on her first home, a while back. So working together was a breeze in fulfilling her second dream kitchen.

Capalaba Kitchen Renovation

Craftbuilt Kitchens Capalaba Before

So a 2 Pack satin cabinetry was installed with a Jurassic Black granite benchtop, plus tiled splashbacks. A Kleenmaid cooktop and Kleenmaid rangehood with Smeg oven were also mounted. Our expert tradesman, Nathan, was on it!

The whole crew had a lot to work on. They were not only completing a dream kitchen. They were also working on a tight deadline because the client wanted everything done on a certain weekend. She was having guests over. That weekend get together does not only bring family and friends over but it is also a great opportunity to feature a new change to the home.

Craftbuilt Kitchens Capalaba In Progress

Outside, with keen eyes, our tradesman – Paul, found damaged timbers caused by termites and replaced it immediately. Wouldn’t want pests to contaminate the kitchen. The whole kitchen renovation and installation were a total breeze and termite free. But the timber was not the only casualty. Because of the recent flooding last March, a fallen tree almost hit her house! Look at how close it was, merely a few feet.

A fallen tree almost hit her house.

Paul helped cut the tree into smaller pieces. Luckily, it missed the house but it did make one particular resident grumpy. But he is alright now, as you can see! We don’t think he likes his picture being taken.

Grumpy resident owl.

At the end of the day, everybody was happy with the result. Even with the fallen tree, the grumpy owl and the termites, Craftbuilt Kitchens was able to fully complete the renovation by the expected date.

Craftbuilt Kitchens Capalaba Renovation Final

Craftbuilt Kitchens Capalaba Renovation Before and After

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Craftbuilt Kitchens Capalaba Renovation Full View

Are you in the Capalaba, Queensland area and are also planning to renovate your kitchen? Give Craftbuilt Kitchens a call at (07) 3341 9166 or visit us at our showroom at 2958 Logan Road, Underwood QLD 4119 for the latest designs in benchtops, storage, splashbacks and more.

Renovating is often synonymous with “headache”. But not anymore! When it comes to renovating your kitchen, Craftbuilt Kitchens can help not only make the process entirely manageable but also enjoyable. Craftbuilt Kitchens can manage the entire project from initial design concept to cabinetry construction, and including all necessary trades. So that all you have to do is sit back and watch your dream kitchen appear before your eyes!

A brief summary of the renovation steps is outlined below, illustrating how Craftbuilt will guide you professionally and enjoyably through the kitchen renovation process. And remember, no job is too big or too small, Craftbuilt is happy to accommodate all needs and wants, and work with your budget!

3 Basic Steps In Starting Your Dream Kitchen Renovation:

Step 1: Design process

Visiting our showroom is the best place to start! Based in Underwood, it has many different kitchens on display, showing a vast array of designs, colours and fittings. Craftbuilt’s attention to detail allows you to see on display even the tiniest of details such as drawer fit-outs, including meter wide cutlery inserts, spice tray inserts, numerous bin systems, space saving solutions and much, much more!! All our showroom staff are experienced in colour selection, layouts and finishes and will be delighted to walk you through our impressive showroom.

Step 2: Design Appointment

On visiting the showroom, ask our consultant to book you a design appointment at your home. Craftbuilt has fully qualified and experienced designers who will come to your home and spend the time to tailor the design to your specific needs and wants. This is a complimentary appointment where many design options can be considered and it will enable you to start to form a vision of what your dream kitchen could actually look like.

Call us today on 07 3341 9166 to arrange an in-home design appointment.

Step 3: 3D Appointment

Your designer will transfer the information from your design appointment and have all options prepared in a 3D CAD program. This enables you to view rendered & line drawings of the actual kitchen designs. It is a great way to work through your best options, and then walk through the showroom again to see all included kitchen elements in the flesh, then colours and finishes will also be evaluated. In the end you will have a great total vision of what can be achieved. This may take one appointment or several, but Craftbuilt is willing to put in the time and effort until you are completely happy with your kitchen design. There is no pressure or time constraints in this process. It is more about being 100% confident and secure in the knowledge that what you want and need can be achieved. You can have it all!

Call us today on (07) 3341 9166 to discuss your next kitchen renovation project in Brisbane.

There is much to consider when it comes to kitchen renovations. Naturally, if you are going to spend money then you want yours to be among the best kitchens around. The idea and even the process of a kitchen renovation can be overwhelming. However, with the right kitchen company, a lot of the stress can be taken out and the task for you becomes a simple one.

Don’t DIY Your Kitchen

So many people these days are into the whole DIY project idea but there are times when this should be avoided. Our highly professional team at Craftbuilt Kitchens wants you to understand that there is a time to DIY and a time not to DIY when it comes to your kitchen. Going professional is always best option.

Why Shouldn’t You DIY Your Kitchen?

There are many different reasons why you shouldn’t DIY your kitchen. The two main reasons are lack of experience and lack of warranty.

You might consider yourself very handy but when it comes to designing, measuring and installing kitchens there is no room for error.

One small mistake can be costly when it comes to the design and installation of your new kitchen. You might think it is best to DIY in order to save money but in the long run you could end up costing yourself more. The best way to avoid mistakes and more costs is to have it done professionally.

When it comes to warranty, having your kitchen designed and installed by our professional team not only means there are no mistakes, it means that on the off chance that anything goes wrong, you are covered under warranty. Provided it is within the warranty period.

What Kind of Mistakes Will You Avoid?

While there are the obvious mistakes you will avoid when you go professional, there are also some more subtle ideas and changes that you might overlook, too. Here is a list of common renovation mistakes you can avoid by enlisting us to do the job for you.

Cool Kitchen Ideas

Our professional designers will draw your attention to finer details that will make the use of your kitchen so much easier. Drawer dividers, lazy Susans and extra cupboard storage ideas are easily forgotten if you do the design yourself.

Important Design Layout

The layout of your kitchen design is vitally important to functionality. Our kitchen designers know all about the kitchen work triangle and how to ensure this is implemented the best possible way into the space you have available in your new kitchen.

Efficient Planning and Budgeting

When you DIY your kitchen, you leave yourself open to making planning mistakes, budgeting mistakes and more. With a professional team overseeing the job we will make sure each task is completed in a timely manner.

With our team on your side we can make sure you stick to your budget and end up with the perfect kitchen, just for you. Contact us at Craftbuilt Kitchens today to discuss your new kitchen and don’t waste your time or money with DIY.


Tips For Getting Your New Kitchen Renovations Right

At Craftbuilt Kitchens we want each and every one of our clients to walk away feeling as though they received the best service and of course the best end product possible. It is our duty to ensure that the kitchen you haveis what you envisioned or more than you could have hoped for.

With this in mind, we have nothing but the best team of showroom staff, designers and installers to take you on a kitchen renovation journey that is informative, fun, efficient and suited to your needs and budget.

We also always offer fantastic advice on making the decisions for your new kitchen based on current trends, your budget and of course the space we have to work with. Here are some simple tips and ideas that you might like to consider when planning your kitchen.

Little Extras

When you get a new kitchen installed it’s a thrilling feeling to be working in such a wonderful preparation space. To add to this feeling why not consider a few things to add to the luxury.

Appliances such as a new toaster or blender that may stay permanently on the bench top will fit in so much better if they are new. Also updating your lighting to something more modern will give much more lift to the new kitchen effect.

Make The Most of Your Layout

While style is very important, function is the key in a new kitchen. When planning your kitchen, your designer will discuss the importance of having plenty of food preparation space, the kitchen work triangle and simply having a functional flow.

Things like being able to easily wash vegetables in the sink, to discard scraps in the bin and place dirty dishes to be washed in close proximity to food preparation are all things that make a functional kitchen.


Always do your research when getting quality appliances. Be willing to pay for extra warranty if you are able and, of course, if you need to buy more than one then getting each in the same brand will mean your kitchen looks more stylish with its matching set.

Consider Your Bench Top

There are plenty of options for a great bench top that looks good and will last. Island bench tops prove to be very serviceable in kitchens, provided you have the space.

Our team at Craftbuilt Kitchens are ready to help you plan your ideal kitchen.


Kitchen Renovation Inspiration

Making the decision to renovate your kitchen is only the beginning of a very exciting process. From here you need to work out your budget and also choose the right company, and that’s us! At Craftbuilt we have been carrying out beautiful kitchen renovations for over 40 years.

Our fully qualified designers and experienced showroom staff can help guide you through the process that, when done through us, you will find is a very enjoyable and rewarding one. One of the most exciting parts of a kitchen renovation is choosing the style of kitchen you would like.

While our showroom will provide you with many great ideas and our designers can also offer some fantastic advice, you might like to keep reading here for some styles and ideas you may not have considered.

Bistro Style Kitchen

Bistro style kitchens offer a modern kind of feel. By adding simple features such as timber veneer and a blackboard for scribbling shopping lists or the weekly menu you create a relaxed and cool area to prepare your food. Wine lovers may even like to add a wine rack.

Natural Light and Nature

If you’re stuck on kitchen splashback ideas why not add a window? This will add a whole new level of lighting to your workspace and also offer a great view into the garden if you have one, or create one! Window splashbacks are easy to clean and the natural light means less electricity used during the day.

Wall Storage

If you have the space in your kitchen you could have shelving added into the wall away from the preparation area. This means you don’t have to have bulky cupboards above the sink, which will allow a more open ambience. The shelving can include custom wine racks and space for recipe books.

Timber Lovers

If you love the idea of a timber kitchen, go for it. You can give this style of kitchen a more modern edge by adding stainless steel benchtops and high gloss cabinets in your choice of colour teamed with stainless steel appliances.

Another idea with timber if you don’t want to add colour is to use a couple of different tones. This look can be quite effective. However, you have to be careful that the grains are similar. By doing this you will avoid the kitchen looking too busy.

There are so many more fantastic ideas available to consider and all you need to do is contact us at Craftbuilt Kitchens to set you on your path to kitchen bliss.


Choosing The Best

Choosing a kitchen company with longevity in the industry is simply the only way to go. With longevity comes experience, together with knowledge and proof – proof that the job they do is a good one for if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be able to stay in business for long.

Craftbuilt Kitchens have been servicing Brisbane for over 40 years and have proven time and time again that customer satisfaction, along with designing and installing stunning kitchens, is their top priority. Their qualified installers will set up your kitchen using only the finest materials and in the rare chance that anything goes wrong, they offer a ten-year guarantee against faulty materials and workmanship on their cabinets.

The Craftbuilt Kitchens Difference

Craftbuilt Kitchens’ customer testimonials feature very happy customers and honest information about the company, as well as their thoughts on the kitchen design and install process.

But what’s more convenient and adds to the fun of designing your new kitchen is their fantastic showroom at Underwood, complete with displays and helpful showroom consultants ready to assist you in any way and offer you any advice or ideas you might not have considered previously.

This alone makes choosing a kitchen much easier, as seeing products set up in real life gives you a much better idea than viewing pictures online or in magazines. You can discuss face to face with your designer about your wants and needs and be given invaluable information and advice, all in the one place.

Smooth Sailing From Here

Once you have decided on a design with your kitchen designer, they will take care of the rest. Your new kitchen will be up and running before you know it, ready for you to cook up a storm. The installers will professionally remove your old kitchen and install your new one within a day (more if you have selected stone benches) leaving you with a beautiful new heart of your home.


Everyone wants to get the best value out of their kitchen renovation and still stay within the confines of their budget. This may mean compromising between that very high-end marble benchtop and a stylish but less expensive material. Sometimes this is difficult, especially when you have your heart set on a style, colour or overall effect.

Add Value To A Kitchen Renovation Without Extra Spending

How would you feel then, if there was a way you could have the perfect kitchen as you envisage it, and increase its value without exceeding your budget? When you visit the Craftbuilt Kitchens showroom, you get an opportunity to look at our kitchen displays and make some preliminary decisions. Then our expert designer works with you to get a unique kitchen that ticks all the boxes.

Along the way, you might consider some of the suggestions we have here for adding that elusive value by redirecting some of your budget into some value-added ideas. Using just one of these could potentially increase not only the value of your kitchen, but of your entire home.

Removing A Wall Creates Open Space

A kitchen renovation is the ideal opportunity to increase the scale of the kitchen so that it appears larger, and therefore of higher quality. Size really does matter, so forget the existing kitchen footprint, and imagine how it would look if you took out a wall. This would create an open, flowing space allowing your lounge, dining, kitchen and outdoor areas to link seamlessly.

Paradise Point Kitchen Renovation

Add An Island Bench

Now you have space for an island bench, which you may not have considered. These are very practical, allow for larger bench space and create that feeling of intimacy you only get when family or guests can socialise with you without getting in the way of meal preparations. Adding large drawers and shelving under the benchtop creates additional places to store things that create clutter and destroy the minimal look that says ‘luxury’.

Have A Garage Sale With Old Appliances That Still Work

Many older kitchens have mismatched large appliances. The white fridge or dishwasher may be working effectively but they don’t match the elegant, stainless steel oven and glass hotplate you selected when the stove needed replacing last year. Sell those tired old workhorses and replace them with ones that match the newest appliance. Your new kitchen will look sleek, modern and expensive. By starting a garage sale, you’re also adding extra savings and money to your pocket for your renovation!

Upgrade The Lighting

Think about how the old lighting will look with your beautiful, new kitchen. Is it a single fluorescent tube on the ceiling or a couple of out-of-fashion wall lights? No doubt it is still adequate, but again, think of the value-adding effect of modern downlighting and accent lights that display the best features, and make your new stainless steel appliances glow.

These are just a few ideas we had that will take your renovation to the next level without breaking the bank. Visit our display centre and see what other surprises we have.

You can also call  (07) 3341 9166 to book an appointment with our Craftbuilt kitchen consultants.