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Kitchen / Joinery Builder Recommendations - Sydney

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Tenex, 17th May, 2016.

  1. Tenex

    Tenex Well-Known Member

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    I am building 2 kitchens plus laundry and other joinery (storage / walk in robe) in Sydney.

    There is quite a bit of work involved in terms of sourcing the stone and deciding on the style and joinery type. I prefer I did all of it through the kitchen company, although I am open to doing it separately as well.

    I am not looking for fancy show rooms or front end third party dealers or companies like harvey norman that come with a sales pitch and a high margin.

    I am looking for a company that preferably manufactures their own work and are easy to deal with and of course offer reasonable prices. Dont mind if I have to go to their workshop.

    I would appreciate recommendations either here or in the PM.

    Thanks
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Nobbys
     
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  3. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    Renovator Auctions
    Fowles Auctions
    Both offer standard kitchens as ready to buy. You can inspect and arrange install etc
     
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  5. Tenex

    Tenex Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the recommendations,

    Perhaps I should have been specific. I am after a custom build kitchen that is build and installed by the vendor.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Quality? Location? Finishes?
     
  7. Tenex

    Tenex Well-Known Member

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    Quality & finishes - Medium to high range (a mix of poly and melamine joinery, mid to high range ceasar stone). I dont want and overkill but at the same time I dont want something that falls apart either.

    Location - Sydney, towards the inner west and west
     
  8. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hi @Tenex happy to recommend our kitchen guy who did our PPOR and other renovations over the past 2-3 years. He's a great cabinetmaker, attention to detail is second to none and he takes enormous pride in his work. Richard from Dreamstyle Kitchens Dream Style Kitchens - Kitchen Renovations Rouse Hill Sydney Hills
    Our kitchen was also featured in a magazine (Country Homes Living) DSC_2680.JPG following construction- I've done a thread on it somewhere on this forum but here's the before and after pics in case you can't find it....
    Kitchen 2008.jpg
     
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    nice kitchen and definitely tell it is not a flatpack with all the detailing on the island.
     
  10. Tenex

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    @Jacque That kitchen looks nice. I would imagine you would have shopped around at the time. How did he compare in terms of pricing?
     
  11. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    Hi @Tenex naturally I shopped around (I negotiate for a living after all :D) and also had two other companies (both of whom came recommended)- one smaller local outfit and Degabriele Kitchens. I also had the actual kitchen design plan initially drawn up by another company- Dan Kitchens (as I am a big fan of their designs) which Richard then modified slightly to build. I had to pay for the plan but was happy to do so, as a practical and beautiful kitchen must start with a great design.

    As far as cost, Richard was actually cheaper than the other two (only just in the case of the other smaller local outfit) but I felt most comfortable with him, as he also had done other kitchens in our area and was well reputed. He also did the cabinetry for our renovation, which included cabinetry in the laundry, two bathrooms, powder room and a huge WIR. I couldn't be happier with the standard of his work. See below for some pics. IMG_5688.jpg IMG_5706.JPG IMG_5795.jpg IMG_5632.JPG
     
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    @Jacque love the drawers in the kitchen!
     
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  13. Tenex

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    I would imagine this cabinet maker did a custom build job on your vanity / bathroom cabinets as well? did you find that it was more cost effective as opposed to purchasing it ready made from harvey norman?