Kiwi Kitchen Renovation Trends

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Kiwi Kitchen Renovation Trends

Our new blog series looks at everything to do with kitchen renovations, reviewing the big ideas at play when planning and executing a kitchen refresh or redo.  Each year, Houzz undertakes an online quantitative survey of their registered users in New Zealand focused on kitchen renovation projects.  In 2017, The Houzz kitchen trends study uncovered a surprising health benefit - a third of homeowners surveyed report leading healthier lives after a kitchen renovation, with more home cooking and less takeaways.  In 2018, reducing clutter was one of the top motivations for upgrading cabinets during a kitchen renovation. Read more…

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Custom storage solution for tiny tot

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Custom storage solution for tiny tot

Karl and Monique Ross had a small problem to solve when they were preparing for the arrival of their first baby.  Space was at a premium in their compact nursery with no room for a set of drawers.

As an experienced cabinetmaker and director of Next Level Kitchens, Karl had the inside track on the latest design ideas: “We took off the existing standard house door and decided to split the space into two areas with three deep drawers in the bottom half and hanging space with some shelving at the top.”…

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Fit-out for iconic Newmarket Sound Store

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Fit-out for iconic Newmarket Sound Store

New management meant a different look for Auckland’s iconic Newmarket audio retailer - The Sound Store.  The carefully designed fit-out recreated different areas of the home to showcase high-end audio brands and bespoke home automation solutions.

Chris went to Cutshop North Shore with a very clear idea of the different zones that he wanted to create in the store. Cutshop worked with Chris to design a well-finished kitchen area, two island desks and two display benches…

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Cutshop creates head-turning feature

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Cutshop creates head-turning feature

When Evonne and Craig Norenbergs decided to do ‘something a bit different’ with the exterior of their house, they were thinking big.  Led by Evonne’s love of strong, bold patterns, the creative household designed a unique geometric pattern that became a 3.5m by 4m decorative panel completely covering one of the top floor exterior walls of their house. The result is head-turning…

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Three jobs for North Shore DIYer

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Three jobs for North Shore DIYer

Paul and Sandy Munro wanted to build a bespoke glass-fronted kitchen cabinet to display their china. Paul spoke to Dave Sutherland at Cutshop North Shore and arranged to bring in his drawings. “I can’t speak highly enough of Cutshop.  I drew up the plans and Dave gave me some bits of advice on construction which worked out very well.  One of the nice things was that throughout the whole experience nothing was too much trouble.”…

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Extra resource keeps jobs moving

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Extra resource keeps jobs moving

We caught up with Paul Shepherd of Design Edge, one of Cutshop North Shore’s biggest customers, to find out how his relationship with Cutshop works and what keeps him coming back.

“I’ve been working with Cutshop North Shore for the past few years,” said Paul. “I used to cut all my own stuff, but it got really time-consuming — it takes a couple of days to cut a kitchen — and I was starting to lose work. With Cutshop I get more done and don’t get consumed by one job.”

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