A touch of texture with decorative panels

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A touch of texture with decorative panels

If you want something a little different for an interior or exterior feature, try thinking three-dimensionally.  Decorative panels pack a real punch when it comes to adding a touch of texture and colour to your plans.

There are endless ways to incorporate decorative panels into your home or workplace, here are just a few:

  1. Decorative door panels – Gussy up kitchen door panels with a machined pattern, then just spray paint for a perfect finish.

  2. Island back panels – Make a feature out of your kitchen island with pattern or texture that suits your aesthetic. 

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Pearson + Projects Kids Room Reveal

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Pearson + Projects Kids Room Reveal

Cutshop recently worked with the first winners of TV’s DIY hit, The Block.  Alice and Caleb Pearson, now known Pearson + Projects, wanted to create custom-cut beds for a shared bedroom for their adorable children, Alek and Mika.  Alice gives us the low-down…

Designing a kids’ room is always an adventure.  Creating spaces to play, learn and sleep (hopefully) that suit their individual personalities and style – without the room looking like the kids have designed it themselves!  Choosing the right bed, in my mind, is the most important element of designing a kids’ room. But how do you design a custom-sized bed? It’s made easy with Cutshop.  Read more

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Creating beauty out of waste

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Creating beauty out of waste

Turning MDF offcuts into two sleek, viable products took designer Clark Bardsley and architect Andrew Mitchener nine months as part of the ‘Resource Rise Again’ project.  Driven by Rekindle and funded by Creative New Zealand, the project kicked off by inviting designers and architects from across the country to submit their proposals — only five of which were selected for funding. 

Take a look at the resulting two sustainable products which have been placed as finalists in the sustainability category of the Best Awards, run by the New Zealand Design Institute. 

 

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Cutting edge kitchens for tiny homes

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Cutting edge kitchens for tiny homes

When you specialise in building small living spaces, you’ve got to make every centimeter count.  Custom-made kitchens, cabinets and space-saving solutions from Cutshop Waikato help Hamilton company, Modern Building Solutions to deliver premium cabins into a growing market.  Business owner, John Scantlebury, started working with Cutshop 12 months ago, after he stumbled across them by chance. 

“We had been buying and fitting kit-set kitchens up until that point — and that worked if our customers wanted a standard configuration.  As soon as they wanted anything a little bit different, the kitsets were a problem.  They just didn’t give us any flexibility.”

Around half the cabins produced by John and his seven-man team are custom-built, so finding a better solution quickly became a priority.  After the first job with Cutshop, John felt confident that he had found the supplier he’d been looking for.

Find out why...

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Tabletop turn-around gets ‘thumbs up’

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Tabletop turn-around gets ‘thumbs up’

It was a very busy lead-up to Christmas for Crestline, a family-owned commercial furniture company in Hamilton.  When they received a large order for tables from a key client, sales consultant, Naomi Sholz, got on the phone to Cutshop.

Naomi asked for a quote on the production of 90 table tops in three different designs: round, oval and rectangular.  The oval tops had to exactly match existing stock owned by Crestline’s client.  The curves in every design added an element of style to the tables – and a level of difficulty to the job.  Even the rectangular tables had a radius on each edge instead of a straight line.

Read how Cutshop got this job done on time and in-spec...

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Cutshop makes extreme DIY easy

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Cutshop makes extreme DIY easy

To say that Devin Hart is a DIY enthusiast would be an understatement.  He has spent the last three years building his own house from the ground up, as well as doing his sister’s kitchen and his neighbour’s home-theatre cabinet. 

DIY seems to run in the family.  Devin’s father used to be a kitchen cabinet maker, so Devin had the skills and tools to succeed — the only thing he found himself short of was time.

Read more about how Devin managed to complete his house interior in half the time, for half the cost!

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