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!
Cutshop works on projects of all shapes and sizes but one job this year captured a special place in our affections. When the communal kitchen living and dining building on Motu Kaikoura fell victim to an arson attack in 2013, it deprived the island reserve of a much-needed resource to accommodate research workers, volunteers and educational groups groups – and the insurance claim didn’t cover the cost of a rebuild. The team from Strachan Group Architects (SGA) decided to step in, setting up a professional development course in collaboration with Architecture + Women NZ, volunteering their time to prefabricate the lodge and gain hands-on experience under the guidance of SGA...
Cutshop Waikato has recently been working hard to cut and assemble cabinets for 50 campervans over a period of eight weeks. With the ability to customise cabinetry for a specific space and provide scalability to deliver within short lead times, Cutshop was able to handle this volume easily.
Kitchen designer and builder Rhys Mellor started his career as a cabinet maker and boat builder working on prestigious round-the-world race yachts in Europe. Once back in NZ he began custom-making kitchens with beautiful results. But these took time and after discovering Cutshop, Rhys found that he could double his productivity, take on bigger jobs and diversify without losing control or quality.
When Chris du Toit wanted new fitted wardrobes for the master bedroom and the bedrooms of his two children, he had a design for each in mind and wanted a high-quality job done. He'd heard about Cutshop from a neighbourhood friend and decided to give our North Shore branch a call.
Designing and fitting a new kitchen can be a daunting prospect. With a price tag of $7,000 to $50,000 (or more), the kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate. If you are planning to keep costs down by doing as much of the project yourself as possible, Cutshop can help. In this blog we share our top kitchen renovation tips and trends.