Kitchen renovation ideas and trends

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Kitchen renovation ideas and trends

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.

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Are you cornered?

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Are you cornered?

When you’re planning a kitchen, corners are often a point of contention.  What do you do with them?  Do you try to use the space or void it?  And how do you access those deep, dark recesses of your corner cupboard when you need to?  We’ve got a couple of ideas that might give you a new perspective on this age-old dilemma. 

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Cutshop client breaks into US market

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Cutshop client breaks into US market

An innovative idea, some clever engineering and excellent execution have opened the door to an export market in the USA for one of Cutshop’s Auckland-based clients.  Glen Reid, the brains behind Futura Trailers, started out manufacturing bespoke trailers seven years ago.  He and his team developed their game-changing low loading mechanism for enclosed trailers before specialising in open trailers for transporting race cars. Recently dubbed by two-time Indianapolis 500 winning race car driver Al Unser Jr. as ‘the best trailer in the world’, Futura trailers quickly started to cause a few ripples in racing circles.  Read more about this success story...

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Getting the job right first time, every time

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Getting the job right first time, every time

We’re serious about getting your jobs right first time because we know that doing our part of the job accurately affects your reputation with your customers. At Cutshop, we see ourselves as part of your team. The fast track to eliminating errors at cutting stage often comes down to us working together to get the brief right first time.  


So what do we need from you? The best way is to supply us with a list of panels and cabinets you need cut, making sure we have the dimensions, details, edging requirements and any variations to accommodate power points and plumbing.  Read which classic mistakes to avoid and cut out the guesswork. 

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Dinorockers uses ‘back pocket’ factory to start new business

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Dinorockers uses ‘back pocket’ factory to start new business

‘Think it, Make it’ is our thing at Cutshop.  Nigel Binks took us up on this offer when he set out to create a brand-new line of rocking horses with a difference.  Dinorockers are a combination of two of Nigel’s childhood favourites – rocking horses and dinosaurs.  He had the idea for the product one wet day during January this year and he hasn’t looked back since... read more

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Cutshop ‘factory in their back pocket’ fits the bill for Apex Interiors

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Cutshop ‘factory in their back pocket’ fits the bill for Apex Interiors

With a high-profile portfolio of successful fit-outs for national retail chains and feature ceiling installs for clients like BDO Spicers and Telecom Towers in Auckland’s CBD, there are good reasons why the award-winning team at Apex Interiors continues to go from strength to strength. 

The team at Cutshop, Mt Wellington has been working closely with Apex directors Chris Bamforth and Shannon Irvine from the very beginning.  Over the past eight years Cutshop has cut, labelled and packed MDF and timber pieces for a wide range of jobs; most recently a complex fit-out at Auckland International Airport.

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