Kitchen renovated for space
Each year, Houzz undertakes an online survey of their registered NZ users focused on kitchen renovation projects. It came as no surprise to us that the kitchen is one of the most commonly renovated rooms in the house and carried an average price-tag of $18,100. Interestingly, 54% of renovators in 2017 made significant changes to the way their room was structured with almost all of them wanting to change their layout, open the kitchen up into another room or to the great outdoors and extend their food preparation and eating areas.
The three most popular layouts chosen in 2017 were U-shaped, galley and L-shaped. Each of these layouts has its benefits - read here.
Pegboard storage solution
Janet Aspoas and her husband wanted to declutter and sort out a storage system for their garage. They called Cutshop Mt Wellington for a helping hand. “We asked Simon to help us make a wall of peg boards from floor to ceiling. It’s a very flexible form of storage, we’ve got baskets with hooks for keeping all sorts of things in, everything has a home. The board runs between two studs so that there’s even a gap to feed wine bottles through so that they lie on their side!
“The wood that Cutshop used is excellent quality – it’s a very well-finished job. Simon and his team are always great to work with, so I keep going back.”
Cupboard transformed for baby storage
Karl and Monique 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 himself, 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.”
Monique is delighted with the result: “The drawers are light enough to make them easy to pull out for an adult, but they will be hard for a toddler, which is great. I can fit everything into the nursery now without too much clutter – there’s even room for my nursing chair. It’s exactly what I wanted.”
To view the 'before' photos, visit the full article on our blog
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Raw edges rock!
One of Cutshop’s customers has used European birch plywood finished on both faces with hard-wearing matt laminate to add an attractive edge detail. The special anti-fingerprint property of this material prevents unsightly smudges and stains, reducing the amount of cleaning needed. The fine birch multi-ply edge can be clear finished to seal and maintain the shine. Future HPL-Matt is strong and durable – a great option for hard-working family kitchens.
Take a look at this mighty entertainment unit recently cut for one of our customers, Chris from Kitchen Pro. If you have an idea or piece of furniture required or a specific space, talk to us. We can help you to DIY-it or put you in touch with one of our experienced cabinet-makers.
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 the 2018 report, reducing clutter was one of the top motivations for upgrading cabinets during a kitchen renovation.
Read the other big ideas at play in part one of our blog series on kiwi kitchen renovations.
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... nothing was too much trouble.”
Cutshop North Shore turns three! Franchisees, Dave and Debbie, have loved building their business with the help of the Cutshop business-model and established brand. While Dave is on the shop floor and dealing with customers, Debbie manages the office and customer relationships. "Cutshop® is a business that allows a couple to do this, so it’s pretty unique in that regard".
Find out more about the Cutshop franchise and if this would be a business that would work well for you.