the Stylehouse Kitchens design team can do for you...
Take your kitchen design through from a concept to the final stages
the organic nature of kitchen design. We are not precious about our
design, it is our job to fit around you not for you to fit around us.
Produce a design to maximize your budget. We can direct your spending
into the areas most important to you.
- 3D visualization.
We can produce computer renderings to help you picture the project.
We have just taken possession of powerful new design software 'Microvellum
Cabinet Maker'. This will enable us to provide you with visualization
unrivaled by any other designers in NZ.
areas of expertise include;
Design functionality and kitchen ergonomics. How to make your kitchen
work for you.
product knowledge. Selecting the best systems for your needs.
planning. Having installed many kitchens between us we can foresee any
problems that may arise and prevent them occurring in the first place.
co-ordination. We can plan and design around any electrical, plumbing
or building work that is needed.
Our cabinet making experience means the transition from design to reality
is a smooth and reliable process.
and Guthrie have over 30 years combined experience designing and building
kitchens in many different styles. Simon has a stronger lean to the
contemporary and Guthrie to the traditional styles so whether you are
renovating a modern apartment or a classic villa we have it covered.
- Bathrooms, entertainment
suites and furniture designs as well as kitchens.
does it work?
- Upon instructing
us to design your kitchen we will meet with you on site if possible
and have an initial consultation. Here we will discuss ideas, needs,
wants and aspirations.
- We will talk about
your budget for the project and a site survey will be made.
- From this first
meeting a concept and quote will be prepared.
- The plans can
then be viewed at our showrooms or purchased for a fee depending on
the complexity of the project. If you decide to use Stylehouse Kitchens
to manufacture your kitchen any design fees will be refunded to you
when you lay down the deposit.
- Your plans will
be refined until you have the kitchen you want for the price you are
image of design on left and the finished product on the right.
Do your research.
Ask around your friends, get some recommendations. Have a think about
what you ‘need’ and what you would ‘like’. Maybe
jot down a few rough floor plans.
about having a raised oven. Under bench dish drawers can be much easier
to access than standard dishwashers. An appliance cabinet with a roller
or bi-fold door can hide away toasters etc while not in use.
Take this opportunity
to move and increase the number of power points in your kitchen. You never
seem to have them in the right place or have quite enough do you…?
Maybe you need a spot to recharge phones.
There are many options
available for corner cabinets. A pull out system can save a lot of clambering
around in the dark.
Consider a pull
out bin under the bench. A bin drawer next to the sink can be very handy
A set of drawers
in the base of your pantry can provide very useful storage. Organizing
your ingredients has never been easier!
A stone or Stainless
steel benchtop will last a lifetime and is worth the extra investment.
Granite or similar composite is hard wearing and heat/water proof so is
ideal for use around the sink and hob areas.
Ask for your cabinets
to be fitted to the ceiling. This costs a little extra but eliminates
the need to clean that nasty little dust trap between the top of the units
and the ceiling.