Jag Kitchens haven’t just dramatically updated a 1980s home with a snazzy new kitchen, but the owners believe it’s actually changed their entire lifestyle.
Jocelyn and Jerry of St Johns had their Fyfe home built in 1980. And while they had done refurbishments over the years, their kitchen was looking very tired.
Then they met with the Jag Kitchens design team, and they are now very happy with their new kitchen. In fact, they say it changed their daily routine.
“It is just so different and we use it so much more now,” explains Jocelyn.
They’d thought of ripping out the wall between the kitchen and dining room for a long time, but Jag gave them the courage to make the change.
The removal of the wall brought a lot more sun and light into the kitchen and they had it completely reconfigured, including the addition of a breakfast bar with stools.
“We use the bar often and it is so much more practical than sitting at the dining table and also saves washing and ironing tablecloths. The new kitchen is super easy to keep clean and we love the ease of the acrylic cabinetry and the engineered stone bench.
“Our friends advised us to see at least three companies, but as soon as we met Jag Kitchens we knew we could work with them. We love their team’s outgoing personality, optimism and practical can-do Kiwi attitude.”
A palette of light and airy neutrals have been used in the kitchen including the cabinetry in the shade of Alabaster, the Silestone bench in Blanco Orion and tiles in a muted grey.
A glass splashback in a soft grey adds additional colour and has also been used very effectively as trims around the window above the double sink area.
The old kitchen often had Jocelyn on her knees with a torch searching for pots e.t.c. at the back of the original pantry with its dated louvered doors and other cupboards, which were very impractical.
Now she enjoys the versatility of the soft-closing drawers (“so much easier than cupboards”) and has a special spice insert for her assortment of spices. Corner cabinets have power slides for easy and compacted storage.
She also enjoys the additional bench space created and the Schwan hot-water tap which has boiling water and cool filtered drinking water available at the flick of a stylish tap.
Jag Kitchens specialise in custom-designed kitchens and has its own manufacturing plant. The staff also use a state of the art 3D computer design programme to show clients beforehand exactly how their new kitchen will look.
Jag Kitchens have an excellent reputation for designing and building for all budgets. Their advice and design service is free of charge.
– Article courtesy of H&P Times
– Times photos Wayne Martin.