A complete renovation had to begin with the kitchen for one local couple. And thanks to Jag Kitchens, they’ve made a great start setting a gold standard.
When Sandra and Wayne Walker bought their home a year ago, they saw a diamond in the rough. The Mellons Bay couple with a long history in building and developing homes knew they had their work cut out for them when they moved into their 70s-style dwelling.
“We had always intended to renovate and the kitchen was the first thing on our list,” says Sandra.
The tired white, formica kitchen looked like it had been assembled out of a DIY catalogue, she added.
So the Walkers decided to call in the professionals at Jag Kitchens.
“We’d known about Jag for a long time. The builder we worked with had used them before and we’d been to the showroom a few times.”
The long-time locals found the Botany location in Danske Mobler Home Centre particularly handy. And once they met with the Jag Kitchens designer team, it didn’t take long before their ideas began to take shape.
“The Jag team is just great to deal with. They were very accommodating all throughout, even when we went back with several adjustments,” says Sandra.
The key was turning the kitchen into a multi-functional space.
Having the laundry incorporated into the kitchen was one of the more significant features of the kitchen. Because the benchtop space above the washer and dryer would double up as a server for outdoor entertaining, the depth needed to be just right so it was easy enough to reach over.
The finished result showcases the same attention to detail. Neutral cabinetry in moss grey velvet complements ebony oak overhead with a range-hood neatly hidden from view. The dark timber is matched by a stained dark wood dining table and floating shelves which create a striking statement as well as a cosy nook for any paperwork.
Another nifty corner features frosted cabinetry for glassware and a counter serving as a mini-bar. Although not ultra-modern, the style of the kitchen is in keeping with the original character of the home with its polished Matai timber flooring.
Other perks include ample windows opening up view to the pool and deck area on one side and the beach and water on the other. Importantly, Sandra and Wayne could not have imagined a better space.
“It’s spot on. You couldn’t have asked for it to be better. Jag delivered what they promised when they said they would, and everything happened like clockwork.
“We couldn’t fault their workmanship, and everyone was professional from the manufacturers to installers.”
What͛s more, completion just in time for Christmas was the icing on the cake.
“We had 16-18 people here and everyone was so impressed with how open, light and spacious the kitchen made the whole house feel.”
Jag Kitchens specialise in custom-sized kitchens and have their own manufacturing plant. The designers use a state of the art 3D computer design programme to show clients beforehand exactly how their new kitchen will look.
Jag Kitchens has an excellent reputation for designing and building for all budgets and for providing an outstanding design service with sound advice. Pop into their showroom at the Botany Downs Town Centre for more information on a wide range of materials and design options or to see more kitchen examples.
Their advice and design service is free of charge.