||Your kitchen is more than
just a selection of cupboards with a top and doors. It is
the most focal point of your home, We view your kitchen in
its entirety and consider every aspect from design, your
personal preferences in layout, where your plumbing and
electrical points need to be through to how high your
counter tops and how wide your floor spaces should be. Yes
even this is not standard, just as people are not standard
in height or size.
to consider :
Distances in the preparation and cooking area should be
kept as short as possible to make your kitchen a
pleasure to work in.
- Do you
have an existing kitchen that you don't like? What don't
you like about it?
items do you want to put the most money towards or what
items or areas are you prepared to save on?
- Have you
thought of food storage? This would depend on whether
you shop daily, weekly or monthly.
and ventilation must be high on your priority list.
There are many lighting facets to a kitchen that can be
incorporated into the design.
island or breakfast counter. Both are great to haves,
but do you really have the space, is it going to be a
functional part of your kitchen or an added seating
there walls that could be removed to open your kitchen
to create a greater flow of living space?
Kitchen Product Selection :
SOLID WOOD AND
Being natural and renewable resources they are both
in the high end price bracket. Whilst the humidity
and temperature outside have an effect on your solid
wooden kitchen doors, the biggest influence comes
from the changes in temperature and humidity derived
from your kitchen activities.
Wood itself is available in various finishes and
grain patterns, but it can also be glossed, painted,
colour washed or waxed to give it the finish you
This is a door or panel made of thin layers of real
wood applied in leaves over a chip board, providing
uniformity and even colour distribution. Veneer is a
more economical alternative to real wood and today
comes with a veneer over edge option on the doors to
prevent the “peeling” of edges as happened in the
Melamine cupboard doors have numerous possibilities
in colour, texture and sheen. You can opt for a soft
look with creamy colours and a matt finish.
Alternatively, there are various “alpine” or
simulated wood grain finishes that today have come
along way from the old white doors of previous
A great advantage of laminate cupboards is that they
are virtually maintenance-free. Laminate only needs
the occasional wipe to keep it its lustre and
maintain its condition.
MDF/SUPAWOOD - Duco
A versatile product with many options for shaping
doors into different profiles and edging, allowing
for manufacture of contemporary, colourful and funky
modern units. Although the board itself is
inexpensive, the type of sprayed finish selected
will influence the cost of the end product. The
options of duco or sprayed doors, with choices of
any colour, finish (satin or gloss) and various
paint techniques is endless.
MDF/SUPAWOOD - PVC
Wrap (thermofoil) Finish:
Again you have the versatility of profiling the
doors, at the same time, though there are some
intriguing finishes ranging from simulated wood
grains, high gloss, matt, and various other exciting
patterns. The advantage of PVC wrapped doors is
their durability, especially in a family
Countertops and worktops for kitchens are available in a
variety of materials. The most popular options today
include: Laminate, Granite, Stainless Steel,
Wood, Quartz Surfaces, Corian and
The countertop is an integral part in the design of any room
or kitchen. However, for example, food preparation can
deliver a large amount of wear and tear to the surfaces in
the kitchen. Below we have tabled various materials used for
countertops and provided some advantages and disadvantages
The most common brands are Formica and Max which are
the most affordable option to complete your kitchen.
The ranges of colours and patterns are vast with
varying edge profiles and widths.
They are however limited to the sizes available,
but generally are both heat resistant and
This is the most common type of stone used for
countertops. Granite is quarried worldwide, with
colours and patterns that reveal the region and
geological conditions from where it originates. Each
slab is unique, with random and inconsistent
patterns boasting its natural impressive character
and distinction. It is highly durable, it doesn't
scratch or burn and it retains its colour.
Whilst Granite is an expensive material, the
finished appearance is often well worth the
investment. The general rule for granite pricing is
that the lighter the colour of the granite – the
more expensive it will be. Rustenburg granite
(black) which is our local granite is your most
As it is a natural product, even though our
fabricators are world class in their installations,
Granite cannot be guaranteed.
QUARTZ (Among many brands are Caesar stone, Han
Stone, Vicostone, Technistone):
manmade from Quartz and resin, it delivers a great
natural look to any kitchen. It is highly durable
being resistant to scratches, stains and heat.
However Quartz is more costly than Granite. Quartz
surfaces are hygienic because the material is
non-porous which makes it resistant to bacteria and
mildew. It is available in dozens of styles and colours and has a warranty. Quartz products are
produced world wide in countries ranging from
Israel, to Turkey and Korea. These stones, are
however generally more expensive than granite.
Often associated with professional kitchens,
stainless steel is practical and contemporary. Steel
is highly durable and can be shaped in many ways to
fit your kitchen. The splash back and the sink can be
made out of the same segment of steel, ensuring that
there are no awkward corners or gaps for food to get
lost in. Stainless steel is hygienic and is the only
surface that can be safely bleached. However a
couple of drawbacks are that is can be dented and
scratched and with time bears the aging signs as
does a regular kitchen sink. Unfortunately is does
come with a high degree of housekeeping maintenance
to keep it looking good.
Corian countertops are known as a solid surface
countertop (as opposed to those built up in layers
i.e. laminate). Corian is hardwearing, resistant to
scratches, scorching and heat. Damage to the
countertop can be easily repaired, but would however
incur additional expenses. This is the most
expensive countertop option, and not as durable as
quartz and granite. A wide range of colors and
styles are available and most suppliers provide a
substantial guarantee. Corian is a famous brand, has
been established for 30 years and is the market
leader in colour variety.
Wood gives a great look and character to your
kitchen. On the countertop, however, it is highly
susceptible to scratching and cutting. Hot pans will
burn it or leave marks, and it can be unhygienic if
meat or poultry is prepared on it. However, it is
one of the only surfaces that will not damage your
knives. Wood can also add a beautiful feature when
combined with granite or Quartz surfaces. African
mahogany, Oak, Maple, Ash, Beech and Walnut are all
hardwoods favoured for countertop applications.
Cement counter tops have been around for centuries.
However their beauty is bought out in the various
natural and pigmented finishes available today,
ranging from rough aggregate, to a highly polished
gloss finish. The tops are precast according to the
sizes and thickness chosen. Installed, they offer a
durable working surface with attractive finish,
definitely not for cutting on!
Kitchens Cape Town.
We offer kitchen remodelling and renovation services in many areas
of Cape Town
Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter), Devil's
Peak, De Waterkant, Foreshore, Gardens, Higgovale,
Lower Vrede (District Six), Oranjezicht, Salt River,
Schotse Kloof (Malay Quarter), Tamboerskloof,
University Estate, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate
(District Six), Woodstock (including Upper
Woodstock), Zonnebloem (District Six), Bellville,
Bothasig, Brackenfell, Brooklyn, Durbanville,
Edgemead, Elsie's River, Goodwood, Kensington,
Kraaifontein, Kuils River, Maitland, Monte Vista,
Panorama, Parow, Thornton, Table View, Bantry Bay,
Camps Bay, Clifton, Fresnaye, Green Point, Hout Bay,
Imizamo Yethu, Llandudno, Mouille Point, Sea Point,
Three Anchor Bay, Bergvliet, Bishopscourt,
Claremont, Constantia, Diep River, Heathfield,
Kenilworth, Kenwyn, Kreupelbosch, Meadowridge,
Mowbray, Newlands, Observatory, Pinelands, Plumstead,
Retreat, Rondebosch, Rondebosch East, Rosebank,
Steenberg, Tokai, Wynberg, Capri Village, Clovelly,
Fish Hoek, Glencairn, Kalk Bay, Kommetjie, Lakeside,
Marina da Gama, Masiphumelele, Muizenberg, Noordhoek
(PO boxes only), Ocean View, Scarborough (PO boxes
only), Simon's Town, St James, Sunnydale, Sun Valley
Renovations – specialists in kitchen renovation and
new kitchen installations, bathroom renovations and
interior design and renovation. Experts in
remodeling in Cape Town.
Building Project Managers:
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bathroom renovations, bathroom designs
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