Eltham is located 25km north-east of the Melbourne CBD and according to the 2016 Census the population is 18,314. In the last five years property value in Eltham has increased by 50.5% (realestate.com.au) and is also a suburb of high rental demand due to the leafy green environment.
There’s no denying a renovated kitchen will increase the value of a home and provide a larger rental income so it was time for this family home to embark on a kitchen renovation.
The DIY way was the alternative having a son who was handy on the tools meant the installation component was already covered. Like all our customers, budget is a main consideration thus started the research on DIY kitchen companies. Kitchen Shack in Preston was ideally located for travelling and an in-store kitchen design was then booked. As the family would be saving on installation costs the Designer could design a kitchen adding some extras to stay within their budget.
The brief included updating the kitchen into an open modern day kitchen with a mix of finishes, better workflow and increased storage. After discussing the family needs the Designer created an island bench knowing the kitchen flow would work easily in this space. A 3D version was produced so the customer could actually visualise their kitchen space and know they would be happy with the end result. At this time the island bench was a real winner seeing that that family and friends can pull up a set and chat with a glass of vino at hand.
One of the favourite parts of this kitchen is the clever design of a hidden laundry. Tucked away behind the cabinetry is a second sink and storage for all your laundry needs.
As seen the kitchen is now an individually designed space creating a modern oasis at a lower price than many other kitchens of this style. This kitchen design is becoming increasingly common with the standalone island bench and will look amazing for many years to come.