Kitchen Renovation Ivanhoe East

Kitchen Renovation Ivanhoe East

At Kitchen Shack we pride ourself on personalised one-on-one service. While some kitchen companies means you will deal with multiple team members to complete your project, that’s not the case at Kitchen Shack. You will have the same Designer working with you from initial design to your finished product. We believe in making your renovation process as easy as possible.  That’s why this couple chose Kitchen Shack for ease and affordability and a project we are delighted to share with our community.

Our clients first purchased their home in East Ivanhoe back in 2020. While the existing timber kitchen was solid, it was not the modern Hampton style the owners wanted to create. The timber kitchen with beige tiles leading into the adjoining dining room further added to this old fashioned style.

While it was lucky the existing layout and functionality worked well there were other areas that were lacking. The cabinetry doors and drawers were smaller as was the fashion back then so larger storage or pot drawers were preferred. A pantry was also top of mind for their renovation and the removal of the old fashioned rounded corner benchtops.

With these elements identified, our Preston Designer, Mary set out designing a modern look whilst leaving the floor plan mostly untouched. Designing this way without making any significant changes means money will be saved by not relocating plumbing and electrical work to keep the renovation costs affordable.

During the kitchen design the couple identified their love of the Shaker style cabinetry to create the popular Hamptons look. Using our kitchen design software the couple could then visualise through 3D rendering how their space would look. It was during the design appointment our experienced Designer transformed the design to create a fresh modern look all within their budget.

Whilst this new kitchen stuck to the previous layout there has been many improved upgrades. Most importantly the functionality of the space creating double concertina doors to the right and a second tall pantry to left of the cooktop area creates ample pantry space. It also doubles as an appliance cabinet to keep the benchtops clear of clutter.

The large underbench drawers are perfect storage of pots and pans with easy reach to the oven and cooktop. The corner cabinetry now uses the space purposefully providing easy accessibility of all items

For a lighter brighter space, Mary recommended the satin white Shaker cabinetry to create the Hampton style. This was matched with Duropal Marble Carrara laminate benchtops to create a unique look with a grey grain to create a point of interest and keep within their budget.

The kitchen is also fitted with chrome slim handles and a natural glass splashback that radiates the reflections in the kitchen.  Needless to say they are extremely happy with their new Hampton style kitchen that is now fully functional.

If you would like to create a unique design in your home, contact Kitchen Shack today to book your complimentary kitchen consultation.


Location: Ivanhoe East, Victoria
Kitchen Design: Kitchen Shack Preston
Reason for Renovating: Modern renovation update

Before DIY Kitchen Renovation
The timber kitchen with biege flooring made the kitchen, dining space feel old fashioned. Furthermore, the lack of modern cabinetry like s pantry made the kitchen less functional.

After DIY Kitchen Renovation
Modern, hampton style kitchen now with a brighter finish.  Pantry and large drawers were added to improve the functionality of the space.

Cabinets Kitchen: White Satin Shaker Style Cabinets.

Highlight cabinets: Concertina pantry/appliance cabinet, corner cabinet and large pot drawers for better functionality.

Handles: Chrome slimline handles.

Benchtops: Duropal Marble Carrara