Northern Beaches Local Business Awards 2017

We’re super excited to let you know that we’re a Finalist in the 2017 Northern Beaches Local Business Awards in the ‘Outstanding Home Renovations / Improvement’ category.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of our customers.

So, we’re off to the gala presentation on 11 July with fingers crossed and high hopes.

We’ll report back next week.

Wish us luck!

Cabinet Makers who use Microvellum Software

When it comes to designing and building a new kitchen, engaging in the services of an experienced cabinet-maker can save you time and unwanted stress. Whether your project is a new kitchen on the Northern Beaches or a kitchen renovation on the Northern Beaches, you will undoubtedly want to engage in the best cabinet-maker for your project. For that reason, you should only hire a cabinet-maker who uses Microvellum software.

7 Top Tips for Selecting your Kitchen Bench Top (Part A)

Bench top Selection Ideas for your Kitchen

If you are building a new kitchen on the Northern Beaches of Sydney or are renovating a kitchen on the Northern Beaches, you are no doubt faced with the difficult task of selecting a material for your kitchen bench top. But with a plethora of options to choose from, that decision can be very difficult to make. So to make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of the main material options for kitchen bench tops along with the advantages and disadvantages of each selection.

5 Top Tips to selecting Kitchen Finishes (Part A)

Kitchen finishes for your Kitchen Northern Beaches Renovation!

When it comes to choosing your kitchen finishes, the choices are as wide and varied as the meals that will be cooked within the kitchen area itself. There are a variety of styles and materials to choose from, each with a range of options in colour, texture (such as non-slip, smooth, faux wood grain) and finish (such as matte and gloss). The main material choices for your kitchen finishes are:


Novel Ideas you will Want to incorporate into your Kitchen.

Novel Kitchen Renovation Ideas

There are plenty of resources available for inspirational and great-looking kitchens. However, when it comes to designing your kitchen on the Northern Beaches or renovating your kitchen on the Northern Beaches, the real beauty lies in the detail. It’s the little elements that are often overlooked that really make a kitchen standout from the rest. So we have compiled a list of novel kitchen ideas that no doubt you will want to incorporate into your kitchen design:

Kitchen Design Layout that Works!

The Kitchen Triangle – Kitchen Design Layout that Works!

Regardless of the kitchen style you choose, your kitchen space must be usable and functional. When it comes to designing your kitchen or kitchen renovation on the Northern Beaches, the layout of your space and the location of your appliances should be of utmost importance. It should take precedence over any aesthetical considerations you make. Yet while there is a plethora of resources outlining kitchen styles and trends, there are limited places to turn for help with functional design. So, here are some helpful tips and suggestions when designing a functional and efficient kitchen:

A Guide to choosing the right finishes for your Kitchen Design Finishes

Colours, Cabinets, Bench Tops – a guide when choosing Kitchen Design Finishes.

Selecting the materials and finishes for your kitchen can seem a complicated and daunting process. While there is no set rule when it comes to choosing kitchen materials and finishes, there are some general guidelines that will help you to design your Kitchen on the Northern Beaches:

How to find a great Cabinet Maker on the Northern Beaches

Find a Great Cabinet Maker Northern Beaches!

Engaging the services of a cabinet-maker Northern Beaches for your kitchen project can save you unwanted stress and also ease the pressure from the construction process. Whether your project is a new kitchen on the Northern beaches or a kitchen renovation on the Northern Beaches, no doubt you want to engage the best possible cabinet-maker for your project. But with so many tradesmen and services to choose from, it can be hard to know how to select the best cabinet-maker for your needs. So we have gathered together a list of practical questions you should ask before hiring a cabinet-maker, to determine the degree of their professional skills.

What evidence is available of their skills and knowledge?

A cabinet-maker may work alone, in a small team or with a larger joinery business. Some cabinet-makers specialize in one aspect of their trade while others may have a broader range of experience. Before engaging the services of a cabinet-maker, it is a good idea to ascertain their level of knowledge and their skill set, to see whether they can provide a complete design and construction package or whether further tradesmen or contractors will need to be employed.

Do they provide examples of their work?

When it comes to your kitchen cabinets, the difference between good work and average work will depend on the level of experience of your kitchen cabinet maker. A good cabinet-maker will always have a portfolio of works available for you to view. Make sure the portfolio also comes with a list of references. If previous customers have been satisfied, they would be more than happy to put their name to a review or recommendation. It is also a good idea to ask any prospective cabinet-makers to see examples of their work from a few years prior, to see if their work has stood the test of time.

Island & kitchen cabinetry by VolpeBookcase & sliding ladder by VolpeIndoor Outdoor living by VolpeFire place by Volpe
Sample of Volpe Cabinet Making’s portfolio

Are they professional in their business dealings?

When hiring a cabinet-maker, pay attention to the form of payments they accept. Make sure you acquire a written quote before signing any contracts or make down payments. You should also check that they hold their own public liability insurance and personal injury insurance. Without these you may be responsible for fronting the cost of on-site damage or injury to employees.

It may also be a good idea to ask prospective cabinet-makers how you will be kept informed on the ongoing progress of work. Progress statements may take the form of verbal updates, written updates, photos or site-inspections.

For more assistance with kitchen design in Sydney, contact us.

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