Ballarat Kitchen Cabinetry – Contemporary Styling

August 20 2014

A stylish and functional update for a country home in Ballarat.

Our client requested a kitchen that would suit their needs in the immediate future but that would WOW a potential buyer when they were ready to sell. The client had a generous budget and we were able to use high end materials and an abundance of clever storage solutions. This resulted in a kitchen that not only looks fantastic but but functions at a level that can only be achieved with clever design applications.

We had the additional challenge of working to an existing tile line. This is something that Rod took care of with very thorough measuring. There was one spot where we needed a patch and working closely with our tiler a close match was found. When the floor was re-sealed you couldn’t even tell.

We organised the removal of the old kitchen and a full installation of the new one including all of the relevant trades required. We offer this as an optional service but it does make the whole process run smoothly and very quickly. Most kitchens are removed and installed within a week.

The kitchen base doors, drawers and panels are Polytec RAVINE Maroso Milan. The wall doors are white high gloss board.

The benchtop is a 40mm Natural granite.


Corners are not a problem with some clever storage solutions.

Corner Storage ideas




These clever wire corner units pull all the way out of the corner giving great access to the hardest to reach spots in the kitchen. Being rectangular they are easy to store a multitude of items on. I have seen client’s use them for baking goods, casserole dishes, food items and small appliances.




Appliance, Pantry and Utility Cabinetry.

Bi-fold doors were used to hide a high functioning pantry. With the use of drawers below a fixed shelf at bench height easy access storage was created. Drawers provide more storage space that is easier to access than a simple shelf.

A large single roller door was used to allow the study nook to be hidden away in an instant. These Tambortech Roller Doors can be used in many ways. We used the same system for the appliance cabinets that were placed on each side of the kitchen. One functions as a place to store appliances such as the food processor and mixer and the other for the kettle and toaster.

Central Island Bench.



The introduction of the island bench was a little contentious. Having drawn up the kitchen on our 3D modelling program I could clearly see that an island bench would not only fit comfortably in this kitchen but vastly improve the functionality of it. Our client however not being used to an island was not convinced. We cut a template in MDF the size of the proposed island which was placed in the existing space on stools. The client was able to see that an island did work and was happy to proceed with the concept.




Custom shelving.

Custom Shelving

We created some visual interest and a place for the client to display their many pieces of interest with some custom shelving on the wall above the sink. We also used shelving to break up the hard lines of the panels to the appliance cabinet that faced the dining area.

Our client was very happy with the results as displayed by the lovely testimonial letter he wrote for us after the kitchen was completed.

Pauline Ribbans- Designer

Client Testimonial.

Congratulations to Rod and his team for a most impressive kitchen renovation at my home.

Certainly, from design stage with the most helpful insight and advice from his designer – Pauline Ribbans to completion by skilled craftsmen, the project was completed to my absolute satisfaction and looks magnificent. The quality of the cabinetry is most impressive and installation of kitchen equipment including range hood and flue first rate workmanship.

I would also like to offer my admiration for the polished black granite benchtops crafted by the stonemasons of Rockworks, La Trobe st Ballarat which were integrated so skillfully with the cabinets.

Rodney Matthews and his team deserve sponsorship for an Australian Business Quality Award as a top quality business in Central Highlands.