Modern Ballarat White Kitchen Cabinets

June 20 2015

Our client’s dreamed of having a clean modern feel for their new home. We worked closely with them to achieve the look that they were after and kept things within their budget. The kitchen cabinets that Matthews Joinery and Kitchen Centre installed brought their dreams to fruition.

Re-constituted Granite Bench tops. 

As stone Bench tops were an important design element for our client’s, we used -40mm ROXX reconstituted Granite – Pure Essence. The ROXX reconstituted granite is a 7 mm thick veneer that is laid up on a substrate and mitered to a 40mm thick front. Using this material  can save between $500 – $1000 on most jobs. We have a huge range of reconstituted granite and stone on display in our Ballarat Showroom here at Matthews Joinery and Kitchen Centre.

To achieve a seamless gloss finish on the kitchen cabinets without the expense of a 2 pak painted finish – Formica Gloss Vinyl – Snowdrift White was used with a flat door profile, which is in keeping with a modern kitchen.

The handles used are Tekform Mid-line D in a Brushed Nickel finish. They give a modern linear detail to the drawers and doors.

All of the drawers are fitted with Blum Tandembox soft close runners for the ultimate luxury of soft closing drawers. Additionally softclose has been applied  to all of the door hinges.

Going a little further for a quality finish.

At Matthews Joinery and Kitchen Centre we go a little further than other joiners with our efforts to achieve excellence in design and manufacture. Just one of these details is the way we make kitchen wall cabinets. All of the under panels to wall kitchen cabinets are manufactured from the same material as your doors, this means that you won’t see any unsightly whiteboard under your kitchen cabinets. By making the kitchen cabinets in this way we can install LED lights easily and cleanly under the wall kitchen cabinets. LED lights can be many shapes and sizes and are now available with cool white, warm and natural lights. It can be worth thinking about the other lights to be used in the area and making them all the same. Some Rangehoods now come with cool white LED’s whilst some still have warm white halogens. Mixing cool white and warm white lights in the same room can look odd!

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Walk-in Butler’s Pantry

With the addition of a walk-in butler’s pantry this kitchen has greater storage and functionality. A butler’s pantry can provide hidden bench space to leave appliances that you use often out. I think if you have the room to put a sink and dishwasher in the pantry it removes a lot of mess from the main kitchen area. This is especially useful when you are entertaining and can have prepared dishes ready to go but out of view before your guests arrive and have the dirty dishes hidden after you have eaten!


The same materials used for the the kitchen cabinets was used in the Laundry. With the inclusion a pull out laundry bin and under bench appliances a very clean and tidy laundry is achieved. A laundry bin is a great inclusion if you have the space to fit one in. Other hardware items that can be incorporated into laundry cabinets are pull out ironing boards, drying cabinets and hanging rails. We have used roller doors to create useful utility cabinets too.

Why not call in and see us at our Ballarat showroom to discuss your project. See our what-do-you-do- next page  for helpful tips.

Pauline – Designer

Call – 03 53343466

Showroom & Factory – 130 Learmonth St, Alfredton, Ballarat