Hampton Style Kitchen for Ballarat home

May 4 2016

This was Ballarat in the 1850’s.

Ballarat in the 1850's

Ballarat in the 1850’s

This home was an Original Homestead in Ballarat.

This home was an original home from the 1850’s. Ballarat was a different place to live back in those days. The Gold mines made Ballarat a rich and growing inland city. We believe this home was a the homestead for a Ballarat dairy. I have found parish maps that show the original subdivision of the land from pastoral land to residential and industry. The land the home is built on, whilst now in a central location for Ballarat would then have been on the fringes of the city. An ideal location for a service industry such as a dairy.

Parish map

Parish map

Ballarat Original Homestead

Ballarat Original Homestead

Before and after Kitchen and Pantry Renovations to the existing home.

We were engaged to renovate the kitchen and pantry of this beautiful original homestead in Ballarat.

With the help of local builder  Rohan Nicol  rohannicol@hotmail.com  0409 970 997 the task of transforming the old and outdated kitchen and pantry began. Matthews Joinery and kitchen Centre provided the plumber, electrician, tiler and plasterer for this project.

The kitchen ceiling was lowered and the door on  the left wall of the room was removed. The timber paneled walls were painted in a light colour. The door to the pantry was re-located to the other side of the fridge, which gave more usable space in the pantry and tucked the fridge into the corner and out of the main walk ways.

Storage was paramount in this kitchen and Pantry design.


In the kitchen provision for a built-in rubbish bin was made. Beside the cooktop a Blum bottle set with two inner drawers was included. Storage cabinets to the back of the peninsula were added. In one of the top drawers a USB charging point was installed. This keeps the clutter off the bench and gives a convenient place to charge phones and tablets.


In the pantry every form of storage was used. We had custom made wine racks, wire baskets,drawers and vertical storage. We certainly made good use of a small space. A well thought out design can make all the difference in a small space.

Bespoke elements.

The range hood was custom designed and made by Matthews Joinery and Kitchen Centre. The corbels were made to our client’s specifications. We are happy to work with our client’s to achieve any custom look they are after, we don’t just offer off the shelf elements. The doors for this kitchen were custom made at our factory and 2 pac painted by the 2 Pac Shack in Dulux Natural White Satin PN1E1.

The handles used are Kethy HT013 on the drawers and HT208 on the doors in the oxidised tin finish. 40mm Smartstone Athena reconstituted stone was used for the benchtops.

BLUM Tandembox softclose runners were used with Hettich softclose hinges throughout the kitchen and pantry.

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