Complete Kitchens

Kitchen Renovation Elwood

As one of the most reputable Kitchen design companies and cabinet makers in Melbourne, Complete Kitchens have proudly offered expert kitchen design and renovation services to Elwood families for over 43 years.

CASE STUDY_ Elwood Kitchen Renovation_2017

Chef’s Choice- Blackwood Veneer & Dekton Trillium

I. Design Brief

The owner is a world-class chef. His previous kitchen was still in good conditions but he wanted to have it redesigned and renovated to suit his needs. As a cooking professional, the owner required dedicated storage areas and defined utensil and cooking equipment sections, along with the normal, easy to maintain and easy access. An absolute must was 2 Integrated fridges, 1 x convection and 1 x combi steam oven, as was a pantry with doors that could be left open whilst working.

The room size would remain the same and a major issue was getting power to the island as there were no matching floor tiles available.

The budget for the kitchen renovation (Cabinetry & Benchtop) was around the $45k mark.

II. Design Statement


The kitchen space was redesigned with bespoke cabinetry, considering mainly drawers of various sizes and depths and several inserts to accommodate all utensils and specific cooking apparatuses. A large pantry with a sliding door that was designed to be left open during peak prep time, was adjacent to  2 x integrated fridges and opposite a large prep area giving the desired workspace with minimal travel. A further prep area between the sink and the hotplate, created 2 x work areas for assistants. All overhead cabinets had Blum Aventos electric doors, again, allowing them to be left open when things get busy in the kitchen.

The floating Blackwood timber breakfast bar and timber accents helped tie feel of the kitchen to the family area and existing furnishings, and generally softened the all white finish.

The issue of the missing floor tiles was remedied by manufacturing and laying matching floorboards to the area required, enabling us to get power to island. Though the kitchen went basically back in the same footprint, more storage and bench space was created through redesign.

The overall investment for supply and installation of the kitchen was $44,000 inclusive without appliances.

See below for the 3D Concept Design video for this kitchen.


III. Project Outcome 


CK successfully delivered the new kitchen with contemporary look which is also tied into the colour scheme of the existing furniture. We focused on every design detail to provide a high level of storage and functionality which exceeded the owner’s expectations…


Visit Elwood Kitchen Project Gallery to learn more about this stunning transformation.

IV. Kitchen Renovations Elwood

Looking at bespoke cabinetry for your kitchen renovations in Elwood?

Visit our Designer Kitchen Showroom in Oakleigh South with a short drive to experience our craftsmanship, speak to our expert team to discover the process of a kitchen renovation.

Discover our Project Gallery to get inspired by the most beautiful projects we have done in the past.

If you are after a professional design and specification service as well as high quality custom cabinetry, then we are the right company for you! We have a Comprehensive Design & Quotation package to help you from the scratch and make your kitchen journey stress-free!

Check out our Kitchen Design & Costing Process!

Call us on 9071 4449 to discuss or visit our Oakleigh South showroom as a starting point (highly recommended). Our friendly showroom consultants would love to show you around, introducing the products and taking you through the whole process.

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