CASE STUDY 2 – Semi Detached Renovation

  • Contemporary Kitchen Design Marrickville NSW
  • Contemporary Kitchen Design Marrickville NSW
  • Contemporary Kitchen Design Marrickville NSW
  • Contemporary Kitchen Design Marrickville NSW

About This Project

In collaboration with Schemes and Spaces.


“I was blown away by how good Blake was on communication. He would respond to every email. Even if he couldn’t give you an answer in that email, he would respond to let you know that he’d got it, and he would get back to you with the answer…..You always knew what was going on with your job. You could ask any questions and Blake would be able to answer them.Joni Stephens


Our clients own a lovely three-bedroom semi-detached house in Marrickville. They wanted to update the ground floor. Their dream was to modernise the space. They didn’t like its old-fashioned look and lack of storage, and the kitchen and laundry had poor functionality.


Both our clients worked full-time, one in a hectic corporate job and the other responsible for running her family’s small business. This left little time to devote to arranging a renovation on their own.


Our clients were already working with an interior designer who recommended us after a bad experience with a kitchen company. Our clients had chosen to lose their deposit with the company because nothing was getting done and no one in the company could tell them why.


When we met, our clients’ renovation was weeks behind due to the delays. Christmas was fast approaching. They had architecturally drawn plans for the kitchen but they wanted their bathroom and laundry renovated too.


To deliver the entire project before Christmas, we helped in a number of ways.


1. Design services working from existing architectural plans

We took our clients’ existing plans for their kitchen and used our in-house design service to improve the plans and adjust them to incorporate a new bathroom and laundry.


Our clients loved the fresh, modern layout we created: a stunning L-shaped kitchen with a kitchen island, a combined laundry and bathroom, as well as a huge master bathroom.


2. Brokering service — sourcing a dream team

We arranged for tenders from our trusted network of builders, joiners and bench top companies. After assessing their quotes, we presented our clients with cost comparisons and our recommendation for the perfect team to do the job.


We negotiated with the suppliers and were able to get our clients a discount that equated to the deposit they had lost with the previous kitchen company. We also saved them a few thousand dollars on top of this.


Our clients engaged the entire team we put forward.


3. Working with our clients’ interior designer

Throughout the design and build, we closely liaised with our clients’ interior designer(Schemes and Spaces), who was responsible for choosing the materials, finishes and colours.


4. Stepping in and doing the work

The transformation involved knocking down two dividing walls in the laundry area, removing and replacing the kitchen and changing the footprint in the other areas.


Given the tight timeframe to deliver the project before Christmas, Blake (our owner) stepped in to help and got his hands dirty — ripping out the old kitchen and joinery. To make sure our clients could have their dream home finished before Christmas, Blake had negotiated a free day of his own manual labour with the builder.


Our clients enjoyed a wonderful Christmas in their newly renovated home. They were thrilled with how quickly we were able to get the renovation done and the quality of the suppliers we sourced for them.


They loved that they were able to focus on their full-time jobs while knowing exactly what was happening every step of the way with their home.


The newly designed bathroom and laundry conversion has made the world of difference, as they are now more functional and modern spaces.


Today, our clients live and work in a modern home with:

  • A designer kitchen fit for their family
  • A functional bathroom and laundry conversion
  • A designer master bathroom
  • A fabulous space for entertaining

Marrickville, NSW 2204

Kitchen, Semi-detached house renovation in Marrickville, NSW 2204