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March, 2017

  • Combining bold colours & contemporary design for Summer Chic

    The Mint Kitchen Group was tasked with transforming a functional kitchen into a contemporary statement. The clients were looking for a kitchen that oozed ‘form and function’; one that worked well with the contemporary style of their home.

    The layout of the adjoining living space placed some constraints on the boundaries of the new kitchen – it could not stretch beyond the existing kitchen’s footprint. However, the designers overcame this by suggesting a ‘gully-style’ kitchen; a hybrid of the traditional galley style and the popular ‘U’-shaped choice. Doing so added an extra wall of cabinetry, providing greater storage above and below the benchtops.

    Bright white finishes create a fresh, clean and uncluttered atmosphere. The Laminex Polar White cabinetry is complemented by a 12mm Bone White Essastone benchtop and the diamond format splashback tiles add a textural element to this kitchen.

    The clients specified a minimalist look. This was achieved by removing overhanging benchtops to streamline the effect; offering strong, clean lines. Push-to-open, handle less cupboards and drawers add to the crisp, minimalism of this space. The white on white finishes create a contemporary look, with ingenious Blum electronic opening systems and clever storage concepts, optimising both space and function in this room.

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    An all-white kitchen is the perfect backdrop for bold colours in adjoining living spaces.

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    The textured, diamond format splashback tiles are highlighted by down lights fitted to the overhead cabinetry.

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    Bold colours and contemporary styling are evident in the adjoining living space.

    Cabinetry, panels and kickboards

    2-Pac Glass in Laminex Polar White.

    Benchtop

    12mm Essastone in Bone White

    Splashback

    Tiles Diamond Format – Earp Dimensional Range

    Lighting

    Hettich LED Strip Lights (under overheads)

    Internal Hardware

    Blum Heavy Duty, Soft Closing on Servo (Electronic) Opening Systems; Blum Aventos lift up on Servo; Blum Sink Drawers with Integrated Twin Bins.

    Oven

    Siemens UBO

    Cooktop/hotplate

    Siemens Gas

    Rangehood/canopy

    Sirius Undermount

    Dishwasher

    Siemens Tall Semi-Integrated

    Refrigerator

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    Sink

    Blanco

    Taps

    Franke Professional Grande
  • Dear Frank, some feedback for you regarding the whole kitchen/laundry/powder room project to date.

    After discussing our needs with a number of companies we decided to proceed with Mint Kitchens as after our meeting with Frank and discussing our needs etc…we were comfortable that you knew what we wanted to achieve. From the initial meeting, then through the whole process of finalising the design, selection materials, etc…. we couldn’t be happier.

    So Frank thank you for your support to achieve our desired outcomes.

    Thanks everyone, Ian and Michelle.
    Ps I have already left a referral for you with someone at my work

  • Hi Rath,
    As discussed with Frank, we are more than happy to provide the following recommendation for the excellent work of the Mint organisation.
    Mint Kitchens

    Balwyn, Vic
    When two separate families who have high expectations both recommend the same organisation as being outstanding in their professionalism, quality, adhearance to the previously agreed completion date and being available for discussion at all times, then you would be unwise not to contact them.

    We found ourselves moving into a new home with a window of opportunity of around 6 weeks to get the establishment of a new kitchen, together with extensive redesign of of the walk in robe including the repositioning of a load bearing wall.

    We first met Frank on a Saturday morning at the Burnley showrooms of Mint Kitchens, with the basic agents plans of our newly acquired home. Frank spent around two hours listening to our kitchen requirements and sketch an initial plan accordingly. He also suggested a builder, who works closely with Mint who could handle the construction of the walk in robes, whilst Mint could supply the new robes themselves.

    From here, we arranged an onsite inspection, where final measurements were taken.Whilst there, Frank suggested by altering the adjoining laundry, a much desired pantry which was looking increasingly unlikely due to space issues, could indeed be accommodated.

    The total project was completed in the scheduled time frame and this included variations. We were most impressed with the coordination of the various trades including builders, plasterers, kitchen installers, electricians and plumbers. We have no hesitation in recommending Mint and its associates for outstanding quality, imaginative and functional planning of the kitchen layout, and helpful from the initial consultation to the final sign off. Furthermore, we found their office staff, and trades people cheerful, polite and accommodating.

    Indeed, this company offers the lot!
    Best wishes
    Isobel and Ian

  • as seen in

    KBQ

    WILLATANDMOD-MODERN-CLASSIC

    This classic kitchen, designed by Lindsay Williams of the Mint Kitchen Group, brings together functionality and traditional styling with a modern touch. Located at the centre of a double-fronted solid brick period home, this new kitchen is light, bright and spacious, matching beautifully with the traditional styling of the home.

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  • 5 Things to Consider Before a Kitchen Renovation

    So you’ve decided to take the plunge and renovate your kitchen.

    You’ve dreamed, saved, and planned for months and as excited as you are, there are a few things that need to be considered before such a big undertaking. We’ve come up with a few questions you should always ask yourself in the lead up to making your renovation decisions.

    What are you trying to achieve?

    First things first, what are you trying to achieve? Once you’ve figured out what currently works for you in your existing kitchen and what changes you’d like to make, you’ll need to decide your ultimate goal. Is it more space, more light, or even less clutter? Make sure your personal taste and style balances out practicality and most of all, have fun!

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    What is your budget?

    On to step two, you’ll need to have a set budget! This will allow you to know exactly what you can get and what your limitations are. Conversely, by having your budget planned out, designers and renovators can help set up a framework and keep your expectations in check. A little flexibility can’t hurt either.

    How long will it take?

    Depending on the scope of the project, you and your family may need to temporarily relocate during the construction phase. By moving out, you’re providing contractors with both freedom and working space in tackling the project. Noise pollution is also a factor that comes into play for both your family and your immediate neighbours so be conscious of that too. If you have young children, keeping them safe and out of harm’s way can sometimes be challenging and moving out for a week could be a good solution.

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    How will this affect the areas around the kitchen?

    Make sure you’ve spoken to the contractor about minimising mess and dust. As a general issue of cleanliness you’ll need to figure out exactly what measures will need to be taken. This is especially so if anybody in your family has respiratory problems. There’s also the issue of surrounding furniture (everything from books on shelves to curios hanging on your walls) so it’s best to have everything moved or packed away until the project is finished.

    How will this affect your use of appliances?

    Do you like your appliances out and readily accessible? Or do you like them to be stored away so you have more space and remove clutter? Dedicated appliance storage spaces can help keep your kitchen orderly and feel more spacious. Corner storage, drawer systems, power point locations, and other internal fittings should be explored to determine the best fit for you.

    Now that we’ve got that all sorted, what are you waiting for?

    Come and visit us at Mint Kitchens to take your project to the next step or call 1300 935 404

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