Tell me about Exclusiv Kitchens?
Exclusiv Kitchens is a family run business that is customer orientated. We have been in the kitchen business for over 12 years now and love servicing our local Brisbane and Gold Coast communities. Whether you are after a new kitchen, bathroom, ensuite, wardrobe, laundry or a full renovation, here at Exclusiv Kitchens we offer paramount customer service, affordable prices and unbeaten quality, combined with a personal level of service where you have access to the everyone from the designers to the owners.
Why should you get kitchen or bathroom from Exclusiv kitchens?
At Exclusiv Kitchens we design with our clients in mind and work on the policy of no pressure selling. We understand the process of renovating your kitchen and know how important each stage of this process is, so we never rush you in making those decisions.
No obligation, free in-home consultations are the first step. This is followed by a consultation with your designer to review all aspects of your renovation.
Can you tell me where your kitchen showroom is located and what visitors can expect?
Exclusiv Kitchens has two kitchen and bathroom showrooms. The first is located at 2/6 Dan Street Capalaba in the industrial centre of East Brisbane and service all of South Brisbane. Our second showroom is located at 2/440 Samford Rd, Gaythorne. Visitors are welcome anytime 6 days a week, where they will have the option to just browse the showroom or be guided through by an expert kitchen designer. They can be comforted by our many years of experience, our locally made and sourced materials and our traditional values where nothing is ever too much!
Can you tell me about the kitchen designers that work for Exclusiv kitchens?
We are a close-knit team here at Exclusiv Kitchens, we all share a mutual goal of exceeding our client’s expectations. All our designers are qualified in interior design and pay particular attention to ensuring that your renovation meets your requirements with as much direction and assistance as you need to finalise the renovation with as little fuss as possible.
Can you give some advice to folks looking to do kitchen or bathroom renovations?
Firstly, the things to consider when starting your kitchen renovation is the space you have to work with, whether you are able to freely change the layout or remove and add walls. This is all determined by the positioning of openings like doors and windows but also things like plumbing, power other structural fixtures and load bearing walls. At Exclusiv Kitchens we would come out to assess your space and from there we would be able to give our expert opinions on any changes you were wanting to make. Apart from the actual design of the space there are things such as cabinetry finishes, fittings like your tapware and handles, lighting, appliances and benchtop finishes that also need to be discussed. We can guide you in making these decisions, with a showroom full of these options we can walk you through your options and the benefits of in each application.
When renovating bathrooms, it is important to consider things like relocating vanities and showers and the need to create new plumbing. Also, to consider tiling heights on all walls.
It is one of the only investments in its price range that can last up to 20 years with every day usage. So, make sure you take time to research exactly what is going in your kitchen or bathroom.
Can you give some cabinet design ideas?
Kitchens need to not only look good but be functional. Sometimes the best way of creating more storage is to void it off and access it from another point, we put in a lot of servery cupboards where you have full access to the space but from the other side of the kitchen. We have many more storage solutions that we can offer and are on display here at our showroom for you to see.
What influences the cost of a new kitchen?
There are quite a few things that determine the cost of your kitchen. However there are three main things that really define the cost of your kitchen, your cabinetry fronts, benchtops and your hardware. The cabinetry fronts and benchtops really depend on the materials you choose for example, Laminate vs Stone, where stone will be the more expensive option. The hardware costs depend on things like your soft-close or automotive systems, each upgrade will add to the expense of your kitchen. Here at Exclusiv Kitchens we can help you achieve what you want within your budget.
Can you give some advice on kitchen planning?
According to kitchen experts today the 1950’s kitchen model of the “working triangle” has passed. This is due to no longer having one cook in the kitchen and our desire to have open plan designs where the kitchen is now more of a sociable space with many spaces in the one. There is still a guide to designing your kitchen, but it is specific to each individual household and the lifestyle they lead. A few things to consider is your how each space within the kitchen works for example how you prepare food, whether you are left-handed or right and what you need generally next to you when preparing. This will save steps taken and time to prepare each meal. If you need more information on kitchen planning pop into our showroom and ask one of our friendly staff to give you a helping hand.
Can you give some ideas/ advise about the trending 2018 kitchen designs?
Kitchen styles really differ to individual tastes and lifestyles but something that has really become popular and shows no sign of decreasing is handleless kitchens. Handleless cabinetry makes your kitchen look streamline and clean, although handles do add character they can become busy and in terms of functionality there is really no difference. Other trending movements in kitchens are the increase of automotive hardware and lift-up wall cabinetry, which are not only designed to increase the flow of a kitchen but a chance to decorate the interior cabinets. If you need more information on kitchen planning pop into our showroom and ask one of our friendly staff to give you a helping hand.
How do you keep up with the latest kitchen design trends?
The staff here at Exclusiv Kitchens are continually reading and attending training sessions by our local manufacturers, hardware and appliance suppliers. Not only do we keep up to the latest trends locally through leading design experts in Australia, but we attend National and International design shows.
How long does it take from the removal to install?
On an average kitchen we allow 3-4 weeks from start to finish.
Is Exclusiv Kitchens licensed?
We are fully licensed kitchen company who only use fully licensed trades.
Can I use my own trades?
Yes, here at Exclusiv Kitchens we are flexible and happy to work around you. We do have a fully licensed team of trades if you do not have your own trade connections.
Are the kitchens custom made?
Yes, our manufacturers cut with laser machinery to the millimetre so we are able to get the perfect fit for your kitchen!
Are your kitchens imported?
No, both our manufacturers and materials are locally sourced and produced.
What about Bathroom costs?
Bathrooms can be another large investment. Generally speaking there are more trades required in renovating a bathroom and a lot more work! Everything from demolition, screeding floors, re-sheeting walls, tiling, plumbing and electrical is catered for by Exclusiv kitchens. We do it all, this means minimal hassle to you.
Generally, there are three key areas that effect the cost of the bathroom.
Materials/fittings– these can vary substantially from budget to very high end. We recommend a good value range that looks great but the end products are always your choice.
Tiling – Tiling from floor to ceiling is a very popular trend. It does however cost more. The preparation, labour and materials can really add up. We always discuss this topic with you to ensure that you are getting what you want and keeping within your investment range.
Size –Obviously the bigger a room the more is required. You may want to be removing walls or constructing new ones, you may want to relocate items. When relocating items in a bathroom it is important to note that often drainage requires moving as do the water pipes, this is not as expensive as many think however it can increase the costs.
Generally speaking an average bathroom can be renovated fully for between $18000-$22000.