CAPE TOWN’S KITCHEN DESIGN SPECIALISTS

We are here to turn your remodelling project into a wonderful experience, giving you expert advice and guidance along the way, making it easy for you to bring your dream space to life.  Our team will be with you every step of the way – from concept to completion – taking care of every detail from design through to manufacture and installation.  We are your one-stop kitchen and cupboard specialists so there is no need for you to involve third party contractors or designers.

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STYLES

KITCHEN STYLES

Kitchen styles fall into three main categories: traditional, transitional, and contemporary.  Styles can be further categorised within the three main categories as: modern, country, rustic, minimalist, eclectic, industrial, and scandinavian, or a combination of these styles.  Your personal taste will define which of the sub-categories your kitchen falls within.

To pull off any particular style, or combination of styles, one needs to determine how the style will be achieved by applying one of the four basic kitchen designs; namely: taditional shaker, modern shaker, flat panel, and handleless finger grip.

Download our handy style finder to help you decide on the basic design before you begin fleshing it out to achieve your desired look.

TRADITIONAL
Traditional style kitchens are defined by their captivating details.  They exude charm and character with their unique stylized touches. Personal styles that fall within the traditional category may include: old world, mediteranean, coastal, country, rustic, and even industrial.

 

TRANSITIONAL
Classic, or transitional, kitchens are the moderator between traditional and contemporary styles.  They are sophisticated and timeless, combining styles that fall within the traditional and contemporary scopes.  Virtually any personal style preference can be applied to this type of kitchen. 

 

CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary kitchens are characterised by their clean lines.  Buzz words that describe this style are: sleek, luxe, minimalist, modern, fresh and trendy.  The simplicity of this design style allows you to express your personal style through the clever use of colour and texture to create a fresh modern space.

 

TRADITIONAL

Traditional style kitchens are defined by their captivating details.  They exude charm and character with their unique stylized touches. Personal styles that fall within the traditional category may include: old world, mediteranean, coastal, country, rustic, and even industrial.

TRANSITIONAL

Classic, or transitional, kitchens are the moderator between traditional and contemporary styles.  They are sophisticated and timeless, combining styles that fall within the traditional and contemporary scopes.  Virtually any personal style preference can be applied to this type of kitchen. 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary kitchens are characterised by their clean lines.  Buzz words that describe this style are: sleek, luxe, minimalist, modern, fresh and trendy.  The simplicity of this design style allows you to express your personal style through the clever use of colour and texture to create a fresh modern space.

LAYOUTS

KITCHEN LAYOUTS

Kitchens can be laid out in numerous ways.  The layout you decide on may depend on the existing layout of your home.  How you intend to work within the space also plays an important role.  Things to consider when choosing a layout are whether your kitchen will be open-plan, partially open-plan, or completely separate from living areas.

Download the kitchen planner and checklist to plan your space.

STRAIGHT
A straight, or one-wall, layout is the simplest of kitchen layouts – with the entire kitchen being placed along a single wall in a straight line.

This layout is typically used in studio-type apartments where the kitchen forms part of the main living area.  It can also be applied where the layout of the room is long and narrow with an entrance at either end.

 

GALLEY

Galley kitchens are also referred to as corridor kitchens.  The units are laid out in two parallel lines creating a central corridor in which to work. 

This layout provides an abundance of storage and counter space in a compact space.  Galley layouts are ideal for small kitchens that need to serve as a thoroughfare to other areas of the home.

 

G-SHAPED

The G-shaped layout is suited to kitchens that are completely separated from the rest of the home, having only a single entrance into the room.  All four walls are utilised to provide ample storage and a working triangle geared toward functionality. 

Similar to the G-shaped layout is the peninsula layout which, provides equal functionality in a semi-open plan space.

 

L-SHAPED
The L-shaped layout simply put is a kitchen in a corner.  Whether the kitchen is open plan, or completely separate from the rest of the home, this layout creates an open, airy feel.

In an open-plan space the L-shaped layout is particularly well suited to combining wall cabinetry with a free-standing island to define the area of the room.

 

U-SHAPED
The U-shaped layout is incredibly functional, placing the three main stations conveniently around the cook.  A U-shaped layout can work in both narrow and wide spaces, and work equally well in open-plan areas as they do in stand-alone rooms.

If the space is wide enough an island can also be incorporated into this layout.

 

PENINSULA
This layout is characterised by having two (or three) sides with wall units, and a connected third (or fourth) side which extends to create a peninsula.  The peninsula separates the kitchen from other living areas in an open-plan home.  This layout lends itself to social gatherings “in the kitchen” with the cook unhindered by guests.  A peninsula is often used to create a handy breakfast bar making it ideal for families with children in the home.

 

ISLAND

An island can be added to most kitchen layouts.  In a large kitchen an island can be used to bring work stations closer together. 

A kitchen island is often used to separate the kitchen from living areas in an open-plan home.  And, where more than one cook is expected to work in the kitchen at the same time an island creates ease of flow, allowing for cooks to move around the kitchen without disturbing one another.

 

STRAIGHT

A straight, or one-wall, layout is the simplest of kitchen layouts – with the entire kitchen being placed along a single wall in a straight line.

This layout is typically used in studio-type apartments where the kitchen forms part of the main living area.  It can also be applied where the layout of the room is long and narrow with an entrance at either end.

GALLEY

Galley kitchens are also referred to as corridor kitchens.  The units are laid out in two parallel lines creating a central corridor in which to work. 

This layout provides an abundance of storage and counter space in a compact space.  Galley layouts are ideal for small kitchens that need to serve as a thoroughfare to other areas of the home.

G-SHAPED

The G-shaped layout is suited to kitchens that are completely separated from the rest of the home, having only a single entrance into the room.  All four walls are utilised to provide ample storage and a working triangle geared toward functionality. 

Similar to the G-shaped layout is the peninsula layout which, provides equal functionality in a semi-open plan space.

L-SHAPED

The L-shaped layout simply put is a kitchen in a corner.  Whether the kitchen is open plan, or completely separate from the rest of the home, this layout creates an open, airy feel.

In an open-plan space the L-shaped layout is particularly well suited to combining wall cabinetry with a free-standing island to define the area of the room.

U-SHAPED

The U-shaped layout is incredibly functional, placing the three main stations conveniently around the cook.  A U-shaped layout can work in both narrow and wide spaces, and work equally well in open-plan areas as they do in stand-alone rooms.

If the space is wide enough an island can also be incorporated into this layout.

PENINSULA

This layout is characterised by having two (or three) sides with wall units, and a connected third (or fourth) side which extends to create a peninsula.  The peninsula separates the kitchen from other living areas in an open-plan home.  This layout lends itself to social gatherings “in the kitchen” with the cook unhindered by guests.  A peninsula is often used to create a handy breakfast bar making it ideal for families with children in the home.

ISLAND

An island can be added to most kitchen layouts.  In a large kitchen an island can be used to bring work stations closer together. 

A kitchen island is often used to separate the kitchen from living areas in an open-plan home.  And, where more than one cook is expected to work in the kitchen at the same time an island creates ease of flow, allowing for cooks to move around the kitchen without disturbing one another.

PORTFOLIO

KITCHEN PORTFOLIO

We have been designing and building kitchens for more than a decade.  Below are some of the kitchens that we have built and installed over the years, the majority of which were designed by our in-house design team.  There are also some lovely examples of kitchens that we have manufactured and installed according to architects’ specifications.

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KITCHEN STYLES

Kitchen styles fall into three main categories: traditional, transitional, and contemporary.  Styles can be further categorised within the three main categories as: modern, country, rustic, minimalist, eclectic, industrial, and scandinavian, or a combination of these styles.  Your personal taste will define which of the sub-categories your kitchen falls within.

To pull off any particular style, or combination of styles, one needs to determine how the style will be achieved by applying one of the four basic kitchen designs; namely: taditional shaker, modern shaker, flat panel, and handleless finger grip.

Download our handy style finder to help you decide on the basic design before you begin fleshing it out to achieve your desired look.

TRADITIONAL
Traditional style kitchens are defined by their captivating details.  They exude charm and character with their unique stylized touches. Personal styles that fall within the traditional category may include: old world, mediteranean, coastal, country, rustic, and even industrial.

 

TRANSITIONAL
Classic, or transitional, kitchens are the moderator between traditional and contemporary styles.  They are sophisticated and timeless, combining styles that fall within the traditional and contemporary scopes.  Virtually any personal style preference can be applied to this type of kitchen. 

 

CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary kitchens are characterised by their clean lines.  Buzz words that describe this style are: sleek, luxe, minimalist, modern, fresh and trendy.  The simplicity of this design style allows you to express your personal style through the clever use of colour and texture to create a fresh modern space.

 

TRADITIONAL

Traditional style kitchens are defined by their captivating details.  They exude charm and character with their unique stylized touches. Personal styles that fall within the traditional category may include: old world, mediteranean, coastal, country, rustic, and even industrial.

TRANSITIONAL

Classic, or transitional, kitchens are the moderator between traditional and contemporary styles.  They are sophisticated and timeless, combining styles that fall within the traditional and contemporary scopes.  Virtually any personal style preference can be applied to this type of kitchen. 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary kitchens are characterised by their clean lines.  Buzz words that describe this style are: sleek, luxe, minimalist, modern, fresh and trendy.  The simplicity of this design style allows you to express your personal style through the clever use of colour and texture to create a fresh modern space.

KITCHEN LAYOUTS

Kitchens can be laid out in numerous ways.  The layout you decide on may depend on the existing layout of your home.  How you intend to work within the space also plays an important role.  Things to consider when choosing a layout are whether your kitchen will be open-plan, partially open-plan, or completely separate from living areas.

Download the kitchen planner and checklist to plan your space.

STRAIGHT
A straight, or one-wall, layout is the simplest of kitchen layouts – with the entire kitchen being placed along a single wall in a straight line.

This layout is typically used in studio-type apartments where the kitchen forms part of the main living area.  It can also be applied where the layout of the room is long and narrow with an entrance at either end.

 

GALLEY

Galley kitchens are also referred to as corridor kitchens.  The units are laid out in two parallel lines creating a central corridor in which to work. 

This layout provides an abundance of storage and counter space in a compact space.  Galley layouts are ideal for small kitchens that need to serve as a thoroughfare to other areas of the home.

 

G-SHAPED

The G-shaped layout is suited to kitchens that are completely separated from the rest of the home, having only a single entrance into the room.  All four walls are utilised to provide ample storage and a working triangle geared toward functionality. 

Similar to the G-shaped layout is the peninsula layout which, provides equal functionality in a semi-open plan space.

 

L-SHAPED
The L-shaped layout simply put is a kitchen in a corner.  Whether the kitchen is open plan, or completely separate from the rest of the home, this layout creates an open, airy feel.

In an open-plan space the L-shaped layout is particularly well suited to combining wall cabinetry with a free-standing island to define the area of the room.

 

U-SHAPED
The U-shaped layout is incredibly functional, placing the three main stations conveniently around the cook.  A U-shaped layout can work in both narrow and wide spaces, and work equally well in open-plan areas as they do in stand-alone rooms.

If the space is wide enough an island can also be incorporated into this layout.

 

PENINSULA
This layout is characterised by having two (or three) sides with wall units, and a connected third (or fourth) side which extends to create a peninsula.  The peninsula separates the kitchen from other living areas in an open-plan home.  This layout lends itself to social gatherings “in the kitchen” with the cook unhindered by guests.  A peninsula is often used to create a handy breakfast bar making it ideal for families with children in the home.

 

ISLAND

An island can be added to most kitchen layouts.  In a large kitchen an island can be used to bring work stations closer together. 

A kitchen island is often used to separate the kitchen from living areas in an open-plan home.  And, where more than one cook is expected to work in the kitchen at the same time an island creates ease of flow, allowing for cooks to move around the kitchen without disturbing one another.

 

STRAIGHT

A straight, or one-wall, layout is the simplest of kitchen layouts – with the entire kitchen being placed along a single wall in a straight line.

This layout is typically used in studio-type apartments where the kitchen forms part of the main living area.  It can also be applied where the layout of the room is long and narrow with an entrance at either end.

GALLEY

Galley kitchens are also referred to as corridor kitchens.  The units are laid out in two parallel lines creating a central corridor in which to work. 

This layout provides an abundance of storage and counter space in a compact space.  Galley layouts are ideal for small kitchens that need to serve as a thoroughfare to other areas of the home.

G-SHAPED

The G-shaped layout is suited to kitchens that are completely separated from the rest of the home, having only a single entrance into the room.  All four walls are utilised to provide ample storage and a working triangle geared toward functionality. 

Similar to the G-shaped layout is the peninsula layout which, provides equal functionality in a semi-open plan space.

L-SHAPED

The L-shaped layout simply put is a kitchen in a corner.  Whether the kitchen is open plan, or completely separate from the rest of the home, this layout creates an open, airy feel.

In an open-plan space the L-shaped layout is particularly well suited to combining wall cabinetry with a free-standing island to define the area of the room.

U-SHAPED

The U-shaped layout is incredibly functional, placing the three main stations conveniently around the cook.  A U-shaped layout can work in both narrow and wide spaces, and work equally well in open-plan areas as they do in stand-alone rooms.

If the space is wide enough an island can also be incorporated into this layout.

PENINSULA

This layout is characterised by having two (or three) sides with wall units, and a connected third (or fourth) side which extends to create a peninsula.  The peninsula separates the kitchen from other living areas in an open-plan home.  This layout lends itself to social gatherings “in the kitchen” with the cook unhindered by guests.  A peninsula is often used to create a handy breakfast bar making it ideal for families with children in the home.

ISLAND

An island can be added to most kitchen layouts.  In a large kitchen an island can be used to bring work stations closer together. 

A kitchen island is often used to separate the kitchen from living areas in an open-plan home.  And, where more than one cook is expected to work in the kitchen at the same time an island creates ease of flow, allowing for cooks to move around the kitchen without disturbing one another.

under counter built-in microwave situated in the island cabinetry
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design
kitchen with black cabinets, black countertops and black walls
artwork displayed in the kitchen on floating shelves creates points of interest in the design

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The Kitchen Style Finder is a flowchart designed to help you define the style of your dream kitchen.  The Design Checklist + Planner includes the style-finder flowchart, a handy checklist of things to consider whilst planning your design, and graph paper to assist with planning your layout.  The Kitchen Design Handbook goes into more detail, covering the topics of style and layout as set out on this page, and gives you handy tips on measuring your space, as well as how to make your allocated budget work best for you.

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– some of our kitchen designs –

DESIGN CHECKLIST + PLANNER

– a checklist to plan your design –

KITCHEN STYLE FINDER

– a flowchart to find your style –

KITCHEN DESIGN HANDBOOK

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