Kitchens | CCMI


Kitchen /ˈkɪtʃɪn,ˈkɪtʃ(ə)n/

a room area where food is prepared and cooked

A simple definition that describes the function of the space, yet is completely inadequate in describing how the space is actually used.

So then, what is a kitchen? When you think about it, a kitchen really is the epicentre of the home…it is where we go to find nourishment for our bodies, and where we bond with our families; it is where we find our sense of adventure in trying our hand at cooking new or exotic meals, and where we gather with friends to share our stories. No wonder the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home… not only is it a place for us to connect with family and friends, it is a room that is essential for day-to-day living. No other room than the bathroom serves such a distinct purpose.

The modern day kitchen is no longer a room tucked away in a corner, separated from the rest of the home; it is often an open-plan design that flows into the living room, or an outdoor entertainment area, creating a central hub for friends and family to come together. An inspiring space can mean the difference between a mediocre day and a remarkable day, and the kitchen has the ability to provide not only a meal but an entire experience. The contemporary kitchen could be described as the central hub of the home which sets the tone for the entire house.

design + create

Design Process 1: Planning

Design Process 2: Engineering

Design Process 3: Creative Expression

Design Process 4: Practical Function





Element 1: Carcasses

Element 2: Fittings

Element 3: Finishes

Element 4: Countertops


When you think of a kitchen you picture the whole room in its entirety, but what is a kitchen made of? To answer that question you might say that it is made up of cabinets, appliances, and a sink, but let’s take a closer look at the elements that make up the cabinets which are essentially what gives a kitchen its structure.

Kitchen cabinets can be broken down into four main elements, namely: carcasses, fittings, finishes, and countertops. All four of these elements are essential to the overall look, feel and functioning of your kitchen, and each element plays a very specific role in the layout and design process.

The design process itself can be broken down into four stages: planning, engineering, creative expression, and practical functioning. Interestingly each element that forms part of the cabinetry aligns with a specific design process, so let’s take a look at each stage of the design process and how the elements of cabinetry align with these steps.

      “I would like to formally recommend CCMI under the directorship of Jean Booyens as a designer and supplier of high quality joinery work.”

                                                                                                                          David Cohen, director – Signatura


Tell us about the features you desire for your kitchen and one of our consultants will be happy to provide you with options which will enable you to bring your vision to life. We are here to listen to your dream and to assist you in making that dream a reality.