The Buchanans’ new kitchen follows a similar layout to their old second-hand kitchen.
Key requirements in the new design included overhead cupboards with glass doors, drawers rather than cupboards and more power points.
The kitchen table was also replaced by an island bench. “With the table it wasn’t the most practical,” says Bec. “But with the island bench it’s now very practical.”
But arguably the biggest change to the kitchen – from both a practical and aesthetic point of view – is the spacious pantry. It looks like it’s built-in but is in fact installed against the wall.
“Previously we had a corner pantry and it was really a lot of wasted space, as you couldn’t find or get to things because it was so deep,” adds Bec.
“So Rosemount suggested a bigger, longer pantry where the cupboards have been built in with the bulkhead.
“We just love it. It’s a step-in pantry and looks great. What’s even better is the bench space in there. It’s where I keep a lot of my appliances, so they’re tucked away and not on the kitchen benches, which helps to keep the kitchen itself very tidy.
“And this pantry is very easy to navigate. You can see exactly what you’ve got.”
Ample storage keeps everything in its right place
Another plus of the new pantry is the big increase in what Bec calls “usable storage” – a factor that’s so important in any well designed kitchen.
“There’s lots of storage space in the pantry drawers and the island bench is good for storage too,” says Bec. “Right from the get-go it’s been so helpful having a very practical kitchen compared to the kitchen we had before.
“There also wasn’t a lot of bench space in that kitchen. When you prepared food you had your back to everyone else, whereas with the island bench you can now see the rest of the family.”
Her four teenage kids appreciate the change.
“It’s made such a big difference. The kids enjoy being down here because the room is so much more functional and inviting.”
And this pantry is very easy to navigate. You can see exactly what you’ve got.”
Brick-look tiles add warmth to the space
Bec says the brick-look tiles have been vital in adding “warmth” to the kitchen.
“When the grey benchtops went in we realised that we needed to bring some warmth because with the black cabinets, grey benches and polished concrete floor there was a risk it could seem quite cold and dark.
“We started out looking at subway tiles but I really like bricks. Then we found these tiles at Beaumont Tiles and they just warmed the kitchen up. They’re classed as a tile but have a brick feel.”
Rosemount was the right choice to create dream kitchen
After installation, they’re happy to report that the finished result is more than a match for the positive recommendations they had received.
“Once the kitchen was installed, they came back and looked to see if there were any scratches,” says Bec. “They went over everything with a fine toothcomb and said, ‘OK, we’re replacing these panels’. And that’s what happened.
“Rosemount were really professional at all points in the process. They were extremely thorough, reliable and prompt – if they said they were going to be there, they were there. We were never left wondering where they were.
“They communicated very well from the initial plans right through the project. We enjoyed working with them and we love our new kitchen.”
Bec and Brad had a very good idea of the kind of kitchen they wanted, and we were delighted to help them achieve a fantastic result. It’s a kitchen that is super practical and looks stunning.
We did a full kitchen and bathroom renovation. Everyone within the company is fantastic, from the reps to the managers/owners to the tradesmen. We couldn’t have asked for a better team to look after this build.
Daniel & Anastasia
The quality of the build cannot be faulted and the level of service we have experienced from Rosemount has been exceptionally good. Everyone we spoke to over the phone and those that visited our house were a delight to deal with.
Tony and Michelle
We have referred loads of people to Rosemount. They weren’t the cheapest company but for me it’s about the quality of the product. You get what you pay for.
This was our first time renovating, so it’s fair to say there was a little bit of trepidation on our part. But our experience was very positive and we’re thrilled with our new kitchen.
Rosemount made this an easy and mostly seamless undertaking for us and the results are significantly better than we anticipated. To say we are delighted with our new kitchen is a gross understatement. It is just sensational.
Sue and Howard Epstein
I’m sure we could have done our reno cheaper (although we did have a more expensive quote), but we couldn’t have done it better or had a smoother trouble free experience with such great trades and final result.
We’re thrilled with how the kitchen renovation has turned out. It’s gone from the darkest to the lightest room in the house. It looks so beautiful and I just love it.
Rosemount’s service was outstanding from start to finish. We love our new kitchen and couldn’t be happier with the experience we had. I would highly recommend Rosemount without hesitation.
I just love this kitchen. It’s worked out perfectly. We had a builder working on the rest of the house and he couldn’t believe how well the kitchen was made and put in, and the after sales service from Rosemount was fantastic.
Our decision to contract Rosemount resulted in a high end result, within budget and on time. The company’s wonderful team had the expertise, experience and dedication to guide the project from start to finish making the renovation a great experience and not a burden.
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