St Kilda Rd Melbourne Before and After Kitchen renovation

Melbourne Apartment

Before kitchen cabinets


We were approached by the clients Interior Designer to help make the kitchen in their modest apartment feel more modern, light and a lot more functional.

Job Requirements

Replace existing kitchen, whilst maintaining the current footprint.  


$25 – $30k

What the client wanted from their new cabinetry

Make it more modern and light feeling, be complementary to the adjacent dining space.

Have more practical drawer space, better overhead storage and a practical pantry that was easy to use.

Clients major concerns about the project

The client was not looking to re-do the flooring – so needed to concentrate on keeping the same footprint.  Neither the client nor the Interior Designer had ever undertaken a major joinery renovation, so both of them were very uncertain of the process and what steps went where.

Being an apartment complex there was also Body Corporate worries – would they restrict any of the clients hopes in regards to design.

Biggest challenges for H&H Cabinets that were overcome during the job

Keeping the parquetry footprint whilst installing modern sized cabinetry and benchtop depths. There was also a need to retain existing bulkhead and dropped ceiling – as it contained plumbing and air-conditioning ducting that serviced both our clients apartment and the floor above.


Much improved and functional storage.  Better usable bench-space.  And a lighter area overall, which our client loves – “a better kitchen to enjoy working in”.

St Kilda Rd, Kitchen Cabinets
St Kilda Rd, Kitchen Cabinets
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