Johnson Bros Mitre 10 - Kitchen Design
How to Create the Perfect Kitchen for Your Home without the Designer Price Tag
By Jill Garland
My husband and I were excited recently to purchase our first home on the Northern Beaches. You know the type; red brick, circa 1970s complete with swirly wallpaper and shag pile carpet – a real renovator’s delight!
Removing the wallpaper and making the house more contemporary with sleek white walls was easy. Underneath the shag pile were pristine floorboards and installing down lights in favour of the out dated chandelier fittings gave the house a whole new look. We were regular visitors to Johnson Brothers Mitre 10, which was a one-stop-shop for all our hardware, timber, tools, fixings, plumbing and decorating products. The staff were always on hand to answer all our DIY questions and if they didn’t have what we wanted in stock were able to get it in for us.
Still we knew the majority of our renovation budget would go on a new kitchen but we simply didn’t have the $20,000 that it costs for your average designer kitchen. We needed a champagne kitchen on a beer budget and Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 came through with the goods again. Their Imagine™ Kitchens range gave us the freedom to create the kitchen that was perfect for us and our home, without the designer price tag. In fact Mitre 10 was able to provide us with all the information needed to plan, design, order and install our new kitchen.
Seven customised designs to choose from
There are seven customised kitchen designs to choose from but also the freedom to ‘mix and match’ to create your own design. There’s also a range of laminate and acrylic bench tops to suit all tastes and the range of Akril acrylic panels were an ideal solution for our kitchen splashback. We loved the easy-to-use online kitchen design tool, which showed us what our new kitchen could look like and also provided us with a quotation and a completed order formto take to Johnson Brothers Mona Vale store.We were able to complete our beautiful kitchen with functional finishes and quality detailing from smart, sensible storage to extendable towel rails. To complement our new Imagine Kitchen, we also had a stylish range of Milano stainless steel appliances to choose from. Exclusive to Mitre 10, the Milano range includes Italian made ovens, cooktops, range hoods and dishwashers. All Milano appliances come with a two year warranty.
Being a flat packed kitchen system, the Imagine™ Kitchens range is in stock nationwide and arrived into Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 in Mona Vale within 5 days from order. We ordered it one weekend and were able to install the next! All cabinets came with easy to follow assembly instructions and were assembled with just a screw driver and cordless drill. Mitre 10 were able to suggest qualified/licensed electricians and plumbers where the services needed to be disconnected and moved to suit the installation of the new kitchen.We opted to spend a little extra to get stone (or granite if you prefer) benchtops and once our kitchen was installed, a 3rd party stonemason conducted a site measure and cut templates to suit our layout. All up it took a little under two weeks for total turnaround and installation.The result is a truly individual kitchen to suit our home and lifestyle.
Johnson Brothers Mitre 10, a name synonymous on the Northern Beaches with offering quality products, great service, reliability and competitive pricing, has built a strong reputation for their service and expertise. In April 2011, they opened their brand new kitchen display showroom at 51 Bassett Street, Mona Vale. On display are quality kitchens, ELFA™ storage systems, appliances, handles, sinks and tap ware.