The Kitchen Design Centre for The Pyjama King
Monday, November 21, 2016
A top class kitchen renovation designed by Michael Simpson of The Kitchen Design Centre for "The Pyjama King" Peter Alexander & partner, Hair Stylist Tony Reynolds. An impeccable space, with a bright & open environment, fresh timber floors, complementing the focal piece, the kitchen island set in Caesarstone London Grey™, matched with crisp white cabinetry, soaring floor to ceiling sliding doors, leading onto outdoor alfresco area with 180 degree views of lush greenery.
"We knew we wanted the marble look... We would have loved to have used real marble, but the maintenance & care was a huge issue for us. With Caesarstone surfaces, we loved that we could get the same look as marble, without the maintenance and the obvious expensive pricetag for natural marble. So that's a Win, win! Caesarstone is so easy to clean & has the best colour range in 'marble-look' stone surfaces." - Tony Reynolds
This is a kitchen so pristine, you won't want to cook in it... However, this was not the case for Tony & Peter. Tony loves to cook - so it was a must for The Kitchen Design Centre to design a kitchen that fit their brief. Featured in Melbourne Kitchen & Bathroom Design magazine, Tony shared his honest thoughts on his must-have requirements for the new kitchen project and why he chose the The Kitchen Design Centre.
What inspired your kitchen makeover?
The kitchen we had was 25 years old and while it still looked good, it just wasn’t functional. I love to cook, so it was important to us to have an expert design it so it looked great and was a pleasure to cook in too.
What did you have in mind?
We entertain quite a bit, but pretty casually, so we wanted to have a really good open space to cook and eat in, as well as for people to be able to mingle.
And how does the kitchen feel now?
There is wonderful flow and plenty of storage so everything has its place. Mike (Michael Simpson, Co-Founder and Director at The Kitchen Design Centre), was just terrific at working through the design to make sure we had everything we needed, as well as introducing us to little touches that make life easier. We don’t know how we ever lived without Servo-Drive [a touch-opening system for cabinets and drawers]!
Why did you choose The Kitchen Design Centre for your kitchen?
I popped into the showroom one day and I was really impressed by the kitchens on display. But more than that, they were solutions-driven. We couldn’t renovate our kitchen until we resolved an issue with our floors, which I explained to a lovely lady in the showroom. Later that day, Mike rang me with a contact that could solve our flooring problem. Three days later, Mike and I began working on the kitchen renovation and the rest is history.
Did The Kitchen Design Centre assist with storage solutions or other design challenges?
Mike and I pulled everything out of every cupboard to see where and how it would be best stored. We troubleshot new issues as they arose, and Mike completely redesigned and rebuilt our laundry too. He did a remarkable job – every square inch of the space was utilised.
Were your expectations met in terms of time frames, design and quality?
Absolutely. So professional. Everyone on the team was amazing and easy to work with. And so diligent that all timelines were met. We couldn’t be happier.
Peter Alexander & Tony Reynolds Kitchen by The Kitchen Design Centre features:
Benchtops - Caesarstone London Grey™ 5000
Cabinetry - 2pac satin finish in Dulux - Wairakei Quarter
Drawer Runners - Blum with Servo-drive electronic opening