The decision to choose Cloudburst was influenced by Casey’s sister, Bonnie Hindmarsh of Three Birds Renovations, who had recently installed the surface in her new home. “We were checking out samples and we chose it as one we liked, but we weren’t sure about it in such a massive slab.” says Casey, “and then Bonnie said, ‘Oh, I’ve got it in my alfresco area’, so we went out there and had a look. I loved it. I love the texture; it’s almost like a salty acid wash kind of feel to it.”
The quality of the surfaces in the kitchen was a big drawcard for buyers when they put it on the market, says Casey.
“You can skimp on things and use just cheap materials and probably still do okay” he explains, “but we’re trying to create a name for ourselves as well and do good quality work, so we don’t want to do that.”
“People absolutely loved the kitchen in this house. It was really big too. We’re doing a lot in the inner city suburbs such as Balmain, so we don’t usually put stools in our space that the kids can be at or that kind of element, but this time we did and it was really nice.”
And, although it was purely a profit/investment project, Casey says they were all happy to see the home end up with a young family.
“The people that bought it were a young couple and they loved it” he says. “It felt like it was going to be appreciated. They were really nice people.”