These clients were after a quality kitchen to suit the sustainable home they were building and to fit in with the natural surroundings and landscape in their Central Tilba block.

As a couple building their retirement house, they wanted a kitchen that would fulfill their needs for the duration of the time they live in the house, with the expectation that timeframe could be 20 years +.  With this in mind, the kitchen needed to have structural durability as well as design durability.

They came with an initial plan, which we altered it to suit their requirements to make it more practical and functional for their lifestyle.


The architect who designed the home, also designed part of the kitchen to be at an angle to the room, in keeping with the flow of the recycled timber floor that flows from the entrance of the house, down through the kitchen and to the outside.

The cabinetry has been built to flow through the room as if the walls weren’t there.  In addition to that, the bulkhead has been angled to work with the angle of the walls – the room is square but the units go through on an angle.  We worked with the builder to ensure the bulk head was correct.

The sink unit was custom made into the stainless steel bench to create a practical, durable and aesthetically pleasing sink/bench area.

The handles were custom designed and hand made out of bamboo and stainless steel.  The handle materials flowed from the kitchen design to bring all the design components together.

Bookshelves have been incorporated into the front of the kitchen to provide book storage in the dining/living room.  In addition to this, the added depth in the bench top allows plenty of room for rolling pastry or baking and with the appliance cupboard  for the mix master right at the bench, this space is very user friendly.


  • Natural strand bamboo
  • Coffee strand bamboo
  • Stainless steel.

Design, manufacture and coastal installation: Select Custom Joinery.

Photography: John Tucker Photography.

Received the “Craftsmanship” Award in the Master Builders and CBUS Awards 2013.