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FAQs2021-09-06T15:08:54+10:00
How long does the average kitchen renovation take?2023-02-01T10:41:32+11:00

Every kitchen is different, but we suggest that customers allow at least 6-8 weeks from start to finish for a kitchen from the Designer kitchen range. A kitchen from the Xpress kitchen range will arrive around 10 days after final payment, ready for you to assemble.

How soon can I have a kitchen designer visit me?2023-02-01T10:40:58+11:00

In most cases we can have a professional consultant in your home by the next business day.

I’ve paid the deposit on my kitchen and have changed my mind and want to cancel. Can I get my money back?2018-03-09T17:00:42+11:00

There is a 5-day cooling off period. Beyond this period, you have entered into a legal contract which states Kinsman Kitchens is entitled to retain all reasonable costs and expected margin that would be derived from the job should it have proceeded to completion, subject to the non-excludable guarantees and warranties under Australian Consumer Law. The placement of a kitchen order generates significant work including the creation of original designs, check measuring, CAD drawings, and client account management.

What does my warranty cover?2018-02-16T09:32:43+11:00

Please refer to www.kinsman.com.au/quality-guarantee for details.

Does Kinsman carry out the installation of my kitchen?2018-02-16T09:33:21+11:00

Kinsman operates a design and supply-only business. We can provide you with the names of licensed tradespeople in your area who can assist you to install your kitchen. Any information we provide you should not be regarded as a recommendation and is for information purposes only. You should make your own enquiries and determination as to the tradespeople you ultimately engage to install your kitchen.

Can we install the kitchen ourselves?2018-05-15T14:27:23+10:00

Kinsman is a design and supply-only business. We offer a flat pack solution with the Xpress Range, which is a quality kitchen that arrives ready to assemble. However, for our Designer kitchen range, we strongly recommend you using tradespeople who are fully licensed and who have lots of experience in installing kitchens. Talk to your proposed tradespeople before you engage them and ask them to provide references and examples of their recent work.

Can you remove our existing kitchen?2023-02-01T10:38:28+11:00

Yes, for a fee, the site checker can arrange for your existing kitchen to be removed and disposed of.

Do you do flat pack kitchens?2018-05-15T14:23:49+10:00

For those able to install themselves, we provide a range of quality, ready to assemble kitchens that represent outstanding value: the Xpress Range. Learn more about the Xpress Range here.

Our Designer kitchen range is Australian made and manufactured locally. These kitchens are delivered as complete units fully assembled, ready for installation.

Do you replace or sell single units (eg. a pantry, handles, benchtops)?2023-02-01T10:40:25+11:00

We specialise in the sale of complete kitchens but previous customers may add some of our inclusions to their kitchen.

How do I look after my kitchen (in terms of cleaning and maintenance)?2018-02-16T09:36:05+11:00

On completion we provide you with a brochure with tips on maintaining and enjoying your new kitchen.

What should I do if I have a compliment or complaint?2018-03-06T14:55:34+11:00

Log in to My Kitchens online portal with your customer credentials and submit your feedback or call our Customer Service team on 1300 764 737 and quote your job number. 

What are some popular colour palettes to incorporate into your new Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:58+11:00

Similar to kitchen trends, some popular Home Office colour palettes we are seeing at the moment celebrate the Hamptons, Modern and Scandi styles. We love to mirror or complement the existing cabinetry and tops that you already have in your home so as to create a cohesive look.

If you love a Hamptons style then a classic combination of Somersby Shaker-profile doors matched with a marble-look desktop works a treat. Alternatively if a modern and moody palette is more to your taste, you might like to consider darker-toned doors, integrated handles and a cool concrete or matte black desktop. There are plenty of options to pick from in the Kinsman range!

Is lighting important in a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:46+11:00

Yes! A well-planned lighting scheme will improve your productivity in your work space. Depending on your home office layout, LED downlights or Strip LED lighting within the cabinetry or a combination of both, are great options.

What is something that is sometimes overlooked when designing a Home Office?2023-02-02T11:35:57+11:00

It can be easy to overlook small details that are actually very important in the functionality of your home office/study. Our designers will work with you to work out best placement of essentials such as power points, cable access, as well as space for printers and internet modems.

What are 3 essentials for a functional Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:33+11:00

Our top 3 essentials are:
1. Ample storage. Smart storage is king! We love to use a combination of solutions such as drawers, cupboards and open shelving to ensure you have everything where you need it.
2. Tactile surfaces. Beautiful and stylish finishes and textures for your Kinsman doors and desktops aids creativity and ensures that your home office is a place you love spending lots of time in.
3. A functional & practical layout: It’s the small details that can make or break the functionality of a home office. Give careful consideration to details such as the placement of power points.

How do you create a stylish & functional Home Office in a small space?2021-01-13T13:51:27+11:00

Short on space? Don’t worry! There are still plenty of great options to create your perfect Kinsman Home Office. Our designers will look to create a Home Office that utilises all the space that you have available to you in a smart and stylish way!

A great option is for a desk area to be added to your new Hinged Kinsman Wardrobe or as flowing joinery such as a benchtop from your robe to form a desk. You can also look to create an office/study zone in an existing part of your home, such as guest bedroom, lounge room – you can even add a stylish slimline desktop in your hallway!

What height should a desk be at?2021-01-13T13:51:22+11:00

Typically the height of a desk should be around 720-750mm for a comfortable place to work.

What is the minimum size for a desk?2021-01-13T13:51:16+11:00

If space is tight, then its best to create a simple desk area where you can use a laptop, which means that your desktop should be no less than 450mm deep with 300mm leg room/depth underneath.

Where should a desk go in a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:09+11:00

Most of our joinery is suitable for built-in solutions, between wardrobes / nib walls, or built around your room dimensions. However you can also opt for a freestanding office desk, centred to the room with space to walk around (for this layout you will need to be conscious about factors such as power access).

Most of our joinery allows for your Kinsman wardrobe design to flow effortlessly into a study nook or home office space.

How much space do I need for a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:03+11:00

As above this will very much depends on how you plan on using the space and what your exact requirements are.

If you’re simply looking for somewhere handy to sit at your laptop a 600mm deep space with open shelving works really well, however, if you need more storage have a few screens and/or have equipment such as printers and the like then you will require a larger space (with smart storage solutions of course).

How do I set up a Home Office?2023-02-02T11:34:45+11:00

Planning, Planning, Planning! Make sure to design around all your office needs, allocating space for any equipment such as printers, as well as all-important storage. Our experienced designers will work with you to create the perfect Home Office that meets all your needs! You can book an in-home appointment or one of our Virtual consults where your designer will video-call you to help you get your Home Office journey started!

What is a good size for a Home Office?2023-02-02T11:34:28+11:00

This really depends on a number of factors. Considerations such as how many people will work in the space, whether multiple desks are required, what needs to be stored in the space, will there be large office equipment such as printers that will need to be accommodated in the room, will all affect the space needed.

Ultimately, the answer is that we will create a Home Office or Study Zone that is both comfortable and functional with sufficient storage within the space you have available.

Where should I put my home office?2023-02-02T11:34:11+11:00

Most of our joinery is suitable for built-in solutions, between wardrobes/nib walls, or built around your room dimensions. However you can also opt for a freestanding office desk, centred to the room with space to walk around (for this layout you will need to be conscious about factors such as power access).

 

How do you make a home office in a small space?2023-02-02T11:34:01+11:00

If space is tight, then its best to create a simple desk area where you can use a laptop, which means that your desktop should be no less than 450mm deep with 300mm leg room/depth underneath. A great option is for a desk area to be added to your new Hinged Kinsman Wardrobe or Kitchen, a benchtop flowing from your cabinetry to form a desk. You can also look to create an office/study zone in an existing nook of your home, such as guest bedroom, lounge room – you can even add a stylish slimline desktop in your hallway!

 

What does a home office need?2023-02-02T11:33:44+11:00

Our top 3 must-haves in your home office are:

1. Ample storage. Smart storage is king! We love to use a combination of solutions such as drawers, cupboards and open shelving to ensure you have everything where you need it.
2. Tactile surfaces. Beautiful and stylish finishes and textures for your Kinsman doors and desktops aids creativity and ensures that your home office is a place you love spending lots of time in.
3. A functional & practical layout: It’s the small details that can make or break the functionality of a home office. Give careful consideration to details such as the placement of power points, cable access, internet modems, lighting and office equipment such as printers.

How do I make my home office look professional?2023-02-02T11:33:14+11:00

With ample cabinetry and benchtop combos to choose from, whether you prefer our Textured Fusion urban style or bright and warm Cali Cool style, there are many ways to ensure that your working area is looking sleek and stylish while serving you well, functionally. Let’s start with storage – a must-have when it comes to filing documents, books and office accessories. Consider minimalist styling for your work space; objects such as a potted plants, small vases and baskets are some ideas for keeping your work zone looking fresh while providing a functional purpose too. Last but not least, the importance of lighting is often overlooked, a well-planned lighting scheme will improve your productivity in your work space. Depending on your home office layout, LED downlights or Strip LED lighting within the cabinetry or a combination of both, are great options to make your work space shine.

How do I organise a home office?2023-02-02T11:32:48+11:00

We have a range of storage solutions to make your home office space work smarter and harder. A combination of shallow and deep draws and overhead shelving are useful when it comes to filing documents, storing books and office accessories. We offer stationary, keyboard and mouse trays which keep your workspace tidy when it’s not in use while cable outlets and power outlets keep your tech in check! Explore the full range with one of our expert designers at your free design appointment.

 

How do I design a home office layout?2023-02-02T11:17:46+11:00

It all depends on the space you’re working with. Whether you’re planning to have a dedicated room for an office, study zone or integrated study nook into your Kinsman Wardrobe or Kitchen, our experienced designers will work with you to create the perfect Home Office that meets all your needs. You can book an in-home appointment or one of our virtual consults where your designer will video-call you to help you get your Home Office journey started!

Who won Kitchen week on The Block 2020?2021-09-17T10:19:44+10:00

The winners of Kitchen week on The Block 2020 were Jade & Daniel.

They may have used their golden point to secure their win, but Jade and Daniel’s kitchen is more than worthy of the crown! Celebrating a natural and warm colour palette, the pair selected Camden Oyster Grey Matt cabinetryThin Flat Bar handles in Champagne and Caesarstone® Excava benchtops and splashbacks.

The kitchen has many beautiful focal points, in particular the centrepiece island bench, which acts as the perfect gathering space within the room and the entire home. A butler’s pantry offers generous storage and prep space, as well as additional appliances and 2020 Alumin Black Frame Shelves.
Have a look at The Block 2020 kitchens here.

Who won Kitchen week on The Block 2019?2021-09-17T10:10:07+10:00

The winners of Kitchen week on The Block 2019 were Deb & Andy.

Deb & Andy’s winning kitchen evokes a modern yet classic look that celebrates the New Classic design styles. This is reflected in the Shaker-look Somersby Classic White Matt cabinetry used throughout the space, paired with Chadstone Prime Oak Woodmatt doors, Brushed Gold Bar handles, Caesarstone benchtops in new colour Empira White, as well as Bosch and Siemens appliances.

Have a look at The Block 2019 kitchens here.

Who is the kitchen supplier on The Block?2021-09-17T10:22:14+10:00

Kinsman has been the proud supplier of kitchens, laundries and wardrobes on The Block for the past 2 years, providing contestants with the latest trends and products to make their dream spaces come true. Have a look at the past 2020 The Block kitchens, laundries and wardrobes and the 2019 The Block kitchens, laundries and wardrobes

No matter the choice, the decision is always Kinsman.

How much do the kitchens on The Block cost?2021-09-17T10:37:15+10:00

The cost of The Block Kitchens vary from year to year, depending on various factors such as the build of the house, the size of the space, the amount of cabinetry and so much more.  To find out the cost of your dream kitchen, you can book a virtual or at-home design appointment with one of our designers. Otherwise you can visit one of our Kinsman showrooms within selected The Good Guys across NSW, VIC, QLD and now even SA. We can bring your dream kitchen to life based on your specific needs and budget.  To book a free design appointment, click here

What is the Kinsman’s Room Planner?2022-02-22T14:50:16+11:00

The Kinsman’s Room Planner is an easy-to-use application to help you make better and more confident design decisions that are sure to work in your space. You can use it to see how different styles or finishes of cabinets will look in a room or to design an entire kitchen or wardrobe from scratch. Modify flooring and update the paint selection to create the most accurate representation of the space you wish to furnish. Kinsman’s Room Planner will help you to refine your ideas and ensure the fit of your design. 

Can I save my design and work on it later?2022-02-22T13:14:11+11:00

Yes. Projects can be saved, reopened, and worked on multiple times. Read more about how to Save Your Design.

How does the Room Planner work?2022-02-22T13:22:15+11:00

There are different options to start off your design journey. If you are a beginner with limited design experience we suggest you start from the ‘design-from-photo’ option which gives you the opportunity to choose from a number of pre-designed kitchen or wardrobe designs. You can add or tweak this design to suit your dimensions and your taste. For expert help you can also book a design appointment. 

Who is the Room Planner for?2022-02-22T14:41:15+11:00

The Room Planner is an application designed for anyone who wants to try his hand at designing a dream space, be it kitchen or wardrobe using the Cube Range. It is the start of the kitchen or wardrobe journey and will serve as an inspiration of what you can achieve in your space. For more inspo ideas, you can download our catalogue and you can also book in a design appointment with one of our expert designers. 

Why should I use the Room Planner?2022-02-22T15:04:55+11:00

The Room Planner is useful as inspiration tool to kick start your kitchen or wardrobe journey. It will help you think about the layout of your room and how you wish to allocate your space. The Room Planner will also give you an idea of what looks best in your current surroundings and also be a good stepping stone onto the next part of your kitchen and wardrobe journey. 

When is Black Friday?2022-11-21T11:14:36+11:00

The Black Friday for 2022 is on Friday, November 25. Each year Black Friday will fall on the last Friday of November and customers rush to find great deals online or in-store. With home renovation being on the forefront of people’s minds, it’s a great opportunity to have a chat with one of our experts designers and find out how much you can save on your dream kitchen, laundry, wardrobe or home office. 

How long do Black Friday sales last?2022-11-21T11:32:00+11:00

At Kinsman, The Black Friday Sale 2022 begins on 16 November and continues through to 27 November with a chance to sit your design appointment by the 12 Dec. That’s plenty of time to book and sit a free design appointment with one of our expert designers.

Is Black Friday Sale online only?2022-11-21T11:30:52+11:00

Make the most of the Kinsman Black Friday Sale by visiting us in store or online and booking your free design appointment to make the most of the Black Friday Sale. 

What is the Black Friday Sale on kitchens and wardrobes?2022-11-21T12:07:00+11:00

The Kinsman Black Friday Sale extends on our cabinetry range with 30% off kitchen cabinetry and 25% off wardrobe cabinetry. Enjoy our best offer yet for a limited time only! Hurry book your free design appointment.

What type of wardrobes does Kinsman manufacture?2023-02-01T15:38:40+11:00

Kinsman is proud to be Australian made and owned. We offer a a range of built-in wardrobes which can be delivered to your home as a ready-to-assemble
flat pack. With hundreds of configurations available, it’s easy to find the perfect combination to suit your space and lifestyle.

Why choose Kinsman wardrobes?2023-02-01T15:53:52+11:00

Kinsman is proud to be Australian made and owned. We stay ahead of the curve with the latest colours, designs, finishes and storage solutions. We are dedicated to creating contemporary spaces for all households and lifestyles.

I would love a Kinsman wardrobe. Where do I start?2023-02-02T11:15:57+11:00

We offer a free inspiration magazine-style catalogue that you can download here and browse through to understand what style you’re attracted to the most. You can also use our Kinsman Room Planner to design your dream wardrobe like a pro from the comfort of your home. Once you get an idea of what you like, we suggest booking an appointment with one of our experts to go through the design, materials, finishes, accessories, lighting and storage solutions. 

Does Kinsman carry out the installation of a laundry?2023-02-02T09:16:36+11:00

Kinsman operates a design and supply-only business. We can provide you with the names of licensed tradespeople in your area who can assist you to install your laundry. Any information we provide you should not be regarded as a recommendation and is for information purposes only. You should make your own enquiries and determination as to the tradespeople you ultimately engage to install your laundry.

How much space do I need for the laundry?2023-02-02T09:36:38+11:00

This will very much depending on how you plan on using the space and what your exact measurements and requirements are.

The modern laundry is a room re-imagined. No longer an overlooked nook or sorry-looking space void of style, it’s often now designed to be a place that’s pleasurable to work in –and it’s actually more functional and efficient than ever. Let the experts at Kinsman help you out to design the laundry you will love. 

Why choose Kinsman for my laundry?2023-02-02T09:52:19+11:00

Kinsman is proud to be Australian made and owned. We stay ahead of the curve with the latest colours, designs, finishes and storage solutions. We are dedicated to creating contemporary spaces for all households and lifestyles.

What is the standard thickness of Caesarstone benchtops for home kitchen use?2023-02-06T10:34:13+11:00

Caesarstone Quartz is offered in a standard 20mm thickness, clients have the option to increase to a 40mm+ edge.

What is the standard thickness for a waterfall edge benchtop in a modern kitchen design?2023-02-06T10:52:08+11:00

20mm creates a sleek, simple minimalist look while being cost effective. 40mm+ is for a more substantial look that works well for more of a traditional or luxe style.

What are the top most popular benchtops?2023-02-06T10:56:28+11:00

It depends the style you want to achieve in your kitchen. Some customers are looking for simple clean white tones while others want to imitate the look of concrete or Natural Marble. Some of our most popular colours are Organic White, Snow, Alpine Mist, Intense White and Frosty Carrina. Learn more about these colours by downloading our free catalogue.

What to look out for when choosing a benchtop for your kitchen?2023-02-06T11:07:56+11:00

Look for colour tones that work well with your joinery and edge details that compliment the look of your kitchen. Opt for pencil round or arris for simple edging. If you want a more edgy style go for a shark nose edge. For a traditional look go with a Lambs Tongue edge. Slab Size is another thing to consider so you can best determine where visible joins of the slabs will be. Sounds complicated? Our design experts can advice and help you choose the best options to suit your space. Book a free design appointment today

How do I organise a pantry?2023-02-07T11:44:51+11:00

The type of pantry you include in your home will largely depend on the size of your space you have to allocate to it, and at Kinsman, we have a range of options to suit- all of which ensure that your pantry will work hard and look great! Book an appointment with one of our expert designers to discuss.

What is a Butler’s Pantry?2023-02-07T11:46:18+11:00

Butler’s pantry or Butler’s kitchen is the ultimate in pantry design. A standalone room, it combines storage with elements of kitchen functionality- ranging from additional prep area, extra appliances such as ovens and dishwashers as well as a plethora of storage. It is a great option for those who love to cook and entertain, as it functions as a mini-kitchen – with the added bonus of being able to hide all the mess from guests!

Can I include a pantry even though I do not have much space?2023-02-07T11:49:46+11:00

Don’t despair if you don’t have the space for a Butler’s pantry, our range of walk-in, standalone and pull-out pantries are designed to maximise storage space, making organisation a breeze in your home. A walk-in and standalone pantries provide storage space for not only dry-goods but for small appliances too, and our wire pull-out pantries create optimal space utilisation in narrow cabinets within your main kitchen area.

How can I make a small pantry space bigger?2023-02-07T11:54:31+11:00

Maximise your pantry space by including open wall shelving instead of cupboards. This will give the illusion of a bigger space. Another tip is to use internal drawers for ease of use in hard to reach spaces which would have otherwise not been accessible. 

What goes in a butler’s pantry?2023-02-07T11:58:38+11:00

Depending on the space you have available, our designer will provide you with ideas on what you should include in a butler’s pantry. However we do suggest that if space permits you include the key cooking appliances such as oven, sink, fridge and benchtop space for food prep. This will allow you to entertain guests, whilst keeping all the mess hidden. 

What are some popular luxury kitchen design styles?2023-03-15T10:48:26+11:00

Luxury kitchen design styles can vary widely based on personal preferences and the overall aesthetic of your home. Some popular styles include:

Modern Kitchen: A modern luxury kitchen features sleek lines, minimalist design, and high-quality materials. Kinsman Kitchens’ modern designs often incorporate frameless cabinetry, clean lines, and a range of high-end materials for benchtops and designer lighting.

Traditional: Traditional luxury kitchens are characterized by ornate details, decorative moldings, and premium materials such as natural stone or solid wood. Kinsman Kitchens offers a range of traditional kitchen designs, including shaker-style cabinetry and elegant countertop options.

Farmhouse: A farmhouse luxury kitchen incorporates rustic elements such as natural wood, exposed beams, and stone or brick walls, with modern conveniences and design. Kinsman Kitchens’ farmhouse designs feature a combination of natural materials, elegant finishes, and functional layout.

Kinsman Kitchens can help you choose the luxury kitchen design style that is right for you, whether you prefer a classic, modern, rustic or a contemporary look. The design team can help you select high-quality materials and finishes, create custom features tailored to your specific needs and preferences, and bring your dream kitchen to life.

What are some eco-friendly options for luxury kitchen design?2023-03-15T11:05:44+11:00

Creating a luxury kitchen that is eco-friendly is a popular choice. Some options for an eco-friendly luxury kitchen design include:

Sustainable materials: Using sustainable materials for kitchen cabinetry, countertops, and flooring is a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Kinsman Kitchens offers a range of options for eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Energy-efficient appliances: Choosing energy-efficient appliances for your luxury kitchen can help reduce your energy consumption and save you money on your utility bills. Kinsman Kitchens offers a range of Energy Star-rated appliances, which meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines while still providing high-end performance.

Water-saving taps: Installing water-saving taps in your luxury kitchen can help conserve water and reduce your environmental impact. Kinsman Kitchens offers a range of water-saving tap options that are stylish and functional.

LED lighting: LED lighting is a highly energy-efficient and eco-friendly lighting option for luxury kitchens. LED lights use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and have a longer lifespan, reducing the need for frequent replacement. Kinsman Kitchens offers a range of LED lighting options, including strip lighting and recessed lighting. By choosing eco-friendly options for your luxury kitchen, you can reduce your environmental impact and enjoy a beautiful, functional, and sustainable space.

Kinsman Kitchens can help you select the best eco-friendly options to suit your personal taste, preferences and lifestyle.

What are the most popular kitchen layouts for modern homes?2023-03-23T11:42:48+11:00

The most popular kitchen layouts for modern homes include Straight Line or One Wall Kitchen, Straight Line with Island, Galley Kitchen, L-Shape Kitchen, and U-Shape Kitchen. Each layout is designed to maximize efficiency and style based on the available space and homeowner preferences.

Which kitchen layout is best suited for apartment living?2023-03-23T12:21:21+11:00

The Straight Line or One Wall Kitchen layout is best suited for apartment living, as it maximizes small spaces by placing key functions within easy reach.

How can I optimize a small galley kitchen?2023-03-23T12:39:36+11:00

To optimize a small galley kitchen, ensure ample natural light and airflow to prevent a dark and claustrophobic feeling. You can also consider opening up the space by replacing the second wall with a long island bench for a more modern and social layout.

What is the ideal kitchen layout for open-plan living and dining spaces?2023-03-23T12:41:05+11:00

The L-Shape Kitchen is a popular layout for open-plan living and dining spaces. It offers more floor space than a galley kitchen and can incorporate an island bench if there’s enough room.

How can I prevent a U-Shape Kitchen from looking bulky?2023-03-23T12:43:25+11:00

To prevent a U-Shape Kitchen from looking bulky, select lighter tones for upper cabinetry and consider fluted-glass doors to reflect light.