The stories behind some of our projects. Read about the process, see before and after photos and read what our clients say.

Dingley House

Noreen and John engaged 16bays to update the family home. With the kids gone, they felt the home was past its best. This set off a cascade of events that resulted in not only a new kitchen, but new ensuite and powder room along with a family bathroom facelift. The house was freshly painted, new carpet put down and a contemporary floating bamboo floor replaced the tiles in the kitchen and family room.

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“We certainly didn’t know where to start, but you listened to our ideas, took the time to explain our options”

Noreen and John had not renovated before and as newbies were overwhelmed by the number of options available. Holger and Sue worked with Noreen and John to develop a kitchen design that worked best for them. The new design has the same configuration as previously, but Holger included features such as drawers and increased the bench space to improve its practicality and workability. Sue liaised and shopped with Noreen to simplify the choosing of appliance, tapware and tiles finishes.  As inexperienced renovators, it was important to them that 16bays could manage the whole project, dealing directly with other trades and contractors along the way.

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One of the main problems in the kitchen was lack of practical space, there was only one bank of drawers and corner cupboards were difficult to access. Holger suggested changing the pantry and moving the oven to increase bench space.

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“We weren’t sure about changing the pantry, but Holger assured us we would not lose storage. He was so right. I have more than enough storage and so much more bench space”

This design change allowed for the construction of a beverage area – a dedicated space to prepare hot and cold drinks alike. It houses the fridge, wine cooler and there is ample storage for cups, mugs and glasses. Located at the opening of the kitchen means all the family can access this area without interrupting any serious cooking happening in the main cooking hub.

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“All our friends comment on the beverage station. It frees up bench space in other parts of the kitchen and everything has a place. The timber detail in the cabinets was a stylish design surprise!”

The final result is a triumphant transformation that their family and friends can enjoy for many years to come.

“Thank you so much for your invaluable help in designing, building and project managing our renovation. We certainly didn’t know where to start, but you listened to our ideas, took the time to explain our options and gave us a fantastic kitchen, ensuite and powder room we enjoy every day. We are especially happy with your creative design ideas and product advice, the seamless organization of trades and your approachable and responsive manner. A brilliant result!” Noreen and John – Dingley

Key kitchen features

  • Benchtops - Caesarstone Ginger 40mm mitred edge
  • Doors and drawer fronts - Polytec Classic White 2 pack Matt
  • Splashback – Beaumont Devonshire white subway, randomly laid
  • Floor – Coffee Stonewood bamboo
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