SUPPLIER SPOTLIGHT: VALLEY KITCHENS
Following on from our recent PGH Bricks supplier feature Bricks that have been around The Block, this time we’re delving into the room with the reputation as the one that ‘sells houses’ – the kitchen. We’ll reveal how our incredible supplier, Valley Kitchens, provide the perfect mix of substance, style and affordability to make your kitchen The Block worthy.
First up, let’s get to know Valley Kitchens
Valley Kitchens has been around for 36 years and we’ve been fortunate to have had a relationship with them for about 26 of them – that’s quite some time! Some of the main reasons for the longevity of our relationship is evident in the continued positive feedback we receive from customers, such as this recent one that features on the Valley Kitchens website:
“You don’t become an industry leader overnight. To become a leader, you have to work hard, you have to be good at what you do, you have to have insight into what is happening in your industry, you have to have a great team behind you and you have to be open to new concepts and new ideas – all reasons why I always enjoy the opportunity to work with Valley Kitchens.” – Wendy Green Director, Wow Factor Interior Design
In addition to ecstatic customers, Valley Kitchens also were the Winner of the 2016 HIA Hunter Region Kitchen up to $20,000 category and were also finalists in the 2016 HIA Hunter Region Kitchen $40,001 to $50,000 category, which is a testament to their ability to provide kitchen solutions that feature quality craftsmanship and boast the latest trends, materials and innovations. Keep an eye out for more Valley Kitchens success with the 2017 HIA award results to be announced in October this year – we have our fingers crossed for them!
Valley Kitchens is our ‘bench’ mark in quality
Kitchens are definitely one of the most design intense, feature rich rooms in any home. Whether it is open plan, galley, partially-alfresco or whatever your floor plan dictates, a kitchen requires many design decisions. Typical decisions include, pantry position and size, cabinetry configuration and what type of cabinetry to install, such as the cupboard door colour and finish, and of course handles. Then you have tapware, appliances, gas or electric cooktops, sinks, splashbacks, and finally the big one – the benchtop.
The reason why benchtop installations in our new home builds gets us so excited is that it has the opportunity to really make a statement, plus it completes one of the most used and loved rooms of the house. From years of successful home designs, one of our all-time most popular inclusions by Valley Kitchens is an engineered Quartz benchtop, such as Caesarstone, Essastone, Quantum Quartz or Silestone.
Engineered Quartz is a durable benchtop material, and while durability is high on the list of customer’s demands, it is their colour ranges and extensive finishes, including marble look options and imitation concrete, that make them such a winner for us (and our customers) – and even better, they are often cheaper and more durable than ordering the real thing.
To add to our love of Valley Kitchens’ benchtops, there is also a new material for customers to look out for:
“Neolith, a porcelain based product, which can take high temperatures and also be used outside. It is becoming more popular as designs are increasingly integrating the indoor and the outdoor living. Having one benchtop like Neolith that can run through both spaces creating a streamline look is definitely on trend. Wall cladding is also becoming increasingly popular within living spaces. Many products can be used for this including Neolith, Glass, Melamine and Engineered Quartz.” – Jacquie Lewinski, Valley Kitchens
The Block and your Valley Kitchens masterpiece
With The Block’s latest contestants recently revealed we’re sure the next series will include the usual drama and excitement, but what we are most excited about is seeing what inspirations, trends, and design-firsts resonate with our customers – and make their way into our finished custom home designs. As a reputable home builder we’re thrilled to offer inclusions from sought-after suppliers, and Valley Kitchens are your local award-winning kitchen experts, who pride themselves on offering top-quality, locally manufactured cabinetry, using sustainable materials and Australian made products where possible.
So whatever kitchen ideas you bring to the table, be it from The Block, Pinterest, or anywhere you draw inspiration from, Valley Kitchens’ designers and expert cabinet makers, along with our generous and innovative floorplans, will work with you to make your custom kitchen a reality.