Now that our kitchen renovation has been successfully completed (on budget and ahead of schedule!), we would like to thank you and your excellent team for transforming our original concept into a beautiful and highly functional kitchen. It suits our home, our personal taste and our needs very well indeed. From our first meeting, we felt that you were listening, understood our objectives, and could work within our budget to provide us with a practical design with maximum impact. Your advice on colours and finishes, as well as on technical matters, was informed by expert knowledge and was critical to the success of the project. Also, your clear explanations of the different choices available to us (many of them on display in your showroom) really helped us to refine our vision and priorities for the project, and gave us assurance in advance about the quality we could expect from Allstar Kitchens. We found every member of your team to be not only knowledgeable, efficient and reliable, but also friendly, courteous and patient with answering questions. Would you please pass on our sincere thanks to them all, but first and foremost to Tim, whose joinery skills and meticulous attention to detail were exemplary – he was a great asset to enterprise. And we must not forget the plumbing and electrical teams who were here at the beginning and back at the end of the project to ensure that all the services and appliances were connected exactly to specifications and good to go. Finally, our heartfelt thanks to you for developing the detailed design, and then coordinating the whole process with such close attention. We felt that you were always in command of every detail and always willing to go the extra mile to respond to a special request and to get the job completed as quickly as possible. And when we had one slight glitch, you were on it immediately with a great solution within the hour – who could ask for more?
We are absolutely delighted with our new kitchen, and look forward to working with you and your team in the future on a bathroom project. All the best, Jann and Michael (Eumundi)
Just a short note to say thank you so much for your work and advice on our kitchen renovation. We are very happy with the final result and have had many compliments on the modern look. We are extremely pleased with our finished kitchen renovation and will have no hesitation in recommending Allstar to others.
We can’t believe the transformation. Looks very cool. Much more modern, with a much better flow. The colours look great. I love all the led lighting under the cupboards. So excited. Thanks so much for all your help and efforts on our behalf. Much appreciated.”
When I finally decided to put my dream into reality the task seemed very daunting. From the moment I visited the Allstar showroom and met Kym I knew everything was under control. Through all stages Kym was patient and supportive, I ended up with a kitchen well designed and much admired.
Under mount sink with stone bench tops
Beautiful subway tile splashback Cocktail cabinet built into this kitchen
I cannot speak highly enough of Allstar Kitchens for giving me the fabulous kitchen I have always wanted.
From the moment I walked into the showroom the friendly service, guidance and support I received from Kym convinced me I was in the right place, and the whole experience from the design process to the installation was excellent. The trades were all very prompt and professional and I would highly recommend them. Thanks again Kym I couldn’t be happier with my new kitchen.
Laminate benchtops consist of layers of paper with a decorative overlay. Textured laminates are among the hardest-wearing and most affordable benchtop materials. High gloss laminate can easily scratch and is difficult to repair. New types of edges are available to give laminate benchtops are more modern profile and can provide an inexpensive and stylish solution.
The laminate industry has responded to the popularity of stone with an amazing range of photographically reproduced stone, woodgrains and designer laminates for the budget conscious client who wants the look of stone or timber, but whose budget only allows laminate.
There are many very good brands available, such as Laminex, Egger, Formica, Polytec and Wilsonart to name some of the better known.
Most of the best quality laminates are around 1mm thick, and have the capability of being “postformed” or rolled on the edge with a very tight radius which gives the benchtop a more modern square edge which is quite different from the rounded bull nose edge most associate with laminated benchtops. There are some limitations. Not all laminates can be rolled so square and this profile only works with benchtops with straight lines.
Another option to get a square profile is with use of ABS edging. The edging hides the dark line that typifies laminate benchtops and allows a benchtop to incorporate any shape. The range of edging colors has not yet really caught up with the range of laminates, but there are more than enough to satisfy most people.
Huge range of colours, textures, woodgrains and styles
Is installed with the cabinet – no waiting as with stone
Kitchen is operational at least 2 weeks faster
Can’t be so easily shaped
No fancy edge profiling
At risk of water damage
Can be scratched, stained marked more easily than stone.
Very difficult to remove scratches & stains.
Doesn’t help resale in the same way stone does.
Overall, when the budget is tight it’s a great choice and can give a good WOW factor without the WOW cost.
The first step to your new kitchen is careful design and planning with Allstar Kitchens in our showroom at Maroochydore which will help you with ideas, colours and designs. We follow this up with a free in-home consultation where we can advise you while you are developing your kitchen design. This allows us to look at your kitchen’s design and plans in the context of rest of your home and gives us a better understanding of your needs and lifestyle.
Step 2- Quote
Based on your design consultation with us, you will be presented with an obligation free quote for your new kitchen. This includes a plan that takes into account your design ideas and requirements, as well as meeting your budget. We recommend an appointment in the showroom to ensure you have a full understanding of the finishes and options in the quote so you can make an informed decision. An Allstar Kitchens quote is a full-cost quote for the entire project from manufacturing through to installation. It will also advise you of costs for potential upgrades to finishes as discussed through the consultation. This is all you will be charged for your kitchen unless you specify modifications during the process.
Step 3- Working drawings
Once you have finalised and approved the design and pricing, you can pay a deposit so we can schedule your job into our Sunshine based factory for manufacture. Once the deposit is paid, you will receive all finalised working drawings, designs and the specifications of your impending kitchen and cabinetry.
Step 4- Onsite measure and assessment
Measure twice, cut once. Your kitchen design will be double checked with an onsite measure and assessment to ensure that the manufacturing and installation process runs as smoothly as possible. The second progress payment is due at this step to allow for the ordering of the materials for manufacture of cabinetry.
Step 5- Manufacturing process
The careful planning and design process plus the extensive experience of the Allstar Kitchens team makes the manufacturing process quick and efficient. Your kitchen in manufactured right here on the Sunshine Coast under the watchful eye of the Allstar Kitchens team.
Step 6- Co-ordination with tradesman
To make the installation of your kitchen as quick and smooth as possible, the Allstar Kitchens team co-ordinates with the other tradesmen involved to take pressure and stress off of you. You can either use our recommended tradesmen or we are happy to work with your preferred tradesmen – simply provide their details as well as access to site at the right time, and you can sit back and watch your new kitchen come together right before your eyes. The third progress payment is due prior to installation.
Step 7- Installation
Allstar Kitchens take pride in being among the most efficient and cleanest installers of kitchens on the Sunshine Coast. More than 90% of standard kitchens cabinetry is installed in less than 2 days, including disconnection and pull out of the existing kitchen. Stone benchtops and splashbacks are installed after the cabinetry. Please see the Allstar Kitchens Renovation Guide for more information. The final payment is due at the completion of the full job.