SPACES TRANSFORMED: Kitchen / Dining / Living

Vanessa and Ross poured every cent they had into purchasing this Stanmore Bay cottage five years ago, and since having two boys they haven't been able to afford much needed alterations. Before the renovation, the living room, kitchen, office, laundry and dining room all occupied the one space, with a trestle table being erected each evening for the family meal. 

The HOMEmade team wanted to give the family a brand new, high-end kitchen, a space to share meals and a relaxed living area to enjoy. 

We demolished their existing kitchen and installed a brand new one featuring state-of-the-art Samsung appliances, and a breakfast bar which doubled as some much needed bench space. Melissa and Dion added a patterned tile splashback, the existing flooring was removed and replaced with an easy to install floating laminate floor, walls and ceilings were painted to give the whole area a lift, and the washing machine and fridge were moved to create flow. 

"I was so embarrassed by our house before, but now it's amazing - I couldn't be happier!" Vanessa. 

Want to see how we transformed their tired back deck? You can check it out here

Like what we've done? Here's the checklist...


Resene Black White - ceilings and trims

Resene Eighth Lemon Grass - walls 

Window treatments

Aluminum venetians from The Warehouse 

You can find all these products at The Warehouse

Livning Room: Light shades, bar stools, side table, artwork, cushions, rug, mirror

Kitchen: Jug, toaster, pots and pans, cupcake stand, oven mits, bowls, jars, trays, lanterns, teapot and mugs, candles, clock

Kitchen Appliances

Samsung Waterwall Dishwasher - 15 place settings

Samsung Dual Cook Electric Oven 800mm

Samsung Chef Collection Induction Cooktop


Laminate floors from Project Floors


Moonline Black & White tiles from Tile Space