Choosing the right builder for your kitchen, bathroom, and storage solutions can be a tough decision. After reading the testimonials from our previous clients, we're sure your decision will be easier.
DMB Kitchens is owned and operated by a local man to the Camden Haven. We should all be stepping into his office or calling his number before leading ourselves online or out of town. Keep our businessman alive. Our town needs more businesses with open doora creating a stronger future for our young adults stepping out into employment.
Brad built our kitchen in 2010 and did a awesome job so happy with the professional finish. We also used him to build our laundry last year and yet the same quality workmanship can't recommend this business enough if your looking for a professional and quality service.
Brad build our kitchen 2yrs ago we were so impressed with the workmanship, and customer service we received. Currently having our laundry cabinets made we are so happy with them that we Could not recommend anyone else.
Brad has just finished our new kitchen, we couldn't be happier with it. Not only were we happy with it but it had to reach his high standards as well. He has a keen eye for detail and insists on a perfect finish, is always approachable and listens to his customer. Definitely wouldn't hesitate recommending him or having him do more work in the future.
Thank you muchly Brad for our new kitchen it looks amazing. Thank you for taking the time to set it out to our needs, the vanities and wardrobes came up great too.
LOVE LOVE LOVE my new kitchen! Brad and Scott done a great job on our new design. Very professional, and love that all my needs and wants were met throughout the whole process from designing to installing. A kitchen is the focus point in every home and thanks to Brad we have a beauty.
20 years ago a bought my old house and had a dream to one day do a major renovation to the kitchen. It was always a vision that got put on the back burner. I'm ecstatic to announce that Brad & his team at DMB kitchens brought my visions & dreams to life and I couldn't be happier. The personal service & communication made my experience such a pleasant one. I would highly recommend DMB kitchens to anyone wanting to bring their visions & dreams to life. I give them more stars than the Milky Way.
After making the decision to renovate our entire kitchen we were hesitant as we had unpleasant experiences with other kitchen designers in the beginning measure and quoting stages. Then through word of mouth we approached DMB Kitchens and it was the best thing we did. Nothing was too much trouble and we were talked through the entire process and never left in the dark. Thank you Brad and team, our kitchen looks amazing and the way you treated me and my husband was very much appreciated. We will only recommend DMB Kitchens to our friends and family as the best business to deal with in our local area.
We have owned a construction business locally for the past 30 years. We engaged the services of DMB Kitchens over 6 years ago after being repeatedly disappointed with other local businesses. 6 years on numerous kitchens, vanities etc, our number one choice!
Brad built our kitchen in 2010 and did a awesome job. So happy with the professional finish. We also used him to build our laundry last year. Can't recommend this business enough if you are looking for a professional and quality service.
The Pied Piper Children's and Babywear Laurieton loves the shop fit-out that Brad designed and professional installed for them. We would highly recommend DMB Kitchens!
What is the difference between flat pack kitchens and custom-made cabinetry?
Flat pack kitchens come in pre-determined set measurements meaning they may or may not fit the particular space where you want to install your cabinetry. Unfortunately, many consumers are unaware that the majority of flat packs found in many big name retail shops here in Australia are made from inferior imported products. A great example of just how inferior they are is the imported particle board, which is made from an extremely high level of formaldehyde-a Class 1 carcinogen (cancer-causing agent).
The cabinetry is also commonly made from non-water resistant materials. In the event of a water leak in your kitchen, you may not be covered as the materials used for a wet area might not meet Australian standards. The hardware you will generally find is a poorly replicated Chinese version of the superior European hardware.
The custom cabinetry we use are Australian products manufactured right here in Australia, with the exception of our hardware, which is purchased from the superior European hardware supplier.
When we are designing your kitchen, we organise a face-to-face meet, plus a free measure and quote. Brad Lewis will handle any revised plans, questions and oversee the installation of your custom kitchen.
Our customers won't have to deal with third parties at all throughout the experience, which we believe sets us apart from our local competition and the cheap flat packs.
Do I need to arrange my own tradies, e.g. electricians and plumbers?
This is completely up to you. We can manage your entire project and renovations, or if you have your own trade contracts you would prefer to use, that's also no problem at all.
Do I need to arrange my own appliances, e.g. ovens and dishwashers?
Again, whether you organise your own appliances or not is completely up to you. We do have full access to all appliances available on the market. There is no extra charge for us to organise the appliances on your behalf due to our good rapport with local retailers. We generally purchase appliances at a lower cost.
What additional costs can be associated with purchasing a new kitchen?
We pride ourselves on giving our customers a detailed quotation which includes all trade services such as plumbers and electricians (unless a customer specifies otherwise). DMB Kitchens has no hidden costs, everything is explained and outlined to you in detail
What are the types of cabinetry and joinery you provide?
We provide a wide range of new and existing residential and commercial customised cabinetry and joinery services including kitchens, vanities, laundry home office, entertainment units, coffee tables, side tables, tall drawers, wardrobes, minibar units, large commercial bars, kitchenettes (granny flats & caravans), reception pods, concierge desks, outdoor bars, outdoor kitchens, cube storage, and the list goes on and on. Anything cabinetry and joinery you can imagine, we can create it, to suit your precise needs.
What is the difference between polyurethane, laminate & melamine kitchens?
It's a personal preference and very dependant upon what kind of look you would like to create. A lot of homeowners prefer polyurethane as it's a high end, seamless finished product, opposed to laminate or melamine, where there's a small seam line around the door frames.
Another option for our customers, which achieves a great look, is a blend of both polyurethane and laminate throughout your kitchen. By doing this, our customers can achieve both durability and a luxury finish.
Polyurethane kitchens are sleeker, achieving a very minimalistic look with shark nose (finger pull) handles. It also offers greater flexibility with colours, as you can have it made in any paint colour of choice, in a gloss or satin finish.
Laminex kitchens offer more in the way of textures and finishes, while still offering a large range of colours.
Which product is best for my benchtop, stone or laminate?
It's a personal preference and one that needs to suit your family's needs. Those who select a composite quartz-based stone prefer it over laminate as it's more scratch and wear resistant.
For those who like natural stone, granite is the preferable choice over marble due to its scratch and stain resistance. Some customers choose laminate for their kitchen because they feel the stone is too dense.
Part of our initial meet and greet at DMB Kitchens is to provide you with all the relevant facts about each product so you can be reassured you have the right product.
How long will it take for my kitchen to be ready for installation?
Port Macquarie and the surrounding suburbs are currently going through a building boom, meaning contractors are booked out for weeks to months in advance. With this in mind, from the point of sign-off, the lead time can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months (we will discuss this with you at initial point of contact).
Generally speaking, for laminate kitchens, we can produce and deliver in approximately 3 weeks from sign-off. For polyurethane kitchens, approximately 4-6 weeks from sign-off. For any kitchen with profile doors, it can take 4-6 weeks from sign-off.
If I have chosen a stone benchtop, how long will it take once the kitchen is installed to have the benchtop installed?
Our stonemasons will measure the completed new joinery once it has been installed. This ensures absolute accuracy for the installation of the new stone benchtops. It's a critical part of the renovation and we believe that with this method, there is no risk for error. Generally your stone will be installed within 2 weeks.
What extras can I add to my kitchen?
There's a wide variety of additional options we can apply to your kitchen design. This includes storage options such as pull-out bin systems, wire storage systems, wire slide out storage systems and integrated storage solution systems. Dependant on design, we can run you through all the different storage solutions available to you.
What is a splashback?
Splashbacks act as a barrier to the structural wall, making it much easier to clean oil, grease, splashes and incidentals that occur when cooking or preparing food. Splashbacks are found above stovetops and sinks, playing a decorative part in the kitchen. Many people automatically think tiles when it comes to splashbacks, however design wise, there are so many more options from glass window, mirror, tinted mirror, butterfly effect marble, exposed brick, timber (a layer of glass is placed over the timber for protection) and copper. In our showroom, we can go through the variety of options and colour palettes available to you.
What areas of the Mid North Coast do you service?
DMB Kitchens provides services as far south as Forster to as far north as Macksville and Nambucca Heads, and all areas in between. We are based in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. We can travel further upon request, but it will incur a travel charge depending on your location.
How do I clean my benchtop?
For all types of benchtop surfaces (Neolith, natural stone and engineered stone) generally a clean, damp cloth will do the trick. For more stubborn stains, use a few drops of non-bleach, non-abrasive, neutral PH stone cleaner (avaliable at most hardware retailers), or a small amount of mild liquid dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water.
For certain suppliers, e.g. Caesarstone, once you complete your online warranty, they will send you a complimentary cleaning product kit
Can I put a hot pot on my benchtop?
This is not recommended for natural stone, reconstituted stone or laminates as the sudden change in temperature can cause it to react and either stain (burn), fracture or crack.
Neolith, on the other hand, is 100% heatproof. You could take a hot pan out of the oven, put it directly on your Neolith benchtop and nothing will happen to it!
Do you have current licences to carry out works?
Contractor Licence: 240328C
HIA Member Licence: 888309