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Dream Doors Christchurch

New look kitchens: Dream Doors Christchurch

Dream Doors Christchurch can transform the hub of your home, providing a new look without the new kitchen price.


Dream Doors Christchurch


Owner Adrian Kay leads a dedicated team of four skilled tradesmen, specialising in kitchen renovation/remodelling. “Our kitchen facelifts are what sets us apart,” he says. “We retain the bones of the kitchen and replace the doors, drawer fronts and benchtops for a completely new look.”

The service will not only breathe new life into your kitchen and provide a stunning result with the perfect blend of aesthetics and functionality, but it also saves homeowners thousands of dollars. Using locally sourced materials, it’s also a more eco-friendly option, with as much of the existing kitchen re-used as possible.  Adrian established Dream Doors Christchurch six years ago. “I wanted to get involved in the rebuild, to help people get back on their feet and this was a small way to give back.”

The business offers a complete package and a bespoke service, guiding the customer through each stage of the process, from design to installation. Everything is taken care of – from arranging the electrician and plumber, to splashbacks and appliances.
A free upgrade to the latest melamine door technology – laser edging – is currently available, so now is a good time to create your dream kitchen. “Laser edging gives a much cleaner, crisper look. We have a full range of door styles and patterns, and benchtops for any budget and look you’re trying to achieve.”


Located in Wigram, phone 03 338 1081 or email for a free consultation


David Reid Homes

Raising the Standard: David Reid Homes

You have taken the plunge and decided to build your dream home. Naturally you want to have complete confidence in the right business capable of turning that dream into a reality. That’s why popular favourite David Reid Homes should be top of your list.


David Reid Homes


According to Sales and Design Consultant, Chloe Brewer, the national award-winning builder is constantly “raising the standard”. “Few building companies are able to consistently provide you with the same level of quality, innovative house design, and the personal service and expertise you need,” she says.

David Reid Homes knows every taste of living is different, therefore, every bespoke design is tailored to meet your requirements. “Whatever your budget, we will ensure you get the best quality materials and advice as we walk you through the build process step by step, from initial design, to build and finally, you moving in,” Chloe says. “We stand by our rock-solid guarantee. Whether you look at architectural designers, quantity surveyors and builders/engineers, you are dealing with professionals, who can build anywhere in Canterbury.”


David Reid Homes can bring your vision of home to life, as it has done for a generation of Cantabrians. For more information, visit or email “We are looking forward to meeting with you soon.”


Creating kitchen envy

Creating kitchen envy

As if receiving the highest number of awards in one season ever isn’t enough, Ingrid Geldof also flew home from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) awards ceremony carrying the inaugural award: Designer of the Year, sponsored by Laminex.


Creating kitchen envy


This new award requires designers to enter at least two projects, and the two projects with the highest marks are combined to find the Designer of the Year. Ingrid won this title for her entries Georgian Kitchen (featured on page 87) and the Akaroa Kitchen. Akaroa Kitchen was awarded Canterbury Kitchen of the Year sponsored by Artisan, and Kitchen $40-$60K sponsored by New Zealand Panels Group, bringing Ingrid’s total number of honours to an amazing nine, for 2018.

Ingrid describes Akaroa kitchen as contemporary in style and very slick. All designed without handles, the kitchen features bi-fold doors with touch-to-open technology, a forward-thinking element employed before it was readily available for bi-folds. “Things are moving fast in our industry,” Ingrid says. The kitchen enjoys divine views of Akaroa with sliding doors mirroring one-another on the West and East walls. The sunshine which inundates the room guided Ingrid’s choice of melamine rather than natural wood, which would have suffered from the flood of natural light.

Not only an award winner, this is one of Ingrid’s favourite ever kitchens. “I love the simplicity and its elegance, it is not symmetrical but it is balanced and it has exquisite fine detailing.” The back wall houses the oven and cooktop, fridge and freezer. Cabinetry is two-toned with an outer frame in dark brown melamine named ‘Oiled Legno’, surrounding ‘Prime Melamine Baroque’. Slipped between the two is a 50mm protruding, 12mm fine white Corian frame, with shark-nose edge. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before and the effect is stunning.

The white 12mm shark-nose Corian is also used to wrap the island: floating off the floor up the sides and forming the worktop, complete with integrated Corian duo twin sinks. The ‘frame’ and bench were created by Benchtop Solutions, who worked closely with Ingrid to ensure the shark-nose profile was perfect. Prime Melamine Baroque encloses the island front and back, and an informal solid dark stained timber dining table, with stainless steel legs completes the unit. The kitchen is beautifully subtle and refined, a result not always achieved in a contemporary kitchen.

Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery was presented with an opportunity to create not just a kitchen, but an entertainer’s dream, along with the other eye-catching joinery to complete the beautiful one-of-a-kind home. Ingrid and her clients required excellence, along with approachable friendly service, and that is exactly what was provided by the team at Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery.
The company’s precise workmanship, attention to detail, professionalism and a great relationship with Ingrid, enabled Modern Age Kitchens & Joinery to bring Ingrid and her clients’ vision to life. Owners Grant and Graham Woodham are grateful to have been a part of this journey and look forward to continuing to work closely with Ingrid in the future.



Modern Age Kitchens and Joinery
Ph: 03 365 1675


National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations

Stopped in their Tracks: National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations

Canterbury’s own Ingrid Geldof has made the province proud again by bringing home nine awards from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations (NKBA) awards presentation. Ever modest about her achievements, Ingrid quietly admits it is the highest number of awards ever won by a designer in a year.


National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations


You can see how her design for the ‘Georgian Bathroom’ stopped the judges in their tracks. The bath forms a focal point sited beneath two mullioned windows. It is approached via an avenue lined with twin vanities set against partition walls, which screen the shower on one side and the toilet on the other.

The bathroom is flooded with light, enhanced by the glossy large format marble-look porcelain tiles. The twin vanities are in dark stained solid oak, with Caesarstone bench tops. In the kitchen, the marble-look tiles cover the floor, while lighting is classic spotlights, under bench, and lit glass-fronted and shelved cupboards. The empire crystal chandelier is a dramatic focal point over the convivial dining space at the end of the 6.5m island.

Ingrid worked closely with co-designer Rachel Barnes on the intricate details, while Bridget Sullivan of Room Interiors worked with Ingrid on the home’s colour choices and drapes.
Advanced Joinery manufactured the joinery. They have worked with Ingrid for a number of years and, with Ingrid, achieved the NZ Manufacturer Craftsman Award. Director Greg Ayers says, “It is a pleasure to work with Ingrid, her plans are detailed and easy to use”.


National Kitchen and Bathroom Associations


Ingrid says Advanced Joinery has been amazing with the detailing required. “You can see the workmanship that has gone in and the award is well deserved.”
Greg says, “it’s a thrill for the team to receive this award for the detailed work they did”. Advanced Joinery has also won the Canterbury Region 2018 NZ Master Builders Heart of the Home Kitchen Award for another project with Ingrid.

The Georgian kitchen and bathroom brought home six awards plus the new award: NKBA Designer of the Year, earned for the two kitchens Ingrid entered; Canterbury Bathroom of the Year sponsored by Artisan Stone, Certified Designer Bathroom of the Year sponsored by The Kitchen Hub, Overall NKBA Bathroom of the Year, sponsored by St Michel, Classic Kitchen of the Year, sponsored by Schneider, Kitchen $80,000-$100,000 sponsored by Gaggenau, and the Manufacturer Craftmanship Award, sponsored by Burns and Ferrall, which Ingrid is proud to share with Advanced Joinery.



Vision Kitchens

Creative Kitchens: Vision Kitchens

These days, a kitchen is no longer just for cooking. While it’s one of the most functional rooms in a house, it can also be a very pleasant space to relax in. The expert team at Vision Kitchens believes a superior kitchen shares the personality of its owners and its aim is to help clients create a unique space they love.

Vision Kitchens
Today’s dream kitchens are all about embracing creativity

It has been said in the industry that today’s dream kitchens are all about personality — embracing creativity rather than adhering to any one formula or Pinterest board. This reflects why Vision Kitchens is happy for clients to visit the company showroom and explore all the latest kitchen products.
Many of the company’s projects have been completed in Christchurch, Queenstown and across the South Island, including the kitchens for two national award-winning homes in 2017. Unsure of what kind of kitchen you want? No problem. The creative and professional sales team can provide endless inspiration – from traditional to modern, residential or commercial. Alternatively, clients can choose from the stunning range of award-winning kitchen designs.

Visit the friendly team at Vision Kitchens, for an enjoyable, hassle-free process. The business is located on 16 Edmonton Road, Hornby South, phone 03 344 2566 or visit Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and Saturday by appointment.