Dream Doors Kitchens is excited to announce that we have been invited to partner with a brand-new TV series coming soon to Foxtel, Selling In The City. As a chosen supplier and consultant, DDK is thrilled to be bringing our signature kitchen facelifts to the national stage.
For the past 10 years, DDK has been pioneering the kitchen facelift as an affordable way to remodel kitchens without a complete overhaul, and our involvement with Selling In The City takes this concept to small, inner-city dwellings. See the full details of what this exciting opportunity means for us below.
What is Selling In The City?
Selling In The City is part of the well-known Selling Houses brand. A millennial skewed program, Selling In The City features amazing designs and clever solutions for small spaces, showcasing the best ways to get the most out of a small, urban property. This new show focuses on the millions of urban-dwelling Australians who live in apartments, terraces and townhouses who want to renovate and transform their homes to sell or change up where they live.
Why is DDK involved?
Our amazing kitchen facelifts made us the perfect choice for the Selling In The City show, since we specialise in helping people into their brand new kitchens faster, and without needing to completely remove and replace their old kitchens.
“This is a significant moment for the Dream Doors Kitchens brand emerging in the Australian home renovation market. We were invited to collaborate because of our nationwide coverage, credibility, and standing. The Selling in The City producers and designers had confidence in our business model to deliver what they wanted,” said Dave Roberts, General Manager of DDK.
“It reflects the growing understanding of what we do and what an “amazing kitchen facelift” really is. The audience will get to see what a remarkable effect a facelift can have,” he said.
“We were thrilled to be involved with Selling In The City. The DDK team has been able to showcase our organisational, scheduling and customer relations skills, as well as our project coordination capabilities in a unique environment and within tight TV production timeframes.”
We want to acknowledge and thank our valued Nationally Approved Suppliers; Tesrol, Forbena Cabinets, Lincoln Sentry, Nover, Hafele and Uniquip Stonemasons who collaborated with us by contributing their world class products to this episode.
How DDK’s facelift refreshed an 1800s Marrickville kitchen
DDK’s first project on the show was a circa 1800s terrace house in Marrickville, NSW. The DDK team, led by Tien Stafidas from DDK St George & Sutherland Shire, and Illawarra & Southern Highlands worked closely with the show’s co-host and interior designer, Rosie Morley, to revamp the tired and outdated kitchen.
“Thank you so much Tien – you and DDK have made this all so easy”, Rosie said. “[We were in] such a safe pair of hands, and we knew from the instant we met you that we could trust and rely on DDK. The resulting kitchens were amazing!”
DDK’s brief was to maintain the history of the house with an ‘understated retro’ design across all areas of the home, including the kitchen. Here are some of the ways we used our kitchen facelift to help achieve this:
Maximised the layout with extra kitchen storage
While working hard to match the intricate details of the home’s original features, we also focused on additional ways to maximise the existing layout and increase storage by:
- Opening up the fridge cabinet space to reduce the cluttered feel and allow space for a modern-sized fridge.
- Installing open shelves for decoration and storage space above the breakfast bar for a more balanced look.
- Hiding the existing rangehood behind a cabinet to reduce visual clutter.
With increased storage options, the homeowner will enjoy a cleaner kitchen and a more efficient space, making day-to-day duties much easier.
Updated the benchtop, doors and panels
While the kitchen had been previously renovated, the style was outdated and tired-looking. With understated retro in mind, we selected the kitchen doors and handles with an elegant textured wood grain, from the new Tesrol EVOLA range in Robson Oak, and a stone benchtop with marble vein and earthy tones, from the new Smartstone Ibrido Silica range in Calacatta Oro. This helped us to link back to the character of the home with a material that featured beautiful wood knots throughout, injecting the entire kitchen with natural colours while simultaneously modernising the stone benchtop.
Kitchen door handles to match the era
It may seem minor, but the handles in a kitchen have quite an effect on the visual cohesion of the space. Handles that align with the style of the doors and drawers can bring a space to new heights, while a poor choice can bring down the whole look and feel of the room. For this project, Hafele’s Matt Bronze D handles, with slight rounded edges, were chosen by the Selling in the City designers to complement the wooden doors and panels while giving a subtle nod to a bygone era.
Inspiration for your own DDK kitchen facelift
DDK is truly honoured to be part of this next exciting instalment of the Selling Houses brand and we can’t wait for the Selling in the City episodes to launch from next Wednesday 2nd November. We’re looking forward to working on future projects together and bringing kitchen facelift inspiration to as many Australian households as possible.
Whether it’s for a fast-paced TV show or any of our day-to-day customers, we understand that our clients want to get into their new kitchens quickly. That’s why our methodology is based on speed, quality, and efficiency – so you can be in your new kitchen sooner.
So, if you’re ready to get started, contact the team at your local Dream Doors Kitchens for an obligation-free consultation to talk through your kitchen refresh goals.