Champion kitchens: Sydenham Joinery

A kitchen is the heart of a home, and the specialist team at Sydenham Joinery create award-winning kitchens with great heart. Turn the page to see what they can do for you.

High spec, and elegant kitchens are where Sydenham Joinery excels in design, production, and installation. This is evident in two recent wins in the 2023 Canterbury Master Joiners Joinery and Design Awards, and National Master Joiners Awards.

In the Canterbury competition, this beauty won the Best Kitchen $50,000 and above, and the Best Kitchen Design award. In the National race for joinery supremacy, the kitchen also won the prize for Best Kitchen Design.

Image: Sarah Rowlands

“Our clients’ intentions were to renovate and sell their home, but they love the refurbishment so much they have decided to stay,” says Sydenham Joinery Company Director Grant Weston.

Lighting is a central part of the design. Warm light washes from above and below the large wall of cabinetry, as the island light shines out from the very inside edge of the stone bench. “The client has since talked about how they enjoy an evening view of the city, the house lit only by the kitchen and fireplace lighting, a testament to how exceptional design can blend seamlessly with practicality.”

The main back wall of the kitchen stretches seven plus metres, constructed with sleek-looking Prime Black Matte Soft Touch.
A subtle feature of the wall is American White Oak Veneer, framing the darker cabinetry.

Proving that with an excellent design and production team, a kitchen can be both cost effective and a leader in its field, this design won the Canterbury and the national 2023 Master Joinery Award for Best Kitchen Under $30,000.
“After years of have a white-on-white kitchen that had become a little

tired, our clients requested an inviting, warm area as a hub for their home,” says Sydenham Joinery Company Director Grant Weston.
“We created a beautiful, bespoke kitchen island as a gathering point.” Stunning lighting washes down the grain-matched island back panel.

The warmth and depth of the timber melamine is highlighted as it contrasts beautifully with the 20mm Pure White Caesarstone benchtops.
This is turn highlights the beautiful Prime Black Matte Soft Touch negative details, and the stopped sharknose handles, which together emphasise the warmer aesthetic while providing a sleek functionality.

Image: Jamie Armstrong Photography

The angled kitchen back panel uses Bestwood’s Classic Walnut Timberland board. “With multiple different angles and mitres, it wasn’t the simplest construction. Our design intent was to elevate the look and use of what could have just been a simple stone overhang with waterfall ends,” says Grant.

The bar cabinet, shown left on the photo above, has a fresh new look that ties in with the kitchen. The lighting on the floating shelves matches the kitchen, and reflects into the Black Stopsal mirror, making it a true feature.

“The owners are thrilled with their new kitchen, from the project management to the design, down to the tidiness of our workers in their home.”


DJ Hewitt Builders

Daryl Hewitt of DJ Hewitt Builders is equally proud of the awards.

“We have been working together with Sydenham Joinery for more than five years, and these awards are well deserved,” he says.
“We all work together as a team involving a multiple of subtrades along with good project management.
This is essential when designing and building kitchens.

“Within our team, Tara Hewitt consults with our clients and meets with them to discuss their choice of product selections, from tapware, appliances and colour palette. This is an essential process in the clients obtaining their dream kitchen. Congratulations to Sydenham Joinery on their prestigious awards, and to everyone involved in the winning projects.”


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