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Kitchens of envy: Oakleigh Fine Furniture


“Working with clients to help them realise their concept for a kitchen is extremely satisfying and rewarding.”

 

 

Richard Hutt of Oakleigh Fine Furniture has always been passionate about solid timber and creating fine furniture.

Some years ago he diversified into making kitchens using the full range of materials from timber to laminates, melamine, stone and painted finishes.

“People like working with us because we are a small firm and can give them that individual point of difference. We really listen to clients’ ideas, take them on board and turn them into reality.”

A Kristen Reid-designed kitchen, completed only a few weeks ago in a new home, is one of which Richard is especially proud.

“It’s a large kitchen, including a scullery and an island wide enough to accommodate several people dining – a true entertainers’ kitchen. The client was great to work with as she had a clear vision. It was up to Kristen Reid and us to make that vision into a practical and workable, yet attractive space.”

The kitchen is indeed stunning. It has a classic palette of charcoal, light grey, off white and chrome.

There is an industrial flavour with the huge metal pendants over the island.

The grey concrete-like engineered stone of the bench tops and the brick work of the splashback and range hood further contribute to this style.

Storage and food preparation space is abundant and the appliances are state of the art.

“It was a joy to see our client’s face when everything was finished.”


 

Bespoke Beauty


Providing a personalised service, the small team of talented craftsmen at Oakleigh Fine Furniture can bring your ideas to life by creating bespoke furniture from scratch.

 

Specialising in crafting custom-made solid timber furniture and joinery such as dining tables, entertainment units, floating shelves, bar units and beautiful solid timber benchtops.

The company can also design, build and install kitchens, wardrobes and washhouses.

Owner Richard Hutt has been in the industry his whole life, and set up Oakleigh Fine Furniture in New Brighton 15 years ago.

It quickly grew through word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business from many satisfied customers. Initially focused on supplying furniture for high-end retailers before branching out to sell direct to the public for the last decade, the company prides itself on the highest quality workmanship.

The team’s customer service is also exceptional, offering a home consultation service to ensure the new design fits in with the environment, décor and existing furniture.

“Whether the client knows exactly what they want, or just has an idea to start with and needs some inspiration, we work closely with them to ensure they’re thrilled with the end result,” says Richard.

“And because we are such a small team, they deal with me throughout the entire process, which provides more of a personal touch.”

Bespoke American oak furniture is a popular request and the team can also create pieces from other sources of timber and materials.

“We are very flexible in what we do – basically, anything you need, we can make it.”

For more information, phone 03 382 0677 or visit www.oakleighfinefurniture.co.nz.