How to choose the right kitchen sink for your home

From food preparation to cleaning up, the kitchen sink is truly essential in every step of the kitchen workflow. As one of the busiest spots in the kitchen, this feature has to be durable and functional to handle daily chores.  While every kitchen sink has its own function and unique qualities, the best fit will… Read more »

5 Kitchen Preparation Steps for the Holiday Season

Kitchen preparation is one of the most exciting and stressful (if you’re not prepared!) experiences for every homeowner, and with the holidays coming in less than two months, our excitement chills will never fail to set in.  If you are as excited as we are, you might want to check out our list of kitchen… Read more »

Choosing the Right Kitchen Island Design for Your Home

What is a Kitchen Island  A functional kitchen island design is a great addition to every home. It can serve many purposes to improve the kitchen’s functionality and efficiency, such as providing an additional workspace to give you a clutter-free kitchen or serving as an additional room for specialised storage solutions, dining, and entertainment.  … Read more »

Why You Should Laminate Your Kitchen

Laminate is one of the top picks of kitchen owners to enhance the functionality and overall aesthetics of their kitchen. This type of finish has a variety of colours and textures to choose from to match the design of your space, but most importantly, laminates can withstand everyday activities in the kitchen.   To help… Read more »

Must try colour trends for your kitchen!

Choosing the perfect kitchen colours can either make or break a total kitchen renovation. Not only does it define your overall aesthetic, but it also creates a more engaging place for your next cooking session and adds warmth to your family bonding moment.   If you are looking for some inspiration for your kitchen, check out… Read more »

Choosing a Kitchen Cabinet – A Step-by-Step Guide

The kitchen cabinet serves a big role in decluttering spaces—transforming your home to be more beautiful and functional. But the common challenge is that every house is built differently in terms of space and aesthetics. So, bringing in every storage idea to upgrade your space might just confuse you in the end. In this blog,… Read more »

Now Hiring – Cabinetmaker

Direct Kitchens Company began in 1985. During this time, we have become a leader in providing custom-made high-end Kitchens all over Melbourne. We are growing as a company and require a qualified and experienced cabinet maker. This is a full-time position with an immediate start. Applicant must be self-motivated, have good communication skills and work… Read more »

How to Avoid Pitfalls When Renovating Your Dream Kitchen Space.

In every home where everyone is hustling and bustling, there’s one special space that brings the family together: the kitchen. For years, this area has been referred to as the hearth of every household, as it provides a supportive environment where everyone can experience a warm bond and create fresh memories to share.    Now you’re… Read more »

Now Hiring – Kitchen Designer

Direct Kitchens is growing! We are now hiring an experienced Kitchen Designer with flair to join our team. Must have a solid sales background with a good closing average. We supply qualified quality leads and offer a generous commission on sales. We manufacture our own kitchens on site and offer our clients full project management. If you… Read more »

6 Steps to Planning Your Dream Kitchen Space

Have you ever visualised a kitchen design idea that seems to be perfect for you, but when you’re just about to start, it doesn’t seem like it could ever become a reality?  Sudden questions like “Do all these ideas work well together?” or “Can this space be functional?”  or “Is my budget enough to start… Read more »

Seeking a quality kitchen: custom made versus flat-pack

So, you’ve gathered your kitchen design inspo and you’re ready to jump into the deep end of kitchen renovation. But what sort of kitchen are you going to choose? When it comes to looking at a custom Australian made kitchen as opposed to an imported flat-pack version, the quality, durability, and longevity can vary greatly. … Read more »

Finding kitchen design ideas & inspiration

Daydreaming the kitchen you have into the kitchen you want can be a lovely – and time-consuming! – pastime. There are now countless ways to scroll for kitchen inspiration and to visualise your kitchen design thoughts and ideas. But when it comes to making your dream kitchen a reality, presenting your kitchen designer with 16… Read more »

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Help us help you – knowing your kitchen renovation price range

A kitchen renovation is an investment. An investment in your family. An investment in your future. And, yes, a financial investment. And it can be confronting when a kitchen designer wants to know your kitchen renovation price range early in the design conversation. We are asking, however, for very specific reasons. And those reasons collectively… Read more »

We design kitchens to suit your lifestyle – and it’s our birthday!

Direct Kitchens – Melbourne’s custom kitchen renovation and design experts – have been designing beautiful bespoke kitchens for 38 years now. It’s our birthday, and we’re excited to celebrate! We’re excited to look back, to chart our growth and company milestones, and we’re excited to look forward to the future of kitchen design in Melbourne… Read more »

Choosing a timeless colour scheme for your dream kitchen

  The combination of possibilities is infinite when deciding on your kitchen’s colour scheme. Even harder yet is choosing a kitchen colour scheme that will stand the test of time in your home. Leaving you without wanting to redesign it every few years.    Kitchen colour scheme choices  There are lots of features within the… Read more »

The Top Kitchen Trends in Australia for 2023

  Designing your new kitchen is no small feat. It’s the place where you start your day with your morning coffee and end it with family, friends and good food. So we don’t need to tell you how important getting the design and renovation of your kitchen right is. But where to even begin with… Read more »

Why Kitchen Cabinets Should Be #1 In Your Custom Made Kitchen

  Choosing the right kitchen cabinetry is like choosing the perfect dress. You may want something classic that you can accessorise, or you may perfect to have your dress or kitchen cabinets be the showstopper! Whatever you choose you need to remember like a beautiful dress your kitchen cabinets are the foundation of your space…. Read more »

1st Year Apprentice Cabinet Maker

1st Year Apprentice Cabinet Maker Bayswater VIC 3153 Direct Kitchens Company began in 1985; during this time, we have become a leader in providing Custom Made High-End Kitchens all over Melbourne. Direct Kitchens is continuing to grow & we are looking for an Apprentice Cabinet Maker to join our team in Bayswater, Victoria We are… Read more »

The complete guide to kitchen benchtops

  When selecting your new kitchen or bathroom benchtops, there are a few options to consider, such as Caesarstone, Granite, Quartzite, Dekton and Laminex. Each material offers different advantages and disadvantages that should be considered when selecting the right countertop for your needs. Caesarstone Caesarstone is a popular choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops due… Read more »

Must-haves for your Hamptons style kitchen renovation

Timeless, elegant, crisp – these are words you typically associate with a Hamptons style kitchen. Drawing its name from an area in New York City, well known for affluent homes, a Hamptons style kitchen is often luxurious and impressive as it embraces a timeless design. When considering a Hamptons style kitchen, there are a few… Read more »

Kitchen Renovations Melbourne – Things to consider before you start

Choosing the right kitchen cabinets for your kitchen renovation is a huge decision. Without a doubt, your kitchen cabinetry determines your aesthetic, so choosing the right cabinets is critical. Custom kitchen renovations in Melbourne Renovating your kitchen is a smart investment in adding value to your property. A survey by found 80% of people… Read more »

Which popular kitchen layout works best for your Melbourne home?

A good Melbourne kitchen designer always focuses on both functionality and aesthetics. So whether your space is small or large, a clever kitchen layout will ensure you get the most out of the area.    Most popular kitchen layouts While your home’s floor plan may dictate your kitchen’s layout, the most popular kitchen layouts can… Read more »

Clever kitchen features you must have in your Melbourne home

Clever kitchen features you must have in your Melbourne home As one of Melbourne’s premier custom kitchen designers for over 30 years, we’ve seen many kitchen trends come and go. However, some kitchen features have stood the test of time, making them worthwhile additions to your home.  Custom kitchen pantry  Custom kitchen pantries provide a… Read more »

Kitchen Tiles! Bathroom Tiles! Laundry Tiles!

In Kitchen Renovation, tiled Splashbacks have had the biggest comeback since the 60`s. Coloured and white Kitchen Cabinetry (two toned) with plain tiled Splashbacks or Glass splashbacks have been the preferred trend in the last few years adding some pizazz to an otherwise white kitchen style. We've now seen a definite shift with some terrific... Read more »

Lifestyle Kitchen Renovation

The perfect start point for beginning your home renovations is in the kitchen. Your kitchen is the centrepiece of the home. It is also the space where you will spend the majority of your time in, so having a beautiful kitchen is paramount. It also makes it easier to create a similar feel and style... Read more »

Why choose an Australian made custom kitchen?

If you are just starting the process of a Kitchen renovation in the near future, one of the first decisions is whether to choose an Australian made Custom Kitchen or a flat packed or modular type Kitchen. Firstly, I wanted to explain the difference between the two. A custom made kitchen means that your kitchen... Read more »

Your Kitchen Renovation and Covid19

Being in lockdown or working from home has sparked an increased interest in kitchen and home renovation. Cooking in a new kitchen and your kitchen being used so much more to whip up delectable meals, is definitely a plus at this time. This is when you realise that your kitchen appliances don’t really do the... Read more »

When is a kitchen facelift an option?

A kitchen renovation can change the mood of your home completely. Updating your existing kitchen by giving it a kitchen facelift is a way of renovating your kitchen faster as you are not starting from scratch. Providing the bones of your existing kitchen are good, you can replace doors, panels, bench tops and increase kitchen... Read more »

Best Kitchen Design Trends For 2019

Kitchen design at the start of 2019 was still focusing on the Scandi kitchen design and colours. Minimalistic white or grey Caesarstone bench tops, crisp white doors combined with light woodgrain to add a bit of interest to the space. Although this is still on trend, particularly with the clients wanting a modern clean look,... Read more »

Accessories In Your Kitchen Design

Kitchen design these days includes not only the outside appearance of your new kitchen. There are an abundance of kitchen accessories available, designed to improve both the functionality and look of the inside of your cabinetry too. Kitchen pantry solutions which make food organization a breeze. Pull- out oil and spices drawers installed next to... Read more »

How To Ruin A Beautiful Kitchen

We are always figuring out ways to save money. This is a good thing but when it comes to your new kitchen, cheap handles can spoil a beautiful kitchen design. If this is your forever home, invest in good quality kitchen handles. After all they are used day in day out and you want them... Read more »

Kitchen Range-hoods Can Be Beautiful

Designing a kitchen and incorporating a custom hood within the kitchen design can certainly add that wow factor you’ve been looking for in your new kitchen. From the simple, elegant, rangehood design to an elaborate Hood with crown moulding and shaped to suit, this understated functional kitchen appliance has now become an integral and necessary... Read more »

Beautiful Hamptons Kitchen Design – Part 2

  In order to achieve a stunning Hamptons Style Kitchen there are certain elements that need to be addressed. You should speak to your kitchen designer and make sure each of the following items are ticked off the list. Apart from the kitchen design aspect, there are also Fittings, Finishes, Appliances and Accessories to consider… Read more »

Beautiful Hamptons Kitchen Design

What is a Hamptons Kitchen Design and how do I achieve this look in my own New Kitchen Project? Why has the Hamptons Style Kitchen become so in demand and we are finding that there is a huge increase in our clients wanting a Hamptons Kitchen Design with all the bells and whistles? We all… Read more »

Kitchen Showroom Makeover In Bayswater

We are very excited to announce our Bayswater Kitchen Showroom has been totally renovated from top to bottom. There are 5 brand new state of the art Kitchen Displays showcasing the latest Kitchen trends. Each kitchen display is loaded with all the top quality kitchen accessories and space saving ideas that you can try out… Read more »

Kitchen Tiled Splashbacks

There has been a revolution in kitchen splash backs. After 33 years in the industry we have seen many kitchen trends come and go. Until recently kitchen glass splashbacks were all the rage but this time around the poor glass kitchen splashback manufacturers are experiencing a substantial downturn in orders. Kitchen tiles are back, in… Read more »

Custom Storage Ideas

Kitchens have come such a long way.  Our lifestyle now demands more comfort, ease and speed in the kitchen. As a result, there are many new kitchen storage ideas which have become available, Kitchen accessories and gadgetry to improve the use of your kitchen and make it a pleasure to work in. If your kitchen... Read more »

Modern Kitchens For Apartments

We are seeing Modern Kitchens in Melbourne taking on a whole new meaning. As we are moving towards a simpler lifestyle with smaller housing, Modern Kitchens are becoming more compact with many space saving kitchen accessories to accommodate the shift in kitchen space available. Kitchen designers have needed to rethink how to design kitchens to… Read more »

Kitchen Space Saving Ideas

When embarking upon a Kitchen Renovation, there are many things to consider in your Kitchen design phase. Over the last 10 years, Kitchen hardware companies have developed many space saving ideas and smart gadgetry for different areas of the kitchen workspace. German companies such as Blum & Hafele have lead the way in terms of… Read more »

The hearth of the home

It’s funny how everyone seems to gravitate to the kitchen. I’ve been thinking about this lately and decided to do my own investigation where this idea originally came from. Turns out it goes back a hell of a long way.. The kitchen was used for cooking and for warmth. The open fire, the combustion stove;… Read more »

Is a new Kitchen Renovation 123 Like in the Block?

I was watching The Block last Sunday night and thinking to myself how easy they make a Kitchen Renovation look, as if  there`s very little time between the start and finish and everything just magically happens in an instant. Unfortunately this is not reality, even though this show is  supposedly Reality TV. A Kitchen Renovation… Read more »

Calcatta Nuvo Released

Caesarstone & Calacatta Marble Benchtops. Caesarstone`s interpretation of natural Calacatta marble – Calacatta Nuvo™, brings wide, elegant, cascading, grey veins on a soft white base. In Kitchens , this large scale design  compliments both Modern Kitchens & French Provincial Kitchens. Calacatta Nuvo  Benchtops work beautifully with a  range of complimentary Kitchen materials including modern white… Read more »

Tomato Relish

  There’s nothing like this time of year to prepare and preserve your fruit and vegetables. Living in the Yarra Valley I am privileged to have easy access to organic tomatoes and so I organized a sauce making day with my daughter , my girlfriend, and her daughter. We had so much fun cooking in… Read more »


I came across this recipe- Chocolate, Beetroot, and Raspberry Brownies whilst looking for a dessert to make for my Gluten and Dairy intolerant daughter. It’s always a challenge to find something which is not only sugar free, dairy free, and gluten free, but also tastes delicious. My daughter and I decided to give it a… Read more »

I Want To Renovate My Kitchen… Where Do I Start?

I have found time and time again with people visiting our Kitchen Showrooms or enquiring about a Kitchen Renovation, that there has been a confusion about where to begin. In other words, there is such a bombardment of information, ideas and choices given via the Media that people can easily get overwhelmed by it all…. Read more »

I Want a Designer Kitchen

What is a Designer Kitchen? How does it differ? Why does a Custom Made Kitchen cost more than a flat packed Kitchen? These are some of  the questions we are asked on a daily basis from people wanting to have a Kitchen Renovation and not knowing where to start. A Designer Kitchen is Custom Designed…. Read more »

Thermo Mix – No. 1 Tool in Your New Kitchen

Thermomix is one of the most advanced kitchen appliances in the market today. It is a Kitchen appliance that unites the functions of over 10 Kitchen appliances into one compact unit. Thermomix can chop, beat, mix, emulsify, mill, kneed, blend, cook, stir, steam, weigh and melt. The ergonomic design of the Thermomix, ensures anyone of… Read more »

Choosing Kitchen Appliances Suitable For Your New Kitchen

A new Kitchen Renovation is one of the largest decisions and expenses you will make as a Home Owner. When deciding to invest in a new Kitchen one of the first things to consider is the Kitchen Style  that will suit your home and lifestyle. Once this has been established, then you can start shopping… Read more »


THE LARGEST KITCHEN, BATHROOM & FURNITURE SHOW IN THE WORLD Off to Milan we went for an exciting , jam packed, whirlwind four days of Kitchen and Bathroom Heaven!!! When we arrived day 1 there were people everywhere. It was incredible to get the concept that all these people had some connection with Kitchen Design,… Read more »

Custom Made Cabinetry For Your Kitchen

Have you been thinking about a Kitchen Renovation?

Wondering what`s so special about a Custom Made Kitchen as opposed to a Flat Pack Kitchen?
Ok, let me enlighten you.

Modern Kitchens, What Constitutes A Great Kitchen Design

The Modern Kitchen has become an iconic symbol of fashionable style. A good Kitchen designer should always focus on both functional performance and aesthetic impact. When deciding to incorporate a Modern Kitchen Design into your home, there are a multitude of options available these days. Gloss Cabinetry doors are available in laminate, vinyl wrap, and… Read more »

Kitchen Kicker Drawers

What is a kicker drawer and why have one  in your Kitchen? A Kitchen Kicker Drawer is a concept that has been around for some time but not given enough credit. This built in Kitchen Drawer can accommodate many uses and should be thought about when planning the design of your Kitchen Renovation. Underneath your… Read more »

Outdoor Kitchen

With summer finally arriving with a vengeance in Melbourne, an Out door Kitchen is definitely a great addition to your living space.
Depending on the layout of your home and backyard, the options are endless for the Outdoor Kitchen Design that will work for your Lifestyle.

Our fabulous review on WOMO!

Direct Kitchens just received an outstanding review from one of our new customers who hasn’t even had their kitchen installed yet! Please Read..  

Pantry Options For Your New Kitchen Design..

Are you aware of the many Kitchen Pantry design choices available to you these days?

As our lifestyles become busier, there is no time to fossick about in the Kitchen Pantry trying to locate that one food item you thought you had, or spending time and money repurchasing food items that are unbeknown to you hiding at the back of the Pantry.

A well designed Kitchen Pantry is one of the most important aspects of your new Kitchen.

There are many options available these days to provide you with a neat, organised and easy to use food storage area.

Introducing New Caesarstone Colours..

                  We are finding with  a huge increase of customers opting for Caesarstone Benchtops for their new Kitchen and Bathroom renovations, Caesarstone always stays  on top of the game. This time they have released 5 new colours. Direct Kitchens are delighted to offer you a wider selection of colours plus  some colours… Read more »

One of our latest custom made provincial kitchens


Winner – ABQA – Excellence in Customer Service

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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website! We decided that it`s time to really show you what we are made of! There are some sensational Kitchen photos of work we have done for you to enjoy on our home page and our Kitchen gallery.