8 May 2006
In 2004 we commenced major renovations to our home at 140 The Esplanade Sylvania. After researching and contacting many kitchen/cabinetry companies in the local area we chose John Hume of Shire Kitchens to design and manufacture our kitchen.
Although we had a clear idea of the look and feel of the kitchen we wanted to create (ceaserstone benches/ polyurethane doors / modern clean finishes and accessories) we had to take into consideration a number of obstacles due to the age of our home which other companies did not want to know about.
We found John’s skills and expertise invaluable in finding solutions for our problem areas, which enabled us to keep the functionality of the kitchen we wanted in conjunction with the design aesthetics we were creating for the rest of the house. John’s vast experience with the latest trends and products available, coupled with his understanding of the practicalities of what works in the day to day use of kitchens, was outstanding. His positive attitude and down to earth approach enabled us to always feel optimistic and confident about the project.
Since then, knowing the quality of his earlier work, we have engaged John to renovate 2 bathrooms (1 renovation / 1 new) with the latest design trends using custom built ceaserstone vanities, seamless shower screens with travertine / mosaic tiles. In addition to this, John also designed custom built “his and her” bedroom wardrobes with polyurethane finish. We are extremely pleased with the innovative design of all projects completed, and have received many comments about the quality of the finished products workmanship and overall aesthetics of the cabinetry.
While there is always a risk in recommending specialized services such as those offered by John and his team, we have been rewarded on several occasions by friends and family enjoying the same positive experience and fantastic fit outs.
We would have no reservation in recommending Shire Kitchens for any work, large scale or small.
Greg & Sharon Shelley
140 The Esplanade
Sylvania Heights NSW 2224