RESIDENTIAL:Kitchens, TV/Wall Units, Walk in Robes, Studies, Bathrooms, Laundries & Bars
The range of materials on offer include all major species of natural timbers, sleek laminates, vacuum-sealed doors – with an endless amount of polyurethane colours, and– hand painted finishes.
All cabinets are made-to-measure and are constructed exclusively of solid, 16mm-thick moisture-resistant board. The interiors are fully laminated and, unlike other companies, our drawers run on steel track roller bearings with safety stops; from Blum Systems. We're also known for space saving, we have a variety of clever storage ideas that can be incorporated into our kitchens. Choose cabinets with kick plate drawers, pot drawers, rollout shelves, lift-up and slide-away doors that completely disappear, plus many more.Here are some guidelines to assist our clients.
Kitchen Design Rules
1. Streamline Surfaces
Think smooth and seamless. Cupboards should reach the ceiling or run flush with a bulkhead, doing away with dust catching wasted space. Benchtops should be streamlined with few visible joins. Go for under-bench sinks that sit below the bench top so you can’t see the edges.2. Integrate Appliances
In a quest for open-plan bliss, appliances are making themselves scarce, hiding behind closed doors for a clean look that blends with the living area. For fridges, it’s a matter of fitting a door in the same material as the cupboards. Disguise your dishwasher with an integrated front panel.3. Get a Smart Splashback
Want to show off some flair with colour or texture? As the design focus of modern kitchens, the splashback is the best place to do it. Natural, clear glass splashbacks are still high in the style stakes, as are mosaics, or choose the same material as your bench top for a seamless look.4. Flaunt Benchtops
For a modern benchtops, choose natural textures like marble or matt granite. Stone composites, polished timber and poured concrete are also beautiful. Design-wise, it’s all about chunky slabs with deep edges. For a price-smart option, apply a thick edge to a thin slab.5. Opt for an island
A well-designed island bench is essential for entertaining. Fit with a sink, cooktop or chopping boards, so the cook can face family and guests. A benchtop overhang makes it comfortable for people to sit. Or if you prefer to keep mess out of sight, a raised edge will hide the lot.6. Clue up on colour
Create calm by choosing neutral colours. All-white, cream or pale grey are foolproof design classics. Dark tones make an impact, but can overwhelm small spaces, so use on the bottom row of cabinetry. Keep bursts of colour to feature spots, like splashbacks or the front panel of island benches.7. Choose the right layout
No matter what your style, budget or space, every kitchen layout should be designed around what experts call the ‘Golden Triangle’. This involves placing the main work areas – fridge, sink and oven/cooktop – close to each other, positioned at three sides of a triangle. Regardless of kitchen size, these activity zones should be no more than three metres apart, so you can move easily between them.8. Switch to clever lighting
Light up your kitchen with pendants or halogens, plus over-bench lights for brighter work spaces. For extra atmosphere while relaxing, fit ceiling lights with dimmers, or just leave on the over-bench lights.9. Look, no handles
Cupboard handles are best kept low key. Choose invisible angled ‘finger pulls’ cut into the top or side of the cupboards. Or, if you want handles, go for no-fuss designs in matt chrome or stainless steel.10. Maximise storage
Drawers maximise storage space, making it easy to access your kitchen’s darkest corners. Extra-deep options are perfect for pots and pans. Shallow, extra-wide varieties are great for storing cutlery.
COMMERCIAL / CORPORATE:
Protek Cabinets are experienced in Sales or Reception Counters, General Shopfitting, Work Stations & Office and Apartment fit outs Whether it's for your office, retail shop or restaurant, we can provide a fit-out and installation service for you, anywhere in Melbourne. We design and install custom cabinets for many commercial applications including
- Reception, office and medical counters
- Retail counters
- Bench tops for apartments
- Bars (backlit)
- Commercial kitchens
- Laboratory bench tops
- Dental surgeries
- Baby Change Units
- Health care and aged care facilities
Our number one priority is making sure you have no reason to not be happy, and we’ll invest the time and dollars to get it right. In fact, even though he’s always on top of things, our principal still has to ensure he makes daily inspections of the workshop. This is because he wants every job done like it’s for his own house! We are committed to providing you with not only a fixed price, but a very specific breakdown of what you can expect from your project, so you are never left wondering what you may miss out on, or what’s happening next.
Whenever there is a grey area on a project, our primary concern is ensuring you get the desired outcome, even if it costs Protek Cabinets time and money. If it’s a matter of cutting our costs at the expense of our client, we’re not interested because it defeats the purpose. Frankly, we will lose money on a job knowing that the goodwill and outcome will profit us in the long run.
Most importantly, we are genuinely interested in the projects we take on, and the “end result. For us, that’s beyond how happy you are at handover. For more than 25 years, we’ve been following up with our clients a year or more after handover. This is so we can measure the results and put to use what’s been learned, into each new project. Every new fitout benefits from the many other ones constructed and put in, over the years.
Protek Cabinets conduct their business, using the experience of the huge range of different situations and circumstances, that our fitouts have been designed to address