Lee Hardcastle


Services Provided
Design, construction, project management, colour selection, product advice, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, interior design, consultancy.

Areas Served
Worldwide

Business Description
Simplistic, luxurious & stylish designs accompanied by quality manufacturing, expect nothing less from Multi-award winning designer Lee Hardcastle. His trade background, coupled with a passion for design, drives him to constantly strive for originality and perfection in highlighting the potential of your space. Through his Worldwide Design Service, Lee utilises proven design techniques, while presenting realistic, expert advice to obtain the ultimate results for you. Lee was the 2010 KBDi 'National Kitchen Designer of the Year' and HIA 2011 'Bathroom Designer Of The Year'. Lee attends many worldwide trade events to keep his knowledge sharp, so that every design, either for one area or an entire home, reflects of his enthusiasm for practicality along with a desire to introduce new trends, ensuring you won't be disappointed.
Location:
Capalaba, QLD AU 
Contact:
Lee Hardcastle 
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Address:
2/31 Veronica Street
Capalaba, Queensland 4160
Australia 
Fax:
+61 7 3390 3266 
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Kitchen Layouts Laid Out: The Galley Kitchen

A galley kitchen is long and narrow, but its clever configuration means that it's a highly functional space in which to cook and entertain Full Story
   Comment   August 23, 2014
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raebbae
8 years ago I bought an existing house with my first galley kitchen. The kitchen concept was great, as I seriously dislike corner cupboards. I have since replaced the kitchen with a new and better version of the old one. The old one was full of doors, the new is all draws except for the overhead cupboards. The main problem with the old kitchen was the width between the benches, at just under 1000mm, which meant the open doors of the fridge or dish washer were difficult to move around. The new kitchen island is 1150mm between benches, and it makes all the difference with more than one person in the kitchen. In the old kitchen, power to the dishwasher in the island section came down from the ceiling through a narrow full width wall section at one end, which became a large visual block to the open plan area. The new kitchen used the same basic layout for appliances to minimise costs. The floor changed from vinyl to tiles so we took this opportunity to create a narrow trench in the slab floor to carry the electrical cable in conduit to the island bench, before the new tiles went down. By moving the small pantry to the adjoining alcove in the dining area, we now have a lovely 770mm either side of the hot plates in the recess between the oven and fridge in lieu of the 500mm on one side and none on the other, (I think a hot plate jammed up against a side wall is now illegal), it was definitely uncomfortable for cooking. The island bench increased in width from 700mm to 900mm which allowed for a decent overhang for the centre breakfast bar and overhang at both ends for addition breakfast bars. The new 900mm wide pantry has a double electrical outlet and a tv jack from it's previous use as a tv cabinet space, which is handy for electrical appliances. Note the great IKEA trivets either side of the hotplates, they protect the laminate and provide a quick put down spot for hot items to cool. Thanks.
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before pic of old kitchen
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