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A Grand Bar

June 24, 2021


A bar to get the party started!
Made in solid French Walnut, with raised panels doors, and raised panels in the ceiling too.

The metal metal lining was sourced from England, which finishes of the curved cabinet door.

Queenslander Renovation

June 23, 2021

We Have just finished a large renovation for a Queenslander in Mitchelton. The Client wanted a Modern feeling in the home, and a kitchen that had clean lines and plenty off bench space. 

After a few meetings we came up the final design,, all the internals are finished is a soft Black finish, and the outside is finished in a painted oak , with a custom grey. The main oven tower has two larger storage areas with a foldaway door. The under benches are finished in a black oak, the upper cabinets are finished in French Oak natural finish. The whole kitchen is finished off with a 12 mm white no stain porcelain top, which makes this kitchen absolutely stunning. The internals are finished off with natural birch ply, and we even designed a solid timber curve to soften the corner. This kitchen will give many years off enjoyment.


For the living room the client wanted a bookcase/Tv unit which would hold a very old core sample from the Pilbara region, so we designed the cabinet around this, they also wanted a fireplace and a frame TV. After a few design consultations we designed this wall hanging unit with lighting on the top and underneath. We made a special place for his core sample, which is held in with brass rods. There is a space for a sound bar, and the new frame tv sit well inside the space, the fireplace sits below the TV. This unit is made from Tasmanian Black wood and is finished in a clear 2 pack coating,to give it a soft feel and look. At night with the fireplace on and looking at Art from Belgium Art Gallery you are taken to another place.
The Clients are very happy with their new home.

New Kitchen, Front Entrance with Divider

June 22, 2021

We approached Matthew from Finer Living to give us some fresh ideas on a kitchen renovation in our home.

Matthew not only came up with some amazing kitchen ideas, but he also gave us great ideas on remodelling the whole living areas of the house.

The result is an amazing functional bespoke kitchen, a feature bookcase in our lounge room with matching partition screen in the newly created entrance way to the house.

Even the new front door stands out as a work of art.

The quality of the work is amazing and has inspired us to redecorate the whole house from floor to ceilings.

Finer living handled all of the contractors required for the whole job and came in within our budget.

Our home now has more features than a new home and a lovely warm feel.

Nice Job Matthew

New Entrance Door and Divider

June 22, 2021

Walk In Robe for a Grand Home

June 2, 2021

Our brief was to design a grand walk in robe ,

We chose to use America oak for stylish impact, with solid timber doors and drawers.

We used a warmer stain in the open section and for the finishes on the doors we used a soft 2 pack finish, keeping the grain visible.

In this wardrobe there is a place for everything and the owners are overjoyed with this space to create their stylish look.

I would like to thank Mathew and his Team at Finer Living for assisting in delivering our Dream Home.

When we were selecting our cabinet maker we knew we needed to partner with a cabinet maker that could deliver the high level of detail that our project required.

Finer Living  surpassed our expectations in quality and detail from the dovetail draws to the solid timber external finishes.

I have no problem recommending Finer Living  for any high end project for future work .

Romolo Bos , Builder Gold Coast