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About us

Our story

KSW Design and Renovation was established when husband and wife team, Estelle and Kelvin Watson encountered a large gap and lack of communication between interior designers and builders.


Not all interior designers or architects have hands-on experience working with tools. On paper and converted in 3D perspective, home renovation designs can look like they’re straight out of a glossy Vogue Living magazine, but it’s not until the blueprints are handed over to a builder that it’s realised some designs aren’t functional. Our job at KSW Design and Renovation is to educate homeowners on the importance of hiring a design company that has building and cabinetry experience. Plans that need to be redesigned hold up the renovation timeline.

We know that with our onsite experience and having worked on some of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive suburbs.

Our experience

MORE THAN JUST KITCHENS

For ease and your convenience, we have a fully mobile showroom so your initial consultation and design can take place at your home. This allows us to view the space you want renovated and match the colours on-site so everything is done to your exact specifications. Often natural and artificial light can cause colours to change slightly in appearance, so at least being onsite you’ll get a true to life look and feel for the end result.

FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION

We know that investing in a new kitchen or bathroom is a big decision and we want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. That’s why we work with you from the initial design concept to completion, managing all of the different trades who need to come together to ensure your new kitchen or bathroom is installed exactly as it was designed – with minimal effort needed by you once you’ve signed off on the design.

AUSTRALIAN MADE PRODUCTS

We use Australian made products that are manufactured to the highest quality – you definitely won’t find anything that’s out of shape in one of our kitchens or bathrooms! We use premium quality fittings, manufactured by German companies like Blum, which are built to go the distance.

Estelle & Kelvin Watson

— meet the team

A visionary, Estelle’s creativity and passion is reflected in each customised kitchen creation. Her attention to detail is simply incredible down to the very last millimetre. Her eye for colours and inspired ideas combined with the knowledge she’s gleaned from working on the tools means she knows how to get the most out of your budget and space. She holds a Bachelor of Design with specialising in project management and sustainability. With her many years of experience, Estelle is a natural communicator and is able to put her client’s at ease and naturally ask those questions to gain an in depth understanding of each client’s requirements

Kelvin is an accomplished craftsman, proudly producing precision cabinetry and designs. His experience and studies in the building trade take your project from a dream to a streamlined project. His precision cabinetry and experience in the building trade means your kitchen or bathroom installation will be streamlined. You’ll be kept up to date with each step of the renovation process to ensure your experience working with KSW is stress-free. Every single project is a passion project reflecting many years of high end craftsmanship. Kelvin has the ability to think outside the box finding solutions for difficult challenges. He makes it a point to know exactly what’s going on at all stages of your projects

Our Process

01
/ ‏‏‎ Initial Consultation

The initial consultation is where the magic begins to happen. Estelle and Kelvin want to streamline your entire process to make your life easier, so they will meet you at your home. This allows us to get a deeper understanding of your lifestyle and how we can create your living spaces to service your daily needs. We’ll discuss the latest kitchen trends and discover the colours and materials you love. We’ll talk about your expectations vs reality, your budget and how we differ from other Gold Coast home design and renovators. Our plans are made to measure to the exact specifications so that you are able to take the design to any builder of your choice or have an architect include it in a new build. After the initial consultation a design proposal will be provided. The cost of design depends on the complexity of the project and the number of rooms.

02
/ ‏‏‎ Design and

Material selection

If you have decided to continue your kitchen build with KSW, Estelle will begin to create your design as well as decide on the type of materials to be used. We partner with a wide range of trusted suppliers to give you a wide range of benchtops, splashbacks, doors, handles and tapware to select from. Our product knowledge from Smartstone benchtops to stainless steel splashbacks and their effect on the look and feel of your home is extensive. KSW provides you with the option to use their services for the design process only, where at the end of the process, you’ll walk away with a meticulous plan, made-to-measure with a list of materials ready to be passed on to the builder of your choice.

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/ ‏‏‎ Quote

This is the stage of the process where you can take your designs if you already have a builder in mind. If not, we will provide you with a quote to carry out your kitchen renovation. All quotes are fully transparent and a schedule of payment dates will be provided.

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/ ‏‏‎ ‎Project Management

Manufacturing of your kitchen components takes place and site installation begins. We can coordinate your entire project from concept to completion including organising trusted professionals such as plumbers and electricians

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We put the time and effort in because we love what we do and we know that it’s often hard to visualise the end result just by looking at a sketch.

International Awards

  • Pritzker Architecture
  • Architecture MasterPrize
  • AIA Gold Medal
  • RedDot Design
  • Ribba architecture
  • Pritzker Architecture
  • Architecture MasterPrize
  • AIA Gold Medal
  • RedDot Design
  • Ribba architecture
  • Pritzker Architecture
  • Architecture MasterPrize
  • AIA Gold Medal
  • RedDot Design
  • Ribba architecture