What makes a great Kitchen?

For over 20 years, the name Joyce Kitchens has been synonymous with stylish, well designed, quality custom built kitchens and cabinets here in Perth and country WA.

Joyce Kitchens specialise in individually designed, Australian manufactured, locally installed kitchens. They also design and manufacture custom cabinetry for home, office and industrial spaces.

“As kitchen renovation specialists, we understand that your kitchen is the heart of your home; it’s a place to socialise as well as prepare meals and deal with all that family life throws at you,” says Emma Hayes, Sales Manager.  “Our highly trained design consultants and craftsmen are proud to represent a long standing brand within the Perth kitchen renovations and cabinet making industry.”

Meet two of the people who make Joyce and your kitchen shine…

How did you start designing kitchens?
From an early age, I have always had a passion for art and design. In the UK I studied a Bachelor of Arts in 3-dimensional design specialising in furniture design. My first job out of university was working for a small manufacturer in my local town where we designed and manufactured bespoke and funky restaurant, bar, shop fitouts, high end contemporary domestic joinery and a range of café chairs, tables and lighting.

After a few years I decided it was time to travel and see the world. So I spent the next 12 months backpacking and absorbing design influences around the globe. Australia was my final destination on the list and being a keen windsurfer, I fell in love with the Fremantle doctor and WA’s beautiful coastline. Fast forward 19 years later and I’m still here!

SIMON COX Senior Design Consultant
Joyce Kitchens Osborne Park

My first professional kitchen design job in WA was in 1999, while I was working for Joyce Kitchens as a technical adviser, measuring and drafting their kitchens for production. I had a wonderful experience working in this position, which built a strong technical foundation for kitchen design. I continued to pursue my passion, going on to work for a number of high end kitchen manufacturers in Perth and Adelaide, receiving many HIA kitchen design awards.

Joyce Kitchens is a custom kitchen manufacturer that uses only the highest quality materials and offers the best service in Perth. Having had such a fantastic experience with my first employment with Joyce, it was an easy decision to work with Joyce again. Many of my colleagues are the original staff, plumbers, electricians, tilers and builders that I worked with back in 1999. It feels like home to me.

I am thoroughly enjoying my current role as a senior design and sales consultant. As a custom manufacturer, Joyce offers the freedom and flexibility with manufacture I enjoy as a creative designer. One of my most recent projects has been the design of our spectacular, newly refurbished kitchen showroom in Osborne Park. All kitchens showcase the latest state-of-the-art materials and hardware.

Joyce Kitchens clients are spoilt for choice. We have an extensive number of styles and layouts, ranging from contemporary clean lines to a more homely traditional kitchen.

So how did you get started as a Kitchen Designer?
I actually started by accident.   I wanted to build again (I built my first home at 21).  After traipsing through almost every show home in Perth, I found the one thing they all lacked was functional and practical layouts, especially the kitchens, so I decided I would design my own home.  I discovered that I was pretty good at it and have since designed and built four more times.  I progressed to assisting developers in designing multiple units and then started my own business with this.  I was involved in every aspect of the process; from actual design right down to window treatments, flooring, landscaping and even ordering reticulation and on occasions getting out there myself and labouring with the tradies!   Then one day, a friend asked me to take a look at her kitchen and come up with some ideas.  That was when I realised kitchens were for me!  I loved the whole process, even when I was trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, I made it fit and the excitement it gave my friend was worth bottling.  I have never looked back, this is my passion.

 What do you love about Designing Kitchens?
I love that it is so challenging and rewarding at the same time.  Every home I walk into is different and every client’s lifestyle is equally unique.  The best part for me is their response to the final outcome (just like my friend).  There is no better feeling than knowing I have helped make someone’s life more pleasurable!

Libby Wightman, Senior Design Consultant 
Joyce Kitchens Booragoon

What are your favourite trends in Kitchens at the moment?
I don’t have a favourite trend because I find myself swinging between the old and the new and loving each of them. I have been doing this for so many years, but one thing I am always conscious of is paying attention to what the customer is asking for.  That is paramount!  Even if it makes no sense and is not to my taste or liking, too bad.  If it is actually going to work well for the customer, I am more than happy to give them polka dot doors with gingham benchtops.

How long have you been with Joyce Kitchens – and why?
I have been with Joyce Kitchens for almost 5 years….that is the longest I have ever stayed with a company.  Not because I am fickle, but because I believe in integrity and honesty when working in a sales environment and I have found over the years that it is sadly lacking in our economic world. Not so with Joyce.  They have an amazing reputation. We are more like a family than a group of employees and the support from our production team is second to none.  Everyone genuinely cares. I design each and every kitchen as if they were my own.  At the end of the day, all I want to do is deliver perfect kitchens to my clients.  And so does Joyce.

Phone now for an obligation free in-house design and quote.
Visit one of the Joyce Kitchens Showrooms open from 9am to 4pm Monday to Saturday or call today.

NEW Osborne Park Showroom
Phone: 6162 3018
Unit 5 / 1 King Edward St

Cannington Showroom
Phone: 9258 3130
Unit 3 / 1397 Albany Hwy

Booragoon Showroom
Phone: 9317 7833
Unit 2 / 492 Marmion St

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