The Kitchen Design Centre story begins auspiciously with two tradesmen stepping out and starting a small company to meet the growing demand for the expertise that comes only with hands-on industry experience. This ‘side hustle’ has since evolved into a thriving operation with a large Australian-based factory and continual expansion plans.

So what is the secret ingredient in the recipe for a beautiful and functional custom kitchen?
The Kitchen Design Centre (TKDC) is uniquely Australian. Products are made locally, and the business places importance on Australian jobs, materials and the specific needs of the Australian community. This invaluable quality ensures that kitchens and products are actually custom to your needs and the demands of Australian lifestyles rather than adapted from flat packs built overseas, which many ‘custom’ kitchens do. This thorough and crucial point ensures a lasting, personalised space, free from the hassle of missing parts or incorrect measurements. Within the building community, the impressive TKDC factory is known as Perennial Kitchens, which is just one arm of TKDC’s outstanding operation.

Due to their capacity to design and manufacture their own products, your dream TKDC kitchen can be customised at every stage of the process, and TKDC can achieve any style or aesthetic. The difference between these two homes in Salisbury and Belmore is an excellent example of the scope of their craftsmanship.

The details in the Salisbury home have mastered the traditional Victorian style. Immaculately executed, the Salisbury home is one of the most prestigious heritage properties in the area, and the challenge of creating a kitchen to meet the style and story of the home was not only met but superseded by the TKDC team. Vibrant white interiors capture the history of the home when combined with the exceptional detail of the framework and the gold fixtures on the cabinetry and appliances. With modern marble splashback and benchtops but the distinctive style of victorian architecture, the kitchen preserves history with all of the convenience of a contemporary home.

On the other end of the spectrum, contemporary, moody and nature-inspired, the Belmore home has a very clean and modern facade. Products are tucked away into the ample storage, and the contrast between the rich timber tones and the softer stonework creates a distinction between the kitchen and the rest of the home despite an open floor plan. In the Belmore property, TKDC was able to showcase their workmanship in other rooms of the house. Building and installing shelving, cabinets and wardrobes in the laundry room, bathrooms, bedrooms and the study. The transition between the dynamic spaces is made easy by the subtle combination of materials and of course, unparalleled attention to detail.

The exceptional services provided by the team at TKDC have been recognised by countless private customers, and their preceding reputation has led to several prominent commissions, such as the Royal Melbourne Hospital Lottery Homes. Placing all cabinetry throughout the homes, these projects were an exciting chapter.

The directors currently manage two showrooms in Eltham and Blackburn, with plans to open another in Essendon at the end of the year. Although based in Melbourne, TKDC has the means to ship custom kitchens and cabinetry interstate and has built a loyal clientele of homeowners, builders and designers across the country.


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3 Bridge Street Eltham Vic
143 Whitehorse Road Blackburn