Living in the Northern Territory is all about lifestyle and for many of us that means entertaining our friends and family at home as often as we can.
We expect our homes to be designed to suit this; with alfresco areas, open plan living and a lawn to turf (if you’ll pardon the pun) the kids out on to.
Luxurious kitchens have also become a lot more important for many Territory home-buyers in recent years, as we look to prepare fresh local produce to feed our friends and family in comfort and style.
Unfortunately, getting a functional, luxury-feel kitchen without breaking the bank isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you don’t get it right, it’s easy to end up with a kitchen that boils up nothing but your anger levels.
The Territory Homes team have built thousands of quality kitchens over the last three decades, so we know how to get this delicate balance right. In this article, we’ll walk you through our process and some of the fixtures and fittings we include as standard in our homes.
The Territory Homes design process
One of the most common issues people run into while designing kitchens is spending too much time thinking about the fixtures and fittings and not enough thinking about the functionality of the kitchen. There’s nothing worse than getting into a shiny new kitchen only to discover you can’t open some of the cabinet doors, or you’re constantly tripping over the open dishwasher.
The Territory Homes team design kitchens using a well-proven process that means there are no awkward surprises. That means starting with a functional layout, designed to be adapted across a range of kitchen sizes.
Getting a great design right from the outset is crucial to the functionality of your kitchen.
Territory Homes quality fixtures and fittings
After the layout process is complete, we source quality fixtures and fittings and timeless style and come up with a design that suits your taste and looks (and feels) great to spend time in.
Increasingly, Top End home-buyers are requesting high-end touches like stone benchtops, soft-closing drawers and quality appliances to add a luxurious feel to their kitchens. For the team at Territory Homes, that’s meant evolving our offering to offer these fittings as standard. Homes come fitted with exclusive Fisher & Paykel appliances to provide the feel of luxury without the price tag.
We’ve outlined a few of the features that come standard in a Territory Homes kitchen below:
Cabinets with stone benchtops and sheen-finish cupboard doors.
We finish off our cabinets with quality engineered stone benchtops for durability, easy maintenance. The overhead cabinets in our kitchens are full height to provide extra storage space,leaving no unsightly gap between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling where the dust bunnies can congregate.
Drawers and cupboards with soft-closing mechanism
Trying to minimize the interruption of thudding drawers and cupboards in your space? Our kitchens come complete with soft closing drawers and cupboards to ensure smooth closing.Please note, cupboards can still be slammed if enough force is applied.
Quality Fisher and Paykel appliances
There’s nothing worse than a nice-looking kitchen fitted with low-quality appliances. Our kitchens come with quality Fisher and Paykel appliances, including an electric oven, electric cooktop and canopy rangehood.
Invisi-Gard security screens
Security screens have come a long way since the diamond grille options that used to be the norm – but that doesn’t stop some builders still fitting the older, less secure options. At Territory Homes, we install top quality Invisi-Gard security screens so you can open your home up and enjoy natural breezes while cooking up a storm. Invisi-Gard is one of Australia’s premier stainless steel security brands, utilising materials of the highest quality that look great and keep your home secure and insect-free year-round.
Fujitsu inverter air conditioners
Another Top End essential! We know from experience that a good-quality air conditioner can make all the difference to our quality of life in the Territory. We don’t fit anything we wouldn’t be happy with in our own homes, and we know that these air conditioners will help keep your family cool for many years to come.
Solahart solar hot water systems
A good hot water system is the best way to keep your power costs down, year-round – and there’s no better system available that Solahart. We fit these quality systems as standard on all our homes to help you keep your water hot for no extra cost.
Territory Homes only uses energy efficient “LED” lighting in your home. This fantastic technology helps keep your home cool while providing plenty of energy-efficient light. LED downlights give off a cool, white light.
Pendant Lighting (Optional):
A great way to customise the look and feel of your home is with pendant lighting. Contact us to discuss how to add pendant lighting to your home.
These are just a few of the extras we include to make sure Territory Homes buyers will get to enjoy many comfortable years cooking in their kitchens. If you’re looking or advice to get your kitchen perfect, contact the team at Territory Homes today.