2018: Our Year in Review

2018 has been a Fantastic Year for PCM Carpentry We have been kept so busy with maintenance and renovations this year – we can’t believe the year is almost over! In 2018, we officially completed 6 kitchens and 10 bathrooms as well as a few laundries, kitchenettes, master bedrooms and walk-in robe renovations. PCM Carpentry…

Picture Perfect: 40 Butler’s Pantries All Set to Serve Up a Treat

A butler’s pantry is top of many people’s wish lists when they’re planning their dream home. Just like an ordinary pantry, a butler’s pantry offers space for food and appliance storage, but as an added bonus, they also provide prep space, and sometimes an extra sink, oven or dishwasher, so that the bulk of the…

Picture Perfect: 40 Smart Small Spaces From Around the Globe

When space is at a premium, as it is for so many around the world, you have to make the most of what you’ve got. These small spaces do just that, and they do it in style. Be inspired by the simple, the elegant, the clever and the downright beautiful tiny spaces gathered together for…

Matte Black Statement!

Nothing says style and sophistication like black and, matte black is so on trend and contemporary right now. In kitchen and bathroom design, matte black really makes a statement and gives a high-end designer feel with very little effort. Where to buy If you’re looking for matte black fittings or fixtures you can try kitchen…

Hexagon Tiles: throwback to the 1920’s!

Hexagon tiles are trending now for both kitchen and bathroom designs. Although popular in all sorts of designs well before, this trend was prevalent in 1920’s home renovation. The modern movement was just beginning in the 1920’s, with the Art Nouveau style becoming less fashionable, Art Deco architecture greatly influenced interior design aesthetics. The style…

Kitchen Benchtops: What are my options?

So you’re renovating your kitchen and you’re looking at benchtop finnishes, but where do you start? Today there are more benchtop options available than ever before… So your in luck! No matter your budget and tastes, there is an option to suit your kitchen. These are some of the most popular options currently available to…

Timber Bench tops: The Pros and Cons

Aesthetically, timber bench tops are beautiful; rich in colour, texture and have a natural quality that no other type of bench top can replicate. Today there are an infinite number of bench top materials and finishes available on the market so why would you choose timber? What are the pros and cons? The range of…

5 essential planning tips to renovate your kitchen right

The key to a kitchen looking beautiful and working well for you is all in the planning. Getting your layout right takes time, consideration and often the help of a professional. The right design can make or break your kitchen so take your time to plan, measure and reflect on everything that needs to take…

Modern Custom Kitchen Renovation Emerald

We just completed this stunning transformation renovating this tired 70’s style kitchen. The client wanted a clean, modern, stylish and contemporary kitchen incorporating her unique tastes and needs. This client had a very specific, custom brief for their kitchen complete with hexagonal tiles on the floor and splash back. The space was completely transformed with…

Our Top Renovation Trends of 2017

It has been a fantastic year for PCM Carpentry with so many of our wonderful clients realising their renovation dreams. Here’s our top renovation trends of 2017 from our experience this past year…   This year we enjoyed matt black fixtures in kitches and bathroom renovations from towel rails to taps. Our clients opted for…

The D.I.Y Revolution!

You would have seen the ads on TV for Bunnings Warehouse “D.I.Y Renovation – Do it yourself at Bunnings”… and thought to yourself, “maybe I could do that myself”. Have you also tried and got it horribly wrong? There are positives and negatives to this and it’s not just Bunnings promoting the D.I.Y revolution but…

Isn’t Concrete Neat? The “Concrete Trend”

We love this trend because its such a clever re-purposing of a common material traditionally used in home building. Elegant and sophisticated, concrete is rampant within modern design from lighting and ornaments to furniture and home design and it’s so neat – don’t you think? The stark cold of the concrete textures leaves plenty of…