Masterwood known for excellence
Award-winning Cromwell firm Masterwood Joinery is best known for creating residential kitchens at the upper end of the market, but its craftsmen can bring a wow-factor to almost any budget.
The company has the design and manufacturing capabilities to install residential and commericial interiors along with door and window joinery throughout Central Otago, Southern Lakes District, Otago and Southland.
The creative talent of Masterwood Joinery’s in-house designer Stefan Sontag has been wellrecognised in regional industry awards.
Masterwood Joinery takes pride in achieving standards of manufacturing and installation excellence demanded by architects and interior designers throughout the South Island.
Factory manager Greg Robinson says the traditional trade skills of some of Masterwood’s joiners is an asset when it comes to creating bespoke interior joinery in areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and even stairways, as some joiners are more used to working with factory production systems.
“You’ve got to be a good tradesman. It’s hard to get people with the skills necessary. For us, we are fortunate to have staff qualified in all aspects of joinery.”
These skills are particularly needed for the most exacting work in multi-million dollar houses.
While the company has been well-recognised for this type of work, full kitchen renovations which can be completed for a relatively modest cost without skimping on quality, can radically improve the functionality and appeal of any house.
“These can include quality bench tops such as granite or stone, quality fittings and soft-close drawers.
“It’s top quality products; we don’t compromise on what we use.”
Masterwood Joinery achieved a stunning result in a recent kitchen renovation in a rural house near Cromwell.
The client wanted a new kitchen that would best reflect the nature of the house which has timber windows and doors and a combination of timber and schist floors.
“We retro-fitted double glazed windows a couple of years ago.”
“The original kitchen design was unusual so they wanted something that would flow better and make it more serviceable.”
The overall effect of the new kitchen is of a slightly rustic nature, complemented by a sophisticated charm.
An island bench/breakfast bar replaces the original U-shaped bench and features American white oak cabinets with full height feet, and a uniquely patterned marble top supplied by the client, with light and mid-tone beige to brown colours.
“It’s a special top, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
The island sits on a new beech floor, and for functionality the kitchen includes a dual oven with multiple gas hobs.
Greg Robinson is not the only one extremely pleased with the end result. “It looks great compared with what was there.
It looks really smart, flows better and creates a feeling of so much more space. “The clients love it.”