Kitchen Design

Kitchen design is my speciality.

I have many years of experience in kitchen design and have surprised many clients with my solutions for their kitchens. As a qualified industrial designer I have skills that enable me to think in a very lateral way, resulting in different kitchen design ideas. I look at every kitchen design as a unique project and customise the design to suit each client’s different needs.

I consider ergonomics, anthropometrics and aesthetics and your lifestyle. This results in kitchens that don’t just look good but function too! Having a kitchen that you will love for years to come is only possible if it works well for you and your family.

I have an extensive knowledge of joinery materials and cabinetry hardware that can be used to enhance the functionality of your kitchen. It is these additions that can make a kitchen function to its best.

I keep up to date with current trends in kitchen design but, I really feel that a kitchen should be designed for you and your tastes rather than what fashion dictates. I design for my client, I will not dictate what you should do. I will guide you through the whole process and offer suggestions and advice. It is my aim for your new kitchen that fulfils as many of your needs as possible.

At the end of the process we will have chosen all of the colours and the materials to be used for your new kitchen. You will have fully dimensioned and specified plans and elevations, 3D images and walkthroughs of your kitchen.

You will be able to get comprehensive and comparable quotes from your local joiners and kitchen manufacturers. Saving your time and money. I can assist with the quote stage if  you prefer and I am happy to liase with your preferred joiner throughout the manufacturing process.

You will be confident that you will be getting your dream kitchen.

Contact me today to discuss your project.


"Pauline assisted us to design our new kitchen. We found Pauline to very skilled and knowledgeable and she was able to take our rough sketched and ideas and turn them into a set of beautiful, functional plans. Pauline was great at listening to what we wanted, which was important to us. But what was really helpful, was that she also suggested design features we hadn't thought of. Her ideas on placement and layout were excellent- something I only really appreciated after our beautiful kitchen was completed and we were using it."

- Deb Greenslade

"Pauline has come up with an amazing renovation/design for a restricted space that has confounded others. A highly professional person, who has given us design options as well as good advice. We are now proceeding and looking forward to a new kitchen."

 - Lorraine

"Pauline was easy to talk to and accommodated our wishes whenever it was possible.
Overall, we were very happy with the service provided by Pauline."

- Andrew

"We had quite definite ideas of the style of kitchen we wanted when we approached Pauline. The process we went through to make sure we achieved the feel and look we wanted, combined with the practicalities for work flow, of our fabulous kitchen was meticulous. We absolutely love our kitchen!"

- C Reid

"Pauline has a remarkable gift for being able to visualise a space and work with it
- in our case without even actually seeing the room as it hadn't yet been built!"

- Emily Astburyhead

We had been wanting to renovate our kitchen for some time but couldn't come up with a suitable design. Pauline listened to what we were after and had many great suggestions to make our kitchen an attractive, practical and functional workspace. I would recommend Pauline to anyone who is considering renovating or designing a kitchen.

- Cheryl

"A huge Thank You to Pauline Ribbans for guiding us through our first foray into renovating! We sent Pauline a photo of the type of bathroom we liked, which she then skilfully adapted to suit our space and style. We have ended up with an abundance of storage and the layout functions extremely well for our family."

- B.Smith

"We moved on to the kitchen, which I thought would be quite a design challenge given our list of non-negotiable inclusions to be fitted into the existing space. Pauline presented us with 3 excellent options that had everything we asked for, plus extras. The design we chose considered space, making working in the kitchen so much more efficient."


"We are currently waiting for some built-in shelving units to be completed for our lounge. This project seemed to be so easy now that we have been through the design process a couple of times with Pauline. She quickly determined the look and design of the units to suit the room and sent through a design that we agreed was right, first time.

We will soon be putting Pauline through her paces again when we do a re-build of our laundry and new powder room.

Pauline's understanding of our needs has produced very functional, quality areas in our home that we love living with every single day."

-B Smith

"Pauline came up with a cheap solution to a problem that I hadn't been able to work out in 6 months.
The end result turned a small kitchen into a great looking, extremely functional kitchen with larger floor space."

- Peter J Cowie

"For the price we paid the design was very thought out, functional and perfect for us.
I would highly recommend Pauline as she goes out of her way to make sure your every need is met."

- Tom Edmondson

Pauline assisted us with the design process for our kitchen re-design and study. From the beginning when she met us, she listened to our needs and wishes in both designs. Pauline was always really thorough with her drawings and outlines and took the time to go through the ins and outs of the plans.
Ultimately we are so happy with the finished projects -they are so functional and workable for our family. We love it and would highly recommend Paulines services.

  • Renee & Steve