About Us

MISSION STATEMENT

At Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms, our mission is to design and create liveable, functional and luxurious bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, interiors and home renovations by using latest technology, products, superior craftsmanship and environmentally friendly processes.

Big enough to undertake larger projects with individual attention… Small enough to care!!

ABOUT

Welcome to Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms.

Established in 2001, Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms has become renowned for their experience and craftsmanship, specialising in bespoke high quality kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, living spaces and home renovations and remodelling (home and apartment living) in Brisbane and beyond.

The Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms team is lead by Shaun Makings, owner, who has had decades of experience in the construction industry. Shaun’s passion for creating beautiful and functional living spaces is pivotal in ensuring client satisfaction.

You can rest easy in the knowledge that the team at Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms will provide you with a bespoke renovation that will last you through the decades while the highest standards in design are guaranteed to maintain a timeless style, adding incomparable value and elegance to the place that matters most to you, your home.

Our timeless designs focus on functionality and aesthetics, so not only does it look good, but it performs. We provide an overall service from concept to completion, including project management. We make it easy, hassle free and most importantly deliver a beautiful result!

Each of our projects are allocated a highly qualified and dedicated site manager to ensure that trades work smoothly together and meet Australia’s stringent design, building and safety standards.  All of our designs are individualised to each client, bringing efficiency and elegance to the most important spaces in your home.

Our talented team of kitchen and bathroom designers work closely with you to bring your kitchen, bathroom and interiors to life with the latest 3D modelling technology. Our designs create optimum functionality and efficiency whilst ensuring harmonious integration with your lifestyle and décor.

There’s no renovation or building problem that Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms can’t solve through creative thinking and intelligent design ideas.  We take an honest, creative and passionate approach and continually stay abreast of current building and renovation trends.

As QBCC Licensed Builders, professional members of the Kitchens & Bathrooms Design Institute (KBDI), HIA members and qualified agents for Vitroglaze, you can be assured that you are working with qualified industry professionals.

The hallmarks of our company are fine craftsmanship, high quality materials, innovative designs and comprehensive customer service.  Above all, Makings of Fine Kitchens and Bathrooms’ renovations are renowned for being luxurious, highly durable and extremely functional; designed specifically for your family and lifestyle. 

We invite you to visit our Brisbane showroom where you can gather ideas, advice and be inspired by what the Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms brand offers.

MEET OUR TEAM

Shaun Makings | Director

Shaun is the founder and principal of Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms and oversees all aspects of projects from concept to completion.

Shaun’s 30 years of experience in the construction industry has provided him with the knowledge and foresight to overcome any obstacles that a project may have. He is known for his ability to deliver optimal design and construction solutions.

With Shaun’s experience and commitment to keeping up to date with the latest trends and products, the company remains at the forefront of kitchen and bathroom design.

Shaun is a qualified KBDI designer, cabinetmaker and holds a QBCC licence in Joinery and Restricted Builder in Kitchens, Bathrooms and Laundry installations. He is also a member of the Housing Industry Association (HIA), and is a qualified agent for Vitroglaze.

Mark Stehbens | Lead Designer

Mark is our lead designer and will bring your plans to life. He is a designer member of the KBDI (Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute) and specialises in designing kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces. Mark is also a qualified cabinetmaker and has more than 20 years’ experience in cabinetmaking, in design, manufacturing and site coordination.  Not only will he provide you with a design that looks great but that is also functional.

Daniel Vrins | Site Coordinator

Dan is a highly experienced qualified cabinetmaker with more than 15 years of experience. He is an experienced installer with an eye for detail. Dan oversees all of our site work including liaising with other trades and ensuring that all projects run smoothly and on time. Dan also ensures that our clients are consulted throughout the entire installation process.

Darren McDonald | Site Installer

Darren is a highly experienced qualified cabinetmaker with more than 12 years experience in the trade.  He is experienced in all facets of cabinetmaking and site installations and ensures that the job runs smoothly, he is meticulous with his work and ensures that he keeps our clients up to date with the project as liaising with other trades. Ensuring a stress-free process.

Production

We have dedicated staff who are responsible for all aspects of our factory production, manufacture and assembly processes. Jay commenced as an apprentice and has progressed to run our production processes.  He has a very keen eye for detail that ensures all craftsmanship and cabinetry is of the highest quality prior to leaving our workshop.

We have our own spraybooth and spraypainter, who is dedicated and highly skilled in spraying 2pac and splashbacks team in our factory including cabinet makers and our dedicated spray painter. We ensure that all cabinetry and glass splashbacks are painted immaculately.

Our trade network

At Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms, we have access to an extensive team of fully licensed and highly qualified trades (engineer, painter, plumber, gasfitter, electrician, plasterer, wetsealer and tiler) who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to all of our projects. Our network of trades people are reliable, experienced and deliver outstanding craftsmanship at all times to bring your dream project a reality.

Why choose us?

Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms differentiate ourselves from our competitors by offering our customers access to:

  • Knowledgeable industry experts
    When you visit Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms, you will receive practical advice from industry professionals, not salesmen. They possess a wealth of knowledge that is backed up many years of experience in this industry.
  • Committed and personalised service
    Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms are dedicated to helping you with your kitchen and bathroom renovation or renovation project. Our dedication to customer service is second to none. We are here to help you make informed decisions on one of the most important investments in your home, not pressure you with sales calls and marketing material.
  • From design concept to completion
    Makings of Fine Kitchens & Bathrooms are highly experienced in designing, manufacturing, installing and project managing custom kitchens, bathrooms and interiors. We are proud of our reputation for quality craftsmanship, innovative and stylish designs and our demonstrated ability to deliver our projects on time.
  • Innovation and style
    We work with our clients to create elegant, innovative and functional designs that utilise space effectively and deliver outstanding functionality to meet your family’s needs. We ensure that the right design, finishes and storage solutions are implemented from the start of each of our projects and we can assist you with choosing and sourcing your sink, tap ware and appliances for your new kitchen.
  • Renovation specialists
    Renovations are our specialty. We use revolutionary computer design technology so you can see the end result before we even start, helping you to bring your home to life.

Our expertise includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Kitchen renovations
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Home renovations
  • Apartment renovations
  • Interior joinery
  • Storage optimisation
  • Replacement of existing flooring
  • Lighting solutions
  • Project management

Our 10 step process is explained here:

  1. Onsite consultation to identify project brief
  2. Creation of a detailed quote and job specification
  3. Acceptance of quote and signing of contract
  4. We start the design process
  5. The designs are altered if necessary, culminating in realistic 3D renderings
  6. Final approval and sign off is completed along with selections of materials, fixtures and fittings
  7. The manufacturing process begins
  8. Installation will begin (supervised by your dedicated site manager)
  9. Project is completed with all building codes, Australian Standards and best practice adhered to
  10. Our quality guarantee covers all of our products and guarantees you peace of mind