Our Independent Cabinet Makers often work together with interior designers to ensure your space is both beautiful and functional. Our guest blogger, Geelong Interior Designer, Rebecca Jansma shares the latest kitchen trends and ideas for your new kitchen.

WITH TOUGH times for local manufacturing, some of the region’s cabinet making community have banded together to form Independent Cabinet Makers Geelong (ICM Geelong) to highlight the skills and quality product manufactured by Geelong’s cabinet making industry. The association (ICM Geelong) was formed by trades who are busy now and wanted to ensure this remained…

ICM Geelong introduces guest blogger, Libby Gumley, Geelong Interior Designer. Quite often when it comes to your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, living area or other cabinetry project, our Independent Cabinet Makers work together with your Interior Designer or Decorator to bring your project to life. Libby explains how this process works.   Hello, I’m Libby Gumley.  I…

Many ICM Geelong cabinetmakers work with decorative surface products from polytec, an Australian distributor of cabinet doors, panels, benchtops and laminates. Our cabinetmakers are particularly excited about polytec’s new super matt MATERA range. In this blog, the team from polytec explain why the range is so popular. polytec’s new MATERA stone prints combine a super matt finish…

Integrated Dining & Living Spaces are a Key Trend, writes Nicole Mayne, Domain Geelong If you’re looking to design a new house this year, there’s a key trend to be aware of – a mingling of your kitchen and living spaces. Geelong cabinetmakers are increasingly helping clients to come up with innovative ways to maximise…

A question that often comes up is what the difference is between a cabinet maker and carpenter? Then there’s joiners and furniture makers too …. so, who does what? Cabinet makers and all the other trades work with wood and all have undertaken highly skilled training in their respective areas. What does a Cabinet makers do?…

We took the some of the best cabinetmakers in Geelong and along with the assistance of ICM Geelong sponsors, manufacturers and suppliers, we installed a new kitchen for Angela, winner of the 2016 $15,000 kitchen improvement competition. The delighted winner of the $15,000 kitchen makeover is very impressed with her new kitchen. “I now have a dream kitchen and…

Unveiling the ICM Geelong WINNING Kitchen Improvement To celebrate the launch of Independent Cabinetmakers Geelong, earlier this year we gave away a kitchen improvement to the value of $15,000. The winning kitchen is now complete and WOW, doesn’t it look great? ICM Geelong is a collaboration of professional cabinetmakers and related industry suppliers. When you choose…

The final touch to the ICM Geelong $15,000 kitchen improvement competition winner is the installation of a stunning glass splashback. Angela’s kitchen cabinetry is complete and now it’s time to call in ICM Geelong member, Modglass. Modglass is the supplier of kitchen splashbacks in Geelong and surrounding areas with over 40 years experience in the…

The assembled kitchen has been fitted and the ICM Geelong $15,000 kitchen improvement competition winner has a new kitchen. Most people go for a new kitchen at least once every 20 years. Given that, you need to pay careful consideration to your personal requirements and how you will use your kitchen on a day to…