Award Winning Cabinetry 2024

Geelong’s Award Winning Cabinetry. 

The 2024 ICM Geelong Cabinetry Awards shines a spotlight on the local cabinetmakers and designers’ talent, covering 5 categories: Best Caesarstone Kitchen, polytec Best Project, Best Small Range Joinery, Best Kitchen Under $50K and People’s Choice Best Kitchen Over $50K.

The judging panel composed of renowned professionals: Mary-Lou Cafaro, Trend Forecaster; Darren Grayson, Home Designer; Kayla Teasdale- Haus of Teasdale and Michael de Stefano – Gartland Realestate. 

The invitation only ICM Geelong Cabinetry Awards night was held at e&s Geelong on 9 May, 2024.

Presenting the winning cabinetry: 

Best Caesarstone Kitchen 

Winner: SCLK: Scott Smith

This stunning kitchen renovation in Torquay features exquisite 20mm Caesarstone Rugged Concrete Benchtops and splashback adding an industrial chic vibe.

Crafted with precision by the talented team at SCLK.

Cabinetmaker: SCLK | Sponsor: Caesarstone

polytec Best Project 

Winner: T&M Cabinetry: Andrew Tozer

The extensive use of polytec Boston Oak Woodmatt throughout the cabinetry and walls, anchors and unifies the space.

The expressed end panels to doors and drawers not only showcases their bespoke craftsmanship, it also creates a delightful shadowing effect and is the perfect backdrop to the beautiful feature island unit.

– Judge, Marylou Cafaro, Trend Forecaster

Cabinetmaker: T&M Cabinetry | Builder: Liefting Merlo Homes | Sponsor: polytec

Best Small Range Joinery

Winner: SCLK: Scott Smith

Featuring Limed American Oak doors and panels .A marble countertop with floating shelf detail and feature LED lighting.

 The functionality Is brilliant, creating a neat and tidy appearance while providing ample storage space. It also elevates the overall elegance and sophistication of the house.  Judge, Michael De Stefano, Gartland

Cabinetmaker: SCLK | Builder: Luke Constructions | Sponsor: Wurth Australia

Photo Credit: PBloc

Best Kitchen Under $50k 

Proudly sponsored by Wurth Australia.

Winner: Coastal Joinery: Steven King

The curved detail in Corian Island bench is stunning. Featuring polytec Classic White Matt Vinyl and Natural Oak Ravine, this kitchen is crafted with finesse. – Judge, Kayla Teasdale, Haus of Teasdale.

Cabinetmaker: Coastal Joinery | Builder: Eccles Homes | Sponsor: Lincoln Sentry

Photo Credit: Supreme Digital Media

People’s Choice Awards Best Kitchen Over $50k

Proudly sponsored by Hettich Australia.

Winner: JFJ Joinery: Jesse Watts

Shortlisted by judge, Darren Grayson, Home Designer, this award is then taken to social media for the public to vote and select a winner.

There is a sense of luxury combined with the sophistication of materials used that give this kitchen an overall appearance of modern glamour. Each item used from the stone to the cabinetry are busy in their own right but put together in a way that is cohesive. – Darren Grayson, Home Designer

Featuring American Walnut Veneer and 20mm popular shaker profile 2pak cabinetry in natural white 2pak. The kitchen also features under-stair angled storage for optimal space utilisation.

This was part of a heritage fronted full renovation, showcasing the perfect blend of tradition and modernity.

Cabinetmaker: JFJ Joinery  |Builder: Baker Building Group  |Architect: Studio Arkive | Sponsor: Hettich Australia

Photo Credit:  Adam O’Sullivan

Meet the Judges: 

Michael De Stefano

With an 18-year career in real estate, Michael De Stefano from Gartland, is a seasoned expert known for forming and enhancing profitable partnerships and seizing growth opportunities in the property market.

MaryLou Cafaro

Marylou Cafaro, an esteemed trend forecaster and interior designer with 37 years of experience, collaborates with Australian manufacturers, suppliers, builders, She’s celebrated for her ability to analyse and interpret global and national market trends and consumer preferences, positioning her as one of Australia’s most esteemed authorities on colour and design trends.

Darren Grayson 

Darren Grayson, an experienced home designer since 2000, specialises in a holistic approach to creating harmonious living spaces. Darren has an innate talent for blending intricate floor plans, elevations, and interiors, and harmonious projects.

Kayla Teasdale

Moving from the US to Geelong, Kayla’s insta-famous abode has captivated thousands of wordwide. In the process of furnishing the home she started an Instagram account named Haus of Teasdale to share her finds and styling expertise. It now has nearly 28k followers.

Congratulations to all the 2024 Award winners who will be featured in the Kitchen & Bathroom Design Magazine. 


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