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Here at Kitchen Envy we create kitchens to be lived in, individually create, and designed around you, your family and your style of living. We create everything in house at our Emu Plains factory. Every kitchen is as unique as you.

Our showroom is based at Unit 4/103-107 Batt Street, Jamisontown.

Be inspired by our diverse range of displays from contemporary to traditional shaker. By visiting our showroom prior to your design consultation, you can see which kitchens best suit your lifestyle and budget.

We showcase the latest Blum electronic lift up systems, storage solutions and internal LED lighting. Our friendly showroom assistant will guide you through the design process and all the features and products to help design and select materials to be used in your dream kitchen.

By visiting our custom designed showroom, you can experience firsthand our joinery quality, creativity, and the custom design of our work.

You can book in either by doing an online enquiry, phone or visiting our showroom. We always encourage coming into our showroom which is opened Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. We can then book in a design visit in your home for a time that suits.

Our Design Consultant will come and do a design visit in your home. You can also book an appointment in our showroom with your plans.

Kitchen renovations like any other renovations have numerous design elements to decide upon. Selecting materials, benchtops, appliances, structural work and colours all need to be taken into consideration.

Approximately 6-8 weeks from the initial design and quoting and approval of drawings. The duration of your renovation will depend on a number on factors including design, size and materials used.

The cost of a kitchen incorporates a number of factors. Kitchen prices range from $15,000 for a kitchen using all laminate material to a polyurethane kitchen with shaker doors and stone benchtop being $35,000 upwards. There is a multitude of factors that will affect how much or how little your renovation will cost. The question of cost can only be truly answered when the kitchen is measured, and materials, finishes, inclusions and appliances are chosen.

Additional factors to consider are appliances, trades (plumbing, electrical, tiling and any structural work ) which are not included in the price of the kitchen.

Engineered Quartz – Common questions

Crystalline silica commonly occurs in nature as the mineral quartz, and is found in granite, sandstone, quartzite, various other rocks, and sand. It is comprised of two chemical elements: silicon and oxygen (silicon dioxide; SiO2). It is a component of many manufactured products in daily use, such as glass, pottery and quartz surfaces; and of construction materials such as bricks, blocks, tiles, slabs, cement, ceramic and concrete.

The health risk lies in the fabricating process (such as cutting, sawing and polishing engineered stone), if performed not in accordance with safety and legal requirements – and not in the surfaces themselves.

Engineered quartz surfaces are completely safe for domestic and commercial use and comply with the strictest local and international safety standards for consumer use.

A small amount of silica dust may be generated during installation or repair of a quartz surfaces in the end user’s home, provided that installation is being performed according to state specific requirements for appropriate safety controls. However, this poses no health threat to the end user, since diseases related to silica dust develop only as a result of unprotected and uncontrolled ongoing occupational exposure to silica dust. Silicosis is purely an occupational disease.

Existing safe handling tools and procedures include

  • Bans on dry cutting
  • Water-integrated tools for wet-cutting
  • High-quality dust extraction, filtering and monitoring
  • Pressurised and non-pressurised masks
  • Equipment with integrated dust collectors

Here at Kitchen Envy, we have inspected our stone mason premises personally to make sure they are following the correct procedures and their workers are in a safe environment.

Our stone masons have invested heavily in the correct machinery and water infiltration system.

Yes. Exposure to crystalline silica dust and the related risks that may result from such exposure can be reduced and controlled if the proper safety measures are implemented. These measures include, among others, installing proper engineering controls (ventilation and filtration), working with CNC machines and water-injected tools, and using appropriate respiratory protection.

It is important to note that the exposure and personal protection precautions are only necessary for the fabrication of Caesarstone products (cutting, sawing, polishing etc.), due to the dust that may be generated in the process, and not from the quartz slab as a product.

All stone suppliers are committed to the reduction of silica in their products with targets of under 40%.

All stone supplies are committed to a safe stone industry and are encouraging the government to mandate a national licencing scheme for stone fabricators. It is extremely important to note that low silica slabs still require the same safe-cutting practices to be followed as any other engineered stone. When safe-cutting practices are followed, working with all engineered stone is safe.

Companies like Smartstone now includes an increased recycled content of glass and minerals that continue to ensure high performance and durability while also offering global environmental accreditations including NSF, Greenguard and Greenguard GOLD.

Smartstone like other stone companies will also continue to supply every slab to stonemasons with the relevant warnings, and health and safety information prior to fabrication and installation.

Cosentino another stone supplier believes “the Victorian regulations strike the right balance between improving worker safety, protecting the jobs of 4,500 stonemasons, as well as jobs in the construction and home building industries, whilst still providing consumers with high-quality, sustainable products for their home and/or business”.

  • Ensure our stone mason are using the proper equipment and safety gear.
  • Replacing one of kitchen stone displays with Smartstone low silica quartz benchtop which contains less than 28% silica content. This low silica formulation sets new standards in product responsibility, and its 56% recycled content.
  • Talking to suppliers’ representatives to make sure fully up to date on the latest developments.