Renovating a kitchen is an overwhelming thought for most of us, especially if you have been waiting for the kitchen of your dreams for 40 years as I had. I also had a husband who was quite happy with the existing kitchen. Allison McDonald was able to make all of this happen, with little anxiety – and my kitchen is truly a dream come true.

The existing kitchen in our 1916 transitional villa was completely gutted and an extension built as a new dining room. This area was opened up into the existing lounge – such that the whole living area is now easily accessible, well used, with access to the swimming pool and wrap around deck.

Allison was able to make of the kitchen what I had never imagined. In a once minute kitchen which now encompasses the old dining room (also minute), Allison made room for a 2.7metre marble topped servery, a scullery and so much storage that I am still with some cupboards waiting to be filled. All of this while taking into account just what I wanted but with so many added features that I had never even thought of.

Gaye Byers  

We were so impressed with the kitchen Allison designed for our neighbours that we asked for her contact details. Allison has walked us through major renovation work and the outcome has exceeded our expectations, adding huge value to our home. We appreciated the time she took to get to know us enabling her to suggest colours and furnishings that reflected our taste. Our home looks amazing yet remains a 'comfy family home'. We cannot speak highly enough of her both personally and professionally - she is a pleasure to work with.

Cliff and Pam Jones