Pretoria Kitchens and Bedrooms

Kitchen Units and Built in Cupboards
3D kitchen design
In the industry since 1986

Attention to detail

Pretoria Kitchens is a family owned business specialising in Melamine Kitchens, Built in Cupboards and other fitted furniture

From Kitchenettes to Designer kitchens with everything

Table of contents

Frequently asked questions about design

Do you do 3D Design and free quotes?
Do you have a showroom?
Do you design tiny kitchens and kitchenettes?
Where can we see examples of your work?

Frequently asked questions about counter tops

What type of wood is available for solid wood tops?
What materials do you use for counter tops.
Are granite tops the best material for kitchen counter tops?
What is the best material for counter tops?
Why is wood the best material for counter tops?
Do you fit replacement counter tops?

Frequently asked questions about doors

What materials do you use for cabinet doors?
Do you respray kitchen units?
Do you fit replacement doors to kitchen and bedroom units?

Frequently asked questions about hardware

What drawer runners do you use?
What hinges do you use?

Frequently asked questions about paint techniques

Do you use paint techniques for redecorating kitchens.
Do you make resin tops?


Frequently Asked Questions by Category

Frequently asked questions about design

Do you do 3D Design and free quotes?


We do a 3d design with every kitchen or built in cupboard design to make it easier for our clients to visualise the project. The free 3d design includes no dimensions.

Do you have a showroom?


Not at present, In order to offer the best possible pricing structure, reducing overhead is important. We bring samples to your home and do 3d drawings to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Do you design tiny kitchens and kitchenettes?


Yes we design any size kitchen, we create a 3d drawing for every project we quote on.

Where can we see examples of your work?


My home is full of furniture designed and built by me, some of it projects in progress.

Frequently asked questions about counter tops

What type of wood is available for solid wood tops?


We will use any hardwood to create counter tops subject to availability, We recommend Oak, Beech, Kiaat and Rosewood but can source many other wood types.

What materials do you use for counter tops.


If it's available we will get it installed. Currently we supply Formica, Granite, Man made stone and Solid Wood. If you are willing to spend more than 4 weeks without a kitchen, we will do concrete as well.

Are granite tops the best material for kitchen counter tops?


Granite is hard wearing and looks pretty, The major disadvantages are that it is not repairable and has weak points where any cutouts for sinks and hobs are inserted. It also destroys mountains harvesting this non renewable resource.

What is the best material for counter tops?


If you are on a budget Formica is the go to option. We have a method of water proofing Formica tops so that they will last as long as any other material except Solid Wood which is the best option if you are not limited by finances.

Why is wood the best material for counter tops?


Wood has a few major advantages, it is a renewable resource, to get more trees just plant seeds. It is easy to repair, and sand paper can remove any scuff marks. I have seen 400 year old wooden furniture, not much else lasts that long.

Do you fit replacement counter tops?


We will replace just the top around your sink with a matching top if available or replace all tops if that is what you desire.

Frequently asked questions about doors

What materials do you use for cabinet doors?


We are averse to wrap doors for some very good reasons, but will do Melamine, solid wood and MDF(Supawood) in spray painted or handpainted finishes.

Do you respray kitchen units?


We do but experience has tought us that non movable parts of the kitchen are best hand painted. Spray painting on site is a messy business and most clients don't like the chemical smells.

Do you fit replacement doors to kitchen and bedroom units?


We can supply and fit replacement doors, repaint your existing doors or repair doors that are made with solid wood.

Frequently asked questions about hardware

What drawer runners do you use?


We exclusively use the extendible runners with the bearings as they carry more weight and outlast the roller type runners everytime. It adds a little to the cost but is worth it every time.

What hinges do you use?


We exclusively use pothole type hinges and follow the specifications regarding quantity of hinges per door slavishly. where 3 hinges are required we never save a few Rand and use only two.

Frequently asked questions about paint techniques

Do you use paint techniques for redecorating kitchens.


We do a range of hand painted and spray-painted techniques like wood graining, marbling, dragging, rolling and granite finishes.

Do you make resin tops?


I am looking into making resin tops as the process seems to be quite simple and the paint techniques are not dissimilar in complexity.