Testimonials | Balnei & Colina


A few words from those who matter most, our clients

While we like to think that the quality of our work and our service speaks for itself, we are of course proud of the feedback we receive from clients. After all, it’s the satisfaction of our customers that inspires us to be the best kitchen and bathroom renovators and custom cabinetry specialists in Sydney.

Bathroom Renovation – Brighton Le Sands

“Rob, and every member of his team, were a pleasure to deal with. When we briefed Rob and his team we admired their honesty and integrity when it came to discussing the reliability of the current build.

We could see from the outset, that they were just as interested in ensuring we were able to use the bathroom 20 years from now as in completing the job at hand.

The team were mindful of our budget considerations and worked with us to ensure that maximum quality was delivered within our budget. This made us feel as though we could trust that the work would be completed to the highest standard. And, that was delivered. We simply love our new bathroom. It’s everything we hoped for, light, airy and spacious - it’s now a pleasure to use.

The custom drawer style vanity is fantastic, making it easy to access the everyday items we need. With all the light flowing through the room now, we love getting ready for the day in this bathroom. And, we no longer stress over visitors using it.

It was a difficult build but Rob and his team made it look easy. They respected our space whilst renovating and conducted themselves professionally at all times.

Thank you. Could not imagine ever recommending anyone else!” 

Tony and Anna - Brighton Le Sands

Kitchen Renovation – Sans Souci

“From the moment we met Rob, we felt relaxed and comfortable. Our kitchen was really important to us. Being from a large Greek family, entertaining happens weekly. Our home is always filled with family and friends, so having enough space to cook, prepare food and entertain was just as important to us as the overall look and feel.

We wanted a kitchen that blended well with our living areas. I still wanted to be able to see what my children were up to in the backyard for example and not be cut off from other living areas in the home.

The kitchen also needed to fit in with our architectural plans – it needed to be fresh, crisp and modern as well as functional.

Rob and his team invested time to get to know how we planned to use our kitchen and what was important to us. Rob offered innovative, alternative solutions to our original design. He offered different options for storage and added value to our build through greater choice. This gave us more options for our project and ensured the end design was the best it could be.

We found him flexible, accommodating and professional. He often worked around our work schedules which we appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble.

We hardly felt the build itself and were pleasantly surprised with the finished kitchen. We love it, and often joke that our friends and family have kitchen envy. In fact, we recommended Rob and his team to our friends who needed a new kitchen and they are going with him for the very same reasons we did.

Thank you.” 

S K, Sans Souci

Kitchen Renovation & Cabinetry – Maroubra South

‘We had six months to completely renovate our home. I was working with a builder who did the build but like most builders did not do joinery or cabinetry as part of his works. The moment I contacted Douglas from Balnei & Colina I knew I was in good hands.

I knew exactly what I wanted and had a clear vision for my kitchen and home cabinetry. I found that Douglas listened to my requirements and came up with design solutions that exactly met my ideas. I also needed a laundry with laundry shoot, ‘mud’ cupboard at my entry, linen cupboard, wardrobes for my children’s rooms and a walk-in for myself. It was great that the team at Balnei & Colina could do it all.

Whilst adding value to my ideas, Douglas nor Rob didn’t try to change them which I found comforting. To know that I had employed people who were invested in bringing my vision to life was fantastic.

Douglas & Rob from Balnei & Colina worked together to not only bring my vision to life but to further enhance it.  Always adding value through technical recommendations, like where to use the timber highlights and adding in smart storage solutions. I can’t imagine how I lived without them before. Things like extra storage on the outside of my island bench and corner access for my pantry are ingenious and help with everyday storage. Their overall cabinetry vision for the home integrated perfectly with the overall home design concept and I loved the fact that I had one look throughout my home - it flows. Balnei & Colina were superb and met my brief in every way.

They also met our timeframes and worked in conjunction with my builder so I had an extremely stress free renovation. When I tell anyone I know that I enjoyed the renovation process they can’t believe it as so many people find themselves under renovation stress.

I would recommend both Rob and Douglas to anyone seeking a stress free renovation, executed to the highest standard.

Thanks guys I have a home where the style is unified throughout. I love it and enjoy it every day’.

Jerry, Maroubra South

Kitchen Renovation & Cabinetry - Drummoyne

‘We’ve always enjoyed living and entertaining in our home at Drummoyne, however we felt there was something missing - a real outdoor entertaining area. We needed something that was going to integrate with the rest of our home, but we were looking for something that was functional as well.

After meeting with Douglas from Balnei & Colina we had our solution - a fully integrated BBQ area with plenty of storage and work space. Douglas designed a piece that perfectly met our needs.

We now enjoy entertaining even more with our new outdoor kitchen. We are now outside more often as we have a space we can really utilise. Thank you Douglas and the team from Balnei & Colina for producing a quality outdoor kitchen that I love to use. It’s functional and at the same time looks great.

Awesome job B&C, you’re highly recommended.’ 

Mark, Drummoyne

Kitchen - Balmain

Our kitchen was 20 years old and was in dire need of an overhaul. I also needed a bathroom renovation at the same time with laundry. I enlisted the help of Douglas Moxon and the team at Balnei & Colina to renovate. I had completed some previous renovations in the past so I had a clear idea of what I was after. A simple minimalist.

From the moment I met the team last B&C I found them professional and trustworthy. Both Douglas & Rob offered constructive advice and were supportive through the entire renovation. Their intelligent design skill and practical approach was exactly what I needed with limited space to contend with both in the kitchen and bathroom areas.

Rob & Douglas came up with some great solutions including integrated appliances which assisted in creating the illusion of space and flow throughout the kitchen area. A clever hidden cupboard in the bathroom now houses my washing machine, the area now doubles as a laundry/bathroom.

Robert is my renovation superstar and my go to for all things renovation. I have used Robert on several projects and found the same strong work ethic, attention to detail and craftsmanship on every job no matter how big or small.

Not only do I use the B&C team on any of my projects, I recommended Robert and Douglas to friends and colleagues.

Thanks Robert & Douglas for an outstanding outcome.

C Isaacs, Balmain

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