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.

Industry professional collaboration - Surry Hills

“I found Robert and his team were invaluable to my project.

My clients were more than pleased with project results and they found that Rob and his team were always professional, mindful of their space and accommodating throughout the renovation process. This adds value to my interior design business as I find the client’s overall experience during renovating is sometimes as equally as important as the finished product. This is particularly the case when it comes to obtaining referral business, which I rely on.

Rob always adds value by pointing out possible design issues and coming up with clever solutions that best meet mine as well as my clients needs. Rob and his team are reliable experts and dealing with them is easy.

By collaborating with Rob I am able to ensure my projects are implemented the way I designed them. I am able to offer my clients a complete service which gives me a point of difference from other interior designers.

Being able to trust the implementation of projects to Rob and his team means I am free to focus on growing my business.

As always, can confidently refer Rob and his team to industry professionals.”

Karen, Interior Designer - Surry Hills

Bathroom Renovation – Rozelle

“Our old bathroom was dark, out-dated, damp and cold. Very little room and light meant that the bathroom was not functional. We also had issues with ventilation. Rob came up with the idea of putting a recessed bulk head in the ceiling in order to conceal ventilation ducts. He also suggested we put in under-floor heating for comfort and reduce the size of the existing window to allow for additional towel storage and to increase the amount of light in the bathroom.

Thanks to Rob and his team, our bathroom has become another room in the house that we now use. From brushing my daughter’s hair to getting ready in the morning for work, our new bathroom is a great addition to our home. The original large, milk-glass window now reduced in size and replaced with natural glass ensures maximum light.

I never felt vulnerable with Rob and his team who were always professional and mindful of our family’s space during the renovation.

The quality and the finish of our bathroom was superb. I would recommend Rob and his team to anyone.” 

Mia, Rozelle

Kitchen Renovation – Croydon Park

“Our kitchen was previously an old 1970s dark timber kitchen. We wanted to open the space, lighten it up and integrate it with the rest of our living areas. Douglas, B&C Designer suggested opening up the wall between our lounge and kitchen to create a more open and integrated space.

We originally thought about creating a window opening but Douglas suggested we look at making the opening larger to create a greater illusion of space and light. Douglas & Rob made sure that they created the opening as large as it could possibly be without compromising on the structure of the home. The result was amazing! Not only did Douglas and the B&C team come up with a great solution that met our needs as a family and budget, but they were also supportive and accommodating throughout the whole process. Douglas was a steady and calm influence which put me at ease knowing I could trust his expertise to, not only create a beautiful design, but to implement it. And the B&C team did so with minimal fuss. I found them to be flexible and nothing was too difficult. Their work ethic and attention to detail was superb. You could see how the whole team enjoyed working together seamlessly. It was great being around such a positive team.

Now I have the kitchen I’ve always wanted, light and open, and I enjoy cooking meals and entertaining for friends and family. Thank you!”

Louise C. - Croydon Park

Kitchen Renovation – Marrickville

“Our previous kitchen was tired and lacked storage and room to prepare and serve food.

We also didn’t like the layout and found it was too small for our growing family.

After meeting with Douglas, B&C Designer, I was excited about the layout changes he suggested. One of them involved moving the fridge location and elongating the kitchen by extending it into the living area. This gave us greater kitchen bench space. We went from 3 to 7 metres! A return was included, so now the kids have somewhere to have breakfast. The overhead cupboards were removed on one side of the kitchen making the whole room look bigger. The whole effect gave us a larger kitchen with greater storage.

Because the space was not wide, Douglas and his team suggested white cabinetry with a hero feature - the benchtop. My partner and I loved the look and softness of timber so we used it as our benchtop. Two years on and it still looks amazing!

We love our new kitchen - I have plenty of space for storage and enough room to serve and entertain. A bigger sink for comfortable washing up and double size stove and oven that I love cooking in for family and friends.

With the B&C team, the renovation process was smooth and easy. Highly recommended!

Thanks Douglas & Rob – years later, we still love our kitchen.”

Kate, Marrickville

Kitchen Renovation – Peakhurst Heights

“From the outset, I found Robert easy to work with. He really took the time to understand the unique situation we found ourselves in and came up with some really innovative solutions for our space. This really set him apart from all the other contractors we looked at. His imaginative perspective made our living space come to life.

The kitchen is very functional and the style is exactly how we dreamed it. We especially love our built in ovens that are fitted at the perfect height for use. The whole renovation process was so easy we hardly felt it. Rob and his team were a pleasure to deal with.

We love entertaining with family and friends. It’s so easy with our new kitchen and living space.”

Mathew, Peakhurst Heights

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