PART 1: Kerry & Johnny's reno journey

PART 1: Kerry and Johnny’s Kitchen journey with KUB

When Kerry & Johnny Balbuziente came to us for help building their brand-new kitchen, we were excited to partner with them to give them the choice and freedom that KUB is known for, while helping them at every step to make sure their kitchen reality lived up to their dream.

Make sure you follow Kerry and Johnny on Instagram to see the latest progress. 

We sat down with Kerry to talk about design inspiration, kitchen style, what they expected and their experience of working with the team here at KUB…

How did you find Kitchens u build? 

“We met Traralgon franchise owners, Sam and Dan, on a beach in Koh Samui while we were on our honeymoon. We got talking about what the guys did for work and the rest is history!” 

What was your design inspiration?

“I wanted to keep the flow from the front end of the house going. Bright, light, coastal chic - whilst trying to keep the charm of a traditional Queenslander, which our home is.” 

How would you describe your style?

“I love the palm springs vibe. Bright whites, timber, greenery and colour.. character plus but still tres chic!”

What special features did you want to include in your dream kitchen?

“We wanted the kitchen to feel grand without it feeling oddly big for the rest of the house, or like an after-thought. We went with a big island bench, big feature light and tried to play with the clean lines and symmetry to really make the most of the space and not muck with the beautiful flow throughout the house.” 

Where there any particular materials that were part of your vision?  

“Sam, Deb and the KUB Team had great attention to detail and really helped me to pick out some beautiful finishes which elevated the whole space. The beautiful Polytec panelling on the island for example, really lifted that bench to be a feature in that space. The gold hardware, the butler's sink with detail on the front, the shaker doors, the navy blue vein in the Stone Ambassador bench top... those little touches really levelled the space up to feeling more than 'just a kitchen''

What are you most excited to cook in your kitchen? 

“Everything! I cannot wait to get in there. Maybe my mother-in-law's homemade gnocchi, one of Johnny and my all-time faves!” 

Is this your first kitchen renovation? How are you findind the process and your KUB experience? 

“It's my first renovation, full stop! I've only ever done cosmetic projects (painting and decorating) so this has been a steep learning curve for sure! I didn't know what a bulkhead was, haha! The KUB Team were so patient with me, answered all of my silly questions and spent so much time to make sure we got it right. They understand that a kitchen is the heart of the home and for most people, not something you will do again for a really long time.” 

Why did you choose KUB?

“I love that KUB let you tailor your kitchen and your project to your level of expertise and budget - it's all up to you and your choice! They can build a package for everyone. They can hold hands with beginners (like me - beginner is generous!) right through to experienced renovators.  The KUB team are a family and they take care of you like you are one of their own. I truly wouldn't recommend going through anybody else.” 


Make sure you keep checking our socials and website to see the whole journey come together, along with a look at the design plans and of course – the big reveal! We’re very happy to be able to partner with Kerry & Johnny and show them, and you, exactly why KUB is the perfect choice to deliver your new kitchen.