Making the impossible possible It’s been an incredible journey for Seabreeze Kitchens’ co-owners Darrell Waters and Anders Lawaetz, who have elevated their business from a small kitchen design company, to one of the biggest names in the industry on the Northern Beaches and lower North Shore. In the 30 years since Seabreeze Kitchens first opened its doors for business on the Northern Beaches, the kitchen design company has seen just about everything. “We’ve worked in every scenario possible,” confirms Mr Lawaetz. “We’ve taken product to Scotland Island by rowboat, lifted kitchen cabinets through balcony windows and squeezed 10 men carrying heavy benchtops through tight hallways. Each scenario is different and the logistics are always challenging, but whatever needs to be done, we do it.” Leaders in kitchen design Mr Lawaetz originally trained as a carpenter in Denmark then moved into architectural design before settling in Australia in 1990. For more than 20 years, Mr Lawaetz has been a leader in the kitchen design industry, in part due to his acute ability to
Darrell Waters Hometown: Dorrigo, NSW Lives in: Narrabeen Family: Two kids, 14 and 16 Hobbies: Weight training, bike riding, watching kids play soccer
balance contemporary design with his clients’ needs and expectations. “I’m passionate about the design aspect of the business and making sure everything goes to plan,” Mr Lawaetz says. Mr Waters – who has been a ‘local’ since 1970 – came into the industry with a background in business management. He has proven himself as an exceptional designer, managing the sophisticated drawing and business software systems that keep Seabreeze Kitchens at the forefront of the industry. The pair jumped at the opportunity to buy into the business and in 2006 bought out the original owner. Since then, the company has grown from a small showroom to a large one housing 10 display kitchens and a state-of-the-art workshop. The business currently employs 13 staff, producing approximately five kitchens a week. The workshop, also known as the ‘engine room’ of the
Benchtop: Snow by Ceasarstone, Splashback: Glass by Decoglaze
Anders Lawaetz Hometown: Ebeltoft, Denmark Lives in: Newport Family: Married with two kids, 23 and 20 Hobbies: Hunting, travelling, walking and tennis
company, is where the cabinetry is cut and assembled to the exact specifications of the agreed design. “People are looking for integrated appliances, that are high-end and blend into the room,” adds Mr Waters. “The trend in splashbacks is for a more textured look, replacing mirror and plain glass finishes. As for benchtops, ceramic is going to be the next big material.” Together Mr Lawaetz and Mr Waters have proved themselves to be a successful team, bringing a sophisticated approach to design and production expertise that has seen Seabreeze Kitchens install more than 5,000 kitchens on the Northern Beaches and North Shore. Their reputation for excellence has also earned the business a referral rate of more than 75 per cent. Seabreeze Kitchens believe a good kitchen is brought about through a combination of imagination, design and a sense of individuality. www.seabreezekitchens.com.au
When you imagine your kitchen, you imagine every detail: the cabinetry, the benchtops, the appliances, where your favourite things will go and how you will use the space.
hat’s why Seabreeze Kitchen’s designers start with functionality - looking at everything from how many pans you have, to where your children sit to do their homework or where you read the morning paper. They work with you to make sure their design fits around how you live.
Seabreeze is passionate about creating beautiful kitchens. Their relationship with each of their customers is at the very heart of their philosophy and is confirmed with Seabreeze Kitchens enjoying a repeat and referral rate of more than 75 per cent. With a reputation for attention to detail, excellent customer service, and a wealth of experience, Seabreeze Kitchens are the natural choice in helping you plan and create your beautiful and functional living environment. Seabreeze Kitchens designs, manufactures and details individual custom-made kitchens and joinery for the whole house. They
provide all related trades and their professional design team offers experience and ideas to meet all client needs. They manufacture at their own factory, ensuring the best in detail and quality, and this enables cost savings to be passed on to their clients.
Benchtop: Unsui by Silestone, Splashback: Glass by Decoglaze - Impressions series
Benchtop: Carrera by Smartstone, Handles: Kethy
Ideas to Life
their stunning new showroom is designed to inspire and delight - displaying the latest kitchen trends from Europe and the best in Australian kitchen design. With 10 beautiful kitchens on display, .you’ll be inspired by the elegant,
Benchtop: Ocean Foam by Ceasarstone, Splashback: Glass by Decoglaze - Brilliant White Sparkle
We design kitchens to create truly beautiful rooms that make for wonderful family living. Thoughtful design costs no more – yet it creates something very special.
smooth benchtops in Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, SilasStone, SmartStone and Corian by SCF Interiors. Enjoy a chat with your family at the familyfriendly cooking islands – Seabreeze Kitchens showcases the latest induction cooktops from V-ZUG and Kleenmaid. See what a difference beautifully crafted doors, and panels made from laminate, polyurethane, timber, veneer and other exotic materials will make to your kitchen. Imagine your new DecoGlaze ® splashback, traditional or the Impression Series
incorporating beautifully-rendered images and patterns in varying hues of toughened glass. Seabreeze Kitchens has been a market leader on the northern beaches and north Shore for more than 30 years having installed more than 5,000 kitchens. The business is frequently approached by homeowners, architects and designers to achieve the seemingly impossible in kitchen design, and have regularly featured in Trends and Home Beautiful magazines. Seabreeze Kitchens is your designer of choice, the name you can trust for your next dream kitchen. www.seabreezekitchens.com.au
beautiful, eautiful, innovative
hen you’re buying a new kitchen, you need to know that it’s going to work and that it’s going to be a joy to use for many years to come. Seabreeze is at the forefront of innovative and ergonomic kitchen features. Suppliers like Blum help to create functional and beautiful spaces with hardware such as Blum electric lift-up doors, soft close drawers, hinges with integrated soft close, space-optimising carousel units and a host of other features you would expect from a leading kitchen manufacturer. An important part of the kitchen experience is the appliances. To avoid disappointment choose carefully to ensure they meet your needs. Seabreeze Kitchens are one of a handful of agents in Australia selling a range of innovative kitchen and laundry products from V-ZUG and Kleenmaid.
uniquely designed by Kleenmaid with cutting-edge technology include built-in and freestanding ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, coffee machines and warming drawers. Kleenmaid kitchen
For almost a century, Swiss company V-ZUG has delivered kitchen and laundry appliances that meet the toughest demands – economy of use, long life and eco-friendly design. Seabreeze also exhibits the new FutureLine range, which encompasses a series of built-in appliances for the modern kitchen. Kleenmaid appliances can also be viewed in Seabreeze Kitchen’s showroom. Kleenmaid have a range of quality appliances to totally renew, or effortlessly upgrade any kitchen. Kleenmaid
appliances are renowned for quality and reliability and are manufactured to the highest international standards using only the best quality materials.
We Congratulate Seabreeze Kitchens on 30 years in business
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DecoGlaze ® is the world's largest company that measures, manufactures and installs glass splashbacks. With a reputation built on service and quality, they are the obvious choice for renovators and home builders. Visit decoglaze.com.au.
the fact that Seabreeze Kitchen manufactures in their own factory provides customers with the ability to custom design, a fast turnaround time and cost savings.
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Seabreeze Kitchen’s factory is conveniently located behind the showroom. This is the engine room of the company where the cabinetry is cut and assembled to the exact specifications of the agreed design.
Most kitchen renovations will require a joiner, plumber, electrician, tiler, painter and plasterer – and coordinating this can be hard for many people. Seabreeze Kitchens is one of just a few companies on the Northern Beaches that is fully licensed to provide customers with all of these tradespeople. Having one company responsible for all trades can eliminate potential stress, time over runs and costly mistakes.
The factory houses the latest Australian-built Multicam CNC routing machine, which cuts, routs and drills with precision . “We have recently invested almost $40,000 updating our design software so that it seamlessly integrates with the machinery in the factory,” says Anders Lawaetz, co-owner of Seabreeze Kitchens. “This technology makes it possible for us to design and build custom made features, and ensures a client’s dream kitchen reflects their individuality and style.”
Seabreeze co-owner Darrell Waters explains, “By allowing Seabreeze to run the project from start to finish, this ensures better control and less opportunity for things to go wrong. This means your kitchen will be installed according to schedule, and allows you to continue with life’s other priorities.”
“Having our own factory means flexibility, quality control and a faster turnaround, which translates directly to savings for our clients.”
the Seabreeze success story Seabreeze Kitchens has been a market leader for more than 30 years, having manufactured and installed more than 5,000 kitchens. the company enjoys a repeat and referral business rate of more than seventy five per cent. Seabreeze Kitchens have built a reputation that is second-to-none based on a passion for excellence, inspirational design, superb craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. to give customers inspiration, ten stunning Seabreeze Kitchens can be viewed in the business’s brookvale showroom. Whether you opt for the latest in european design or a more traditional style, Seabreeze’s talented designers can work with you to create a kitchen that looks and feels wonderful.
SeabreezeKitchens Pty Ltd www.seabreezekitchens.com.au 188 harbord road, brookvale Phone 9938 5477
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