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The Compass Kitchens Difference

A bespoke Adelaide Hills Kitchen designed in the Federation Style, made with white Granite benchtops and Shaker style doors; custom made & traditionally finished here in a hard wearing hand painted satin finish by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.


What sets our Cabinetry apart from the pack . . .

Choosing a Cabinet and Kitchen Manufacturer in Adelaide to Renovate your home or Kitchen can be a confusing time, particularly when different manufacturers use different construction methods, use different grades of materials, are less adaptable and so offer different designs, features and layouts. It is because of these differences, that we like to recommend that you apply the old adage to, "Compare apples with apples"; but realistically we also understand that this is not easy to do.

With this in mind, Compass Kitchens therefore hope that it may be of help to you to know more details about the type of cabinetwork we produce and what sets our product apart. It's true after all, "you do only get what you pay for".

From the floor up we take great care in creating your kitchen design, in the manufacture we use only quality materials and superior construction methods, we give great attention to detail throughout your project and complete this with our expert installation.


  • Starting at floor level, our kitchens have continuous Raft Bases with solid ladder frame construction for an ultimate foundation. These raft bases are independent to our carcasses, which are then set up on top. All other base systems used today for kitchens fail to fully support the full load across the entire kitchen cabinets.


  • By also making an enclosed Raft Base Foundation, all your cabinet ends and face panels sit up off the floor and are fully protected; making your floor easier to clean and eliminating any damage to your cabinet ends. Our Raft Bases also seal off the whole area under your cupboards, eliminating access of insects and vermin into your kitchen. Our Raft Base Design also has greater aesthetic appeal than other methods.


  • We custom make all our own cabinet for your project. This enables us to design a balanced Kitchen with cabinet proportions that perfectly suit their application. This also ensures that you receive the highest standard of construction and quality finish throughout.


  • For your internal cabinet carcasses we only use a fine textured laminate board; providing superior scratch resistance compared to the internal matt & satin finishes available.


  • We only use 18mm thick laminated board for your cabinet carcasses; we do not use 16mm board. Architects will usually specify this 18mm board because it increases suspension strength by a significant 30% and providing even greater cabinet rigidity.


  • We only use Highly Moisture Resistant laminate board for our carcasses and face panels, ensuring an even longer cabinet life.


  • Our cabinet carcasses are edged with impact resistant, melamine resin edge-strip to help protect your shelving from accidental knocks.


  • All your edge strips are cleaned up and finished off by hand. Removing all sharp edges and any overhanging resin, we guarantee your edge strips will never fall off, never catch, nor chip.


  • All your carcass shelves have an additional 80mm wide stiffening rail; on edge, at the back. This rail is also edge-stripped and gives even more support to your 18mm thick shelving while also providing extra structural rigidity to your cabinet carcasses. We guarantee you that your shelves will never sag, bow, twist, or split.


  • All our cabinet carcasses have backs that are glued and fixed into position guaranteeing you optimum cabinet carcass strength and rigidity.


  • Compass Kitchens use a variety of adhesives on your job, including a special latex adhesive for all joints made with non-porous materials like laminate for maximum strength. Surprisingly enough some manufacturers don't use any type of adhesive at all in their carcass assembly. We guarantee you that all our joints will never come apart.


A hidden, fully integrated Dishwasher custom designed to look like a bank of drawers,; kitchen designed by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.A hideaway Tambour Appliance cupboard with Granite benchtop; made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.



  • For ultimate Benchtop support, our carcass design incorporates internal Solid Timber Top Rails.  Our Solid Timber top rails give your cabinets added strength to support every type of benchtop material, from Laminate, Timber, to heavy Solid Surface and Granite Benchtop materials.


  • We glue and waterproof our Benchtop joints together on-site. We polish and protect our solid Timber Benchtops, Doors and Panels on all sides, even the sides that don't get seen. We polish our Timber Benchtops on-site to ensure a continuous seal over the entire top. We also seal all our Granite Benchtops on installation.


  • We only use quality 2-pack lacquers to polish, seal, protect, and stabilise our timber because it is more resilient than the single pack lacquers. Two-Pack lacquers are very hard wearing and highly moisture resistant making them perfect for Kitchen surfaces.


  • We only use the finest quality European and Australian made storage fittings and hardware products available.
    We custom make all our drawers with solid 18mm thick bottoms and walls - making full height sides that ensures your drawer's contents are fully contained at all times. We also recommend the use of quality concealed Full-extension soft-close drawer runners.


  • All our doors shut onto 2mm thick, soft urethane buffers for quiet closing. We use a type of buffer from Europe that is drilled then glued into position with its dowel. We do not use the, quick and cheap self-adhesive type, because they can eventually fall off and causing your doors to bang and twist.


  • Our corner units have our own unique corner door hanging system that guarantees you superior door control and corner access. Our system eliminates any dropping, twisting, knocking, and subsequent damage, which can be inherent with the more common corner door hanging systems used today.


  • We install Facure panels above your refrigerator that easily allow for adjustment if you change your appliance in the years to come.


  • All our doors are made to an exact tolerance to provide a perfect fit. They are hand-finished, hand sanded, hand hung and set, allowing only the smallest of gaps between them.


  • We offer to supply you your sink, taps and Kitchen appliances at trade prices.


  • We coordinate all your Electrical, Plumbing and Tiling or Glass Splash-Backs, any Window Replacements and Structural Work for a complete and easy Kitchen Renovation.


  • We treat your home like a home; not a worksite. We even clean up after ourselves.


  • We truly Custom Design and Custom Build to suit your needs. We can make what you want.


At Compass Kitchens we believe our individually designed and truly custom made kitchens represent excellent value for money while our unsurpassed quality will give you true peace of mind. At Compass Kitchens we are passionate about quality Cabinetmaking; we keep our overhead costs down and then translate these savings into being able to make you the best quality product at the most affordable price. If you are planning a new build or a Kitchen renovation; please feel free to contact us for a personal In-Home Design Consultation and quote. Having now worked in the Adelaide Kitchen Renovation industry for over 30 years; we now look forward to working with you and your ideas, and your individual requirements to design and make for you a beautiful quality kitchen that is fully functional and will suit your exact needs.

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A modern White Two-Pack Kitchen Renovation with white reconstituted stone benchtops and trailing waterfall ends at Victor Harbor made by Compass Kitchens;  for Kitchens built up to a Standard not down to a price.
A Modernist Style handle-less Kitchen Design with the custom colour; Honey Oat in Gloss Two-Pack with Emperadoro Reconstituted Stone Benchtops  made by Adelaide kitchen renovators, Compass Kitchens.
Bespoke French Provincial kitchen design details with spindle Reids, Roundels, Dentil Moulding and Hand Wood Carvings, made by Compass Kitchens, custom cabinet makers of Adelaide.
A contemporary kitchen design incorporating custom corner drawers, made at Rosslyn Park by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A quality custom made kitchen in the French provincial style with off-white cabinets & Stone Benchtops and parquetry flooring all designed & made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Farmhouse Country Style Kitchen for a new build at Myponga Reservoir using solid timber doors in distressed Baltic Pine with Travertine Tile Splashbacks and black AGA range; designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A custom White Gloss Two-Pack Kitchen Renovation with tall cabinets to the ceiling giving a clean Contemporary look with Paradiso Classic Granite benchtops and splashbacks, at Rosslyn Park, designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Scandinavian Style Kitchen for a new build using Raised Panel thermolaminated doors and solid timber benchtops in polished Tasmanian Oak; designed & made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A white Two-Pack Federation style kitchen renovation with a satin finish plus Quantum Quartz benchtops for an early 1900’s bungalow at Broadview; designed and custom made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Kitchen renovation at Seacombe Heights using white textured Thermoform Doors and bullnose Laminate Benchtops and bay window; custom designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Transitional Style Shaker Door kitchen renovation with a white satin Two-Pack finish and Absolute Black Granite benchtops with modern style fittings made at McLaren Vale by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
Custom made bookcases made in the French provincial style matching the adjacent provincial kitchen renovation we had made for clients at Myponga Beach. Custom cabinetry designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Scandinavian style kitchen renovation we built at Prospect incorporating solid timber benchtops and off-white flat panel thermolaminated doors; kitchen design and manufacture by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A crisp white modern Two-pack Kitchen Renovation at Victor Harbor with warm timber floors and white Reconstituted Stone Benchtops designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A transitional solid timber kitchen renovation at Willunga using American Oak and Black Galaxy granite benchtops plus modern features including Glass Splashbacks and Smeg stainless steel appliances, designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A white satin Two-Pack kitchen renovation at McLaren Flat with Shaker style doors and Caesarstone reconstituted stone benchtops and green Textured Glass Splashbacks, designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Honey Oat Two-Pack Kitchen Renovation with Emperadoro stone benchtops. A quality Custom Kitchens designed and made to suite your individual needs and wants by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.
A Federation Style Kitchen Renovation at Broadview, by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide, with Satin Two-Pack Shaker doors, Quantum Quartz reconstituted stone benchtops and Glass Splashbacks in a Burgundy Federation colour.
A White Two-Pack Transitional Style Shaker Kitchen at McLaren Vale by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide, using Absolute Black Granite Benchtops and two different colour glass splashbacks in Red and Warm White.
A collage of a Scandinavian Style Scullery Kitchen using Blackwood plus White top cabinets and Scallopini base cabinets with reconstituted stone benchtops that have waterfall ends; at Auldana, in the Adelaide foothills, designed and made by Compass Kitchens of Adelaide.

                     For Quality New Kitchen Builds or Kitchen Renovations throughout Adelaide ; please Contact Compass Kitchens.