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Compass Kitchens Can Help you Select the right Type of kitchen Materials to Suit your Requirements

Help In Selecting the right Type of Materials to Suit your Requirements.

Our Buyer's Guide to the Different Types of Kitchen Materials.

Within this website page, we have prepared several linked pages for you which discuss the various attributes of the different materials used in modern Kitchen cabinetry. Within these, we discuss the various attributes, their benefits, disadvantages and their limitations where we hope these help you with your selection process.

In these modern times we are clearly spoilt by the huge range of cabinetry materials available for your new Kitchen Renovation. Different Kitchen Styles can sometimes work best with specific types of material and so it can often be helpful to first decide on the Kitchen Style you want to use. Our Projects pages may be able to help you with your Style selection.

When deciding what Materials to us for your Kitchen, selecting the type of doors and panel material is usually a good place to start and then following this by choosing your Benchtop material, followed by Wall / Splashback and Floor finishes. Once you have chosen your materials, then it is time to pick from the colours and patterns available for these materials so to compliment the overall look.

These page links which explain the attributes of different material types, start with door and panel materials, and then move on down to include Benchtop options and then to Splash-Backs and we hope that you find this information helpful.

We present these in order, beginning with the less expensive material types and moving through to the more high-end Kitchen materials available, where these different material types also strongly tie in back to your Kitchen's Style. At the bottom of this page, we have also included here several links to some of the leading manufacturers of Decorative Face Materials, Benchtop Materials where you can later go to see their colour ranges and patterns, plus links to Kitchen Hardware Fittings, Handle Designs and links to key Appliance Manufacturers. With these all in one place, we hope that you will find these really helpful. We have also prepared here a website page being the link at the top called Design & Colour which is dedicated to helping you with your colour selections and again this page also has the same links at the bottom to some of the leading raw Material Manufacturers.

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Specializing in Kitchen Renovations here in South Australia we service all suburbs ranging from the Inner Adelaide districts and radiating out to the Eastern, Western and Southern suburbs and those extending throughout the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula including Goolwa to Victor Harbor to Normanville & Yankalilla.

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