Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Dan Kitchens made luxury kitchens in Sydney?
The Danish cabinet-maker Vagn Madsen founded Dan Kitchens in 1984. Originally at a small factory warehouse in Smithfield, with success, the fledgling family-owned company moved to a purpose built facility at Seven Hills in 1988. Although tastes and styles have changed since then, the Dan Kitchens team has always dedicated itself to producing luxury kitchens the Danish way; utilising the best materials, partnered with fine craftsmanship.
For more on the Dan Kitchens story, visit About Us.
What areas do you service?
Dan Kitchens works all over Sydney and surrounding regions, with numerous kitchen renovations and new kitchens projects completed in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Hills District, and the Inner West. Further afield, the Dan Kitchens team has worked on occasion in more distant regions in NSW, depending on the scope of the project.
How do I get a quote for my luxury kitchen or joinery project with Dan Kitchens?
How long does it take to design a custom kitchen?
Many kitchen companies offer an in home consultation, where the sales consultant will design a custom kitchen on the spot. For some homeowners this approach may deliver a satisfactory outcome. For luxury kitchens, achieving a well thought out kitchen design takes time, especially when weighing up the complex interplay between the homeowner’s needs and desires, style, materials, colour palettes, high-end appliances, space use and functionality. At Dan Kitchens, the first design presentation occurs around 2-3 weeks after taking a brief from the homeowner.
Why is your luxury kitchen showroom located at Seven Hills?
The Dan Kitchens showroom is located at the same premises as the manufacturing facility and Design Studio at Sydney’s manufacturing heartland – Seven Hills. There are huge practical benefits for employees, with the largest benefits being ease of communication and quick access to the Motorways. From small apartment kitchen renovations in the Eastern Suburbs to extensive kitchen renovations in the North Shore, there are no distance barriers to overcome. For customers, the benefits are; a larger, more luxurious showroom; you can talk directly to the design team; a chance to see the manufacturing process; and a superior product. Be immersed in a unique contemporary kitchen & joinery showroom that will quite frankly “blow you away”. For any homeowners interested in a Dan kitchen, a visit to the showroom is a must.
How much does a luxury kitchen from Dan kitchens cost?
There are many price tiers for kitchens on the market, from basic flat-pack to the bespoke, luxury level. The quality of workmanship and the service provided by Dan Kitchens sets them apart from most kitchen companies within the Sydney market. Homeowners should expect a Dan kitchen to cost more than the average kitchen.
Every luxury kitchen project is unique and is therefore impossible to price over the phone, especially custom-made, bespoke kitchens. If you require an estimate, the design team at the Dan Kitchens showroom may be able to provide this. For firm pricing and to have your kitchen designed by the design team, you should take advantage of the Dan Kitchens Design Service.
Who is the “Dan” in Dan Kitchens?
There is no one named “Dan” at Dan Kitchens. The “Dan” is short for Danish, and along with the Danish flag, is included in the Dan logo to show both pride and heritage of Dan Kitchens’ Danish origin.
Do you make your own luxury kitchens?
Dan Kitchens manufactures its own luxury kitchens at its own facility in Seven Hills. Unlike much of the industry, this includes the making of timber joinery elements, the lacquering of doors (polyurethane), and the installation. For other components such as stone benchtops and appliances, Dan Kitchens partners only with the best.
Who installs your luxury kitchens?
Unlike much of the kitchen industry, the installation team at Dan Kitchens are company employees of Dan Kitchens. They are not the typical sub-contractors who are driven to install a job as quickly as possible no matter the outcome. The installation team’s goal is to ensure your luxury kitchen is installed and completed to Dan Kitchens’ high standard.
How long does it take to install a modern luxury kitchen?
For most companies, it takes only a couple days for kitchen cabinet installation. At Dan Kitchens, because our modern luxury kitchens are bespoke, up to 5 days is allocated for this stage. Once the kitchen cabinets are in position the stone mason will first measure the benchtops and/or splashbacks, fabricate them from slabs at the factory, and lastly install the benchtops and/or splashbacks. This process takes roughly 2 weeks.
The overall kitchen installation time will be different from project to project, and is often affected by the complexity of the project; the number of trades involved and the scale of the project.
What after sales support should I expect with Dan Kitchens?
Dan Kitchens has been supporting its customers with industry leading service for over 40 years. If a part breaks, your luxury kitchen is damaged, or you need modifications to your Dan kitchen, the Dan Kitchens team can assist.
Do you make alterations or additions to existing kitchens?
The Dan Kitchens team will only modify kitchens that they have made in the first place. For other brands, homeowners are advised to get in touch with the original manufacturer.