Thank you so much to all those people who have provided us with great feedback on our first newsletter. Some of our customers have asked us to explain some of the alternatives in kitchen designs. In this newsletter we will look at the difference between Bulkheads and Capping Moulds.
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Unique Design Newsletter - September 2016

To bulkhead or not to bulkhead? That is the question.

One of the many questions that our customers struggle with is the use of bulkheads. We are often asked Why should we choose a bulkhead? Do I need one? Will it close in the room? How much extra does it cost? What are my options?

We custom make all of our cabinetry so if someone wishes to have cabinets on top of cabinets we can do that, but as a general rule, most ceiling heights are around 2400mm therefore if we do cabinets that go to 2250mm that leaves approximately 150mm for bulkhead and 90mm for large cornice. 


Capping mould
In this instance, we have installed a wall unit into a room with existing ornate cornices. To maintain the existing style of the room, we have added a  capping mould on top of the wall unit. A capping mould provides the wall unit with a professional looking finish without overtaking the style of the room. Capping moulds are normally 35mm high and can be supplied in bullnose or colonial style. Double height capping moulds are also available. For a wall unit of this size, the cost associated with a capping mould is in the ball park of $200-$400.
Here we have used an MDF bulkhead to ceiling which is then finished with cornice to suit.  The MDF is then painted the same colour as the walls to give a polished and finished look. If you are venting a rangehood through the ceiling, the bulkhead serves the purpose of hiding the rangehood exhaust. Bulkheads provide the appearance of completely built in cabinets. Cost associated with bulkhead is roughly $700 per 10m.
Bulkhead Scribed Without Cornice
Here there was an existing bulkhead that protruded out, so we have installed a small MDF bulkhead scribed into the existing bulkhead. In this case, no cornice was necessary.
Cost $100-$300
No Bulkhead
This is a good option where the client has tall ceilings or has ornate cornice that is difficult to match. It can also save money and some clients like to store items to display on top of their cabinets.

However, the open area above the cabinets can prove to be a difficult area to keep clean. It is not uncommon for a 
build-up of dust and grime to appear on the top of the cabinets.
For all the latest styles and trends in the renovation industry for your kitchen or bathroom, make Unique Design your first call! Our experts based in Clayfield and Inner North Brisbane are always prepared to handle all your needed kitchen and bathroom renovations. 

Get the renovation outcome you really want with Unique Design. We are a qualified construction company who bring excellence in all bathroom and kitchen makeovers. From installing your new modern kitchen to renovating your old bathroom, you can rely on our trusted staff. Our fully QBCC licensed company knows how to get the job done right the first time.

At our showroom (680 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield) you will find a range of kitchens, bathrooms, appliances and innovative storage ideas on display.

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