Kitchen mas­ter recog­nised

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Shaun Kil­foy be­gan his jour­ney to be­ing one of Cairns’ most re­spected kitchen and cab­i­net mak­ers more than a decade ago.

Af­ter his em­ployer re­lo­cated in 2003, Shaun de­cided to go out on his own and es­tab­lished Shaun Kil­foy Cabinets and Join­ery, work­ing 18 hours a day, seven days a week from un­der his house. Over the past 13 years, Shaun’s ded­i­cated work ethic and passion for his trade has helped the busi­ness con­tin­u­ally ex­pand from its hum­ble be­gin­nings.

At this year’s Mas­ter Builders Awards, Shaun and his team were ex­tremely proud to take out the Best Res­i­den­tial Kitchen award for their work on the Ma­rina Quay Project.

“It is very hum­bling to know that you’ve stood out amongst your peers,” he says.

Kil­foy Cabinets pro­vided an en­tire de­sign, man­u­fac­ture and in­stal­la­tion ser­vice for the project. The kitchen alone was a two-month con­struct and in­stall process, with Kil­foy Cabinets work­ing closely with the client to en­sure the unique project would meet their ex­pec­ta­tions.

“The home owner is a keen sailor and wanted to in­cor­po­rate this into the kitchen de­sign wher­ever pos­si­ble,” Shaun says.

“The is­land bench curve rep­re­sents a full sail, while also look­ing like it is float­ing above wa­ter.”

Shaun says the is­land bench top is one of the kitchen’s stand­out fea­tures, along with hid­den slid­ing doors that can be closed to hide ev­ery­day mess.

“Ev­ery­thing has a place and is hid­den away from view,” he says. “With such a large fam­ily, this was im­por­tant to the own­ers.”

Shaun Kil­foy of Shaun Kil­foy Cabinets with sons Ni­cholas and James.

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