"I would never choose anyone else"
I am beyond impressed with the knowledge, workmanship and service I continue to receive from Dr Phill's Kitchen & Cabinetry.

I first met Phill 7 years ago when I advertised for a cabinet maker to do a shop refit for my business. He was 1 of 5 business's that answered the ad and as soon as I spoke with him I felt reassured and confident that he was the guy for the job.

I was completely impressed with the impeccable workmanship and attention to detail, his timeframes and the fact I was continually kept in the loop throughout the build.

7 years later and 4 projects down and I would never choose anyone else and continue to recommend him to several friends and clients.

Congratulations on taking pride in your work, keeping your clients up to date, always thinking in an innovative way and for producing an end product that lasts, looks great and functions better than promised.

Kind Regards,

J O'Brien, Director, In The Picture
"Really really appreciate your efforts for us."
OMG the walk-in looks FAB and also the laundry. Thanks are not enough so we paid as well. Really really appreciate your efforts for us. Look forward to our next adventure

K & V Busteed, Elanora Heights

"It was a pleasure to see it all coming together so well."
We very much enjoyed the whole kitchen experience, even camping out in the house without a kitchen for several weeks. It was a pleasure to see it all coming together so well. We were also greatly comforted by the knowledge that your strict attention to detail ensured nothing but the best was good enough. We enjoyed your company and great assistance in planning what to put where. It would be our pleasure to 'show off' your/ our kitchen to any prospective customers and we may even sing your praises to them from time to time.

Regards

R & A Taylor, North Wahroonga
"We are completely delighted with our new Dr Phill's kitchen"
We are completely delighted with our new Dr Phill's kitchen both in terms of the finished product and the journey we took with Phill to get there. Phill is a consummate professional and a precisionist of the highest order, which is why the job went so smoothly. He spent many initial hours with us to ensure we got the design right, and made some clever suggestions to maximise the available space. Nothing is left to chance because you work out where everything is going to go during the design - e.g. where to accommodate that extra-large platter... and every spare millimetre is accounted for. He is also a good communicator and was continually in touch with us to keep up to speed or to clarify something. Phill has built up a tried and tested team of tradespeople all of whom did a great job for us. He is onsite when the bench tops and splash backs are measured and later installed, to ensure that the process meets his exacting standards. He has a practical and creative mind and is able to circumvent problems before they arise. The result of this was a stress-free experience and a wonderfully functional kitchen that looks fabulous. Post script: Phill was recommended to us from a friend who had a kitchen done by him 5 years ago. We were in her kitchen the other day and "the proof is in the pudding" so they say - her kitchen looks as good as it did the day it was built. What more can we say!

- M & I Wilson, North Wahroonga

"We highly recommend him and his team"
  • Library/Dressing room
  • The house "Coolangatta" was built in 1889 by a major Sydney Merchant and politician and has local heritage status.

    Our aim was to create a library/dressing room that reflected the original design elements and history that was attached to the house.

    To achieve this we needed a cabinetmaker with great attention to detail and a willingness to participate in refining our ideas into measurements and drawings.

    On the initial consultation Phil spent 9 hours with us going through every design angle of the job imaginable, measurements and calculations were written in pencil over each wall key design ideas were drawn into the space, it was quite remarkable.

    The clarity, precision and enthusiasm of the initial consultation continued throughout the correspondence with the Dr Phill team as they kept us updated with the progress of the job.

    The installation was carried out to perfection with the cabinets being squared beautifully to the room and anchored to the centre of bricks etc no gap fillers were needed in finishing prior to graining.

    We were fortunate to have Dr Phills Kitchens and cabinetry recommended to us from a cabinetmaker we had used on another job, his words to me were "if you need someone above and beyond the average then call Dr Phill"

  • Kitchen
  • We wanted the kitchen to have a connection to the old world charm of the property and recreate an eclectic mix of cabinetry that seemed to sit in the room rather than have a built-in appearance. Our other request was to avoid melamine and use solid timber and plywood for the carcasses.

    On the first meeting Phil sat in the room with us and helped us refine the placement of work areas and general flow of the kitchen, he then created a sketch of what we had discussed.

    Detailed drawings followed as did many phone calls/ emails discussing and refining design elements.

    As with the library the level of craftsmanship was outstanding and was carried out on time with trades being coordinated and directed prior to the install.

    The Dr Phill team have succeeded in crafting a kitchen that is built to last and one that is designed to age gracefully within its surroundings.

    We highly recommend him and his team and enjoy the kitchen and library rooms everyday.

    In fact when it was first installed, every morning we entered either of the rooms we would say "love this room." Thank you Dr Phill for going "above and beyond the average"

    Yours Sincerely

    - P & T Campbell, Katoomba

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    "Time in the kitchen is an absolute pleasure"
    Dear Phill,

    Thank you so much for our beautiful new kitchen. We couldn't be happier.

    Since renovating the rest of our open plan house, the '80's kitchen was showing its age.

    We liked the general layout of the old kitchen but we wanted to lighten the space and give it a more streamline look. We love to entertain so we also needed the kitchen to be extremely functional.

    You showed professionalism and enthusiasm from the first time we met you. You have an eye for detail and your workmanship is excellent, you instill this in your subcontractors as well. You were prepared to tackle building issues that other kitchen companies wouldn't. No problem was too difficult.

    Our new kitchen is so functional - the soft close drawers are so easy for storage, the appliance cupboard so convenient when I feel like baking, the lift up overhead glass cupboards so practical and the three drawer pantry unit so user friendly.

    Everything is close at hand and time in the kitchen is an absolute pleasure.

    Thank you for helping to create this wonderful space.

    Best regards,

    N & L Cassar Ralston, Castle Hill

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    "The result is nothing short of exceptional"
    Dear Phill,

    You have just finished a remarkable job for us in our new home. Remarkable in size, scale, complexity and detail.

    Custom designed joinery for:

  • A large state of the art kitchen
  • A fully equipped outdoor kitchen
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 3 walk in robes
  • A laundry
  • 2 separate studies
  • A library
  • A beautiful and innovative cabinet to house the equipment for the media room
  • And last but not least a wall for our living room accommodating some artwork
  • What you supplied for us exceeded our expectations in every way. Every detail is functional and beautifully finished. It was quite an experience to see your passion for craftsmanship. The result is nothing short of exceptional.

    Thank you for your work,

    - P Szekely, Kenthurst

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    "A beautiful, highly functional and creative kitchen"
    Dear Phill.

    Thank you seems too short a word to convey our huge appreciation of your readiness, your skills and expertise that you invested in our kitchen design and construction.

    Every day I thank you for your knowledge, your inventiveness, your attention to detail and your design solutions. The servery is great when entertaining as it allows me to maintain the flow of food and keep an ear on the conversations. You successfully integrated thousands of small details into a beautiful, highly functional and creative kitchen.

    We will continue to thank you as long as our memories remain 'intact'. Much love and appreciation,

    - J & K Schofield, North Turramurra

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    "The whole process went incredibly smoothly"
    Just a quick note to tell how happy we are with our new kitchen.

    The whole process went incredibly smoothly, on time and on budget as well. The design, construction and attention to detail were most impressive and well exceeded our expectations. You have assembled a great team of support staff who work to your exacting standards.

    Please feel free to have any prospective clients call especially if theyneed any confirmation about your design ability and attention to detail.

    Thanks and regards
    M & P Brophy, Cremorne
    "A professional and dedicated kitchen & cabinet maker."
    Dear Dr Phill,

    We are delighted with the creation of our exhibition stand, which you so kindly crafted for us on such a tight deadline.

    Your craftsmanship is impeccable, and the entire team here at Sydney Blinds & Screens were highly impressed with the detail and outstanding finish of the stand.

    From our initial meeting to the final delivery, you maintained such a high level of enthusiasm and professionalism.

    Your eye for detail is outstanding, the final build of the stand was so easy, and so well thought out.

    We will be recommending your services to any customer enquiring about a professional and dedicated kitchen & cabinet maker.

    We again thank you for all your help.

    Warm Regards,

    - C Lenard, Group Brand Manager, Sydney Blinds & Screens, Prospect
    "We have no hesitation in recommending Dr Phill's to others"
    We recently engaged Dr Phill's to upgrade our kitchen. It was a challenging job to bring the function and operation of the kitchen into the 21st century while retaining the integrity and key elements of the original 1970's design. Phil Mathie spent considerable time with us clarifying our needs and helping us plan the upgrade. His suggestions were always positive and constructive, and his expert knowledge and organisation made for very smooth planning and installation.

    The project was complex in a number of areas. The major problem involved retro-fitting enw cabinets to existing bench-tops, which had to remain in place during the installation. Phil had to operate within tight physical constraints to achieve the desired outcome, and his accuracy and keen eye for detail were critical to the success of this job.

    Phill's meticulous planning, his ability to resolve many difficult design problems, and in particular, his attention to finish has produced a 1st class result. The kitchen is a tribute to his superior craftsmanship and well managed team. Dr Phill and his team have provided us with a solution we are delighted with. The kitchen is far more functional than before, it looks stunning, and we love it!

    We have no hesitation in recommending Dr Phill's to others.

    - N & A Patrick, Pennant Hills
    "You were there every step of the way"
    When you came to give me a quote for a new kitchen, you had an air of professionalism and passion in you. It was for these qualities that I chose you, however I soon realised that integrity, not only to your client, but also to youself and your staff was your backbone. It is rare to come across someone with all these qualities and I am truly grateful to you for all that you did to transform my house from the 1970's to the present.

    I gave you a budget and you respected that figure and worked round it. The tradesmen you employed all arrived on time and did their part of the process to your high standards. You negotiated costs in order to keep within budget but always insisted on a high quality.

    You were there every step of the way, organising everything and even taking on board the unexpected hitches with construction, without flinching. It was simply part of the day's work. Phill, not many organisations would have gone that extra mile to gyprock the ceiling and walls, finish off the door frame, tile the walls and all the other little things you did yourself. Yes, they would have got someone else to do it and the cost would have gone up accordingly. You simply did what had to be done and for that, I thank you. I'd be only too happy to speak to any prospective client considering employing you for any job.

    Every time I walk into my new kitchen with the beautiful streamlined cupboards, masses of workbench space with everything in its place and within easy reach, I feel warm inside and smile.

    Phill, thankyou is such a small word, but it comes from the bottom of my heart. Best wishes to you for expanding business and your family for a bright and happy future.

    King regards,

    - M Frankel, Westleigh
    "We were blessed that we chose Dr Phill"
    We have recently had our kitchen designed and built by Dr Phill's Kitchen and Cabinetry.

  • What can I say about his work?
  • Just that we were blessed that we chose Dr Phill and we are so happy with both the construction and the end result that we are constantly asking ourselves why we didn't do it sooner. It hasn't transformed our lives but it has certainly made living easier. Although we still try to throw our rubbish in the pantry, old habits die hard.

    We dreaded the thought of packing up the old kitchen and storing it all in the lounge room together with the new cupboards and appliances, living with the brick dust during the demolition and reworking, coping with messy tradesman, arguing with Dr Phill when we wanted everything changed, hoping that our new kitchen came up to our expectations and wondering when it would be completed.

    Yes, the construction period was difficult but so much easier than we anticipated, everything did fit into the lounge room, the brick dust just meant constant vacuuming, the tradesmen were neat as a pin (they are joiners not chippies), Dr Phill changed whatever we wanted, our new kitchen surpassed our expectations and we thought that the work was completed very quickly (a little under 4 weeks).

  • What advice can I give you about Dr Phill?
  • Dr Phill designs, builds and installs a custom built (bespoke) product with the time, care, attention to detail and cost that this requires. We knew that we had purchased a professional product.

    Dr Phill undersells his product such that we were constantly surprised by the way he went about both the design and installation.

    Trust Dr Phill's judgements on matters of aesthetics and functionality but also stick to your guns if there is something you prefer, he will come around to your way of thinking even if there is a large serve of humble pie to be eaten.

    Dr Phill Understand the impact that the construction has on your life and will try to make this easy for you as long as you play the game. He worked late into the night to ensure that the work was ready for the following trade to speed up the delivery.

    Acknowledge that Dr Phill has other commitments but force him and his tradesmen to commit to a reasonable time when they will be on site so that they can be expected.

    Trust Dr Phill's estimated completion time and be pleasantly surprised when they are bettered.

    If you want a cheap kitchen where the cabinets don't fit, the benchtop isn't level, the paintwork is poor, the work is done quickly (and shoddy) and the ergonomics of the kitchen are wrong, don't use Dr Phill.

  • Are we happy?: Yes
  • Would we recommend him to others?: Absolutely and without qualification

  • Did we get what we expected?: No, we got more than we expected

    Yours faithfully,

    - K Leedow, Waverton
  • "We could not be happier"
    Dr Phill's has undertaken two significant assignments for us over the last 3-4 years. The first was to fit out the lounge room with cupboards, shelves and TV cabinet, then a home office and wardrobe fit out. Most recently he has planned and installed a new kitchen, cupboards and TV cabinet in the family room.

    Phill is an exceptional craftsman. His planning is meticulous and he spent many hours in the design stage ensuring that the plans met all our needs and solved the many problems we had with storage especially in the kitchen. He is up to date with all the new solutions especially for cabling. As well he has a fabulous eye for "the look" and what will enhance the space.

    Once the work commences he is punctual, treats your house with respect and his trades people are outstanding. The standard of finish he demands is the highest and all the trades people who were part of the project (Caesar Stone installers, Plumbers etc.) commented on his high expectations.

    The finished product is a dream and as a result our landscaper and painter have added a link to his product on their websites.

    We could not be happier or recommend his work more highly.

    - V & K Busteed, Warriewood
    "Nothing was a problem"
    Dear Phill,

    I am just letting you know how happy we are with the kitchen you recently did for us.

    The ideas you shared and the quality of workmanship were excellent, along with the extra little things that are standard in your fit outs.

    It was nice to see someone so thorough and passionate about their work.

    Nothing was a problem, even when we wanted to change a few things. The management of the other trades and keeping us up to date with what was going on topped off a fabulous job.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who is thinking about a quality, professional job.

    Thanks for everything,

    - B & T Lee, Castle Hill
    "Thank you so much"
    Dear Phill,

    Thank you so much for the planning, creation and installation of our home office, fish tank, garage shelving/storage, downstairs entertaining kitchen and bar.

    As you know, one project led to another primarily because once we saw the quality and result of each item we brough forward our plans to do the next.

    Your work has added to the value of our home but more importantly to how much we enjoy living here.

    We also appreciate your patience, punctuality and genuine interest in doing a great job not just by yourself but all the guys you work with.

    Please be assured of our recommendation of you to others looking for premium customised furniture and cabinetry for existing or new homes.

    All the best,

    - B & J Gilmour, Castle Hill
    "I can happily say I love my kitchen!"
    Dr Phill's,

    I am writing to thank you for your outstanding work on my new kitchen. I found that you were friendly and professional in all aspects of our dealings

    The overall process worked really well, being able to sit down and discuss my personal preferences as well as having your expert opinion on what would work and what wouldn't. I really appreciate the time, care and passion you put into designing and installing my kitchen.

    I can happily say I love my kitchen! It is exactly what I was after, in both design and practicality. I have so much more storage and working space than I had before and I now really enjoy cooking and entertaining in my new kitchen.

    You are a total professional and take extra care to meet clients need in a friendly, helpful manner. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Phill's to others wanting an exceptional result for their kitchen.

    - A Browne, Wollstonecraft
    "I would recommend Dr Phill without any reservation"
    We needed a larger kitchen which required moving walls and relocating services. This required Dr Phill to design the kitchen without walls or finished services which is harder than it sounds. This required certain design flexibility but it is all hidden behind the scenes and the finished product looks like it was meant to be in that space. Phill's control of the project and liaison with both his own tradesmen and with my builders was both well managed and timely.

    The finished kitchen is everything we wanted and more. Phill was very adaptable to my ideas, even those which required a degree of invention to solve some problems caused by my ideas. At the same time Phill gave us some valuable recommendations that changed our ideas and now we can see how good they were.

    The kitchen is a very functional space. There is easy access and good design as well as all the little niceties such as soft close doors and drawers, scratch resistant surfaces and lots of storage.

    I would recommend Dr Phill without any reservation. You don't need to have experienced several different kitchen guys to know when you have found a good one. Phill is definitely a master craftsman and designer. If this testimonial sounds too good to be true, ask him for my number and I will tell you in person.

    - M Highfield, Baulkham Hills
    "Dr Phill is a can-do man - nothing is too much trouble"
    Dr Phill's,

    We were extremely pleased with the design stage. Dr Phill spent hours asking questions and listening so that he was sure that he was aware of our needs! We did not feel rushed and he subsequently forwarded a plan with measurements and costings.

    The installation process worked well, everything was completed within the time period specified and unlike most tradesmen our home was immaculately clean after the installation.

    The completed job far exceeded our expectations and the job represents value for money. The whole process was hassle free. Dr Phill is a can-do man - nothing is too much trouble. He kept us informed at each stage of the process.

    - G & B Westcott, Mosman
    "We confidently recommend Dr Phill and his team"
    My wife and I were most impressed by Dr Phill's design and cabinetry skills and he completed the work in a most professional and thorough manner. He was meticulous in his attention to detail and the final finish blended seamlessly with the existing decor.

    We confidently recommend Dr Phill and his team.

    - D Carter, St Leonards
    "We were delighted"
    We were completely satisfied with every aspect of this order. It was drawn perfectly and delivered on time. We were very impressed by the quality of the work and that Dr Phill's used very high quality products.

    Best of all was that Dr Phill's cleaned up all the mess in such a magnificent manner that we did not know he had been, except for our new furniture.

    We were delighted

    - H & M Ball, Cremorne
    "He is incredibly thorough and a perfectionist"
    Phill's recommendations were fantastic and the resulting workmanship was done to perfection. Not only were our current storage issues solved, but thought had even gone into our future storage needs. We were thrilled with the result and would highly recommend Dr Phill's for all your cabinetry requirements. He is incredibly thorough and a perfectionist.

    - P & N Sadlier, Mosman
    "He is an honest, reliable and responsible person"
    Over the past 2 years Dr Phill's has undertaken a number of commissions for us. He has designed, manufactured and installed a desk, drawers, shelving and bookcases for my office. In addition, he has installed a storage room in our apartment and this has proven to be a clever and aesthetically pleasing work. His craftsmanship is of a high quality and has met the standards we expected of a skilled professional. He is an honest, reliable and responsible person.

    We have unreservedly recommended Dr Phill's to others who have been pleased with the work performed by Phill and his team.

    - C Eastman, St Leonards
    "I am sure you will find Dr Phill's as fantastic as we did"
    We were so pleased with the results. The wardrobes and TV Cabinet look amazing; they have this special closing mechanism that doesn't allow fingers to be caught or make that annoying bang noise, which makes it extra great for the little ones.

    I would highly recommend Dr Phill's to anyone who wants absolutely premium results, with no fuss at all. This job was also completed in record time, as we were expecting our second child. We were very lucky and appreciated this so much.

    I am sure you will find Dr Phill's as fantastic as we did.

    - G Ford, St Leonards