Who we are & what we do

Hello! We are Kitchen Reality -

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Kitchen Reality was founded nearly 30 years ago in August 1989 by Shaun and Viv Atkins. It has been run by our family for the entire period. We are based in Durban and have completed various projects as far afield as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Underberg, and Greytown although we concentrate on the greater Durban metropolis.

All our work is derived from word of mouth referrals and so we have not had to advertise for the past 15 years. Several of our clients return to us for repeat business and now we have several second generation clients as a result of us doing work for their parents.


Our focus

Our focus is kitchen renovations, bedroom cupboard installations, and complete bathroom makeovers.



We offer a turnkey option from stripping of old units and demolishing brickwork to allow for a new design, and plumbing, electrical and tiling. The stress of dealing with several contractors is taken away from the client who now only has to deal with one person.



With nearly 30 years of experience, we are confident we can make your dream kitchen, bedroom or bathroom a reality.



We strive to create a professional yet friendly relationship with our clients and look forward to assisting you with your future renovation project.


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We are ready to make your design dream a reality.

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Design requires knowledge and expertise more than it requires money.


Our kitchens are all custom designed and built to our clients’ exact specifications. We use up to date 3D design software produced exclusively for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industries. We source our materials and hardware from reputable suppliers who offer comprehensive guarantees on all their products. We can offer the latest German high gloss and matt finishes for cupboards and doors. We also source all types of granite and quartz surfaces to suit every budget. Our hardware ranges from budget hinges and drawer runners to state of the art soft-close mechanisms. We offer melamine clad plywood sink units and plywood plinths to guard against water damage. Every installation is fitted by the owner personally with the aid of two assistants.


A typical bathroom renovation begins with the gutting of the room entirely and removal the site of all rubble and old sanitary ware. Should there be a need to demolish an existing shower screen wall or a window to be bricked up and plastered we will attend to this for you. All new copper pipework is installed to service new shower, bath, toilet and basins as required. All major plumbing work such as toilet and shower drain relocations are carried out at this stage. All walls are then patched or plastered as required. Your new shower is then water-proofed to eliminate those nasty bubbling paint and plaster scenarios behind the shower walls. Our tiler then proceeds to lay all the new tiles chosen by the client. The last stage in the process is to install toilets, shower doors, basins and cabinetry included in the design. We also install your towel rails, paper holders and robe hooks as required.


Our bedroom cupboards are either supplied to you in a ready-made modular construction or in a knock-down system which we assemble at the build site. The knock-down system allows for ease of transport and maneuverability in tight passageways and low ceilings. Door treatments range from silent sliding mechanisms to soft-close hinge systems. Our interiors are fully customizable to allow for shelving and hanging, pull-down hanging rails, drawers, shoe racks, etc.


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