Mike Schirmer, director and designer at Goolwa Kitchens and Wardrobes, details his favourite products to use when specifying a kitchen. You can read about his design style and career here and the Myponga, South Australia kitchen he designed here.


Larder pantry unit – a tall, two-door cabinet up to 1000mm wide with five Blum Intivo inner drawers. It is the perfect pantry unit for today’s kitchens, Schirmer says.


Blum Tandembox intivo or antaro drawers with Blum Servo-Drive lift-up systems, if the budget will allow.


Stone or acrylic bench tops. Such as the Caesarstone bench top used in the Myponga, SA house.

 Caesarstone Supernatural 5000 in London Grey


LED lighting under overhead cabinets and mood lighting.

LED strip lighting under kitchen cabinets. Image: www.insideoutcolouranddesign.com.au


Pull-out rubbish bin drawers on Blum soft close drawer runners.