Project Facts

  • Client: Andre and Hesti Nortje
  • Location: Midstream estate

Project Details

Novel Idea was appointed by Andre and Hesti Nortje to build the kitchen and other cabinetry at their newly built house in Midstream estate.

Their brief was a ‘French country’ kitchen and with the help of architect Louis Oosthuizen and interior designer Nadia Botha (Delecate Designs) we put together various pieces covering their theme.

The kitchen was finished in a combination of Rubio Monocoat treated oak and duco work. The centre island was fitted with a solid oak top but Oyster ceasar stone was used on the rest of the kitchen counters.  See the vegetable drawer detail and bread boards as well as the newly built oak grocery cabinet.  Rough cut oak was used on the sliding barn-type door to the laundry.

Following the oak staircase, which we installed, you will come upon childrens’ bedrooms with shaker style ducoed doors and oak bathroom vanities.  The main bedroom built in cupboards was done in a combination of shaker off white duco doors and an oak display cabinet.


Working with Wynand is always a pleasure. Not only is he a skilled artisan but a professional. His passion for wood is contagious and I have learned so much over the last few years. Every design I have asked him to manufacture he has never let me down. This is so essential, especially with only a handful of skillful craftsmen available. Having worked with Novel Idea on multiple projects, I can not recommend them highly enough.

Novel Idea het my droomkombuis in ‘n werklikheid omskep! Wynand Rood en sy span se puik vakmanskap weeg op met die beste in die bedryf. Sy kreatiewe denke en persoonlike kennis en ervaring van hoe ‘n kombuis prakties uitgelê moet word, asook sy gewilligheid om te luister na die persoonlike voorstelle en behoeftes van sy kliënt, maak dit ‘n plesier om met hom saam te werk. Hy beskik oor die vermoë om in ‘n beperkte spasie effektiewe kaste en rakke te ontwerp en te installeer. Dit was ‘n plesier om met Wynand saam te werk. Ek beveel hom sonder voorbehoud aan.