Sian Gillanders CKDNZ of SG Design is a kitchen designer living and working in Christchurch, Canterbury. She also frequently visits and works in Queenstown and Wanaka. She is one of only six NKBA certified kitchen designers in the South Island. Her design skills are highly sought after and she has won numerous National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) awards for her stunning designs. Sian will guide you through the whole process of designing your perfect kitchen, from the initial concept design to manufacture and installation.

I believe the kitchen is truly the heart and soul of the home – hence its design should reflect this sentiment. By carefully listening to my client and incorporating my design ideas and principles to blend with the home, a unique and individual kitchen is created, both in style and personality.

Attention to detail is paramount in my designs when complemented by good design principles of balance, rhythm, flow and proportion. The kitchen then becomes a social haven, somewhere you want to spend time!

I encourage colours to tone with both external and interior choices whilst remaining classically neutral. Highlighted features and textures are often included for drama and emphasis.

I look forward to helping make your kitchen all it can be… a real kitchen with soul.”


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SG Design’s Sian Gillanders is an experienced and knowledgeable kitchen designer. Her aim is to give you the best possible kitchen along with excellent customer service.
Sian’s kitchen design process:
For $400 + GST you have an initial concept design appointment with Sian. After this first meeting she will show you a proposed floor plan, elevations and perspective of your new or renovated kitchen design. (These plans remain the property of SG Design until confirmation of your kitchen order.)
If you are not satisfied with this concept you can cancel the work without further obligation.
If you would like to proceed, Sian will work on detailing your plans and a quotation will be presented to you. The design/appointment fee will be shown as a deduction on the quotation.
Following confirmation and acceptance of the quotation, a full set of plans including floor plan, elevations and perspectives, will be given to you.
Sian offers expert advice on different finishes, accessories, colour placement and detailing of your designer kitchen, utilising her interior design qualification in this role.
She chooses to work ONLY with selected joinery manufacturers to manufacture and project manage the crafting and installation of your kitchen.


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Sian has won numerous National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) awards:

2013 National Winner – Best Use of Small Space

2013 National 1st Runner Up – Best Use of Colour

2011 National Finalist – Runner Up Trends Peoples Choice Award

2010 National Winner – Best Use of Colour

2010 National Finalist – Best Use of Small Space and Peoples Choice Award

2008 National  – Highly Commended Kitchen New Home

2005 National – Highly Commended for Best Laundry

2004 Home Ideas K & B Design Awards – Runner-Up Best Kitchen Renovation

2004 Home Ideas K & B Design Awards – Highly Commended Best Kitchen Renovation

2003 National – Winner Best Kitchen

2003 King Generation IV Timber Bench Tops National Design Awards – Second Runner-Up


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Please contact us using the details below or use the contact form – we look forward to hearing from you.

SG Design

Christchurch, Canterbury

027 658 8089

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