Interior Design | The Rewards of Excellent Service

The ultimate goal of an Interior Design project is to design a space optimally – to best serve its intended purpose. Successful projects achieve this goal effectively, efficiently and impressively.

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Great Interior Designers combine art and science to achieve the functional and aesthetic objectives of a project within the constraints of the Project Plan. They deliver according to the agreed scope, time-frame and budget.

Tight deadlines, challenging requirements and result-focused clients ramp up the pressure on Designers. Successful designers are by default great conductors. They keep their orchestra playing in tune, on time and from the same page – despite the noise, the distractions and the pressure.

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Great results are no accident, but instead flow from a balanced, yet sumptuous combination of artistic flair, solid project management capabilities and excellent communication skills. The results of a project mirror the caliber of the Designer and reflect their ability to bring a brief to life.

Every project has a unique set of challenges – some major, others minor. Challenging projects may become stressful for both the client and the Designer.

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It’s therefore extremely gratifying when a challenging project has a happy ending. There’s no greater reward for a Designer than this, as is illustrated in this heartwarming “Thank-you” from one of our clients (edited for relevance), below:

Steve and Pat,

Re: Office Interior Design

I had the luxury of resuming my seat at my “just for me” high desk this morning (I can assure you no person has yet been able to fit underneath the desk but then again my wife and I may have drinks there tonight).

I then scoped the view, absorbed the aura and took a moment to appreciate the exceptional craftmanship displayed in the offices. From the glass “brainstorming” table to the practical pin boards above the desks, the warmth of the library to the durable “easy access” bar outside it is all incredibly well done.

I want to use this moment to personally thank you and your team for delivering such an exceptional product. I know you had to put up with a sub par project manager (yes, Paddy did warn me 1000 times) and my occasional tantrums and yet you still delivered above all expectations.

Thanks guys, much appreciated!!!
Clark.

Feedback from more of our Happy customers…

Hi Brandon & Steven,

Re: Vanity Design

Your team has completed the instillation and it looks absolutely stunning 🙂 Thank You!

Kind Regards
Anschi

Hi Patrick,

Re: Artscape Project

I saw the installation at the Artscape and was really impressed, it looks stuning!

The workmanship was really top notch and for a first time NeoLITH installation, your guys really did a great job.

Claire

The Gardner Interior Concepts Promise

At Gardner Interior Concepts, we pride ourselves on providing the best client experience.

Our Service Model is customer-centric – geared towards ensuring the best service and results.

A Full Service solution based on your requirements. One call does it all:
=> Design, Construction, Joinery, Manufacturing, Installation, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Tiling, Painting.

Management and Delivery for every component of your project:
=> Our in-house team of sub-contractors supplement our services to provide end-to-end delivery.

One Quotation for your entire project:
=> Our itemized Quotations provide a comprehensive breakdown of all fees and costs.

A Transparent Costing Model:
=> No hidden or unexpected costs. Additional items are agreed, costed and signed off before work is started.

A designated Project Manager:
=> Our experienced Project Managers guarantee success: Within scope and budget, and on time.

To Summarize:

  • One call does it all – One call initiates your project;
  • A one-stop-shop Service Model – One team and one point of contact;
  • One comprehensive Quotation – Itemized Breakdown for Everything;
  • Total Transparency with Costs – No hidden costs and no surprises;
  • Meticulous Project Management – No overruns on Cost, Schedule or Budget.

Also Read: Project Updates

Also Read: Achievements

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Also Read: Office Interior Design

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Also Read: New Product Launches, Promotions, Giveaways

Interior Design | The Rewards of Excellent Service

Gardner Interior Concepts | New Product Launches and Promotions

Welcome to the Gardner Interior Concepts Product Launch and Promotions update page. Here you will find our latest Product Launches, Exclusive Promotions and “one of a kind” Giveaways.

We have something special for everyone. Browse and explore our exciting new products and offerings below.

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We welcome and appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Please feel free to Contact us or leave a Comment.

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Introducing the GIC River Table

Creative and Artistic Design

This exclusive artistic masterpiece brings the great outdoors right into your home – tastefully and beautifully.

The GIC River Table is no optical illusion or mirage. It offers a life-like and realistic impression so striking, it may have you hearing the sounds of the mighty river which it depicts so powerfully and amazingly.

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This stunning table combines art, style and decor – seamlessly and elegantly. Get your River Table today.

The GIC River Table will be featured at the “Desert Expo” at the end of November 2018. Order yours now.

The River Table is designed to your personal specifications. Please provide your size preferences for your quote.

Use the Quick Response Form below to Place Your Order, Submit Your Inquiry, or Provide your Suggestions regarding any changes or improvements you wish to see in future releases of the River Table.

Don’t delay… Get your exclusive GIC River Table today. Click here to learn more about the GIC River Table.

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Introducing the Gardner Interior Concepts Patio Server

The Essential Outdoor Party Accessory

The high quality GIC Patio Server brings exclusive style and convenience to your outdoor entertainment.

Perfect for Summer!

The versatile GIC Patio Server offers smart and innovative features – functionality, reliability and portability.

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For durability, reliability and intuitive practicality, the GIC Patio Server offers unbeatable value.

A fully extendable drawer and six hooks for cloths and utensils keeps everything organized, and the lockable caster wheels enables smooth mobility and stationary stability – everything at your fingertips before you need it.

  • Lockable caster wheels;
  • Solid Oak timber slatted shelf;
  • Solid 32mm Oak or Bamboo worktop;
  • 6 x Utensil & Cloth hooks;
  • 1 x Fully extendable drawer;
  • Solid Meranti hand-painted frame.

Gardner Interior Concepts | New Product Launches and Promotions

Finding The Right Surface | Countertops | Worktops


Are you designing a new kitchen or bathroom, or creating a new indoor or outdoor space?
Are you remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, or any other space?
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If your home improvement or renewal project is focused on your kitchen or bathroom, the central element of your project will be your tops, i.e. countertops or worktops. As the traditional center-piece and the face of your space, your choice of countertops will set the tone for all your design and decorating options.

Your choice of surface will ultimately determine the mood, ambience and character of a space. The functionality and practicality of your kitchen or bathroom invariably hinges on your choice of surface. Do not be alarmed if you’re overwhelmed by the myriad choices and options available on the market. We will assist with your choice.

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Countertops, Worktops, Islands, Wall-cladding, Flooring

Should the words quartz, laminate, synthetic, or terms such as Green, Engineered, Manufactured or Fabricated, increase your levels of anxiety, fear not. Our professional insights and advice will quickly restore calm.

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The kitchen is the heart and the hub of your home. The choice of surfaces for your kitchen ultimately defines the character of your kitchen, and by extension, the rest of your home. An out of kilter kitchen may easily cause aggravation and frustration due to functionality that’s missing, impractical surfaces or dysfunctional design.

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For high quality commercial and residential solutions that enhance your living space with beautiful finishes; making it comfortable, effective and functional, contact Gardner interior Concepts today.

Gardner Interior Concepts has the right solution for all the indoor and outdoor surfaces of your home, to suit your lifestyle. Our end-to-end solutions include countertops, worktops, kitchen islands, back-splashes, bathroom tops and vanities, as well as floors, walls, stairs and every other indoor or outdoor surface your home may need.

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Understanding your choices and optionsOur in-house surface experts will guide you through our wide range of surfaces, colors and designs to help you find a solution that’s perfect for you. All our solutions are covered by a bullet-proof warranty – which includes our after sales support services – and comply with the relevant regulatory and safety guidelines.

The three questions that people often ask are:

1. “What is the best surface for my kitchen tops (worktops or countertops)?”
2. “Are quartz countertops better than granite countertops?”
3. “Are natural stone surfaces better than wooden or synthetic surfaces?”

These questions can only be answered satisfactorily as follows, but with a caveat: Every surface has its own pros and cons which may prove decisive in terms of defining the quality of your final results.

In order to make an informed choice, i.e. selecting the right surface for your intended usage and application needs, the following saying provides an insightful perspective:

A beautiful black stallion may light up our eyes, but choosing “horses for courses” is always smart and wise.

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Gardner Interior Concepts offer solutions that are fit for purpose. After completing an assessment of your needs, we map your preferences to the features of the most suitable surfaces, in line with your objectives.

We factor your preferred look and feel; the characteristics of the surface in terms of liquid (water, wine, etc), chemical (stain) and heat resistance; weight bearing; durability, contact-impact resilience and cost into our final recommendation.

A wide range of surfaces to choose from

Contemporary countertop materials such as quartz, lava, green, porcelain, glass and synthetics – manufactured, engineered or fabricated – expand your range of options way beyond the traditional surfaces such as natural stone, wood, steel, concrete or the once-popular ceramic surfaces.

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You will increase your odds for success dramatically by defining your requirements clearly up front. A well-defined set of requirements is essentially the core of the tick-list that will inform your final choice of surface. It may also illuminate key elements of your choice, which you may have missed or overlooked.

The list below highlights a few pertinent factors to consider when choosing a surface for any space in your home.

  • Your personal preference, style and taste – aesthetics;
  • The needs and requirements of your family;
  • The presence of young children in your home;
  • Your home environment – size and space;
  • The main usage of the surface you are considering;
  • The characteristics of the surface – porosity and resistance to stains and chemicals;
  • The durability of the surface – resistance to cuts, scratches, spills – wear and tear;
  • The resilience of the surface in terms of heat, weight and “heavy traffic”;
  • The cleaning and maintenance requirements;
  • The health aspect, e.g. any areas which allow bacteria to grow;
  • Last but not least, the cost of the surface.
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A one-size-fits-all approach, or a selection process based solely on one or two characteristics of a surface such as “toughness” (durability), “looks” (finish) or price, may affect your results negatively.

The success of your project is determined by how well the characteristics of your preferred surface meets your needs and satisfies your requirements.

Gardner Interior Concepts offers professional advice and full service, end-to-end solutions for the best results for your kitchen, bathroom and every other space in your home. We simplify your choices for a functional, practical and high impact solution.

Natural Stone Wall Cladding

Natural stone introduces a striking variation in texture to any space and makes an impactful statement. Add a magical touch and a stylish accent to any space. Learn more. Contact Gardner Interior Concepts today.

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Every surface is a unique package with its own set of features and characteristics and specific pros and cons.

We’ve listed a few key attributes of wood, stone, synthetic and quartz surfaces below – highlighting their salient features.

Wood Countertops

Wooden countertops – Butchers Block and other wood – bring a warm, homely and inviting ambience to a kitchen or any other space in your home.

Wooden tops are furthermore…

  • Fairly easy to repair;
  • Easily dented by heavy impacts;
  • Irreplaceable as bar counters;
  • Easily damaged by sharp or abrasive objects;
  • Not easily damaged by liquids;
  • Compatible with many decorating options;
  • Generally inexpensive to repair;
  • Comfortable for resting arms and elbows;
  • Safer for active young children;
  • Water-resistant if sealed and treated.

Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone countertops offer the most striking, sleek and luxurious finishes.

Additionally, natural stone countertops…

  • Are generally cold, despite their stylish look and feel;
  • Tend to dictate and limit your decorating options;
  • May entrench a fixed kitchen style, color theme or palette;
  • Have a low-level of porosity;
  • Are generally liquid resistant;
  • Do not stain easily if sealed and treated;
  • Are not generally child-friendly – harder impacts;
  • May crack if heavy kitchen accessories, pots or pans are dropped on it;
  • May sustain damage or chip rather easily;
  • Are sometimes difficult and expensive to repair.

Synthetic Countertops

Synthetic countertops are man-made solid plastic surfaces and can be comprised of acrylic resins, polyester resins, and pigments, et, al. Synthetic countertops are gaining in popularity due to their modern, compact and clean “look and feel”. Synthetic countertops have a wide range of designs, textures and colors and can be designed to imitate the look of natural stone.

Synthetic countertops demand extra care with usage, because plastic…

  • Is vulnerable to heat damage due to its low heat resistance;
  • Can melt, warp, crack or discolor due to excessive heat;
  • Scratches easily – low scratch resistance;
  • Shows abrasions quickly due to heavy usage and impacts;
  • Can be repaired depending on the extent of the damage and the cost;
  • Is water-resistant (non-porous) but can be damaged or stained by household chemicals;
  • Reacts to exposure to the sun which may affect its integrity by causing warping;
  • Has health benefits – no hiding place for bacteria, mould or mildew – but must be maintained;
  • Can be re-polished to restore the integrity of the surface;
  • Is not as durable as natural stone surfaces.

Quartz Countertops

Quartz countertops represent a stunning co-creation by man and nature. Quartz countertops mimic the look of natural stone, but is manufactured or engineered without the “flaws” – pores and cracks – of natural stone. Quartz countertops contain 90% crushed quartz and 10% resins, polymers and pigments. This nearly perfect countertop surface is challenging granite at the top of the stone pile.

Quartz is known for…

  • Exceptional durability – virtually indestructible;
  • High scratch resistance – not vulnerable to cuts and abrasions from knives or kitchen accessories;
  • Non-porosity – impervious to water and other liquids;
  • High stain resistance – no lasting effects from accidental spills;
  • Low maintenance cost and effort – easy to clean and need not be sealed;
  • Low damage potential – edges and corners may however chip;
  • Health and hygiene benefits – no places or spaces to harbor bacteria, mould or mildew;
  • Vulnerability to extreme heat – the jury is still out on this fiercely debated topic.

Quick Summary: Natural stone vs Synthetics. Which is better? Is there a clear winner?

Natural stone countertops include granite, marble, soapstone, limestone, and other stones. The aforementioned feature-sets indicate that Quartz countertops outperform both their natural stone counterparts and synthetic surfaces in many respects.

Quartz offers resilience and resistance to almost anything that happens or may happen in a kitchen in a normal day. Its toughness, ruggedness and durability is the driving force behind its high rating and growing popularity.

Natural Stone Flooring

Natural stone adds a luxurious, opulent and elegant feel