Shane and Simone surprise wedding. Flamehill Winery, Montville. photos: images by Lou O'Brien wedding photography

Paula Ragen
Owner, Designer

I'm an independent kitchen designer living on the Central Coast, NSW Australia. I've been designing kitchens for 20 years.

I use my expertise and knowledge to design custom joinery for architects, builders, cabinet makers, interior designs and home owners from Sydney to the Hunter Valley.

Over the years I’ve learnt to listen to people, which I feel is very important when designing amazing spaces. As a mother of 2 these spaces need to be both aesthetically pleasing and practical enough for every day use.

In addition to design, I can help you with ideas on the latest in materials, appliances and storage solutions.

My passion is creating beautiful, functional kitchens and help make the whole process easy and enjoyable.

I also design custom joinery throughout the home including laundries, outdoor kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment units, home offices and wardrobes.

Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) & Diploma in Interior Design. 

With many years of working in various roles within kitchen companies I bring a very unique outlook to any design project I undertake.

I look forward to working with you...

I used the services of Essential Spaces for design and layout. I found Paula to be extremely helpful and professional with thorough knowledge. I have recommended her to friends who have also been very happy with her services. Thank you Paula!
Jo - Saratoga