With hundreds of stunning kitchen designs under our belt and our first design love, let’s bring your dream kitchen to life!



With over a decade of experience, R&Co.Design.Studio’s founder Rachel (who started out as Co.Kitchens) is well known within the Melbourne kitchen design space and has hundreds of beautiful kitchen renovations to her name. Now with an amazing team of design experts around her, and although predominantly based in Melbourne, our reach is not only within Victoria, but all-around Australia.

What makes our service unique is not just the breadth of experience and our unrivalled access to craftsmen and suppliers, but our personal approach to every design we undertake, bringing your kitchen renovation to life.

Our personal approach is to work closely with our clients, make them as comfortable as possible with the process, truly understand their needs and meet the brief. Working together, building trust and a rapport with our clients is our goal – every time. We WILL make your kitchen dreams come true!


There are so many moving parts to planning and executing a well-designed kitchen, however it doesn’t have to be mind-boggling. We are going to hold your hand and help you navigate throughout the entire decision-making process.

The perfect time to start is right at the beginning. You’ve decided to renovate or build a new kitchen, and that’s when we come in. Starting at this early stage enables us to guide you through all the following steps:

  • A comprehensive consultation process;
  • design to suit all of your requirements;
  • Smashing through the demolition with you – if renovating;
  • Being a part of the installation process;
  • Addressing modifications if required; and
  • The final fun part of decorating!

We will help you plan out the kitchen and butler’s pantry right down to the nitty gritty details. Where do you put your Tupperware? Will you have a dry or wet pantry? Handles or no handles? How does the “kitchen triangle” effectively work in your space? These are all important questions to be able to answer. So don’t wait until you’ve started construction to reach out to us – sometimes by then it’s too late. Talk to us today if you’re even thinking of a new kitchen or renovation.


Rachel Collard has earned herself a reputation as one of the best in the business when it comes to the seamless co-ordination of kitchen renovations in Melbourne.

What event planners are to weddings, R&Co. Design Studio is to Melbourne kitchen renovations.

A stunning new kitchen is one of the most important build projects you’ll ever attempt in updating your home. And with costs which can run from up to $15,000 for a small kitchen, $15,000 to $30,000 for a medium kitchen and $40,000 and beyond for a luxury showcase, the best way to maximise your outlay is to entrust your Melbourne kitchen renovation to the guidance of a passionate and proficient project manager.

Those costs cover all the elements of the kitchen renovation including the design, bench tops, joinery, splash back, appliances and the trade services.

After a decade running her boutique kitchen design consultancy, Rachel has hundreds of beautiful kitchen renovations in Melbourne to her name – stretching from bayside Beaumaris to leafy inner-city Box Hill.

What makes her service unique is not just the breadth of experience, and her unrivalled access to craftsmen and suppliers, but her very personal approach in bringing your Melbourne kitchen renovation to life.

The former psychologist, interior designer and mother of three brings a unique set of skills to the client relationship.

“I think having worked as a psychologist I can talk to people on all different levels. Most people tell me they just feel really comfortable. That’s important when you’re building rapport and trust – being able to really listen to someone’s needs and gather all the right information is the best way to meet a brief for a kitchen renovation.”

From the CBD to the suburbs, Co.Kitchens is available to help you navigate the entire decision making process for your Melbourne kitchen renovation.

For a custom kitchen renovation, you’ll need to consider the following steps:

  • Consultation
  • Design
  • Demolition
  • Installation
  • Modifications
  • Decoration

“Whether you’ve just secured your extra borrowing from the bank, or have received your building permits, the most important time to enlist our assistance is your next step – the drafting stage. That’s when the heart and soul of your kitchen renovation takes shape and it’s where we can help you create the best possible design and avoid any mistakes that might happen once construction is already underway,” says Rachel.

R&Co. Design Studio is the one stop shop when it comes to planning, designing and building a kitchen renovation in Melbourne. Even if you just need inspiration for your design, Rachel Collard can help you create that vision.

Diploma and degree qualified, she brings absolute professionalism to her services for Melbourne kitchen renovations – and that’s an important credential.

Having worked with Freedom Kitchens and Channel 9’s smash TV renovation show The Block, Rachel adds both flair and kudos to Melbourne’s kitchen renovation scene.

Last year, Rachel worked with Queensland couple and viewer favourites Norm Hogan and Jess Eva to help create their kitchens at St Kilda’s iconic Gatwick Hotel. Their kitchen renovation was a contemporary reinvention of the coastal Hamptons style kitchen with stone grey cabinets and marble look benchtops.

The focus on extra storage was a key element in the couple’s Melbourne kitchen renovation which judges ranked as “one of the most beautiful kitchens ever produced on The Block.”

R&Co. Design Studio were recently awarded the Kitchen Designer of the Year Award in 2018, putting them on a pedestal when it comes to purveyors of premium kitchen renovations in Melbourne and some its most prestigious suburbs including Bayside, Stonnington, Boroondara, Malvern, Armadale, Brighton, St Kilda, Caulfield, Carnegie, Malvern and Elwood.

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