Novare – About Us

Novare in Latin means to change, refresh, and renew. That’s exactly what Novare Kitchen & Lifestyle Spaces is all about; creating stunning innovative designs mutually agreeable with functionality, then bringing those designs to life within our highly experienced team.
We offer our clients full service design (in 3D rendering), in-house manufacture, and installation. This one-stop-shop approach means no fuss, no queues, and no hold ups.
With a flair for innovation and individuality, Novare’s Head Designer, Julie Grgicevich, has an instinct for style, quality, and also understands the importance of listening to what her customers’ want. Novare’s tight knit team, each highly experienced includes; Design, CAD, and Production. We believe in open communication and work closely as a team to achieve optimal results for clients. We control the entire process and therefore guarantee our workmanship. Personalised service is high on our agenda.

Custom Designed Kitchens

Novare has taken the saying “thinking outside the box” literally with its emphasis on bringing back soft curves, and a splash of colour with metallic enhancements. Our showroom, located in Henderson, Auckland, houses a curved kitchen concept both complex and technical which showcases multiple skillsets and combined years of experience.
It’s imperative that each internal space is used correctly, and design should never intrude on practicality. Form and function are our focus. From custom-made splashbacks to efficient and clever storage options, we create award winning kitchens with a wide spectrum of briefs. We use the finest quality materials and work to the highest industry standards.

Novare Difference

  • Lifestyle – we understand the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s often a hive of activity, so it needs to reflect those who inhabit it.
    Passionate, creative, and credible.
  • Accountable – complex projects require coordination, scheduling and detailed project management. We are fully accountable for your project with our one-stop-shop approach.
  • Local – we serve the Auckland region and our kitchens are made on our own premises.
  • Experts – we stay within our niche of providing exquisite custom one-off designed kitchens, bathroom and laundry spaces.
  • One-stop-shop approach; Design, Manufacture, and Installation.

The talent behind the reputation

Julie Grgicevich, her experience, honed creativity and passion.

An award-winning Architectural Designer known for her keen instinct for style and expert experienced eye, Julie Grgicevich loves to focus on areas that make a home beautiful. Creating a niche and being “really good at it” is what’s lead to the creation of Novare, Kitchen and Lifestyle spaces.
Specialising in luxury, style and functionality since the year 2000, Julie is known for her high-end kitchens, bathrooms and laundry spaces that focus on clever and innovative detailing, producing results that are totally out of the ordinary.
“It doesn’t matter how stunning a kitchen is; if it doesn’t have enough storage, then I don’t want to know.”
Within a 2005 NZ Herald article, a showhome kitchen at the time (designed by her) was described as “almost overkill” due to the incredible attention to detail displayed throughout; from pale gold satin-finish drawers, which were entirely functional and smear resistant, to the two 900mm European ovens installed for big numbers cooking.
Running along this incessant theme of firsts, Julie and her team designed and built a Masonry Showhome featuring coloured honed hotblocks (a first), and polished concrete floors with glass in floors (another first). Her company continued to pave the way with original ideas and high-end contemporary designs winning numerous awards including in 2004, Gold Award Winner Auckland Registered Master Builders Award for the Masonry Showhome.
Julie has designed and project managed for a diverse range of homes from high-end contemporary new builds to historical villa restorations. Her honed passion, creativity, and experience have come to fruition in the creation of Novare Kitchens and Lifestyle Spaces.


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