“It was an absolute pleasure having Susan design my new kitchen and manage the whole process for me. Susan listened to my ideas and understood the style I was hoping to achieve. I’m thrilled with the results and I have recommended her to my friends, thank you!!!”

“My husband and I just couldn’t agree on the new kitchen.  Susie saved our marriage.  Genius.  Much cheaper than our regular therapist”
Carol + Scott


We contacted Susan Simmons from the Essential Detail to help with  ideas towards a farmhouse renovation. From the planning, right down to the tap fittings, we found Susan to be constructive, dedicated and on point with our vision. Susan was easy to work with, and bounce ideas off. She worked well with her team of builders and tradespeople which made the job stress free.

We would like to thank the Essential Detail for creating, what is the quintessential renovated farm house to raise our children in.”
Rob & Sean


“Susan helped create a home that I am simply thrilled with. As we come up to the 4th anniversary of the project, there is nothing I would change and I still notice and appreciate everything Susan did from the large decisions like bathrooms and the kitchen, right through to smaller items like light fittings and artwork. Highly recommend”


“Susan Simmons from Essential detail has been a delight to deal with.  She has a strong connection with professional and reliable trades who are up to date with the latest trends.  Her eye for detail is impressive and practical.  She has taken a lot of the worry off our hands with planning and co-ordinating trades.  Her suggestions for innovation and colour to our projects have been subtle and always on point. We are thrilled with the end results.”
Sharon and Jim


“Susan has worked with me on improving and restructuring my home through several major renovations. She seems exactly to understand my taste, helps me to find the colours I want to live with, and sources quality furniture and fabrics. 

What could be a daunting task always becomes enjoyable and fun. I think my home is beautiful and the credit is hers”


“Our family have been clients of The Essential Detail for over 20 years, and the service and assistance that Susan and Lloyd have continually provided – from small issues to a full renovation – are simply extraordinary. Highly recommended!!”


“Thank you so much for all your help and changes to the plan. We are so happy with how our kitchen has turned out. Everyone comments on what a difference it has made to the flow of our home. Moving it was definitely the right choice. We absolutely love entertaining and cooking around the massive island bench.”


“Susan was really approachable, gave us sound advice, as we are new to renovating and kept us within our budget with added bonuses, which was a lovely surprise! If we had any queries Susan was more than happy to respond at any time and promptly.  We are very grateful and super excited.”
Mark & Fiona