"When I first met David and Ian, after interviewing a number of kitchen designers, it was love at first consultation! They understood what I wanted, made some great suggestions and had an instinct for integrating the design into my Californian bungalow. I did NOT want modern! Although I have all the benefits of modernity in the finished product. David was a joy to work with, took enormous pride in the project and his attention to detail was extraordinary. My kitchen is everything I wanted it to be and is a daily joy. I would work with them again at the drop of a hat if I had anything left to renovate! I cannot recommend this company more highly."
"We asked Opus to quote on a kitchen cabinet to replace a table top style bench in our kitchen. The other cabinetry in the room was built from recycled rimu and we wanted the new unit to be complementary. David was involved with the design and completely understood what we were wanting to achieve . He brought experience and practicality to the design process as well as innovation and creativity. He was never phased by our less than ordinary requirements, in fact he seemed delighted with the challenge.
The end result was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. The cabinet is built very authentically - all solid wood with dovetailed joins and butt hinges and not a plastic component in sight . It could have been built fifty years ago which is exactly as we wished. David went out of his way to source the gorgeous recycled timber and hardware, even finding a perfect vintage style louvered iron vent in Australia, for the microwave cupboard.
This is bespoke joinery so does not come at a kitchen factory price but we could not have hoped for a better outcome . David's enthusiasm and attention for detail made him a pleasure to work with and if you choose to work with Opus Libero I am certain you will not be disappointed" – Graham
"The team at Opus Libero have a wonderful work philosophy and ethic. We have commissioned several character pieces: a beautiful solid french oak library, an oak desk with some complicated mechanisms to make the desk rise and fall from sitting to standing position, so not an easy design by any means, and lastly, wainscote panelling which David thoroughly researched to come up with an authentic design.
David listened carefully and was able to interpret our vision, virtually with the first drawing. For the wainscote panelling, he brought a substantial mock-up to our home which made it easier to visualise where the panelling should start and finish. Opus Libero have impeccable detail and commitment to their craft. You don't see this kind of commitment so often with today's businesses; it is quite refreshing. A big thank you to this company." – Janene
"We get so many comments on our Opus Libero kitchen. It is stunining, and completely unique. If you want something original, enviromentally sustainable, that looks fabulous then I couldn't recommend this company more highly. They were a real pleasure to deal with and their passion for quality work shines though."
"It was a pleasure having David from Opus libero design our kitchen. We were kept informed through the design stage and were made welcome to add our own design flair.
We were given personal contact with the kitchen builder which allowed for minor changes to the design after the build had begun.
Overall a great result and a great friendly team to work with." – Jolon
"I was referred to Opus Libero as I was continually frustrated with Kitchen companies only wanting to sell me what they wanted and not listening at all to our needs. After an initial meeting with David I met with him at his premises and was most impressed with not only their overall philosophy but also the range of skills that he had at his disposal. His interpretation of our needs had translated into exactly the right style and look of our kitchen and the whole project was completed without any hitches and on budget which incidentally was slightly less than mainstream kitchen outfits but delivered far superior workmanship and quality of materials." – Alan
"David and the team at Opus Libero have made two kitchens for us over the past four years, and their work is exceptionally good. David has a great knowledge of design concepts and worked extremely hard to create what we had envisioned for our own home - in our case classically designed cabinetry, drawing inspriation from the Shaker style. The quality of their workmanship is fabulous, and the cost is great value for money. We have no hesitation in recommending Opus Libero, and have in fact done so, many times, to friends and others who have admired the kitchens they have created for us. David is very approachable, reliable and on a personal level takes great care and pride in both his work and ensuring the clients are happy with their completed project. " – Daryl
"David was a pleasure to work with. His approach to our job was very professional and gave us confidence that he would be able to assist us in the installation of a replacement pressed tin ceiling. He listened to what we were wanting to achieve and worked with us on the layout of the panels. David arranged for the panels to be brought into NZ and delivered to the site, keeping us informed during this process.
His subcontractor did a superb job in installing the ceiling and we are very pleased with the end result."
"We really appreciated their honesty and integrity, as well as their passion for creating beautiful furniture. We were so happy with the quality of their work, that we commissioned additional pieces. We would highly recommend Opus Libero."