Creative By Design Canberra

Elevate your home, storage, and lifestyle with Creative by Design Canberra

At Creative by Design, we turn your home inspiration dreams into a reality.

Our expert designers consult with you on your vision to create a space that solves your biggest storage frustrations and turns them into smart solutions. We help you reimagine the potential of your space and maximise home storage solutions.

Creative by Design Canberra

Located in Queanbeyan, just outside of Canberra, our modern showroom and factory have been based in this location for over 25 years.

Creative by Design Australia

Creative by Design is an industry leader in custom home solutions. In the last 30 years, the company has grown and expanded to four franchises across Australia, offering unique end to end services in design, manufacture, and installation. Our designers boast decades of experience, meaning your custom home solution is not only beautiful and functional but offers lifelong value.

Our role is to understand your custom home solution needs and create beautifully fitted furniture that elevates your lifestyle. We specialise in custom wardrobes, offices, and entertainment units and are always looking for innovative ideas to apply to the most complex of renovations. For Creative by Design, there are no limits to what we can achieve for you and your family.

More about Creative by Design

Our Services

Our custom-made cabinetry is designed and manufactured in our factory using products sourced from the most reputable companies throughout Australia and Europe. Our professional designers, certified cabinet makers and qualified installers ensure that our client’s vision is always achieved with a minimum of fuss.

Using some of the latest design and manufacturing software available we continue to establish our reputation for very high-quality cabinetry, value for money and professional service. This is a never-ending quest.
What defines our enterprise is our commitment to a truly collaborative relationship between you, the customer, and ourselves.


Transform your kitchen with a custom renovation from Creative by Design.

From sleek, contemporary lines to a Hampton’s kitchen with coastal style, our designers are skilled in interpreting your unique taste and requirements to produce a visually stunning result.

Our kitchens are handmade using the finest Australian and European materials by our dedicated craftsman, and installed by experts.

With a passion for functionality, we will help you get the most out of your kitchen space by incorporating clever storage solutions that hide away your appliances and utensils and keep your kitchen clean for you.

Living Room

Add life to your living room with bespoke fitted furniture.

From wall shelving to custom entertainment units and book shelves, our designers are experts in creating space-saving and charismatic designs that give your everyday items a home of their own.

From minimalist to modern, vintage to retro, or bold and colourful, you can incorporate any style element your heart desires.


We are custom wardrobe specialists, skilled in designing unique and functional wardrobe systems that save you space and time.

From built-in wardrobes to walk-in wardrobes, closet storage or complete dressing rooms, our designers combine their creativity with your unique needs to craft a wardrobe that organises everything just the way you want it.

We also manufacture and install custom wardrobe doors featuring any design style you wish.

Home Office

Imagine working in a completely personalised home office with a custom desk, storage, filing and shelving. Let us help you make your dream a reality with a home office design from Creative by Design.

Whether you’re converting a spare room into an office or a tiny corner into a study nook, we will help you maximise space and incorporate ingenious functionality.

Select from any materials and colours you desire, and draw on our designers’ experience to help you create a zone that boosts creativity and productivity.

Wall Beds

Turn any spare room into a comfortable guest room with a wall bed or Murphy bed.

Our wall beds are custom designed to fit the layout of your room and can be placed vertically or horizontally depending on the needs of the space and your personal preference.

Safe and supremely comfortable, a wall bed from Creative by Design is as reliable as any freestanding bed while saving you space and adding ultimate usability to any wall in your home.


Update your bathroom, ensuite or powder room with a custom vanity or bespoke bathroom cabinets.

From double vanities to corner vanities, country-style vanities and contemporary vanities, our specialist designers will work with you to craft a vanity or bathroom cupboard that organises your personal care items in any way you choose.

Laundry and Garage

We design, manufacture, and install durable storage solutions that add ultra-functionality to your laundry or garage.

Our designers are storage system experts and are uniquely experienced in finding ingenious ways to store anything in your home.

Catering to your specific requirements, we will help you organise your life with everything from laundry storage and shelving, to garage racking and workbenches.

Our Work

Our Team

Renee Gilmer


Renee has always been a creative person, studying at ANU Art School before beginning a career in Interior Design. She’s been with Creative by Design for over 10 years, and also has a Diploma in Interior Design and Decorating.

She loves working with clients through the entire design process – from conceptualising ideas to seeing the finished product in their homes. Always up for a challenge, Renee enjoys creating pieces that are both stylish and highly functional and is touched by the positive impact the designs have on her clients’ daily routines and lives.

As a proud mum of two young girls, when Renee is not designing you’ll find her spending time with her family, and looking forward to being able to share her favourite experiences with her daughters as they get older.

Susan Chowne


Susan has been with Creative by Design for 10 years and is a qualified interior designer with over 15 years’ experience.

She loves the journey she takes with clients to help their homes work better for them, and is excited by social media apps that have allowed people to share and view an abundance of design possibilities. Susan enjoys making a difference to people’s homes, and relishes the opportunity to be part of designing practical and beautiful kitchens.

When she’s not designing, you’ll find Susan relaxing at home, doing a bit of gardening or cooking in her kitchen. She also loves getting together with family and friends over a good meal and a glass of champagne, and often finds herself fielding design questions!


Anika has been with Creative by Design for just over and 2 years and holds a Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Architecture.

What motivates her as a designer is the different challenges, designs, perspectives, visions and needs that clients have. Every person and every job is different and she loves getting to know her clients, their likes and dislikes and what they would like to achieve from a design. Then seeing all of this come together into a beautiful, installed design is what motivates her in her day to day work.

Client Feedback

We are very happy with the design and finish of this project. Your team have been very professional, courteous and communicative… are on our recommendation list….well done!!!

Graham and Barbara | 5 star Google Review

We’ve used them twice now & have been ecstatic with the result both times. The whole team has been responsive and patient to our requirements even when we changed our minds at the last minute. Highly recommend.

Elizabeth North | 5 star Google Review

Professional and personal attention from initial contact to installation of Wallbed. Very happy with final product and no hesitation in recommending this company.

Barbara Knezevic | 5 star Google Review

My thanks to everyone at Creative by Design Canberra for their attention to solving a problem I had with my kitchen drawer. The team were more than willing to help even though it was a small problem. Grateful and very happy

Chic Henry | 5 star Google Review

We have had three built-in wardrobes replaced by Creative by Design. The quality of the work was excellent and we can now fit all of our clothes. When one cupboard was damaged by an angry child, Creative promptly sent a workman out to fix it at no cost. Excellent customer service, I recommend them highly.

Mick Tabisz | 5 star Google Review