After 144 years it deserved a beautifully designed kitchen

Joanna & Steve Kidston, Carey's Bay, Dunedin.

The Carey's Bay Historic Hotel near Dunedin, overlooks the fishing boats in the beautiful Otago harbour. Today it's a hotel in name only and is now a hugely popular restaurant and bar.

The renovation of this iconic building has been a labour of love for owners Joanna and Steve Kidston. From the moment you walk through the doors, it is obvious that Joanna (Jo) has a good eye for design and impeccable taste. She told us that in its 144 years the hotel had undergone some 'horrible' renovations and that the building deserved much more respect. She and Steve were determined that anything they did to the building was done to the highest standards.

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Their new kitchen is an excellent example of the care and attention to detail the owners have insisted on. From the etched granite bench tops, inspired by the local stone used in the construction of the building to the tongue and groove cabinetry, finished in a deep ocean blue. The brass tap and Butler's sink adds an authentic period feel while the brass handles (that the Kitchen Studio designer hunted down for the project) provide the perfect finishing touch.

In the video above Jo explains why she chose Kitchen Studio and talks about the importance of design and value for money.

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After 144 years it deserved a beautifully designed kitchen

Joanna & Steve Kidston, Carey's Bay, Dunedin.

The Carey's Bay Historic Hotel near Dunedin, overlooks the fishing boats in the beautiful Otago harbour. Today it's a hotel in name only and is now a hugely popular restaurant and bar.

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The renovation of this iconic building has been a labour of love for owners Joanna and Steve Kidston. From the moment you walk through the doors, it is obvious that Joanna (Jo) has a good eye for design and impeccable taste. She told us that in its 144 years the hotel had undergone some 'horrible' renovations and that the building deserved much more respect. She and Steve were determined that anything they did to the building was done to the highest standards.

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Their new kitchen is an excellent example of the care and attention to detail the owners have insisted on. From the etched granite bench tops, inspired by the local stone used in the construction of the building to the tongue and groove cabinetry, finished in a deep ocean blue. The brass tap and Butler's sink adds an authentic period feel while the brass handles (that the Kitchen Studio designer hunted down for the project) provide the perfect finishing touch.

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In the video above Jo explains why she chose Kitchen Studio and talks about the importance of design and value for money.

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