Finesse

The Grid – Preview not available in Cornerstone Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Visual Impact Highly Commended – Kitchen of the YearDesigner – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore Client Brief The open plan living space leads the eye out to the lake view. Located by the entrance, the kitchen needed to be practical and elegant while …

Black and White Appeal

The Grid – Preview not available in Cornerstone Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – First Time EntrantDesigner – Sophie McDougall-Wenn – Kitchen Studio Palmerston North Client Brief Black and white never goes out of style and this was what my client wanted – a kitchen that was sleek and modern but would not lose its appeal in years to …

Made in Australia, Perfected in New Zealand

The Grid – Preview not available in Cornerstone Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Peoples Choice Highly Commended – Creative ExcellenceDesigner – Natasha Ronaldson – Kitchen Studio North Shore Client Brief Pre-fabricated homes, constructed on site are becoming far more common in the ever evolving building industry. This bespoke, Australian manufactured home presented a unique challenge as all kitchen …

The Centre of Everything

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Creative Excellence WINNER Designer – Matthew Burton – Kitchen Studio Tauranga Brief This project was a rare opportunity. 12 months earlier the designed bought a blank section on which to build their family home. The designer was responsible for all elements of the design and layout of this home, and all this stemmed from the kitchen …

Zen Vibes

Design by Li-Swan Lim – Kitchen Studio Hamilton Design Brief The couple, whose children have left home, were building an architecturally designed home that had to cater for entertaining and family visiting. An open plan living design meant the kitchen is the hub and centrepiece. They cook mainly Asian cuisine. They like the inter play of texture and of organic …

Be Bold with Black & White

Design by Wai Mihinui – Kitchen Studio Wellington DESIGN BRIEF The existing kitchen footprint of this family home was already generous, but the clients still felt they lacked storage and the kitchen didn’t function as well as it could for a busy family of 5. It didn’t surprise me when the client stressed that a clean monochromatic aesthetic with some …

Harmonious Flow

Design by Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore This couple had a vision of a kitchen that could accommodate them both simultaneously cooking/baking up a storm while entertaining friends and family. They wanted a clean lined, white on white kitchen that didn’t look clinical. Issues: The outdoor entertainment area was disconnected. Randomly positioned windows caused a lack of natural …

Independence

Design by Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore This kitchen brief was specific. A bacterial infection caused major issues with muscle function and balance for this client. She said: ‘Give me a kitchen where I can see what I’m doing and give me back my independence’. Issues: Accessibility was a major issue. Her husband had to provide a lot …

Designed By Absence

Design by Natasha Wright – Kitchen Studio North Shore In the absence of his wife due to an injury sustained overseas preventing her from returning home for the design consultation of their new kitchen, it was up to my client and I to create a kitchen that met both their needs. The brief was specific. It must be a great …

Absolute Angles

Design by Sarah Makin – Kitchen Studio Christchurch Modernising this high-end home, the client required the kitchen to be dramatic and sophisticated. Smooth flush surfaces and top-end materials were a must. The challenge however were the angles that are architecturally part of this home. The client’s hope was that a modern clean lined space could be achieved by working with …