Finesse

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Visual Impact Highly Commended – Kitchen of the YearDesigner – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North ShoreClient 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 capitalising on the view. Issues: The island upstand was …

Classic Cottage

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Creative Small Space KitchenDesigner – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North ShoreClient Brief The kitchen was the last room in the lockwood home to be renovated. Wanting a classic style to suit the rest of the décor, this kitchen was lacking in style, storage, workspace and organization. After having difficulty cleaning beside the …

Japanese Calm

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Peoples ChoiceHighly Commended Designer – Fiona Dalziel – Kitchen Studio Wellington Client Brief It was a privilege to work with these clients and transform a challenging space into a functional and calm space to relax and enjoy. An awkward angle under the stairs did not lend itself to symmetry, so seeing an opportunity, I picked out …

Crisply Current

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Best use of Small Space Highly Commended Kitchen Studio Christchurch South Client Brief My clients had big dreams for this small space. They love cooking together experimenting with international recipes. Plenty of bench space and clever storage solutions were top priority. It was important the kitchen looked light and fresh, since this space does not get …

A Perfect Fit by Sarah Makin Christchurch South

A Perfect Fit

Kitchen Studio Design Award– Best Kitchen Design Under $20K Highly Commended Kitchen Studio Christchurch South CLIENT BRIEF This young couple plus baby on the way had a very strict budget. Their compact triple storey home oozes charm with Rimu trims and staircase so it was top priority the new kitchen reflect this retro quirk. Accessible & abundant storage, as space …

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 …

Opposites Attract

Design by Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore These clients had a beautiful, impractical kitchen. The reason for change was the lack of storage and impractically designed kitchen. That was where their agreement ended. They had opposite ideas on the aesthetic of the new kitchen. Issues: Lack of storage was first on the list. The clients were storing food …

Simple Elegance

Design by Suzie Boyle – Kitchen Studio Newmarket/Greenlane The Graham’s spend many hours in the kitchen, cooking, baking and socialising. Their original kitchen was well loved and starting to show signs of its age. They wanted to update to something more modern and something they could love every day. Their main concerns when designing this space were. Island as a …

What a Girl Wants

Design by Tamsin Smith – Kitchen Studio Hastings New owners of a classic home in a central location. The prime requirement was to create an area that they could be proud to entertain in. Their cooking style is modern and incorporates simple dishes which require little prep – think smoothies, salads and organic choices. They enjoy good wine and hosting …