The Classic Continental Breeze

Design by Nisa Sanyata – Kitchen Studio North Shore Clients are a semi-retired business couple and this place has been home for 30 years. House is surrounded by beautiful greenery. Bringing a new kitchen into a conventional home requires a harmony between casual, comfortable warmth and contemporary usefulness. The original kitchen was dark and overpowering. The clients wanted a light …

Take me back to Fiji

Design by Nisa Sanyata – Kitchen Studio North Shore The client states that “the kitchen is the most important part of the house, it is a piece of furniture to show and it needs to be the focal point”. They have special room call “Puja” (praying room) right in-front of the kitchen. The kitchen needed to meet Indian philosophy call …

River Road Reflection

Design by Michael Murray – Kitchen Studio Hamilton A professional couple snatched-up a tired 1960s home on very exclusive River Road. The kitchen is a small galley, and could not be moved, and could not accommodate any structural changes. They wanted light, bright and minimal to complement their eclectic taste in furniture. Requirements: The client wanted to incorporate a minimal …

Open Plan Connection

Design by Nisa Sanyata – Kitchen Studio North Shore These beautiful holistic clients believe that the kitchen is important to gain balance and wellbeing. The original kitchen was dark and enclosed with no visual connection outside of the room. Extra storage space was the first consideration. My clients wanted to bring light and colour to create interest, open the space …

Urban Living

Design by Kirstin Robinson – Kitchen Studio New Plymouth This young professional family was wanting to update the style, and improve the functionality of their tired old kitchen. With a tight deadline, they needed to quickly breathe life into this dysfunctional space. The existing drab kitchen lacked flow and had poor working space with limited drop zones, particularly around the …

The Good Life

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings Incorporating the hall and having French doors to the outside, as suggested by the kitchen designer, were a eureka moment. Everything on the client’s kitchen wishlist could then be incorporated. Direct access to the garden allows this couple to truly live the `good life`. Hens are in the chook-house. Vegetables are washed …

Nordic Nuance

Design by Andrea Ellis – Kitchen Studio North Shore Design Brief The clients were very clear on their vision for their new kitchen. Firstly, it was very important that a combination of wood, natural tones with crisp white cabinetry was used to give a “scandy” feel. Secondly, they wanted to incorporate an “uber” modern kitchen into their grand colonial villa …

Light & bright

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings The old kitchen was a mix of forest green and timber. Red walls were an attempt to brighten the room. There was an odd mix of tall cabinets enclosing the space. The oddly shaped island incorporated the cooktop. Nothing really worked. The client said to the designer, `just do it`. The available …

Life changes

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings The original Kitchen Studio kitchen was still in good nick. However, life had changed dramatically for this couple now they have a toddler to consider. The kitchen was in the back corner. Although it was only seven years old the clients realised it was not working for their new lifestyle. Having two …

Island View

Design by Matthew Burton – Kitchen Studio Tauranga Project Brief: Situated on the sand dunes of Papamoa, this kitchen was part of a complete rebuild of a 1990’s two storey executive home. The clients were returning to New Zealand after a working life as ex-pats. Drawn to the beach-front lifestyle, they were keen to have a home they could open …