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 …

Horizontal Haven

Design by Cath Johnstone – Kitchen Studio Hamilton My family of four moved to this location knowing the kitchen had issues which would require some insight to fulfil their expectations. They were open to removing a window to increase the kitchen size and overcoming varying cabinet heights due to an existing built-in bulkhead. REQUIREMENTS Increase the overall kitchen size and …

Crisp, Bold Minimalism

Design by Li-Swan Lim – Kitchen Studio Hamilton A couple with a young family were building their architecturally designed dream home. It had generous dimensions and high stud ceilings. They wanted a sleek minimalistic kitchen which functioned well, could facilitate social interaction, and above all, looked stunning. A scullery and a gloss finish were non-negotiable wishes. Solution The kitchen was …

Chef’s Dream Island 

Design by Avesh Vather – Kitchen Studio Nelson Claire and Liam came to us with a vision for their dream kitchen. They wanted something aesthetically bold, functional and easy to maintain. Their brief included the requirement to be able to work and entertain in the same space without discomfort or crowding of either the cook or guests.  The space available was both long and tall, …