Classic Cottage

The Grid – Preview not available in Cornerstone Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Creative Small Space KitchenDesigner – Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore Client 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, …

Bachelor A La Mode

The Grid – Preview not available in Cornerstone Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020 Winner – Creative Excellence Highly Commended – Peoples ChoiceKitchen Studio Christchurch Client Brief This young bachelor with a central city pad wanted to transform his apartment living into a super stylish pad to entertain and enjoy with his friends. Requirements: No compromises on style, it’s got to …

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 …

A Modern Touch of Retro

Kitchen Studio Design Award 2019 – Creative Excellence Highly Commended Designer – Wai Mihinui – Kitchen Studio Wellington This kitchen design also won… At the NKBA 2019 Excellence in Design Awards, Wai took home two well deserved awards for this beautiful kitchen design. Winning Kitchen Distinction under $25k and Wellington Chapter Recognition Kitchen. DESIGN BRIEF An eye catching WOW kitchen …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …