Kitchen Studio Design Award
– Best Kitchen Design Under $20K
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 is small. Although a tight budget the location of the home meant the kitchen had to uphold the calibre of its sea front position.
- Strict budget of $17 K maximum (including GST)
- Blend look of kitchen with existing Rimu character and retro style
- New kitchen to reflect calibre of sea front location
- Utilise existing open shelving with Rimu edging to save dollars and link new kitchen with existing Rimu features
- Use reasonably priced stone benchtop
- Benchtop colour looks like a pebbly beach – reminiscent of beachside bach
- Fronts of kitchen in woodgrain melamine settle kitchen into current retro vibe
- White kickboard avoids an overload of woodgrain, keeping it simple
- Rounded benchtop overhang edges ensure easy to access dining area and safer for walking around
- Three sets of 3-drawers and a corner unit (Mondo) provide flexible storage
- Dishwasher position is seen from living room, so integrated option makes for a sleek look.