Nestled in the rougher terrain of Warkworth’s countryside, this rusticated industrial home housed a pokey kitchen that was impractical and outdated. The clients were clear. ‘Design me a sleek but unique kitchen that inspires in every way’.
Material selection was influenced by the surrounding red clay dirt; concrete floors and exposed concrete block. Recycled timber was chosen for its unique character, deep red colour and rustic roots. The dekton trillium splashback signals the heritage of the timber that was salvaged from a metal foundry. Framed by black units and led lighting, it became an aesthetic showpiece.
To meet the sleek design requirement, the on-bench pantry hides all small appliances and clutter from view. The pre-bought appliances were integrated or hidden where possible and the fridge was lifted on a plinth. Led kick lighting creates a mirage of floating units further to that effect.
The kitchen design was task-oriented to allow the couple to cook and create new dishes together. This also sparked a love for entertaining friends and family. No longer shackled by their impractical kitchen, the layout and bar area provide the capacity to entertain friends and family with ease.
It is safe to say this sleek black beauty, inspires in every way!
Kitchen Door and Drawer fronts & panels : Melteca, Black Acrylic, Soft Touch
& Salvaged timber
Toekicks : Melteca, Black Acrylic – Soft Touch
Back wall and surround: Classic Stainless Steel
Island and On-bench pantry area: 30mm Granite – Absolute Black - Honed
Accessories and Hardware
Sink: Blanco subline, Anthracite 350/350U
Tap: Blanco Linus – S, Anthracite
Bin: Blum Wesco 17l bins
Cutlery tray: Orgaline cutlery and utensils kitsets
Handles: Black Negative detail
Drawer runners: Blum Tandembox Plus & Legrabox with glass in pantry
Lighting: LED – Milky track, dimmable warm white light with sensor switch
Oils: 2x Oils pullout with internal drawer & Orgaline Spice accessories
Pantry: 5x internal drawers in pantry. On-bench Pantry, Hettich push to open mechanisms
Under oven drawer: Pullout with internal drawer and Blum vertical dividers
Display: 3x Hafele Smart Cubes
Overhead units: Blum Aventos lift on tip-on
Splashback: Dekton Trillium
Supplied by clients
Fridge: Re-use existing double fridge, re-use existing single fridge, re-use existing wine fridge
Hob: IKON ICT9021
Oven: IKON OMF9022
Combi Oven: IKON MW4520
Dishwasher: IKON DW6021
Rangehood: IKON RHSCK90
Warmer Drawer: IKON WD14010
Waste Disposal: N/A Tank water