Kitchen Studio Design Award 2020
- Best Kitchen Design Up To $25,000
After being in the home for 19 years the family-focused clients decided it was time for a kitchen update. The layout has the kitchen situated centrally open to both living areas and the dining space. The old kitchen lacked storage and bench space and the many angles made working in it difficult.
Bringing in timber accents to tie in with furniture in the rest of their home as well as adding a bit of warmth to the colour palette was part of the brief. They were keen to have an appliance area that looked nice when open but still had the option to be closed away when entertaining. This was achieved by using timber look internal cabinetry and shelving instead of the standard white interior and further accentuated by lighting.
We needed to work around an HRV duct in the ceiling which restricted the positioning of any tall cabinetry. In addition, an angled wall that opened into the main living area limited the depth of cabinetry at one end. This was cleverly overcome by creating a shallow depth area with open shelving which ended up becoming a feature within the kitchen. Mindful of costs we managed to work around existing waste and ducting locations. Storage requirements were met by the use of drawers, a mondo carousel and cabinetry to the ceiling.
The clients are delighted with their new kitchen and can’t believe how much it has not only transformed the space but met all their needs.
Main Cabinetry - Bestwood Melamine, Perfect White – Velvet & Bestwood Melamine, Anthracite – Embossed
Accent Cabinetry - Bestwood Melamine, French Oak - Wilderness
Bench Top - Infinity Acrylic, Arctic White, 38mm
Drawers - Blum, Tandem-box, soft close,
Corner - Hafele, Mondo 900mm Carousel
Slide Out - Blum, Legra-box 2-tier
Handles - Elite, Novara G Profile 8897 & 8890 Matt Chrome & Elite, 6160 Gunmetal
Sink – Burns & Ferrall ELGQ105-40, Black
Waste Bins – Tanova TSP.215.40D.S, 2x 15L
Cutlery Insert – Fit CT550 White
LG GB-455UPLE 454L Graphite Finish Fridge Freezer
Belling IB609FP 600mm Oven
Bosch PPH6A6B20A 600mm Gas Hob
Fisher & Paykel HC90DCXB3 900mm Canopy Rangehood
Fisher & Paykel DD60DCX9 600mm Double Dishdrawers