Brief ‘Layer by Layer’
Who are we as people? What makes us individuals? How are we different from others? Depth, intrigue and layers. These were the elements' required to push the boundaries of simplicity, creating a harmonious link between classic wood panelling in the ceiling, modern cabinetry, and luxurious wooden floors. The flow between the kitchen and living spaces needed to reflect sound development in structure, functionality and design. Creating this was essential to capture the family's charisma and the light open space. The architecture in this house granted us the luxury to play with the idea of stratification. Featuring wood elements across the kitchen was achieved on the island by seamlessly underlaying the stone benchtop with Formica, giving breath to the negative detail. This detailing flowed through to the ceiling scriber, made flush with the oven tower, creating another layer between the overhead cabinets and the stunning splashback. The subtle detail of segregation prevented wood clashes, allowing for harmonious layering across the space.
Layer by layer, the family opened their minds to ways that would improve their lives, like raising the bench, microwave and second oven height to cater to their taller stature. The central island brought the family together through their most significant time of day, breakfast. The additional breakfast bar was the ideal companion, generating endless conversation around the island, which featured ample knee space. The layers of wood and white have been drawn down from the ceiling and reflected in the doors and bench detail, highlighting the continuity and layering of each family member.
Cabinetry: Bestwoods Arctic White Velvet & Melteca Seasoned Oak Naturale
Benchtop: Back Walls; Trendstone New Lily White, Polished, 20mm. Island; Trendstone Cala Eleganza, Polished, 20mm mitred to 40mm
Splash backs: Trendstone Cala Eleganza, Polished, 20mm
Sink & Tap: Blanco Silgranite Etagon 500-F, White, with rails Blanco Linus-S, White, with pull out spout
Hardware & Accessories:
Handles: Mitred Handles & Tip-On
Drawer Hardware: Blum Tandembox Plus, Silk White.
Hinges: Blum 0 Protrusion 155 degree on pantry, 110 degree sprung and unsprung, Brushed Silver
Bins: 2 x 20 Litre Hideaway Concelo Bins, Cinder.
Drawer Inserts: Blum Orga-Line Cutlery Kitset, Blum Orga-Line Utensil Kitset With Knife Block
Accessories: Blum Space Tower to Pantry, Hidden Internal Drawer to Sink Cabinet, 2 x Hafele Pull Outs No15 Anthracite 2 Tier, LED Lighting Daylight 24V.
Fridge; Existing Ovens; 2 x F&P OB60SC7CEPX2
Cooktop; F&P CG604DNGGB4 Rangehood; F&P HP60IDCHX3 Microwave; Existing Waste Disposal; EVO 100 with White Air Switch in Bench Dishwasher; Existing