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 …

Designed By Absence

Design by Natasha Wright – Kitchen Studio North Shore In the absence of his wife due to an injury sustained overseas preventing her from returning home for the design consultation of their new kitchen, it was up to my client and I to create a kitchen that met both their needs. The brief was specific. It must be a great …

Design Fusion

Design by Surita Nel – Kitchen Studio North Shore This architecturally impressive home is surrounded by lush green countryside. The clients liked an array of design styles, including country, industrial & rustic kitchen design. However, no one style could represent the atmosphere they wanted present in their kitchen. Requirements: Design style fusion that represents the home, owners and surroundings. Modern …

Absolute Angles

Design by Sarah Makin – Kitchen Studio Christchurch Modernising this high-end home, the client required the kitchen to be dramatic and sophisticated. Smooth flush surfaces and top-end materials were a must. The challenge however were the angles that are architecturally part of this home. The client’s hope was that a modern clean lined space could be achieved by working with …

Urban Living

Design by Kirstin Robinson – Kitchen Studio New Plymouth This young professional family was wanting to update the style, and improve the functionality of their tired old kitchen. With a tight deadline, they needed to quickly breathe life into this dysfunctional space. The existing drab kitchen lacked flow and had poor working space with limited drop zones, particularly around the …

The Good Life

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings Incorporating the hall and having French doors to the outside, as suggested by the kitchen designer, were a eureka moment. Everything on the client’s kitchen wishlist could then be incorporated. Direct access to the garden allows this couple to truly live the `good life`. Hens are in the chook-house. Vegetables are washed …

Punching above its weight!

Design by Li-Swan Lim – Kitchen Studio Hamilton Design Brief The couple with young children were renovating their 1960’s home to cater for growing family demands. It had a traditional C shaped kitchen. They needed a more open living space and increase storage and bench space in the kitchen. The husband, the main cook, had his heart set on a …

Nordic Nuance

Design by Andrea Ellis – Kitchen Studio North Shore Design Brief The clients were very clear on their vision for their new kitchen. Firstly, it was very important that a combination of wood, natural tones with crisp white cabinetry was used to give a “scandy” feel. Secondly, they wanted to incorporate an “uber” modern kitchen into their grand colonial villa …

Light & bright

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings The old kitchen was a mix of forest green and timber. Red walls were an attempt to brighten the room. There was an odd mix of tall cabinets enclosing the space. The oddly shaped island incorporated the cooktop. Nothing really worked. The client said to the designer, `just do it`. The available …

Life changes

Design by Liz Ensor – Kitchen Studio Hastings The original Kitchen Studio kitchen was still in good nick. However, life had changed dramatically for this couple now they have a toddler to consider. The kitchen was in the back corner. Although it was only seven years old the clients realised it was not working for their new lifestyle. Having two …