Design by Li-Swan Lim – Kitchen Studio Hamilton
The couple, whose children have left home, were building an architecturally designed home that had to cater for entertaining and family visiting.
An open plan living design meant the kitchen is the hub and centrepiece.
They cook mainly Asian cuisine. They like the inter play of texture and of organic looking materials.
Kitchen had to be aesthetically beautiful with clean lines.
Entering the kitchen, you see the stunning island first! Caesarstone Statuario Maximus is delicate, feminine and is offset well by the strong black textured wood veneer panel of the tall cabinets behind. It hints of the orient.
The colours and the aged brass tap echo the exterior house cladding of white plaster, black joinery and cedar cladding.
The boxed waterfall ends show off the stone to its maximum.
Servo drive waste bins on the island adds luxury, and functionality to food preparation and clean up.
Unobtrusive handles are practical and enhances minimalistic theme.
The scullery stores larger appliances, extra food supplies, the daily used rice cooker, microwave, and potential clutter! Pullout bins cater for bulk rice. The window in the scullery provides natural light and ventilation.
Cooking mainly with a wok required an accessible drawer for its storage, and a large sink. A powerful but quiet rangehood was essential. Ample space on both sides of the hob was necessary for their style of cooking.
The adjacent pair of bifold doors lead to outdoor living and provides great light and ventilation.
The clients were wowed!