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The Brief:

Client was doing a major renovation and was seeking an open kitchen and scullery to suit a family of six. Their wish list was:

>Social cooking environment

>Seeing the dining and lounge, not facing a wall while doing food preparation and using the hob

>A central area where children can do their homework

>Modern, edgy, functional –bespoke design with warmth

>Use of wood tones along with materials with texture and depth

>Designated task zones and large countertop spaces

>Large scullery to allow the children to prepare breakfast as well as store small appliances

>Ample storage for refrigerated goods (semi rural)

>Utility storage for vacuum cleaner and school bags

>Bar area which isn’t hidden from the main kitchen

The Challenges:

>Creating balance between the size of the room and allowing flow to the various other rooms off this central kitchen hub

>Creating a kitchen which flows ergonomically

>Creating more natural light by including a large window between the kitchen and scullery, one in the kitchen between the countertop and upper cabinetry, as well as two kitchen skylights above the island

>Placing the island and situated gas hob between the trusses and skylights for the ceiling cassette rangehood

>Combining the chosen materials in a way to frame the kitchen

>Keeping flexible with timelines during building delays and changes to the design

>Using DektonLaurent at 12mm mitredto create veining along the front profile of all countertops and consideration to L shaped island

 The Materials:

  • PlymastersPerfect Matte in Marengo Grey
  • Laminex Woodgrain in Sorrel
  • DektonLaurent sintered stone 12mm mitred to 20mm & 50mm
  • Handles built in factory at 45 degree
  • Burns & FerrallZomodoPearlarcsinks in Rio Bronze
  • Fit Domus FlexyledLED strip lighting in Natural White
  • Fit TanovaDesigner Series 2 x 36lt (kitchen) and 2 x 18lt (scullery)
  • GlassartIron Mirror bar splashback
  • Fez Copper Gloss splashbacktile
  • Bottega Victoria White Natural floor tile