It is one of the best parts of my job to re-visit the site after completion of the project. The joy part of my project!
In this case, the owners of this home were Owner-Building a renovation to a 1950s weatherboard residence and engaged my services to assist them with the design of their new kitchen for their family home.
Space was tight as the Kitchen was to occupy an area of the original home with existing door openings and walk throughs limiting the layout options.
However, with project constraints comes the challenge of finding a workable solution that sings. And sometimes the constraints are what provides the most well resolved aspects of a design solution.
Deep drawers and clever storage make this kitchen work hard but effectively.The waterfall island bench is a full-slab width allowing a ‘double load’ of storage to the front and back of the bench whilst still providing some breakfast bench space for future stools (and even more shallow cupboards behind those kickers).
The overhead cupboards I kept long and lean with feature Blackwood timber veneer to add warmth to the open plan area.
And I simply adore those white hexagon tiles used for the splashback. The Clients have wisely sealed the grout to reduce the pain of cleaning and staining. With a young family to consider, the double doors to the left conceal the tightly detailed pantry with internal appliance bench, drawers and oodles of shelving.
A pair of 1950s retro style half moon light shades and a built-in timber veneer wine rack add subtle detail and interest to this design.