A stunning kitchen by a multi-award winning designer



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Set in Canberra’s garden city of Turner, a well-established suburb of the ACT surrounded by expansive gardens, old gum trees and large-scale allotments, this family home was set to turn heads.

Not only has that been achieved, but Minosa has also been recognised through a number of KBDi designer awards, including the major KBDi Australian Certified Designer of the Year, awarded to Darren Genner. It also earned Simona Castagna the KBDi Australian Kitchen Designer of the Year award.

The client’s objectives were clear: a luxury kitchen with beautiful appliances that would cater to the growing needs of their family and lifestyle. It had to be eye-catching while oozing elegance and class.


When it came time to select a benchtop and splashback surface, Staron® Solid Surfaces was chosen. Staron® provided long, clean and monolithic surfaces with no open joins, a minimalist look and feel and offered simple maintenance as the owners love to cook. Due to the joining capabilities of Staron®, the surface starts at the kitchen benchtop, moves vertically up the splashback and extends into the scullery surfaces in one continuous surface with no open joins, eliminating dirt-trapping crevices.

The home’s strongest architectural features are its long linear design, open plan and large expansive windows. The team at Minosa focused on these to create a kitchen that sat harmoniously within, connecting dining, family room and outdoor entertaining. The style allowed for dual access in and around the kitchen. Active and passive zones ensure ample preparation space between appliances and the functional flow for each is uninterrupted.

The modern material palette is refined and ties in effortlessly with the surrounding interior scheme. The timber adds warmth to the Staron® Solid Surface benchtop’s effortless upkeep. Black trims such as handles and canopies add a modern touch, complementing the window frames and interior trims. The kitchen successfully integrates with the architecture and the occupants’ needs and requirements of the space are met.

Designer Studio Minosa
Photography Nicole England

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