A fresh look: kitchen renovation


The unique glass splashback is just one of the stand-out features of this kitchen design

“The clients wanted a fresh look for their kitchen, together with a few good design elements — a far cry from their existing kitchen. We also had to consider a separate laundry, as the clients wanted the laundry design to flow easily with that of the kitchen.

The laundry wall was removed so we had the freedom to recreate the space, and we used sliding doors with the same two-pack satin finish used in the kitchen to separate the two rooms when shut or let them flow when opened, thus creating the look of a larger kitchen. In the kitchen space, we moved the sink out of the island to declutter the island benchtop. As part of the design, we took photos of the outside feature screens, resized them and adjusted the colour, and had the pattern printed on glass panels.

The feature panels were then used for the splashback, reaching all the way to the ceiling. Not only has this personalised the space, but the effect is also interesting and subtle. The top cabinets were fitted over the glass panels with LED lighting behind them to reflect onto the glass. Contrasting other cabinets in the room, the island cabinetry is a graphite colour to inject a different tone.

The Calacatta marble top above offers another soft texture to complement the Corian benchtops behind. We used the same Calacatta marble to create a feature table leg under the island’s overhanging top, with the aim to accommodate informal seating. Other features of this stunning kitchen include concealed kickboard drawers, a small shelf niche built into the island, and finger-pull recessed handles that provide a clean and modern finishing touch.”

Designer: Peter Gill CKD Aus, CBD Aus for Kitchens by Peter Gill

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Kitchens by Peter Gill

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163 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn Vic

(03) 9894 4550


 Originally from Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Volume 22, No. 4

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