With pops of bright colour and retro influences, this trendy kitchen by Mint Kitchen Group is anything but ordinary.
This kitchen can be found in a 1970s townhouse in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, with two storeys and a flat tin roof. The house itself was non-descript and lacking in character, so the owners wanted to bring some colour and warmth into the space.
“The walls of the diminutive space of the kitchen were Hebel brick with exposed pipes and highlight windows running along the length of the kitchen,” says designer Albert Zarb from Mint Kitchens. “The previous owners of the property had left the space unused and empty as they failed to find an appropriate design solution for the confined area.”
“The client wanted something special, something different, something trendy. He required a functional, usable space that worked well within the limitations of the space for a young family,” Albert explains.
“False walls, laminated in a highlight colour, were used to disguise pipes running between floors. The overhead cabinetry with lift-up doors was reduced in height to compensate for the highlight windows above, thus allowing the windows to let in an abundance of light.”
Everything else about this space is bright, funky and unique. From the kiwi-coloured glass splashback tiles to the lime tones of the fridge and the yellow oven and cooktop, this is a kitchen that really stands out. The über-cool chequered floor completes the retro look.
Looks aside, this kitchen is also highly functional for everyday use. It’s spacious and has plenty of storage and all the latest internal hardware and appliances to make the space as practical as possible.
In a time when so many kitchens seem to have been cut from the same mould, this innovative and fresh space really stands out from the crowd.
The kitchen was designed and built by Mint Kitchen Group
Address 386 Bridge Road, Richmond Vic 3121
Phone (03) 9428 0827
Cabinetry Finish 1: Laminex Crystal Gloss Alaskan Natural for overheads
Finish 2: Laminex Silk Polar White finish for base units
Panels Laminex Crystal Gloss Alaskan Natural finish
Internal hardware Hettich soft-close drawers and hinges, Hettich cutlery tray, Hettich twin bin, Hettich single lift-up
Benchtop Caesarstone Mosaici Carbone
Splashback Southern Cross Splashbacks in Kiwi glass tiles
Kickboards Formica polished aluminium
Lighting Three undermount lights
Oven Smeg Marc Newson 60cm pyrolytic oven in yellow
Cooktop/hotplate Smeg Marc Newson 75cm gas Cooktop in yellow
Rangehood/canopy Scholtes 600mm undermount hood
Dishwasher Fully integrated Smeg 450mm
Refrigerator Smeg Lime Fab fridge
Sink Two Franke
Taps KWC Eve Sink Mix Retro with light chrome
EXPERT TIP: The overhead cabinetry with lift-up doors was reduced in height to compensate for the highlight windows above, allowing the windows to let in an abundance of light.
From Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly 19.3