A new home gave the designers at Carrera Kitchens the opportunity to work with a blank canvas when creating a dream kitchen for the owners.
The brief was to design a modern, functional cookhouse to be the feature of an open-planned room. The resulting design and flow between the kitchen and living areas makes it great for everyday cooking as well as when entertaining friends and family.
At the owners’ request, a minimalist style has been used throughout. The overhead cupboards have been built without handles, a seamless integration, while a chrome pull-out pantry is not only a contemporary addition but also adds a functional, easy-to-use storage compartment. Add to this the multitude of cupboards, pot drawers and a walk-in larder and the result is a storage heaven with enough space to hide kitchenware and appliances and leave benchtops uncluttered.
Other functional elements of the kitchen include a wall oven at the perfect height for easy baking, extra cupboards at the back of the island for extra storage and positioning the cooktop on the island bench. Locating the cooktop on the island has given it centre stage. It is central to all zones — preparation, storage and refrigeration — which makes navigating the kitchen while cooking a breeze. Soft-closing drawers mean that the contents will remain safe and the pull-out pantry promotes ergonomic cooking.
The end result is a practical kitchen that meets all the needs of its owners and has exceeded all their expectations.
DOORS Two-pack Dulux Sea Elephant in satin finish
PANELS Two pack Dulux Sea Elephant in satin finish
HANDLES Castella stainless steel 55.096.10
BENCHTOP 20mm CaesarStone Glacier
SPLASHBACK Glass; wall painted with Dulux Claydust
KICKBOARDS Brushed aluminium
FLOOR Polished porcelain
APPLIANCES include a Miele oven, Miele cooktop, Miele rangehood, Miele extractor fan, Miele dishwasher and Franke sink
COST, approximately, for design, manufacture and installation, $25,000
Alex Makeyev Photography