Black white and bright kitchen

Dark and dreary be gone – this two-tone kitchen is now all about a modern, clean, light and bright aesthetic

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Looking at this stunning new kitchen it’s hard to believe it was once home to black laminate cupboards and black laminate benchtops with timber edging. Not surprisingly, these aspects made the room feel dark and closed in — not the look any homeowner wants or aspires to.

The owners dreamed of a modern, clean and bright kitchen, maximising space in the corners and using drawers where possible. They had two blind corners and knew this meant a loss of valuable storage space, so they wished to utilise the corners the best way they could.

“They wanted to create a room that they could use for their family and also for entertaining,” says designer David Slade. Also, the design and concept of their new kitchen needed to fit in with the modern style of their home: clean lines, flat two-pack high-gloss doors, stone benchtops and modern accessories were to be incorporated.

Using the main footprint of the kitchen (as it did not need to be altered) and adding functionality and accessibility have changed the whole feel of the room. Adding mirrored splashbacks brings the outdoors in and provides balance to the clean white lines for the kitchen/family room.

Catering to the clients’ storage needs is a LeMans corner unit and pantry with internal drawer systems. Other special design features that have totally updated the space include a Häfele environmental Cargo bin, undermount sinks, an internal sink drawer, undercabinet halogen lighting and soft- and self-closing doors and drawers.

“This new modern kitchen has become the main focal point of the home where the owners can prepare family meals as well as entertain for special occasions,” says David.

The kitchen is now an absolute pleasure to work in or just simply be in.

Designer details
The kitchen was designed by David Slade and built by Rosemount Kitchens
Address 9 Waverley Road, Malvern East Vic 3145
Phone(03) 9572 4805
Photography Eddy Khayat, Liquid Photography

Cabinetry and panels Two-pack painted Dulux Vivid White with gloss finish
Internal hardware Blum Tandembox drawers; Blum soft-close hinges on all drawers, internal drawers and doors; LeMans corner unit, Häfele Cargo bin
Benchtop Caesarstone 40mm Pure White
Splashback Mirrors
Kickboards Painted Dulux Vivid White gloss
Lighting Halogen low-voltage downlights

Oven Miele
Cooktop/hotplate Miele
Rangehood/canopy Qasair undermount
Dishwasher Fully integrated
Refrigerator GE
Sink Franke undermount


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