The designer received three simple directions from the owners of this once dark, cluttered kitchen: more comfort, more storage and more functionality
Using subtle but effective building techniques, all that comfort, storage and functionality (and more) has been achieved, with a kitchen that retains all the charm of the old world and offers all the usability and convenience of contemporary living. Framing the stainless-steel refrigerator, double-door, six-drawer cabinets provide a small space with stacks of hidden shelves. Cloaked in Tesrol Likewood Silver Elm cabinetry, the kitchen’s main storage solution maintains the classic suburban aesthetic of the home, with a vintage style that celebrates the original African slate flooring and feature tiling around the cooker. The timeless black Berloni oven, Mercator Belmont pendant lights and tall cane bench stools complete the room’s strong sense of history. Opening up the space to new-age design is a huge bench-level window over the sink for a torrent of natural light, a wrap-around Caesarstone benchtop, an arrangement of integrated LED spotlights and a team of contemporary kitchen appliances. Maintaining classic features for a modern- vintage look can be achieved as simply as teaching your old kitchen new tricks.
Designer: Kurt Henderson for Champagne Finish Bathrooms & Kitchens
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