“This stunning kitchen was completed as part of a knockdown-rebuild project by architectural practice Chrofi. We were engaged to redesign the home’s 50-year-old kitchen. The homeowners requested an open-plan, minimalist space that would be functional and suitable for entertaining.”
“They wanted an extra-long showpiece island benchtop to fill the available area, two dishwashers, a bar and storage drawer. This was a challenge as the chosen stone slabs only came in a maximum size of 3m. We eventually worked a cantilever benchtop into the design to meet the brief — benchtop was so big and heavy it could not be carried into the house by hand as usual, so was lowered into the property by crane from the street. Matching stone was chosen for the splashback, to add continuation to the design. Though the homeowners initially requested white cabinetry, they realised that darker cabinets would create an interesting contrast to their benchtop and changed their preferences accordingly. They chose a black Zip instant boiling water tap for inclusion, which very quickly became their favourite kitchen item. This kitchen’s hidden butler’s pantry is among its standout features. The homeowners wanted to keep the main kitchen clear of power points, cords and cables, so all appliances are housed in the butler’s pantry. That leaves the stunning kitchen neat and clean at all times.”
Designer Premier Kitchens Australia
We love this kitchen’s gorgeous benchtop and splashback.
EXPERT TIP: A hidden butler’s pantry is ideal for minimalist kitchen spaces.
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Originally in Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly Vol. 26 No. 1