Functionality and practicality meet minimalist design in this striking statement kitchen from Mint Kitchen Group.
“The homeowners entertain often and needed the kitchen to be functional and practical, but also make a statement. They wanted to keep a minimalist look as the kitchen was located in the modern back extension of this period-style home. With two young children, storage was also an important request. One of the kitchen’s main features is the floor-to-ceiling “block” cabinets with push-to-open fittings, internal drawers and two fully integrated Liebherr fridges. The cabinets also act as a wall divider with the powder room on the other side fully concealed from the family dining areas. The Calacatta marble benchtops and splashbacks are another dominant feature. With both the flooring and walls being quite dark, we needed something to “open” the space up. Marble selection was a huge challenge as it took months to source the right slabs that had the length and clean patterns through them to create the matching and butterfly effect on the island bench and splashbacks. The space below the stairs, adjacent to the kitchen, was another challenge — we converted this into a very user-friendly butler’s pantry complete with sink, second microwave and wine fridge. The colour palette and feel of the kitchen work well in this architect-designed space.”
Designer: Frank Iaria for Mint Kitchen Group
Mint Kitchen Group project details:
Cabinet doors Allure Oak sandblasted veneer
Panels Matching to doors
Internal Hardware Blum Tandembox White heavy-duty soft-close
Benchtop Natural Calacatta marble
Handles Handle-less back bevelled with matching rails to drawers and dropdown to overhead cabinet
Splashback Natural Calacatta marble
Kickboards Matching to doors
Floor Stained hardwood — Black Japan with a special twist
Oven Wolf double oven
Dishwasher Siemens semi-integrated
Refrigerator Two Liebherr fully integrated
Rangehood/canopy Qasair undermount
Sink Tilo stainless-steel top mount
Mint Kitchen Group showroom:
Moonee Ponds, Burwood, Burnley, Carnegie, Richmond
1300 767 611
WE LOVE: The floor-to-ceiling “block” cabinets used as a wall divider.
EXPERT TIP: Natural Calacatta marble opens up the space.
“Grand Minimalism” from Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly magazine Vol.20 No.2