New modern: kitchen design


Functionality and practicality are a key focus of this ‘modern feel’ kitchen

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“As this project was part of a new build, the clients wanted their kitchen to blend with the ‘new modern’ feel throughout their home. Functionality and practicality were also a must, with clever storage and effective use of space other important design considerations.

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We were able to create a stunning, modern kitchen using glossy cabinetry softened by timber-look Laminex and timber flooring. The handleless design on the upper cabinets and sleek stainless-steel handles on the lower cabinets and drawers also complement the modern style of the home.

The island bench was made a feature with an elegant mitred stone benchtop and waterfall ends, mixed with a stacked-stone panel and feature strip lighting underneath the bench. It’s a focal point that’s the perfect place for entertaining and informal meals. Not only have the benches been raised to accommodate the owners, but ample bench space means this kitchen can accommodate a family.

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Another great feature within modern homes to satisfy Australia’s love of outdoor entertaining is the use of bifold windows opening out to a servery and bar, which we have installed here, while also extending the benchtop outside. To meet the clients’ storage needs, we’ve included an abundance of cupboards and drawers to maximise space.

A Lazy Susan makes the most of corner cupboards and touch-to-open cabinets, pull-out bins and oil racks ensure the essentials are easily accessible. Ultra-modern appliances and accessories are the ideal finishing touch to this contemporary, indoor/outdoor entertainer.”

Project details

Cabinet doors Laminex Polar White silk finish to overhead doors, Laminex Licorice Linea silk finish
to base doors
Panels Albedor Raw Stacked Stone finished with two-pack paint to match Polytec Strata Grey
Kickboards Laminated brushed stainless steel
Internal hardware Blum intivo drawers, Blum soft-close hinges, Blum TIP-ON doors, chrome pull-out unit 300mm wide, Dorset Deluxe Chrome Lazy Susan, Wilson & Bradley drawer-mounted bins
Handles Hettich Rovigo brushed stainless steel
Benchtop Quantum Quartz in Galaxy White 20mm, Quantum Quartz in Galaxy White 60mm mitred to island
Splashback Stopsol mirror toughened glass
Oven and cooktop Fisher & Paykel
Rangehood Sirius
Microwave Panasonic with trim kit
Refrigerator Electrolux
Dishwasher Miele semi-integrated
Sink Oliveri undermount
Tap Oliveri
Lighting Lincoln Sentry warm white strip with touchpad sensor to island, Lincoln Sentry warm white LED square downlights with touchpad sensor to overhead cabinets
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Address: 11 Crompton Road, Mount Barker SA
Phone: (08) 8391 2933

Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Volume 22, No. 4