Merging provincial design with modern elements, this kitchen allows for not only meals and entertaining, but family interaction
When renovating their kitchen, owners devised a brief for a Federation/modern-style kitchen to blend into the rest of their house. It had to be an entertainer-style kitchen, feature plenty of storage and be a place to have kids around doing homework while preparing meals. The result is a light-filled French provincial-style kitchen with a selection of modern elements.
Having never been renovated, the previous kitchen was galley style in a small, dedicated room. Following the new extension, the kitchen is now open plan and flows beautifully into the living and outdoor entertaining area.
Designer Andrew Dee from Wonderful Kitchens designed the kitchen benchtop to run under the bi-fold window and it protrudes into the outside entertaining area, creating a servery/counter bench, which is essential when visitors drop by.
A central feature island with solid brushbox timber benchtops takes pride of place in the centre of the room. It is multi-purposeful, offering seating and open shelving on one side and cabinets on the other in addition to preparation space.
Well-lit wall display cabinets allow the elegant display of prized items behind glass and the choice of Stowe White cupboard doors and panels adds even more light to the kitchen.
Working to the owners’ brief, Andrew also incorporated recessed Federation kickboard skirting, which runs proud around columns and enhances the Federation style of the space. An integrated hidden computer area was built for the children to study and do homework while supervised and it’s easily hidden when not in use.
This superb kitchen design goes above and beyond fulfilling the client brief and, most importantly, provides family interaction on many levels.
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Photography by Zeitgeist Photography
Originally from Kitchen Yearbook, Volume 15