Provincial design, modern elements

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Provincial design, modern elements
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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 -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.

 

For more information,
wonderfulkitchens.com.au

Photography by Zeitgeist Photography

Originally from Kitchen Yearbook, Volume 15

Project Details

DESIGNED BY Andrew Dee
BUILT BY Wonderful Kitchens
DOORS & PANELS Recessed panel door 21mm thick, polyurethane in Stowe White
MOULDINGS Fluted columns with rosettes, dental Federation capping, Federation skirting
HANDLES Quantum Trianon
INTERNAL HARDWARE Blum silver soft-close drawers, Blum Orga-Line cutlery and utensils, Blum inner drawers under microwave, Häfele slide-out bin, soft-closing doors, Häfele Le Mans corner fittings, sliding bi-fold doors (hidden computer area)
BENCHTOP Quantum Quartz Honeycomb (main benches), solid timber brushbox (island)
SPLASHBACK Glass Mocha Magic
KICKBOARDS Federation skirting, polyurethane Stowe White
APPLIANCES Include an Ilve upright oven and rangehood, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and refrigerator, and a Clark sink


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