This well-presented kitchen was designed as part of a larger renovation. The area was given a complete transformation, with walls removed to make the space larger.
The island, which was designed specifically to suit the space, is one of this kitchen’s standout features. The island’s skirting was designed to travel through the space, starting at the side panel and finishing at the cabinet against the wall. The panels share the same route as the rest of the area, creating a sense of cohesion in the kitchen.
The floating shelves were designed to complement the high ceiling and add an element of interest to the previously bare wall. The rangehood mantle follows the angled ceiling to create a clean look. The kitchen’s drawers line up throughout to provide balance, particularly with regard to the trim kit surrounding the microwave.
Striking contrast has been created by placing the black Smeg oven alongside the Whitsunday overheads and tall cabinets and the Organic White benchtop. The Bygone base cabinets and blackbutt floating shelves even out the contrast to create a calm, relaxing space.
The ample natural light available here and in surrounding rooms works with the colour scheme to brighten up the kitchen while encouraging the materials to be seen in their finest form. The cabinets with the glass doors have LED strip lights rebated both inside and underneath to create a glowing effect while also providing additional benchtop lighting.
The kitchen has been designed to provide an exceptional amount of storage space within the base cabinets, overhead cabinets and tall cabinets. The space also contains a cooking, preparation and washing zone that is ergonomic and allows for orderly foot traffic throughout the space.
Designer Peter Gill — C.K.D AUS, C.B.D AUS, C.O.I.D (RMIT) for
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WE LOVE The stunning custom-made island.
EXPERT TIP Well-placed under-cabinet lighting can double as extra benchtop lighting.
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Originally featured in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Issue 27, Vol 1.