A renovator's delight transformed into a sleek space

A renovator’s delight transformed into a sleek space


“The property comprises an original stone cottage with a shop front and a 1980s two-storey addition at the back — a renovator’s delight. The homeowners wanted a whole house turnaround, with a gorgeous, functional kitchen full of drawers and a location for every item.”

“They also have an eye for antique furniture and modern artwork, so the kitchen had to suit this eclectic mix of styles and display the antique canisters which have accompanied the homeowners with each move. Structurally, we changed the kitchen to an open-plan space that utilises the original bathroom as a walk-in pantry. We had to be creative with the placement of the refrigerator and freezer, as wall space was limited, so as the design progressed, we ended up situating these appliances inside the walk-in pantry. The kitchen offers plenty of work space, the large working benchtop wrapping around the three walls of the kitchen. The solid Tasmanian oak floating shelves are the perfect location to display the antique canisters and the durable surface is a great complement to the raw materials of the exposed feature wall. The continuous channel of the drawers has been left in an anodised finish to bring out the grey tone of the Caesarstone benchtop and contrast with the white cabinetry. The lovely splashback adds colour to the space and complements the light tones of the benchtop and anodised hand rail.”

Designer Emma Pearce for Fresh Kitchen Solutions


EXPERT TIP: Corner drawers are the solution to many a storage problem, opening up the space to possibilities.

We love the solid Tasmanian oak floating shelves.


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Originally in Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly, Volume 25 Issue 4