“This kitchen is all about space. With a small floor plan, the homeowners wanted a spacious kitchen that appeared larger than it really is and that allowed light to flood the room. The previous kitchen was white with very high bulkheads and was completely windowless, relying on artificial light.
As the neighbour’s fence was quite close, we chose a low window that looked onto the vertical garden for a prettier view. The tranquil garden is magnified by the mirrored splashback, which brings the outside in and reflects the greenery from the clear glass splashback at the other end. These splashbacks also work to create the illusion of a much larger space. Choosing materials that would add warmth to the kitchen was another consideration. The neutral colour scheme is offset by wooden cabinetry and flooring, creating a harmonious space that aligns with the surrounding areas. The fully integrated fridge ensures continuity throughout the space while being located in an accessible position. Large benches and an island were also incorporated into the space so functionality abounds, allowing the homeowners to cook while entertaining family and friends.”
Designer: Jo Cannon for Direct Kitchens
EXPERT TIP: Mirrored splashbacks do wonders in creating a more spacious feel to a room.
We love the block of texture from the Duropal Admira Baron Elm cabinetry.
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Originally in Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly 25.3