Warm and inviting kitchen


Various textures and finishes create a cosy environment in this kitchen design

Now a space that can truly be considered a hub of the home, the owners had an extensive wish list of textures, finishes and fixtures for this kitchen project. Of major importance was the inclusion of the pre-existing granite walls and using natural timber in a variety of different finishes to create a wonderfully warm atmosphere. To this end, we used timber in the panels, open shelves, raised benchtop and under the counter, as well as the Messmate timber bearers and joists that were salvaged from Shepparton Primary School.

The finishes include a mix of lime wash and Danish oil on the ceiling joists, Treatex oil on the panels and shelves, and Organoil on the raised bar, turning each surface into an attraction of its own. The timber wouldn’t be such a standout feature if it wasn’t for the modern, sleek-white Corian benchtops with waterfall ends, which contrasts the natural wood tones and beautifully highlights the rich, dark subway tiles.

Yet, the slight textured pattern within the Corian mimics the woodgrain and helps to complete the look. Not only does Corian help to set this kitchen apart, it also provides functionality through its durable, stain resistant and easy to clean surface. What was once kitchen claustrophobia is now an invitingly open collage of natural materials fit to entertain a multitude of family and friends. BH


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Originally from Best Homes magazine, Volume 2

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