This renovation was quite complex in nature, but the end result – a warm, earthy timber kitchen design, was well worth the effort dedicated to the project
The homeowners had spent much time planning the space on Pinterest, so had a fairly good idea of what they wanted — a timber kitchen utilising warm and earthy tones, with a modern design. They hoped to retain the slate floor tiles currently present in the kitchen, and also ensure any timber used matched the colour of the bungalow’s original joinery. There was also a load-bearing beam and column running down the middle of the original kitchen that could not be moved, so we incorporated it into the kitchen’s design. An island unit was built with overhead cupboards that covered the same footprint as the previous cabinetry while concealing the beam and column.
Wormy chestnut was chosen as the main timber to be use in the space, and it was combined with Dulux Domino paint, stone benchtops and solid timber handles. Simple round cut-outs replaced handles on the overhead cupboards, giving the space just a touch of Zen. The warmth of the timber and the cool charcoal shades are complemented by the stunning pendant lights with their coppery glow, the Caesarstone benchtops in Raw Concrete and feature wall tiles. Behind this facade, the practicality the homeowners wanted was attained, a kitchen that matches its aesthetics with ergonomics. The drawers and cupboards all offer easy access to day-to-day items and the homeowners, conscientious recyclers, have been given a neat waste-storage system. This is a timber kitchen ideal for both entertaining and day-to-day family life.
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