A coffee corner, some bold colours and a floating benchtop are just a few of the details that make up this head-turning kitchen
With the owners of this home enjoying plenty of time outdoors, bi-fold windows were included in the design overhaul so the kitchen bench can extend outside and become part of an outdoor kitchen.
A coffee corner, some bold colours and a floating benchtop are just a few of the details that make up this head-turning kitchen floating benchtop to slide stools under are other interesting touches. The owners fell in love with the idea of a floating bench, with no visible supports, as a centrepiece and so a detailed welded steel frame was engineered to cantilever the Black Galaxy granite top. The designers also created a 1200mm-deep pull-out display area that can become virtually invisible when closed but reveals an exciting feature shelving display when opened. Unusual handles to the cabinets and drawers, warmer drawers, impressive glass splashbacks reaching to ceiling height and a spacious walk-in pantry are also important details in this kitchen.
The owners were also keen to add some bold colours throughout the area — bland was banned and the result is a luxurious, well-appointed kitchen that is impressive but 100 per cent practical for a busy mum and her family.
This kitchen was originally a shadow of its present self — an awkward, poorly used space that was large but burdened by angles, air conditioning bulkheads and walkways. Today, from the moment you step into this kitchen space the surprises and interesting features just keep coming and sweeping you off your feet.
Designer: Lee Hardcastle for Enigma Interiors
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Originally from Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly, Volume 18 Issue 1