The owners wanted the new kitchen in their 1860s terrace in Fitzroy, Melbourne, to reflect its traditional surroundings. Having chosen floorboards from the Flemington stables, the owners decided to call on the expertise of Steding Interiors and Joinery to create a kitchen to suit the house and the era in which it was built. Timber was the obvious material of choice. From the recycled Victorian ash floorboards to the stained and varnished pineboard doors, the kitchen is decked out in gorgeous solid timber, providing a charming homely aesthetic. The face frame cabinets, exposed hinges and custom-made cornices on the overhead cabinetry further enhance the room’s character.
To achieve this unique antiquated look, the Steding Interiors & Joinery team utilised a range of “reclaimed” materials. Apart from the internal fittings and hardware, all other finishes — including the stunning marble benchtop — have been given a new lease on life. The benchtop was extended with a convenient in-built end-grain chopping board with a dovetailed surround for ultimate chopping conditions. The kitchen showcases what can be done with recycled materials and a whole lot of knowhow. Steding Interiors and Joinery has successfully achieved an attractive, highly efficient work area — without the waste.