When designing a new kitchen it was important for the owners of this Dana Kitchen to keep a very timeless, European look.
Not only does this suit the style of the rest of the home but gives a sense of true luxury to such a functional space.
The original kitchen was small with minimal bench space. Dark timber and a closed-in design made it a lifeless and dull part of the home. For a family that loves to entertain, it was important that the area could be opened up and become a part of the home’s living area.
One of the main features is a huge island with a beautifully shaped benchtop. It provides not only bench space but is the kitchen’s centrepiece. It also sits just inside large doors that open to the entertaining area and canal beyond, so when entertaining it can be used to serve food or drinks.
With a detailed design in mind, the cooking area was the next part of the kitchen to get the royal treatment with an extra-thick mantelpiece, decorative corbels and tiled splashback.Through out the kitchen there are also hand-made reeded flutes and extra-large decorative corbels on the island and mantelpiece.
For delicate china and presentation pieces, Dana Kitchens designed a bar display cupboard with lighting inside to fully accentuate the beauty of each piece.
Small appliances are neatly stored away in a cabinet with a clever roller door for easy access. Two tall pantries were also created for added storage. They were built on either side of a doorway to create a frame and utilise a space that is often forgotten.
Dana Kitchens has transformed this room from a place that was avoided to one that can be shared and enjoyed by all.
DOORS Dana Kitchens ‘Washington’
INTERNAL HARDWARE Blum Tandembox
MOULDINGS Tudor style
HANDLES French provincial
BENCHTOP Bianco Romano granite with lamb’s tongue edge detail
SPLASHBACK 100mm x 100mm tiles
APPLIANCES Bosch oven and cooktop, Qasair rangehood, Samsung refrigerator, Oliveri Titan underslung sink
With a little brainstorming and good design, the team at Dana Kitchens was able to create a whole new look without serious structural change or moving any walls — a huge bonus for the budget and timeline of the construction.