Culinary central

Culinary central



Located smack-bang in the middle of a busy household, this efficient kitchen is perfect for a family on the run


This project was the very definition of a blank canvas. As part of a larger renovation, the home — including the kitchen — was completely gutted and extended before the Direct Kitchens team even arrived on the scene.

Presented with a compact space and a brief to create a stylish, functional kitchen, the design team certainly had a big job to do.

From the onset, the relatively small area called for a galley-style design that provided easy access to the rest of the house. Given the room’s limited dimensions, the challenge was to ensure the room still offered plenty of food preparation space and storage.

A long, 3.9-metre stretch of CaesarStone “Ice Snow” takes care of the first request and provides plenty of room for casual dining, while a number of storage solutions were also utilised in the design. A deep appliance cabinet is the ideal place to stow the more bulky kitchen items, while 22 drawers have been cleverly dotted throughout the room to conceal all the other little necessities. With benchtops free from unsightly cooking clutter, the space has a clean, minimalist appearance that’s enhanced by the handleless aesthetic.

The kitchen’s crisp, white colour scheme is illuminated by a handful of artfully placed downlights. Concealed lighting under the island’s painted glassback fascia panel also adds to the space’s designer looks and feel.

Project Particulars:

Designed by: Martine Seccull Architects for Warrick Constructions

Built by: Direct Kitchens Building and Constructions
1 Power Road, Bayswater Vic 3153
03 9720 3588
03 9888 9933
03 9326 1955

Doors: Gloss white vinyl Thermoform on MDF white board
Panels: Gloss white vinyl Thermoform
Benchtop: CaesarStone “Ice Snow” with 80mm-thick edges
Splashback: Starfire Dulux Vivid White painted glass
Drawers: Blumotion stainless-steel soft-close
Appliances: Include a Miele oven and dishwasher, Bazarra cooktop and twin undermount sink and a Qasair rangehood

Photography: Rhiannon Slatter Photography