The old kitchen was cramped and badly laid out, with limited work space and a dated beech veneer and black granite décor. Having spent too many years putting up with this dysfunctional space, the owners decided to renovate and approached DJ’s Kitchens for a revamp.
One of the first jobs was to open up the space and make sure the new kitchen would integrate well into the adjoining rooms. Particular attention was paid to the ergonomics of the kitchen to ensure that specific zones were created for different functions to enable the room to operate at the height of efficiency.
For added visual appeal, it was decided to create an island bench with a textured veneer as the dominant feature of the kitchen. Perfect for entertaining, the island adds preparation space where needed while displaying an inviting allure to tempt family and friends to sit and keep the cooks company.
Gorgeous Corian benchtops highlight the polyurethane doors and panels with the same material used for the splashbacks to act as a cohesive element within the kitchen. The warm tones of the colour scheme bring the kitchen to life and help sit comfortably within the larger, open-plan space.
Two sinks ensure that cleaning up is a breeze, with one sink deliberately placed next to the dishwasher so dirty plates do not pile up on the island bench. This space works particularly well, with more than enough space for the owners to work together without getting in each other’s way.
DOORS Main kitchen: Dulux Natural Embrace satin polyurethane; island: Laminex sandblasted veneer
PANELS Dulux Natural Embrace satin polyurethane
BENCHTOP Corian in Bisque
SPLASHBACK Corian in Bisque
KICKBOARDS As doors
APPLIANCES include an Electrolux double wall oven, Omega induction cooktop, De’Longhi 600mm slide-out rangehood, Smeg stainless-steel dishwasher, Fisher & Paykel French-door refrigerator and Franke SQX120D sinks