Housed in a converted flour mill turned luxury apartment, this kitchen was certain to impress from the word go.
Add to the mix, John Quathamer, owner of Dean Kitchens, as the cluey client and it is little wonder the kitchen is less of a no-fuss work space and more of a cheerful, fantasyland where guests can chill out and enjoy the kitchen’s latest gastronomic offerings.
Together John and designer Jason Levin conceptualised the funky galley-style layout, complete with a fully stocked bar. The design was kept quite minimalistic with artfully positioned lights creating an appealing aesthetic.
LED lighting on the overhead cupboards beam upwards, giving the illusion the cupboards are “floating” from the ceiling. Cabinets suspended off the floor allow the under lights to illuminate the space, casting a spell over the room. A smoky mirror above the bar area reflects the entire kitchen to enhance the room’s vast space.
A distinct Mediterranean flavour is also apparent. The kitchen’s rustic walls, glass splashback and ornamental features, including a glass block light shaft and an array of Greek vases located on top of the refrigerator, give the space a Nouveau Grecian feel.
The team at Dean Kitchens has successfully created a functional kitchen with a fun bar atmosphere where some work and a whole lot of play takes place!
DOORS Galaxy Pearl foil
PANELS Galaxy Pearl foil, Quartz stone to fridge, island and bar
KICKBOARDS Aluminium foil
HANDLES Hettich aluminium flat bars
BENCHTOP Quartz stone
SPLASHBACK Frosted Ice Glass
FLOOR Original solid pine flooring
LIGHTING LED lighting to cabinets, low-vault lights to ceiling
APPLIANCES include a 600mm Smeg oven, ceramic hotplate, built-in rangehood, fully integrated dishwasher and undermounted sink, Fisher & Paykel refrigerator and Abey sink
COST, approximately, for design, manufacture, installation, appliances, plumbing and electrical, $50,000