It’s clear to see the owners of this Attard’s Cabinetry project are lovers of traditional design and aesthetics — a quality that designer Michael Attard was able to empathise with and develop into a room of classic charm and great beauty. The large commanding space stands at the heart of the home and was presented to Attard’s Cabinetry completely bare and ready to be worked on. Due to its level of exposure and size, it was essential the room be striking and have a grand presence not overcome by its immense dimensions. To this end, serene lime-washed American oak cupboards and panels were fabricated and installed to create an understated yet majestic setting. Granite benchtops were then selected to complement the timber, as were stainless-steel and polished chrome handles.
To fill the space practically and without appearing ostentatious, a layout was devised and utilised that makes full use of the room in a functional manner. An island bench was located close to the main cooking sites, while another larger one was built to frame the kitchen and be used for food preparation, as a servery and for casual dining. A walk-in pantry has been concealed behind integrated matching doors and panels for maximum storage. It is an arresting kitchen from Attard’s Cabinetry that captures the eye with its stunning aesthetic and poise. This kitchen won The HIA NSW Large Kitchen (over 18sqm) Award for 2010; the judges said, “This is an outstanding example of a traditional wood kitchen. The standard of design, workmanship and materials is extremely high and combines to provide an effective kitchen that is sympathetic to its environment and is the focal point of the dwelling.”