This modern kitchen is a triumph of space manipulation and pure style
The homeowners’ goal was to end up with a light-filled, functional and spacious kitchen that would flow with the rest of the home. Accordingly, designer Trish Sexton set out to build a lifestyle showpiece to exceed their expectations, both practically and aesthetically and in simple (but stunning) black and white.
Trish’s challenge with this design was to tie the kitchen in with the home’s living space, while following the client’s brief to make it practical and accessible. At her disposal was an array of ultra-modern and effective storage solutions and quality finishes from Kitchen Trends.
A large pantry with Blum inner drawers and shelving, albeit an awkward shape, provides ample room for a wide array of food; even a hidden microwave. Blum soft-closing hardware is used throughout the kitchen, giving the client the peace of mind of the Blum lifetime guarantee. Corner drawers and double-fronted sink drawers that house the cleaning materials and rubbish bin were a brilliant inclusion; this enables each day’s designated cook to prepare vegetables at the sink and dispose of the rubbish without having to step back to use the bin, a feature the client loves.
The cabinetry has a white, high-gloss polyurethane finish set off with 40mm CaesarStone benchtops in Pure White and Black Low Iron glass splashbacks — this achieve a clever contrast between colours and materials, which is a simple but incredible use of black and white.
However, Trish’s work wasn’t done yet. The clients commissioned a new laundry space that had to satisfy the twin brief of beauty and function. Using the same flooring material and quality fittings ensured a seamless transition between living, cooking and laundry areas. The result is another light-filled space that takes advantage of available space in an inviting way.
“We design, create and install kitchens that are essentially lifestyle showpieces,” says CEO of Kitchen Trends, Brad Hunt. “This means combining the best the world has to offer in terms of aesthetics and function with our local best in regard to solid manufacturing practices.” Brad Hunt says quality is a high priority. “We always use Austrian and German technology for accessories and working parts, including smooth-gliding Blum runners and hinges. We employ local craftspeople in our Burleigh Heads-based workshop to build the cupboards and doors to our exacting standards, using classic carpentry techniques.”
Kitchen Trends has two showrooms, one in Brisbane and another in Burleigh Heads, each ably demonstrating the company’s dedication to quality cabinetry and design.
When introducing a new area in your home, simplicity is often the best way to achieve the look you want.
Designer: The kitchen was designed by Trish Sexton and built by Kitchen Trends
SHOP THE LOOK
Cabinets Two-pack high-gloss white polyurethane
Hardware Blum Tandembox soft-closing in White
Benchtops 40mm CaesarStone in Pure White in the kitchen; 33mm Laminex in Stipple Aquatic with a Dimensions finish in the laundry
Kickboards Brushed stainless steel
Fridge Electrolux EMM5100SC/L 510-litre bottom mount
Dishwasher Fisher & Paykel DD60DCX6 Double DishDrawer
Cooktop Smeg 600mm Ceran cooktop
Rangehood Milano brushed stainless-steel 600mm slide-out
Oven AEG stainless-steel
Sink Häfele 567.30.110 drop-in right-hand drainer in the kitchen; Häfele 567.30.120 45L drop-in laundry tub in the laundry
SHOP THE SHOWROOM
24 Junction Road, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Phone 07 5522 0770
8 Edmondstone Street, Newmarket QLD 4051
Phone 07 3856 6556
From Kitchens and Bathrooms Quarterly magazine Vol. 19 No. 1