Bright and spacious, this kitchen combines traditional styling with a modern twist
This classic kitchen, designed by Lindsay Williams of the Mint Kitchen Group, brings together functionality and traditional styling with a modern touch. Located at the centre of a double-fronted solid brick period home, this new kitchen is light, bright and spacious, matching beautifully with the traditional styling of the home and furniture.
To achieve this design, a large brick chimney in the original kitchen was removed to open the space. The entrance to the kitchen was relocated, making room for the tall units while creating a better flow between the kitchen and adjoining formal dining room. A new reclaimed Baltic pine floor was laid to match the existing boards and a skylight was included to ensure brightness and lighting efficiency.
The kitchen features vinyl wrap shaker-style doors and panels in Alabaster matt finish and the reconstituted quartz benchtops are finished in French Nougat to match. Handles are brushed stainless-steel knobs in keeping with the traditional style of the cabinets. The overhead cabinets either side of the sink feature clear glass inserts for glassware display, while a recessed plate rack with glass shelves ties the overheads together nicely. Downlights installed above the glass shelves make this the perfect place to display treasured kitchen items. Additional downlights installed beneath the overheads ensure plenty of task lighting where it is needed most.
Other features include an integrated dishwasher and undermount sink for maximum bench space. The design includes two banks of wide drawers under the breakfast bar for easy access to all crockery and serving ware. The many drawers throughout the kitchen feature full-extension soft-close runners, ensuring the most functional use of storage space available.
A Murano glass-tiled splashback provides a final eloquent finishing touch to this classic traditional design. Chosen in a silvery-grey shade, the tiles feature a high-gloss dappled surface and stain-resistant grout for easy cleaning.
The result is another stunning kitchen by the Mint Kitchen Group that reflects the contemporary and individual style of the clients, while providing them with function and durability for years to come.
The kitchen was designed and built by Mint Kitchens
Address 386 Bridge Road, Richmond Vic 3121
Phone (03) 9428 0827
Cabinetry Shaker-style vinyl-wrap doors and panels in matt finish Alabaster by Polytec
Internal hardware Blum Tandembox, chrome two-basket detergent rack on slides by Lincoln Group, twin pull-out bin by Kimberley Plastics, cutlery tray to suit 550mm drawer by Lincoln Group
Benchtop Reconstituted quartz in French Nougat, polished by essa stone with 3mm radius to top and bottom edges
Handles Brushed stainless-steel Porcino knobs by Lincoln Group
Splashback Murano glass tiles with apoxy grout by Southern Cross Splashbacks
Dishwasher Bosch integrated
Sink Franke undermount sink
Taps KWC sink mixer tap
Downlights installed above the glass shelves make this the perfect place to display treasured kitchen items.
From Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly 19.3