Modern Classic



 

A warehouse kitchen has been cleverly converted by Mint Kitchen Group from small and gloomy to open and bright.

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Warehouse Transformation Mint Kitchen Group Design Ideas Renovation

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Warehouse Transformation Mint Kitchen Group Design Ideas Renovation  Warehouse Transformation Mint Kitchen Group Design Ideas Renovation

It’s hard to believe a warehouse conversion could result in a dark and poky space, but that’s just what the first incarnation of this kitchen was. It’s no wonder then that the owners were disappointed and sought a fresh design by Mint Kitchen Group to transform the room and tap into its potential. The original space was opened and its uninviting mood was replaced with a welcoming one and a design that provided a place for the family to gather around its central island bench. The renovation also provided the opportunity to improve the storage facilities of the kitchen, so lift-up overhead cabinets were added as well as drawers fitted with Hettich soft-close technology. However, installing extra storage proved a challenge, as it had to be designed around a structural pole that stands in the middle of the room. This was successfully accomplished and even the owners’ wish for the refrigerator to be integrated into the cupboards was realised. This kitchen no longer resembles its small and isolated predecessor — rather, it has become a functional and ambient part of the family home. Designed by Albert Zarb and built by Mint Kitchen Group, mintkitchengroup.com.au

 

 

EXPERT TIP: “The black glass island backing acts as a mirror to make the kitchen feel larger than it is,” reveals designer Albert Zarb.

 

Shop the Mint Kitchen Group look

Cabinetry and panels Laminex Silk in Sarsen Grey for base, pantry and fridge cabinets; Laminex CrystalGloss in Alaskan for overhead
Internal hardware Hettich soft-close
Benchtop essastone French Nougat
Handles Hettich
Splashback Clear black glass
Kickboards Formica polished aluminium
Lighting Hettich LED strip lighting

Oven Smeg freestanding cookerCooktop/hotplate Smeg
Rangehood/canopy Blanco slide-out rangehood
Dishwasher Blanco contemporary 60cm freestanding stainless steel
Refrigerator Electrolux E:Line frost-free
Sink Oliveri double-bowl undermount sink
Taps Gessi Oxygene Hi-Tech 00910 in chrome

 

Shop the Mint Kitchen Group showroom

 

386 Bridge Road, Richmond Vic 3121
(03) 9428 0827

 

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Good food, good company and a stunning outdoor kitchen — what more could you want?

As a nation, we love to spend time outdoors enjoying fine food and engaging company — and the discerning owners of this Melbourne property proved no exception. They love to entertain outside and they like to do it in style, so they wanted their backyard transformed into an elegant, multi-functional outdoor living space that would be just as perfect for relaxed entertaining as it would a more formal dinner party.

The owners’ must-have list included a swimming pool, water feature, outdoor theatre and that alfresco living essential: the outdoor kitchen. In short, they wanted the complete outdoor entertaining package.

Of modern classic design, the kitchen is housed within an outdoor room that extends from the back of the house. This fully custom-built kitchen is contemporary, sophisticated and incredibly practical. Included are a built-in barbecue and an additional cooking plate that’s integrated into an island bench positioned beneath a sleek rangehood. There’s also a sink, glass-fronted bar fridge, copious bench and storage space, and a dishwasher.

The stacked-stone walling mirrors are used for a water feature located in another part of the garden while the large-format paving — of flame-finished salt-and-pepper granite — helps to make the outdoor room seem even more spacious. Both the stone walling and paving were supplied by Granite Works and work in complete harmony with the modern stainless-steel kitchen fittings.

From the outdoor kitchen to the rendered retaining walls, Coolabah Landscapes was responsible for all the construction work. It also worked hand-in-hand with the owners to create a classic-style planting plan that would complement the architecture of the residence and reflect the owners’ personal taste.

The plants provide a soothing outlook from the covered outdoor kitchen/dining area and include hedges of Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ and clipped English box, Gardenia augusta ‘Florida’ and standard English box to frame various garden views.

With an eye to water conservation, Coolabah Landscapes installed a rainwater tank that catches the run-off from the roof of the outdoor kitchen, which is then distributed throughout the garden via an irrigation system.

The result is an elegant outdoor room set within beautifully landscaped grounds that provides for the owners’ every entertaining need, whether on sunny summer’s day or a cool spring night when the exterior lighting casts the whole area in a warm, ambient glow.

Coolabah Landscapes
Tel: 1300 LANDSCAPE (1300 526 372)
Fax: (03) 9763 4966
Mobile: 0419 435 449
Email: info@coolabahlandscapes.com.au
Website: www.coolabahlandscapes.com.au

Granite Works
5 Montrose Street
East Hawthorn Vic 3123
Tel: (03) 9813 5999
Mobile: 0419 395 458
Email: info@graniteworks.com.au
Website: www.graniteworks.com.au

Photography by Patrick Redmond