Warm Wood

Warm Wood
Universal Magazines

kitchen renovationTraditional timber in this kitchen makeover contributed to a bright and airy feel

The Tasmanian oak used in this sunny space is a huge improvement on the former kitchen’s dark and dingy appearance. This new-look space is a result of the talented team at Dana Kitchens. “The owners wanted to make the area lighter while still keeping the formal, classical look of a timber kitchen,” explains designer Peter Barrass.

Peter got straight to work designing a large, open-plan space with timeless appeal that was also capable of accommodating large groups. However, the design process wasn’t completely straightforward, with two sets of stairs leading down to a living area and formal dining room presenting quite an obstacle.

Peter decided to move the kitchen access stairs to the centre, flanking them with special overhead display cabinets and benchtops below to maintain the space’s open feel. The stairs down to the rumpus were concealed with panels as a banister and were topped in Corian Matterhorn to match the benchtops.

Retaining the large island bench also posed a problem due to a thoroughfare to get to the rest of the house. This was solved by moving the bench to one side, which helped with the flow of traffic throughout the space while still providing somewhere for the owners to eat their breakfast and casual meals. Housing a gorgeous double-bowl Oliveri sink and dishwasher, the bench is so wide a number of chefs can work around it at the same time.

The kitchen’s unique features don’t end there. The space is packed with a number of innovative storage solutions to keep the benchtops free of unnecessary clutter. An abundance of drawers featuring full-extension Tandembox runners and storage cupboards with roomy, internal drawers are dotted throughout the kitchen. A huge roller-door appliance cabinet offers further storage, while the artfully designed glass display cabinets are the perfect place for the owners to showcase their most treasured pieces. The cabinets’ internal lighting creates a lovely ambience at night, highlighting the warm tones of the fine Tasmanian oak.

PULL OUTS
The Tasmanian oak used in this sunny space is a huge improvement on the former kitchen’s dark and dingy appearance.

Housing a gorgeous double-bowl Oliveri sink and dishwasher, the bench is so wide a number of chefs can work around it at the same time.

A huge roller-door appliance cabinet offers further storage, while the artfully designed glass display cabinets are the perfect place for the owners to showcase their most treasured pieces.

Project Particulars
The kitchen was designed by Peter Barrass and built by Dana Kitchens
457 Milton Road, Toowong Qld 4066
Phone: (07) 3371 7100
Emails: dana@danakitchens.com.au
Website: www.danakitchens.com.au
Photography: Taylor Made Digital Photography

DOORS: Five-piece Tasmanian oak
MOULDINGS: Triple size
HANDLES: Stainless-steel wave design
BENCHTOP: Corian Matterhorn
SPLASHBACK: Stainless steel
KICKBOARDS: Inserted
LIGHTING: Downlights
APPLIANCES: Lofra upright stove, Miele rangehood and dishwasher, Amana refrigerator, Oliveri sink and Smeg microwave

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