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Sleek designer kitchen with Smeg appliances in show home built by Mike Greer Homes

Contemporary show home with Smeg kitchen appliances


Show and tell is always the best way to demonstrate a product or a service, and it's an especially good way to showcase modern architecture and materials.

Leading Canterbury home builder Mike Greer Homes understands the impact is even greater when you can view more than one home at a time. Consequently, the company has five show homes in a row on Hamill Rd, Longhurst.

The show home featured on these pages is already attracting plenty of attention, for both its architectural style and the quality of the interior fit-out. Sales manager John Callaghan says the parallel gabled volumes are linked by a flat-roofed entry foyer that effectively separates the private spaces from the public living areas.

The living rooms, kitchen and study are all positioned in the volume on the left, while the garaging, bedrooms and bathrooms occupy the wing on the right side.

In keeping with modern lifestyles, the kitchen is an integral part of a large, open-plan living space. Black Bestwood Carbon Embossed perimeter cabinetry is teamed with Prime Melamine Apollo Velvet laminate on the back and sides of the island, creating a bold contrast. Wilsonart benchtops are in White Tigris, and the coloured glass splashback makes a dramatic statement in Resene Wasabi.


As with all the homes, this show home features Smeg appliances, chosen to complement the style of the house. Callaghan says the company chose Smeg because it was impressed with the quality of the Italian design and manufacture.

"We were able to secure Smeg Italian appliances for a very competitive price. We can offer all the benefits that come with a Smeg appliance, including the high quality and lasting reputation."

Smeg appliances in this house include two 60cm stainless steel built-in ovens with Thermoseal. This creates a stable environment for cooking, with even temperatures maintained. Thermoseal also helps to ensure food retains its moisture, taste and nutrients.

Other products include a Smeg 60cm dishwasher, which has a versatile interior layout and features the patented orbital wash system; a 60cm touch-control ceramic cooktop; and a 90cm canopy rangehood that quickly and quietly removes steam and odours.

For more information on the Smeg appliance collection, visit the . For Mike Greer Homes,

First published date: 28 June 2014

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