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New kitchen by Arcadia Joinery features dark timber veneer; island has white engineered stone benchtop with waterfall sides

New kitchen with dark timber veneer and white gloss lacquer


Modern kitchens have become the busy social centre of the home, and their design needs to reflect this standing.

This was one of the motivating factors behind the design of this new kitchen by Arcadia Joinery. Project manager Fred Jing says the kitchen needed to be sleek, distinctive and easy to maintain, with clutter hidden from view.

To this end, Arcadia Joinery designed a galley-style kitchen with a scullery, a long island, and overhead cabinets in dark-stained oak veneer. A tall bank of cabinets housing the oven tower, pantry and refrigerator is gloss lacquered in white, with a buffed finish, and framed with a dark-stained trunk veneer scriber panel. This helps to define the kitchen within the large, open-plan living space.

The clean-lined look is enhanced by invisible handles. These are mounted onto the carcass behind the doors, which can be opened by narrow recessed pulls.

Benchtops, including the waterfall island top, are white engineered stone, chosen to match the cabinets. These feature high-quality German hardware.


Arcadia Joinery manufactures and installs all its kitchens, which come with a five- to seven-year guarantee. Several kitchens can be viewed in the showroom.

For details or to visit the showroom, contact Arcadia Joinery, 6 View Rd, Henderson, Auckland 0612, phone (09) 838 8883. Email:

First published date: 24 November 2014

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