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Photography by Paul McCredie
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The TIDA NZ 2017 imported kitchen award winner
From the designer: My clients were renovating their Kaiwharawhara home and wanted something very dramatic in their new open plan home.
I was engaged to come up with a design that would maximise their space and provide a welcoming open kitchen plan that worked with their extensive Art Collection.
They love to entertain and wanted a kitchen that flowed to the adjacent outside BBQ area complete with a large outdoor fire.
I worked on the principle of a large island that allowed a continuous flow through from the living, dining to the sun room and created a gathering place near the large external doors to the BBQ area.
I then set about working on a large Galley style kitchen to create a functional kitchen that had plenty of useable bench space and storage for the growing family of 5. I positioned the tall storage cabinetry in the sun room to create extra storage and additional pantry space. This allowed for the main kitchen space to incorporate the larger fridge, double wall ovens and double dishwashers within the kitchen area and allowed for larger workable bench space.
The client liked the concept of taking the units as high as they could go, but due to the 3m ceiling heights I designed different height tall units and wall units to create a clever design details that uses these different heights to lessen the impact of the cabinetry all the way up to the ceiling. The space above the wall units allows for ornaments and the space above the tall storage with a lower ceiling is highlighted by a recessed LED.
Working with the client on the interior colours we specified a stunning High Gloss Black Glass kitchen with matching splashback to reflect the stunning views and borrowed light.
First published date: 11 May 2017