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Updated: Apr 30, 2020

This Beach side, modern architecturally designed home is compact with a cube like structure on a condensed site with limited living space for a young family to call home.The challenge was to design a kitchen fitting of the architecture while adhering to a very strict budget with little room for movement.

The original architectural plans had the island positioned facing the dinning creating a barrier – rotating the island by 90 degrees provided an improved work flow through the kitchen and adjacent areas. Working with the builder to ensure the sliding window position enabled the bench top into the sill creating a connection with the outdoor living area.

Engaging the builder to frame the kitchen and colour match the bulkhead and wing walls to the cabinetry, combined with the use of cost effective materials enabled the project to meet budget while maintaining a creative aesthetic.With the client having pre-purchased a black freestanding stove and black tapware combined with the cedar and black exterior of the home gave inspiration which formed the colour palette. Incorporating timber accents into the kitchen space by framing the breakfast bar, complimented by the feature overcupboards. The clients originally requested a black kitchen, however, manipulating the colour choice, finishes and placement created a much softer, practical and family friendly outcome.


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