Natural & Minimal
For this kitchen, our clients wanted a big change. They wanted to bring the outdoors in by using the home’s striking surrounds. Prior to the renovation, our clients’ kitchen was outdated and dark but with our trusted encouragement, they opted to change the layout entirely and maximise the view with a design that offered a much better flow in the home.
As a result, nature is on display, through not only the doors to the patio, but the gorgeous window in place of a splashback, putting you right among the lush green palms.
Keeping the theme of nature in mind, wood grains, flowing lines and softness run through this kitchen design. The curve in the island is the perfect addition to the space, linking the bench to the stunning view from the window. NavUrban’s Ashgrove veneer uses a dark timber grain that compliments the lightness coming through the windows, and though natural, also offers a modernist feel that our clients wanted. Similarly, the sleek grey on the opposing wall also offers both; a natural, earthiness and a modernist appeal. The lighter-coloured timber in the flooring, the pendants and on the bar stool offers a middle ground between the darker veneer and outdoors.
Also contributing to the modern vibe are the black appliances and tapware was used, while other appliances are integrated behind cabinetry to keep the lines as clean as possible. Adding to this, the push-to-open cabinetry, which removes the need for handles, offers a continued, smooth flow. And to keep lines flowing even more, and surfaces clean, a small step-in cabinet holds frequent-use appliances that would otherwise clutter the benchtop, but here remain behind closed doors when not in use.
The result is a beautiful, modern yet modest in size kitchen that feels much bigger and livelier thanks to its openness and use of natural textures.
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Cabinet doors/Panels Polyurethane Teahouse satin; NAVURBAN Ashgrove
Hinges & drawer runners Blum Legrabox
Pull-out bins Blum pull boy
Handles L-channel with Blum tip-on
Lighting LED strip lighting below overheads
Rangehood Miele Undermount/concealed
Refrigerator Integrated Fisher & Paykel