With this kitchen renovation it was all about getting the proportions right to exude a grand french provincial style. We were keen to provide the family of four with an impressive kitchen and ample room for cooking and entertaining. Most of all the designer wanted to give the illusion of it being larger than in reality.
Perhaps the most significant challenge was the division of space in the original kitchen. Since, originally, it was inconveniently split over two smaller rooms. Almost immediately the designer knew that the wall would need to be removed. However, to work out how this would be achieved structurally, it took a concerted effort from the designer, engineer and site supervisor collectively.
Included in the layout are a variety of zones for different functions. A large island intended for entertaining and food preparation is the main feature. While the kitchen incorporates a clean-up area large enough to house two dishwashers, a consumables station, desk area and a cooking zone. Food storage has been ingeniously incorporated into the nib wall. This was a brilliant way to make the most use of the space and transform it into an integral part of the kitchen’s design.
A custom-designed mantle provides a feature space in which to place the owners’ freestanding cooker. Therefore, to complete the theme, shaker style doors, cabinetry moulding, posts and corbels were added. These additions create a visually appealing, warm and inviting space. The look is also enhanced by the inclusion of the Caesarstone benchtop and splashback.
Working with the owners’ choice of a classic, timeless theme, presented challenges too. The designer searched for the same styled fittings, fixtures, surfaces and accessories to give the kitchen the maximum visual impact. As a result, this stunning kitchen achieves all of the clients wish lists with stunning detail and a large social layout to suit their lifestyle.