This urban coastal inspired kitchen features stunning blue shaker style cabinetry. The old and heavy timber kitchen was poorly designed and dysfunctional for its owners. The lack of usable storage space was the driving force behind getting the space renovated. Therefore, the main brief to our designer was to create more usable storage. While also creating an exterior that would bring pleasure to this family every time they used it.
An alluring combination of colours and textures, paired with a contemporary timber look, create a sense of coastal relaxation for these city-based owners. The kitchen’s design plays on our visual interpretation of space. Darker blue cabinets were selected while lighter overhead cabinets make the most of every centimeter available and draw the eye downwards.
Internally, storage is maximised thanks to a range of products which utilise every nook and cranny. A Blum corner drawer unit, maximises usable space deep into the usually inaccessible corner. A Le Mans pantry unit, two-tier pull-out for oil and spices, and a pull-out tea-towel rail are also incorporated.
Whitewashed timber-look floor tiles provide an injection of brightness which harmonies with the vertical surfaces. Bevelled Subway tiles hint at the essence of a bygone era while Shaker-style cabinetry adds to the character of the room.
LED downlights were carefully placed to ensure light is distributed were most important. In addition, the contrasting tabletop adds an important social flow to the kitchen with its lovely curves. A dedicated coffee-making area was placed adjacent to the pantry for added convenience and access.
This kitchen is the perfect example of how clever design and layout can maximise storage in any space.