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Under-utilised space becomes entertainers’ dream kitchen

By May 23, 2023No Comments

Our clients come to us because they want a kitchen that reflects their personalities and unique requirements. Our recently completed kitchen in Mosman, NSW certainly achieves these goals.

How we made the client’s wish list come to life

Their list of requirements included:

  • 3 fridges – one for their wine collection, an integrated family fridge and an overflow fridge
  • Ditching the need for a dining table and replacing it with an island that could seat 6 people
  • Providing a completely seamless indoor/outdoor living, dining and entertainment area
  • Updating their laundry to create a truly flexible space
  • Lots of storage – including room for dog food
  • A place for everything so the kitchen will always look clean and uncluttered

And visual drama! A destination kitchen that drew people in because it is beautiful, functional and utterly unique.

You can see our clients’ magnificent kitchen here.


How we met the clients’ design brief

When our designer visited the clients’ home, she quickly realised our clients’ kitchen problems. Their current kitchen was very small, tucked away and next to a generously sized room that was under-utilised.

Our designer suggested we convert the under-utilised room into a kitchen and use the current kitchen as a highly flexible laundry-butler’s pantry. The clients loved the idea.

With that settled, we worked on where the 3 fridges should go and decided the overflow fridge could be located in the laundry.

The next big requirement on our clients’ wish list was the giant island-dining area. We carefully thought through its placement so we could create a clear walkway to the outdoor living area. Then we designed it to provide seating on both sides to produce a dining area for 6 people while still accommodating the dishwasher, storage and handy preparation space.

To create the much wanted indoor/outdoor living area, we added large bi-fold doors that stack to one side. Due to space constraints we installed a pivot door to close off the new laundry-butler’s pantry area.

To create visual drama in their kitchen, the clients selected a magnificent, engineered stone for the island bench. It is mitred up to 60mm to create its chunky appearance while our stonemason perfectly matched the feature colour veins to create a striking waterfall edge.

Using the warm, golden tones of the stone’s colour vein as our palette inspiration, cane stools and engineered timber upper cabinets were selected.

On the opposite side of the kitchen, the main work area includes the sink, induction cooktop and lots of storage. Here the lower cabinetry and benchtop are white. However, the splashback is a combination of stone and a smoke-tinted mirror. The mirror bounces and reflects light around the kitchen while allowing our clients to participate in conversations while at the sink or cooktop.

The laundry-butler’s pantry area includes space for small appliances (including a slow cooker), dog food storage as well as a place for guests to hang their coats and all the usual laundry essentials.

Don’t forget the bathrooms!

Our clients recognised there were benefits in updating their bathrooms while all the trades were working on their kitchen and laundry-butler’s pantry. So in addition to creating these brand new areas, they also asked us to remodel their ensuite and main bathroom.

Work with a designer – not a salesperson

To create a destination kitchen that’s as unique as you and your family, you need to work with a specialist kitchen designer – not a salesperson. That’s why we only employ designers and why all of our kitchens are custom-built to the highest standards.

Learn what makes our kitchens so special here or visit our showroom at Shop 7-8, 1000 Pittwater Road, Collaroy.

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