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Fresh Perspective

For this family, a key part of their renovation was a re-design of the kitchen to create a stylish and functional space that could cope with the rigours of raising small children.

For a high-demand area which is a hive of activity, employing hard-wearing materials, safe storage and a design that fosters connection were key considerations.  

However, you do not have to sacrifice style for function.  There is plenty of sophistication here with dual tones of cabinetry, integrated rangehood and that eye-catching splashback creating real wow-factor.

A U-shaped design with a breakfast bar invites social engagement that children (and the in-laws) enjoy whilst keeping food preparation at a safe distance.  

Well thought-out storage has been designed here, with a scullery that has a pocket door, and a mix of open and closed cabinets.  A further cupboard with power points provides a charming  ‘breakfast bar’ zone.


Kitchen Specifications

Benchtop: Pacific Stone – Pacific Quartz, Spring Snow

Cabinets: Laminex – Melteca Snowdrift, Naturale. Melteca Black, Pure Grain

Hardware: Hettich – Pocket Sliding Doors, Blum – Movento Drawer Runners, Fit – Pull-Out Bottle Unit, Giamo 

Sink: Burns & Ferrall BFD 660 R25

Lighting:  Stefano Orlati – LED Strip Lighting, Slimline, Matt Black

Splashback: Glass Art – Designer Lucy G

Appliances: Free Standing Range Parmco AR-900-OBS

By Mastercraft Kitchens Taupo

Designed by Phil Greene

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