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Smooth Transition

Aaaand breath…. Our beloved kiwi baches/cribs provide the opportunity to pause, rest and forget the demands of our busy day-to-day lives.   

The brief for this beachside kitchen was for a carefree space that connects effortlessly with the outdoor entertaining area and views beyond.  

The result is a design that achieves this ambition by employing a combination of semi-industrial and Scandi aesthetics, and a layout which encourages connection and relaxed living. 

An informal atmosphere has been created by choosing stainless steel on the island bench and plywood cabinetry in two colour tones featuring laser-cut grips.  

The inclusion of open shelving above the cooktop adds to the informal vibe.  For the indoor/outdoor bench with a sliding window partition through the middle, stone (a necessarily solid material that could weather the elements) was a natural choice.  

This bench features a wide section that functions as an outdoor bar leaner and indoor kitchen servery. 


Kitchen Specifications

Benchtop: Pacific Stone – Granite Atlantic, Honed

Cabinets: Plytech – Birch Premium Pre-Lacquered Ply & Futura Matt Black Ply

Hardware: Blum Tandembox 

Sink: Burns & Ferrall

Electrical: PDL Iconic Sockets & Switches

Stainless Steel Features: The Workshop, Whangamata

Acknowledgements: Architect: Alignworks. Builder: Warwick Hamilton

By Mastercraft Kitchens Whangamata

Designed by Carly Mohan-Druce

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