This elegant monochrome design, the work of Sydney Kitchens, combines cool hues with warm, coffee-coloured timber finishes. The space has been opened up and the previous U-shaped layout abandoned in favour of an L-shaped zone plus island, delivering maxed-out storage and plenty of room to gather. It's now a highly functional, family-friendly space.
The heart of the kitchen is this large island, topped with a single slab of Calacatta Nuvo Caesarstone and given a sturdy waterfall end in the same material. A wide benchtop allows room for the trio of chic ‘About A Stool’ Hay bar stools from Cult Design. Deep drawers on the face double the unit’s storage capacity. A trio of ‘Dome’ pendants from Mud Australia are the perfect finishing touch to the restrained look.
Using the same practical base throughout the expansive kitchen and dining area – bamboo boards in Coffee (try Floor One) – enhances the sense of space. The sheen on the kickboards reflects the floor, giving the impression that the island is floating.
The splashback was created by Form-Rite using two pieces of Caesarstone in Calacatta Nuvo, the same material as the island benchtop. Even the join line is virtually invisible, making the whole area super-easy to clean.
Arctic White Gloss cabinetry is the quiet cousin to the remaining cupboards, which have been veneered in Laminex Espresso Ligna. Home to a Miele oven, microwave and Fisher & Paykel fridge, the bank of cabinetry adds contrast and warmth to the surrounding white. A built-in wine rack is a great use of space in a difficult corner. The Caesarstone benchtop in Snow on the rear run of units houses an unobtrusive induction Fisher & Paykel cooktop, a minimalist’s dream when paired with an all-but-hidden integrated rangehood.
An appliance cupboard with a roller-door at one end of the rear bench is fitted with sockets, ensuring the kettle and toaster won’t wander far from their usual home when in use, and are hidden when finished with.