Cre­ate the kitchen of your dreams with de­signer in­sight

Pilbara News - - Property - Cy Clay­ton

Plan­ning your dream kitchen?

Four de­sign in­sid­ers share the se­crets of their stylish spa­ces.

Black magic

Inspired by the home’s strik­ing black steel box ex­te­rior win­dows, this kitchen fea­tures a dra­matic pal­ette of black and tim­ber.

“The (home) . . . com­bines an hon­est pal­ette of ma­te­ri­als util­is­ing com­pressed sheet, nat­u­ral tim­bers and com­mer­cial alu­minium win­dow pro­files,” Lara Staunton, of de­sign stu­dio La­haus, said of the pic­tured Dou­ble­view project, which was built by Cam­struct.

The dark tim­ber cab­i­net­work is in con­trast to the engi­neered smoked-oak floor­ing, which Ms Staunton said was a hard-wear­ing pre-fin­ished ve­neer board that was not only cost-ef­fec­tive but eas­ier to in­stall than tra­di­tional tim­ber floor­boards.

Time­less beauty

Built for a wine­maker, a Floreat kitchen’s most im­pres­sive el­e­ment is not im­me­di­ately vis­i­ble: a walk-in wine cel­lar housed in the scullery.

Builder Dean Humphrey said the kitchen, part of a cus­tom home de­signed and built by Humphrey Homes, fea­tured an ar­ray of unique fin­ishes such as rammed con­crete on some walls and Azulej Nero fea­ture tiles to the is­land.

Other highlights in­clude Miele ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing a glass in­duc­tion cook­top, steam oven and warm­ing drawer, and an in­te­grated bar fridge for added con­ve­nience.

“This home was built for a wine­maker and de­signed with a sep­a­rate scullery that in­cludes the walk-in wine room,” Mr Humphrey said.

Power cou­ple

Tim­ber and stone make for per­fect part­ners in a Dalkeith kitchen.

De­signed by Sandy Anghie and con­structed by cab­i­net-mak­ers G. Man­nino & Sons, it fea­tures teak cab­i­netry and a show-stopping gran­ite is­land bench and splash­back from Zuc­cari in Malaga. “As with the rest of the home, I chose a neu­tral pal­ette of ma­te­ri­als for the kitchen . . . to cre­ate spa­ces that are mod­ern but feel warm and wel­com­ing,” Ms Anghie said.

Stone age

When it came to ren­o­vat­ing the kitchen of her own Shen­ton Park home, in­te­rior stylist An­drea Pien­aar opted for a de­sign that en­sured the new space would fit seam­lessly amid the tra­di­tional el­e­ments of the char­ac­ter cot­tage.

Ms Pien­aar, of Siba In­te­ri­ors, se­lected a com­bi­na­tion of tim­ber-fin­ish cab­i­netry, in­clud­ing Polytec Soft Wal­nut in Ravine, and a mar­ble-look splash­back — a CDK Stone porce­lain prod­uct, called Ne­olith.

“It's al­most in­de­struc­tible and can with­stand a lot of the things stone and mar­ble can’t,” she said.

A Dou­ble­view kitchen by La­haus and Cam­struct.

Pic­ture: Susan Young

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