Create the kitchen of your dreams with designer insight
Planning your dream kitchen?
Four design insiders share the secrets of their stylish spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Picture: Susan Young