Keeping it cool
A rundown kitchen has been replaced and the result is much more functional, with sleek appliancespp and playful pops of colour, writes s Jennifer Veerhuis
Developing a design
Cantilever Interiors’ K3 kitchen system was selected as the base for the project.
“Our K3 kitchen system is typically a white palette, with ply accents,” says Cantilever Interiors co-director Travis Dean.
“The surfaces chosen were a mix of laminate with ply trim and composite stone.”
Open boxes and ply shelving soften the space and are ideal for storing cookbooks.
Travis says a wall was extended to allow tall cabinets on one side, incorporating a pantry and built-in oven, speed oven and integrated fridge. Further cabinetry was installed under a bank of windows, accommodating a double sink and induction cooktop.
One challenge was a structural pole that ran from the ceiling to the floor, almost cutting into the space. Rather than trying to hide it, the island bench was placed 100mm away, giving the pole its own context.
“I have managed to achieve a retro look in the appliances and yet they are up there in terms of technology.”
Cool splashes of light blue create a sense of playfulness in the kitchen.