Cre­ative small space de­sign

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THE SPECS

Cab­i­netry Keru­ing ply­wood fin­ished in Clear Satin, and Sage Laser Edge in White Su­per­matte. Draw­ers Het­tich In­noTech soft-clos­ing draw­ers and Bi-Fold sys­tem, and Häfele Lift-Up sys­tems. Han­dles Häfele. Bench­tops Co­rian Glacier White with keru­ing ply­wood sub­strate fin­ished in Clear Satin. Light­ing Häfele LED strip light­ing with dif­fuser and sen­sor switch, and Mon­mouth pen­dant light­ing. Sinks Valoré.

Taps Greens. Tiles Mid­dle Earth. Bins Ac­cess. Stools Al Keat­ing. Ovens and hob Aris­ton. Fridge/freezer Fisher & Paykel and Haier in­te­gra­tion kit. Dish­washer and range­hood Bosch.

THE WIN­NER

An­nika Row­son Row­son Kitchen and Join­ery

THE DE­SIGN

Blend­ing seam­lessly into an open-plan space, this ren­o­vated kitchen has a mid­cen­tury mod­ern aes­thetic in keep­ing with the home’s era and a gal­ley lay­out that al­lows bet­ter flow in the small space. The bay win­dow was re­placed with a large pic­ture win­dow down to the floor for max­i­mum sun­light, while lou­vres above the is­land pro­vide ven­ti­la­tion.

The ex­ist­ing sink was repo­si­tioned in the is­land. Stor­age units were re­moved on the op­po­site wall and the depth in­creased to house an in­te­grated fridge and a closed pantry unit, leav­ing an open bench with a small sink to ser­vice break­fast/cof­fee prepa­ra­tion. The cor­ners were utilised as stor­age units from the op­po­site side of this area, so no space was wasted.

The splash­back’s hand­made tiles are en­hanced by the use of keru­ing tim­ber, and pen­dant light­ing adds a prac­ti­cal yet del­i­cate fin­ish­ing touch over the is­land and nook, which de­lib­er­ately does not have a door, in or­der to cre­ate the feel­ing of space and al­low the float­ing tim­ber dis­play shelves to re­main vis­i­ble. •

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