Kitchen distinc­tion $25–$40k

Colour ex­cel­lence First time en­trant

Homestyle New Zealand - - NKBA AWARDS -

THE WIN­NER

Nicola Man­ning Nicola Man­ning De­sign

THE DE­SIGN

The ren­o­va­tion of this pent­house apart­ment aimed to cre­ate a lux­u­ri­ous city re­treat, with the kitchen set­ting the scene for the rest of the home. Ac­cess to the laun­dry had been through the kitchen, so the laun­dry was re­lo­cated to an ad­ja­cent stor­age room and the space used to en­large the kitchen and cre­ate en­try points at both ends. To achieve this, the water feed and waste pipes had to be brought across into the new is­land bench, which ne­ces­si­tated ac­cess­ing the ceil­ing cav­ity of the apart­ment be­low. It was a ma­jor un­der­tak­ing, but the improvement in the ac­ces­si­bil­ity, func­tion and aes­thet­ics of the kitchen was well worth the ef­fort.

Dark cab­i­netry and bench­tops cre­ate a lux­u­ri­ous and moody feel and are a strong an­chor at one end of the large liv­ing space, com­ple­mented by the warm tones and tex­ture of brass mo­saic tiles, a richly coloured splash­back and wal­nut ve­neer en­hanced by LED strip light­ing. •

THE SPECS

Cab­i­netry Re­sene Half Bokara Grey in Satin fin­ish G50. Above hob Best­wood Wal­nut Ve­neer with LED light­ing strip. Draw­ers Blum Blu­mo­tion and Le­grabox with Am­bia-Line in­serts. Hinges Blum soft-close. Over­head lift sys­tem Blum Aven­tos HK. Pantry bi-fold Het­tich WingLine. Han­dles Mardeco Arezzo 4030. Floor­ing Vi­tal­ity Deluxe 909 Washed Oak. Bench­tops Cae­sar­stone Vanilla Noir. Sink Her­itage Hard­ware Ao­raki 790-10 Nero.

Taps Hans­grohe Fo­cus. Splash­back Formica Dolce Vita in a Satin fin­ish. Bins Enko Gollinucci. Oven, mi­crowave/combi oven, hob, dish­washer, fridge, freezer, range­hood and waste dis­posal Miele.

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