Mid-cen­tury mod­ern meets con­tem­po­rary white Co­rian coun­ter­tops in this pe­tite space.

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– mid­cen­tury mod­ern meets con­tem­po­rary with white Co­rian coun­ter­tops

When the cre­ative and co ee-lov­ing clients of this Taranaki home asked for a kitchen to ref­er­ence its orig­i­nal mid-cen­tury mod­ern fea­tures on a very small blue­print, de­signer An­nika Row­son of Row­son Kitchens & Join­ery stood up to the chal­lenge.

Row­son max­imised a space of ap­prox­i­mately 7m by 3m by keep­ing the com­bi­na­tion of com­po­nents to a min­i­mum and fo­cussing on high-qual­ity ma­te­ri­als in a highly func­tional de­sign.

Keru­ing ply­wood makes up the warm­ing and on-theme tim­ber cab­i­netry, as well as a 28mm-thick bench­top frame, which pulls the look to­gether. Topped by 12mm-thick Co­rian in Glacier White, the bench­top is both fresh and en­dur­ing.

The clients chose Co­rian over al­ter­na­tive op­tions be­cause it is soft and warm to touch, as well as hy­gienic and seam­less.

A sooth­ing and easy-to-live-with colour, Glacier White con­trasts per­fectly with the warmth of the ply, the olive green tiles from Mid­dle Earth and the grey glass-blown Mon­mouth Glass Stu­dio pen­dant lights.

The home­own­ers were con­scious of bud­get, but Co­rian proved to be cost-e ec­tive when used in this way. It’s also very reliable, with a 10-year war­ranty cov­er­ing in­stal­la­tion and new own­er­ship.

As well as sat­is­fy­ing the clients, the de­sign im­pressed the judges of this year’s Na­tional Kitchen & Bath­room As­so­ci­a­tion awards, win­ning the ti­tle of Best Com­pact Kitchen against tough com­pe­ti­tion.

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