EL­E­GANT DE­SIGN –

Sleek sur­faces and space-sav­ing tech­niques shine in one of the most used rooms of a home.

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sleek sur­faces and space-sav­ing prod­ucts shine in this busy kitchen

Afeel­ing of deca­dence was a fo­cus for the ren­o­va­tion of this cot­tage kitchen in one of Auckland’s most up­mar­ket sub­urbs. The de­sign brief for Jor­dan Dale of Gold Kitchens Ltd was for an el­e­gant kitchen with touches of gold brass to work with the own­ers’ ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture.

The cab­i­netry uses a strik­ing brass in­lay bor­der – which both bounces light and com­ple­ments the Cala­catta gold mar­ble of the bench­tops and splash­backs – to pull to­gether a dreamy, high-qual­ity aes­thetic.

“The de­tail­ing is im­por­tant. You can sit back and ap­pre­ci­ate the beauty of a de­sign as your eye picks up more and more de­tail the longer you look,” says Dale.

One such de­tail is the steel Am­bia-line di­vid­ing sys­tem from Blum. A range of white and black di­viders, match the two di…er­ent Le­grabox drawer colours used, in­clude a quiet cut­lery in­sert made with soft-touch ma­te­rial. Frames with mag­netic de­tail can be po­si­tioned where de­sired, which al­lows for highly or­gan­ised deep pull-outs.

Be­ing a small space, an easy lay­out for some­one busy and on-the-go was a fo­cus. A sub­tle door­way lead­ing to the Miele fridge-freezer, scullery and laun­dry in-one, helps to sim­plify and bal­ance the kitchen lay­out, while pro­vid­ing the prac­ti­cal­ity of a hid­den bench space, which es­pe­cially comes into play when the own­ers are en­ter­tain­ing.

With a kitchen as smooth as this, we ex­pect they are invit­ing ev­ery­one to din­ner.

With ac­cents of mar­ble and gold this kitchen ren­no­va­tion has one eye on lux­ury de­tails, the other on ease of use.

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