IN good company
Tired of being stuck away in a dark and poky kitchen, this couple created an open-plan space that’s perfect for cooking together and socialising.
“My mom always jokes that I build sandcastles and my husband Daryn makes them come to life,” says Stefnie. And indeed this is an apt description of their 2015 kitchen renovation.
“We fell in love with an old house in Centurion but the kitchen was small, dark and cut off from the rest of the house, which left me feeling excluded from everything,” explains Stefnie. “So I started imagining what I could do to change the situation. With a pen and measuring tape in hand, I jotted down a few ideas and soon a picture of my new kitchen came into focus.”
Stefnie described her vision to Daryn and together they started planning the big open-plan living space she longed for, including a “massive kitchen island right in the centre” where Stefnie could prepare meals while still enjoying the company of family and friends. “I’m the overly creative and crazy one, while Daryn is the practical problem-solver – together we made magic,” she says with a smile. >>