Karaka Mil­lion

This coun­try home’s wel­com­ing kitchen is worth con­gre­gat­ing in, thanks to its thought­ful de­sign.

Simply You - - Kitchens & Bathrooms -

Most of us al­ready know the chal­lenge that comes with keep­ing guests out of the kitchen. A din­ner party may be in the next room, but some­one will al­ways want to help you pre­pare, and drinks on the deck inevitably flow into the kitchen, where ice and re­fresh­ing chat­ter can al­ways be found lin­ger­ing by the bench as the host searches for more tum­blers.

But in­stead of shoo­ing guests away from this busy zone, why not de­sign your kitchen to cater to ev­ery event? Natalie Du Bois, of Du Bois De­signer Kitchens and In­te­ri­ors, was tasked with cre­at­ing a con­tem­po­rary kitchen in this Karaka home, with a spa­cious is­land con­nected to a food bar to keep con­ver­sa­tions flow­ing, and a larder tucked be­hind a wall of cab­i­netry to keep nec­es­sary mess out of sight of vis­i­tors.

Blum hard­ware is cru­cial be­hind the scenes to en­sure ev­ery inch of the kitchen per­forms to the ut­most. Le­grabox in­ner drawer sys­tems spring to ac­tion be­hind each panel, so there’s no need to even reach into the cup­board. The smart de­sign means each drawer can be fit­ted ex­actly above the tallest item in the shelf be­low so there are no gaps or wasted space. The Le­grabox draw­ers in Terra Black fin­ish match per­fectly to the black oak of the is­land. Paired with dark Am­bia-Line di­viders, even the in­sides of the draw­ers are el­e­gant and well or­gan­ised should any­one delve in, hunt­ing for the corkscrew. blum.com

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