The brief for this home renovation project called for a new kitchen with re-configured layout, connecting kitchen and dining and making the most of the panoramic views out over Fifeshire Rock and Tasman Bay. The choice of material finishes was chosen specifically to reflect this beautiful coastal location.
A large island defines the spaces; it has a naturally honed Atlantic granite top with a solid, dark oak lean for casual dining and conversation. The oak veneer used on most of the cupboard joinery and the linoleum on the drawers matches this dark tone. A lighter colour linoleum on the cupboards above the cooktop provides a nice contrast.
Linoleum provides a beautiful finish; it’s a natural product with finger-print resistant properties, ideal in a kitchen. We use a special laminating process to achieve the sleek look and to create a very robust finish.
“Linoleum is a natural product with finger-print resistant properties, ideal in a kitchen. We use a special laminating process to achieve that sleek look of the linoleum, and to create a very robust finish. ”
Plenty of storage options have been cleverly thought out and constructed to accommodate all the client’s kitchen items, appliances and treasures, mostly hidden behind a façade of handle-less cupboards – a nice clean, minimalist look for a busy part of the home. Even the heat pump is stylishly hidden beneath a uniquely crafted solid oak cover.
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Adjacent to the kitchen is an enticing window seat, a perfect nook for enjoying the morning sun. Strategically positioned for that morning coffee sits one of the side tables, specifically designed and crafted for this project. More storage is available beneath the window seat. It’s always satisfying to salvage existing materials if we can, and on this project, we were able to re-purpose some Rimu timber for window and door frames, giving them a nice, light whitewash finish.