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Balmoral kitchen oak timber tones

Designed to fit around a suite of new Fisher and Paykel appliances, this kitchen space could have become a slave to function. Instead architect Evelyn McNamara has deftly created a kitchen workspace that is elegant, bold and inventive. The kitchen island incorporates the induction hob-top, requiring a custom-built suspended shelf to house the extraction canopy.

The kitchen cabinets are finished in stained American Oak veneer which is crown-cut to highlight the grain. The richness of this finish is nicely off-set by the crisp white of the lacquered kitchen island.

Touches of red including the tap ware, and custom-printed glass splash backs designed by Auckland artist Flox, add sophistication and personality to complete this successful transformation.

Kitchen cabinets: stained American Oak veneer
Kitchen benchtops: engineered stone and stainless steel
Fisher & Paykel 519 litre ActiveSmart™ French Door Ice & Water refrigerator
Fisher & Paykel 90cm Touch Control induction cooktop
Fisher & Paykel 120cm VentSurface island rangehood
Fisher & Paykel 76cm pyrolytic built-in oven
Flox-designed custom print glass splashbacks
LED lighting
Lacquer-finish island cabinets

This kitchen featured in TRENDS Magazine at www.trendsideas.com/go/3568