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Less is more in Westmere kitchen

This kitchen, designed by Wayne Church, is a great example of the old adage that sometimes less is more. On paper, the simplified forms of the cabinetry, negative detail handles, and monochromatic colour scheme are an exercise in understatement. But in the flesh, this kitchen is full of texture, colour and richness.

The use of strong contrasts is the key - the solid black of the splashback is a bold focal-point, with the lights and stools unifying the look. The glint of gold from the light shades casts a nice glow, and the stainless fridge freezer works perfectly in this colour palette. In a villa or bungalow, this look works beautifully with the richness of timber flooring.

Hettich hardware has been used throughout with some clever cupboard and drawer configurations that maximize the use of difficult
corner spaces (see images). Bi-fold doors conceal above-bench pantry space, and the generous island features pop-up power-points that rise out of the bench when required.

This is not a large kitchen, but the layout and cupboard configurations make the most of available space to create a kitchen any cook would be happy to call their own.

KITCHEN DESIGN:  Wayne Church/Neo Design