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Timber tones add richness to kitchen

When the owners of this light-filled North Shore home wanted to upgrade their kitchen, the first consideration was its location in a large, open plan living space. With a contemporary, relaxed, uncluttered style, and restrained colour palette, the new kitchen design needed to incorporate these values to become part of the space. That meant colour cues and structural elements that married with the warm timber floors, dark joinery and white walls.

Our designer chose white composite stone and stainless steel tops, white tiles,lacquered white cabinets and overheads in American Oak. By using block colour and simple shapes the kitchen has a sleek, uncluttered feel that mirrors the architecture of the home. Even the island overhead strip light was chosen to match the dark-stained beams and joinery. The galley-style layout not only creates an efficient work space, but is a natural fit that flows to the deck for outdoor entertaining. A small scullery hidden largely out of sight provides additional storage and work space.
The result of this considered design is a kitchen that succeeds on several fronts: styling and finishes that blend seamlessly with the surroundings, structural elements that mirror the architecture of the home, and a space that is efficient, practical and makes great use of the existing space.

DESIGN:  Sarah Quinlan/Neo Design
Kitchen bench tops: engineered stone/brushed stainless steel
Tiled splashback
Kitchen cabinets: Moisture resistant MDF/polyurethane paint/oak veneer overheads
Hettich drawer and hinge hardware