Balmoral Kitchen: Oak Timber Tones

Balmoral Kitchen: Oak Timber Tones
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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 tapware, and custom-printed glass splashbacks designed by Auckland artist Flox, add sophistication and personality to complete this successful transformation.

KITCHEN DESIGNER:  Evelyn McNamara / Evelyn McNamara Architects


  • 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

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