Less is More in Westmere Kitchen

Less is More in Westmere Kitchen
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This kitchen, designed by Neo Design, is a great example of that old adage that sometimes less is definitely 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 lightshades 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 the timber flooring that completes the look.

Hettich hardware has been used throughout with some clever cupboard and drawer configurations that maximise the use of difficult corner spaces (see images). Bi-fold doors conceal above-bench pantry space and the generous island features "power-towers": clever towers, with power-points built-in, that rise out of the bench when required, and remain concealed below bench when not in use.

This is not a large kitchen, but the layout and cupboard configurations maximise available space to create an eminently usable kitchen that any cook would be happy to call their own




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