Awards and Achievements:
Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom - International Winner for Australasian Region - SBID 2023
Designer of the Year 2022 NKBA
Kitchen/Scullery/Bar - Supreme Kitchen Design Winner in NZ 2022 NKBA
Kitchen/Scullery/Bar - DNKBA Elite/Platinum Winner 2022 NKBA
Auckland Member Regional Winner Kitchen/Bathroom 2022 NKBA
Bathroom Distinction Award Bathroom up to 50K
Runner up Designer Powder room 2022 TIDA
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Brief and stand out features:
This kitchen was designed for a family of 5 who often had guests up to 25 over for gatherings.
They wanted a modern look with an industrial edge.
The brief to design 3 separate functional zones – the main kitchen area, a large butler’s pantry which could be used as a secondary kitchen and a dedicated drinks area where their guests could easily access away from the main kitchen area. The design of the pantry was just as important as the main kitchen to my clients, one reason being that their ‘budding baker” teenage daughter would get to use this area for practicing her baking skills.
3 exit/entrances were designed to the pantry room as the pantry would be used by 2-3 at any time. Two openings were created on the kitchen side to borrow some natural light as well as helping create a less congested space when more than one was within the pantry zone and another entrance was designed directly accessed from the hallway.
A separate drinks area with all the “mod cons” is located near the informal living area away from the main kitchen giving a practical location for guests and family members to enjoy.
The mix of materials were chosen for their industrial look – the most dominant being the plastered concrete walls and the Rugged concrete Caesarstone island benchtop with strips of various sizes wrapped around the back and sides of the island which were designed to create a visually interesting central focus to the room.