The kitchen is the heart of a home; a central gathering point for family and friends. It is a place where we express our culinary emotions and devote much of our time. Given it is a space that our guests are most likely to see, it is one of the areas we ensure looks its best, with bedrooms and bathrooms normally taking a back seat.
There are a plethora of kitchen designs out there. From custom designed, to flatpack and easy to install; we wanted to step aside from the ordinary for a moment and focus this week on some extraordinary kitchens. Take a look…
An exemplary example of kitchen design; a floating central bench and rangehood. This kitchen oozes style and elegance, a real feature point of a home. This kitchen is for those who prefer something slightly outside of the box. The designers have taken care to ensure the entire kitchen appears airy and weightless.
This kitchen is based on the horizontal; everything you see, other than the tap and rangehood, stretches the line of sight. This design focuses on beautiful and quality material finishes, unobtrusive surfaces and of course, exceptional crasftsmanship.
Here we have a kitchen with a fusion of many styles and eras. The existing exposed brick wall has been given a new lease on life with modern fixtures such as a blackboard painted cupboard, stainless steel rangehood and cooktop.
This eclectic fusion of different generations creates a polished and 'lived in' look, oozing warmth and creating a wonderful mixture of variety and balance.
It is the dream of most people to have an open and light filled space; this kitchen represents all that. A high conservatory-like ceiling drenches the room in natural light and allows for a truly wonderful cooking and dining experience.
Most people would assume this roof structure would be reserved for a modern home, but that is not at all true. In this context, it evokes emotions of a country manor or a seaside retreat.
This is a kitchen made for those white purists out there. Clean lines and stainless steel fixtures amplify the modern expression of this home. The rangehood has been cleverly hidden into the bulkhead, retaining a continuous horizontal scene. To avoid looking sterile, the designers have added a small touch of green to the very basic colour palette. An elegant and simple touch.
What more can you ask for? A classic meets contemporary kitchen space. With access to a wonderful view of the surrounding landscape, you can only imagine spending hours with family and friends in this area.
The space is inviting and warm with the use of dark timber and material finishes over a pale colour scheme. The purple tartan chairs, both modern and elegant at the same time, lift the chocolate brown bench top.