Coastal Luxe Kitchen
Structurally changing the space was key to improving the overall layout and functionality. The existing air-conditioning system was relocated and the clunky, matrix bulkhead was removed to increase the room height and define the new kitchen and dining areas. This sleek, one-level bulkhead allowed for a completely new lighting layout and creating a more seamless transition from the kitchen to the rest of the apartment.
Restricted by existing plumbing and waste locations that couldn’t be moved, the kitchen design required some clever creativity. It was also necessary to house the wide range of high-end appliances the owner wanted installed in the new space including a Gaggenau oven, combi steam microwave, warming drawer, vario and combi integrated cooktops, concealed range hood, integrated Leibherr fridge, and Fisher and Paykel fridge drawers.
Drawing on a timeless colour palette, the use of quality materials was key to achieve a glamourous and trendy look – from the high gloss 2-pac cabinets and large stainless-steel floating shelves. Standout features in the kitchen include integrated fridges, a Calcutta marble island bench top and marble clad range hood, and a stainless-steel cooking bench. In order to let these star features shine a simple painted glass splash-back was installed. Adding to this seamless look are the new large format tiles were laid. A clever junction detail was designed to be part of the new low dining table which has a supported metal ring frame to give an impression of weightlessness.