Contemporary Kitchen Design Soverign Island Gold Coast Australia
Contemporary Kitchen Design Gold Coast – By Interiors By Darren James
The main living area runs East-West and enjoys extensive views of the magnificent cannels. The kitchen has been designed ensuring the best possible use of the stunning outlook.
Included in the client brief was the integration of the kitchen into the adjoining rooms being the meals and living area. The inclusion of the matching timber veneer shelves creates visual flow from the kitchen into the meals dining area and the use of natural materials and finishes in the kitchen combines well with clients existing furniture creating harmony within the space.
As requested by the client the kitchen has been designed to ensure that it is open and inviting to guests when entertaining whilst the large scullery provides the perfect hide away area for everyday items and appliances that can tend to clutter a kitchen.
LAYOUT & ZONES
A number of work zones with in the kitchen ensures the space operates efficiently at all times. The integrated frige/freezer and cooking appliances have been grouped together and placed in easy to reach heights specifically requested by the client. The appliances have been placed at one end of the island bench along the same wall that houses the pantry / scullery. This makes unloading the shopping effortless and keeps footsteps to a minimum.
The cleaning zone is located in the island bench allowing multiple users to undertake different tasks simultaneously. An additional sink has been placed in the scullery to assist with cleaning duties and to ensure the kitchen remains uncluttered when entertaining guests.
The cooking zone incorporates a 3.8m long custom made stainless steel profiled bench top. Stainless steel has been selected as it is the ultimate surface in terms of hygiene, heat resistant and food preparation for cooking.
Benchtop heights were designed at 900mm ensuring comfortable ergonomic working heights for the clients.
The dry bar and beverage centre has been placed at the entertaining end of the kitchen to avoid interruption to the kitchen workflows.
Storage has been well considered in this kitchen with a huge walk in scullery providing ample space for groceries as well as specific areas that have been custom designed to house items such as recipe books, small appliances and cutting boards. Every storage item has been thoughtfully located in terms of function and frequency of use.
Storage space has been optimized with the use of easy access drawers using Blum’s slow motion drawers. Again the kitchen has been fitted out with the full range of Blum organizational accessories including plate racks, spice racks as well as ‘orgaline’ for cutlery and utensil.
While the residence boasts resort style living, one of the main requests of the owners was to include luxurious finishes that differed to your “standard 2-pac kitchen”. A combination of different textures and finishes were incorporated to ensure high esthetic qualities as well as top performance.
Gorgeous marble bench tops give the impression of elegance whilst adding character and a sense of light to the room. Adding to the visual appeal is the textured veneer as a dominant feature in the cabinetry. The natural feel of the veneer complements the honed travertine natural flooring whilst also creating eye catching contrast with the aluminum glass frame doors and custom stainless steel bench tops.
The absence of handles emphasizes the streamline and minalistic appeal of the kitchen. 25mm board was used throughout to enable a reversed rebated handle that still remained functional as a result of the extra thickness.
The incorporation of the mirror splash back not only adds to the sense of space but ensures nothing is taken away the sophisticated simplicity that this kitchen already boasts.
In keeping with the seamless minimalistic design, the kitchen incorporates a range of integrated appliances including an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher. The selected range of stainless steel Miele appliances enhance the cutting edge look whilst providing all the functional requirements of the clients healthy cooking style.
Natural lighting is maximised with the inclusion of floor to ceiling glass stacker doors which run the entire length of the room as well as the specifically requested “bunker windows” placed in the splash backs (fire resistant glaze - in accordance with AS5601, Clause 5.12.1)
Downlights have been thoughtfully placed throughout the kitchen bulkhead and overhead cabinets to illuminate task areas and work surfaces. Low energy pendent lights have been used above the meals / dining area creating a sense of ambience. Finished with a stunning tulle fabric these feature pendent lights balance and complement the harder finishes in the room.