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WINNER!! NKBA Most Likeable Kitchen proudly sponsored by Häfele.

The Brief

Our clients who are self-confessed foodies wanted to emulate the cool industrial feel of their all-time favourite restaurant ‘Depot’ in their own home, albeit with a more refined aesthetic. A strong emphasis was placed on the use of different materials and textures within this kitchen, the combination of brushed stainless steel, timber veneer, paint lacquer, matt black steel and stone contributed to make this a cohesive look. As avid entertainers the island was to be a huge focal point of the kitchen and surrounding livings areas. At nearly four metres long we had plenty of room to create a fully functional, yet social space. A large section of the island is open for bar style seating either side, whilst the remainder incorporates all the practical aspects as well as some open display for their large collection of cookbooks. The small physical foot print meant we needed to take advantage of all available space for storage. We did so by incorporating large pocket doors to conceal a full working pantry, as well as taking all the cabinetry and feature shelving to the ceiling to maximise storage space. As mentioned above, one of the most visual elements of the kitchen is the full height open shelving along the back wall, designed and constructed out of powder coated steel and American white oak shelf inserts. This detailing encompasses all things industrial and is a key connecting element to create the refined industrial look the clients were after for their new home.

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