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Functional Family Space

  • Functional Family Space Kitchen Breakfast Bar
  • Functional Family Space Kitchen
  • Functional Family Space Kitchen Joinery
  • Functional Family Space Beech White Gloss
  • Functional Family Space
  • Functional Family Space Sink Window
  • Functional Family Space Electric Stove
  • Functional Family Space Matt White Feature Splashback
  • Functional Family Space Strip Lighting
  • Functional Family Space Custom Appliance Cupboard Closed
  • Functional Family Space Custom Appliance Cupboard Open
  • Functional Family Space Dish Towel Rail
  • Functional Family Space Dish Towel Rail
  • Functional Family Space Cutting Board Storage Closed
  • Functional Family Space Cutting Board Storage Closed
  • Functional Family Space Indoor Outdoor
  • Functional Family Space Storage
  • Functional Family Space Kitchen Island
  • Functional Family Space Beech Living
  • Functional Family Space TV Recess
  • Functional Family Space Stacker Doors Closed
  • Functional Family Space Stacker Doors Open
Category
Kitchens, Portfolio
Tags
kitchen, Large Kitchens, living room
About This Project

Functional Family Space

Our clients primary desire was to create a functional family space by opening up and connecting the kitchen/living with the outdoor entertaining.

This 10 year old home originally had walk-in storage that encroached diagonally on the living space. This disrupted the line of sight from the kitchen to the outdoors, where the children like to play. Because it was important to increase visibility from the kitchen, Steve began by removing the walk-in storage. Steve then realigned the centre wall so that it is straight from one end of the space to the other. Incorporating a TV recess into the wall provided contrasting storage. Replacing the original wall with a set of corner stacker doors further opened up the space. These doors allow excellent visibility from the kitchen and invite a lot of natural light. While the stackable function provides an option to open the entire space into one when the owners would like.

Our designer planned the dual usage of the island being a breakfast bar and a contrasting feature of the kitchen. LED strip lighting recessed into the cabinetry highlights the geometrical matte white feature tiles on the splashback.

The kitchen incorporates smart storage ideas and custom features throughout. The designer specifically customised a benchtop cupboard for this client. While open, it folds back on itself to save space, while closed, it neatly tucks away appliances. The coffee machine was left exposed for easy everyday access. A small rail was also incorporated into the custom cabinetry for a dishtowel and oven mit. Finally, the space was completed by replacing the flooring laminate with floating beech timber throughout.

The Result

The end result truly speaks for itself. A beautiful and bright kitchen overlooking a functional family space with a real indoor outdoor connection that better suits the lifestyle of our clients and their young family.
Designed by Steve Mahlo and built by the Brilliant SA team.
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Before the Renovation