The key to the success of this kitchen renovation was clever design solutions to overcome two main challenges with the space. A split-level floor plan made the planning process interesting and careful consideration was necessary to ensure the work and traffic flows could cope with the difference in floor levels. Additionally, the previous kitchen was enclosed and dark so it was vital to find a way to open this area to the adjoining spaces to allow the owners to enjoy the stunning ocean views through the dining room.
To meet these challenges head on, the designer proposed removing a wall and extending the split level floor into the adjacent area with an enlarged doorway between the kitchen and dining room helping to manage traffic into and out of the kitchen. As the removed wall was structural, much thought went into this part of the building process with a support beam installed to manage the load.
On the owners’ wish list was a space which would enhance their love of entertaining on the weekends and allow them to cook and prepare meals together. To create flow and flair, the designer has given the kitchen a large, uninterrupted work surface with an impressive curved bar back which is both visually and aesthetically pleasing. The metallic glass splashback reflects the surrounding views and invites a sense of nature into the home.
A natural colour palette was specified to harmonise with the sand and surrounding cliffs with a stunning granite benchtop in Millenium Cream the central feature. Two different cabinet colours – Dulux “Barnfloor” and “Parchment” create visual balance between the lower and upper cupboards while large format polished porcelain floor tiles reflect the same sandy tones.
Designed by Steve Mahlo and built by the Brilliant SA team