In true Queenslander fashion, the kitchen of this home in Yeronga required functionality to be addressed to allow for a more practical workspace.
With a $60,000 budget (which had to include building works), the Style Kitchens by Design team set about transforming the space, focusing on quality fittings and usability, but keeping the look light and fresh.
“We needed to push into the owner’s large existing paint studio to create a more workable size pantry, without compromising on the size of the room at the back,” says designer Stuart May. “Moving these doors also allowed us to add extra windows, letting more natural light into the workspace, and also to create custom shelving – we’ve always found when renovating kitchens in original Queenslanders, you need extra storage!”
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Caesarstone work surfaces have been given a modern injection in jet black, and cabinets have been hand-painted in a crisp white in the main kitchen zone, and a darker, moodier black in the pantry. It’s a monochromatic palette which perfectly offsets the sleekness of black gloss subway tiles and copper features. “I love the contrast of the pantry, which adds a warmer feel to the main kitchen area,” says Stuart. Classic tapware from The English Tapware Company is paired with the Miele appliances and ILVE stove and oven, keeping the old-is-new theme perfectly aligned.
The result is a stylish, highly functional kitchen space by Style Kitchens by Design, one that is far more befitting of a modern lifestyle, without compromising on the home’s inherent charm.
Photos: Angelandevil Photography