Designed by Robert Mayer of Maytain Cabinets, the new kitchen and bathroom zones make the most of the Queenslander’s beautiful old bones, refreshing the interior spaces with functional flair.
The clients, David and Denise, were introduced to Maytain Cabinets through a builder, who had worked with Rob and recommended him highly for this renovation.
“Being a Queenslander home, they really wanted a kitchen, ensuite and bathrooms that were in keeping with that classic, traditional style, but be more functional and practical,” says Rob.
To tackle the typical issues of an Ashgrovian Queenslander home (mainly lack of built-in storage), Rob set about designing a kitchen work zone that allowed a free flow and plenty of space.
“David and Denise were very specific about what they had to store in the kitchen, and also where exactly they wanted certain things to be stored. This really helped us to identify both the size and the placement of drawers and cupboards,” he says.
The kitchen now boasts plenty of charming style, right down to the finer details. A spacious butler’s pantry has been added, with five internal drawers providing that much needed extra storage allowance. Glass display top cupboards, Falcon Dual Fuel Professional upright cooker, Shaws classic double sink, Halifax polished chrome knobs for all doors and hooded cup pulls in polished chrome on the drawers, and a decorative mantle to conceal the Miele rangehood keeps the Queenslander look on point.
The couple decided to have all of the cabinetry in the kitchen handpainted after it was undercoated by Maytain Cabinets, with a splash of light blue tying the space to the colour palette throughout the home.
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Maytain Cabinets also oversaw the fit out of a new laundry, as well as a mudroom, study nook, walk-in robe in the master bedroom, and the fireplace mantle and tv unit/bookshelves with VJ backing panels in the living room.
The ensuite and bathroom cabinets feature a sleeker 2pac for the cabinets and Quantum Quartz Michaelangelo upstand on the suspended vanities and the splashback to work in with the VJ walls. Built-in, framed shaving cabinets in the bathrooms and decorative glass door knobs in the ensuite complete the goal for spaces designed for easy living, with all the stylish touches a well-designed home should offer.
Photography: Scott Rumler, House Guru