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DEAN KITCHENS KITCHEN DESIGN
The brief from the client was to create
a homely yet sophisticated galley kitchen
with a new scullery, meals area and
television cabinet opening up to the
kitchen. Jason Levin of Dean Kitchens was
also tasked with redesigning two existing
bathrooms, replacing the laundry, fitting
out the new study, and designing the new
ensuite at the rear of the home.
Throughout the remodel, the Dean
Kitchens team overcame a number of
challenges, the first being the removal
of the dysfunctional U-shape kitchen and
its woodstove fireplace. A dividing wall
between the meals area and kitchen was
then taken down to make way for
the open-plan layout. This required
a structural post be included at the front
of the kitchen and embedded in the
sidewards T-piece sculpture.
When selecting materials that best
matched the brief, Jason went to great
lengths to ensure the finishes gave the home
a contemporary, warm appearance, suitable
for living and not just for show.
He settled on gloss white Smartstone
‘Astral’ benches to complement the wenge
linea wood-grain accents in the adjacent
dining area, and chocolate tones of the
Caesarstone Emperador T-shaped feature
column. Small appliances are cleverly
housed in the 1200mm pantry cabinet
on the rear wall, which features a bi-fold
door fitting and a Caesarstone bench at the
same height as the other benches.
Wide drawers were chosen to create
a visually appealing horizontal appearance,
while providing the client with an
abu ndance of storage.
The well-appointed kitchen also boasts
a feature island canopy rangehood, acting
as the focal point of the design, a 1000mm
wide refrigerator, Siemens oven, combi-
oven, a semi-integrated dishwasher, and
an induction cooktop.
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