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THE STYLE OF THE
TIMBER FLOORING AND
A GLASS ENCLOSED INNER
COURTYARD, IS BEST
DESCRIBED AS 'INDUSTRIAL
WAREHOUSE APARTMENT KITCHEN,
It's not every day that a kitchen designer gets the
opportunity to design and construct a kitchen in
a funky warehouse apartment. But that's exactly
what happened to Jason Levin when the owners of
Dean Kitchens asked him to assist in the design of
their warehouse apartment kitchen.
The style of the apartment, which features
original timber flooring and a glass-enclosed
inner courtyard, is best described as 'industrial
meets contemporary meets homey'. Jason and
the owners worked within this theme, ensuring
that the space integrated seamlessly with its
surroundings, while simultaneously creating a
backdrop for personal treasures collected from
throughout the world.
e design team opted for an open-plan design
to maintain the spacious and airy ambience. is
meant the kitchen could lead out to a courtyard/
alfresco area, making it ideal for entertaining.
Existing ceiling heights determined the
dimensions of the kitchen's custom-made
cabinets, which needed to fit under the
bulkhead and Orb ceiling.
A black-and-white colour scheme was chosen
to match the iron and glass elements that feature
throughout the apartment. Black cabinets and
drawers are complemented by white essastone,
which appears in the benchtops, the column
at the far end of the kitchen, the mitred fridge
surround, the oven tower end panels and the
waterfall ends of the base cabinets.
Aluminium accents in the overhead
cabinets' feature-glass framework, the door
and drawer handles, and kickboards add a
polished, yet industrial, feel.
Top-of-the-range appliances, including an
eye-catching canopy rangehood, and Hettich
hardware were used throughout the kitchen.
Plenty of LED lighting floods all work zones,
creating a sexy, illuminated aesthetic reminiscent
of the inner city. Opposite the kitchen is a
separate bar/entertainment hub (pictured,
far left) whose screen partition doors feature
a dazzling New York City skyline backdrop,
enhancing this urban ambience.
THE INDUSTRIAL STYLE cabinetry
is contrasted with floorboards to create an
eclectic, warehouse feel.
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