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HOT PALETTES IN THE KITCHEN
Think ‘naturalistic’ – stone and woodgrain, layered into ‘interior
landscapes’, says Lorraine Brigdale of The Laminex Group. But the
big news is the rise and rise of grey. “A grey base will evolve into
sophisticated tones when colour is added,” says Lorraine, earmarking
the Hakata and Chalky Teak, two new additions to the Laminex palette,
and Ash and Cast Concrete in the Formica palette. The Laminex Group
(08) 9434 0300, www.thelaminexgroup.com .au.
Integration is the word on everyone’s lips, with a welter of new
technology available: soft-closing drawers, touch-screen computers that
fold up, push-touch rangehoods that slip back into the cabinetry and
hidden appliances. “Remember those roller doors that hid appliances?”
asks Jason Levin of Dean Kitchens. “All those appliances, from fridges
to espresso machines, are now built in and hidden behind handle-less
cabinetry, while powerpoints are undershelf, for a seamless, functional
kitchen.” Dean Kitchens (08) 9324 1933, www.deankitchens.com .au .
ON THE SURFACE
Glass is big now, says Retreat Design’s Steve Johnson. “It’s heat-resistant, scratchproof, non-porous... with
new colours and up to 25mm thickness, it’s a dream for benchtops.” Stainless steel is still popular, although
it’s gone a touch butch, with cooktops welded into benchtops. And from Italy, 12mm-thick engineered
stone for a slimline look that has Europe aflutter. Retreat Design 0413 577 860, www.retreatdesign.com .au.
Some of the latest surfaces are seen in the Evoluzione kitchen by Effeti.
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