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Design directions | Kitchen
A kitchen that disappears into the
home’s overall aesthetic is behind
the design of many current kitchens.
A minima l design that ble nds into
the room without domin ating it
can be achieved using recessing
a nd sma rt material choices. The
kitchen of this Coogee seafront
property is integrated back into
the design philosophy of the
house, so it becomes part of the
underlying aesthetics rather than
a feature. It demonstrates a very
relaxed lifestyle trend, using soft
and organic materials that require
minimal maintenance. Integration
is easily achieved with wa rm timber
finishes and forms, here again st a
background of rough-hewn timber
logs and wide timbe r floor boards.
The flow of space from inside to
outside is achieved through the
consistent use of extern al an d
intern al materials fo r con tinuity.
This hon est an d beautifully
finished kitchen by Bell evarde
Construc tions w ill stand the test
of time. This was a finalist in the
Australian Interior Design Awards,
w w w.australianinteriordesignawards.
com.a u .
The latest effor t to streamlin e kitchen design ca n be seen in handleless
cabinetry. This trend works particularly well with hu ng or fl oating cabinetry,
which can be en hanced by un der-cupboard lighting and islan d design .
Ratio na l’s Neos kitchen draws on this con cept, va lui ng the fu nc tio nality of
u ni nterru pted plan ked wal nu t cabin etry, white glass and stainl ess steel.
He re we see book-matched smo ked oak cabin etry with an alu mini um base
o n the islan d an d 12mm slate worktop. The ‘wow’ facto r is achieved via the
statement extractor, featu ring a sculptural slatted effect, also clad in smo ked
oa k. www.rationalkitchens.com.au.
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