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hen it comes to renovating
an existing kitchen or going
through the daunting challenge
of designing and installing one
in a new home, it’s reassuring to know that
Dean Kitchens offers almost 40 years of valuable
The family-owned company provides a full
service, from demolition to completion, including
all plumbing and electrical requirements.
The design service includes an in-home
measure and quote, supported by 3D drawings
and sophisticated CAD software.
Everything is designed and manufactured
in house, including the company’s own doors,
aluminium doors, square formed laminate
benchtops and one-off specials.
ZONED KITCHEN, MT HAWTHORN
he owners of this home – a young,
professional family – decided to
renovate and extend this original 1940s
bungalow to include a new living,
dining, kitchen and alfresco area. Designed by
Jason Levin of Dean Kitchens, it was established
early on that the kitchen was going to be the focal
point of the home.
A handle-free, minimalist theme was required,
with all appliances to be integrated into the look
where possible, using an abundance of storage and
quality Hettich fittings.
Each zone in the kitchen was designed first,
then brought together as one package.
In Zone One, the window was asymmetric to
the design, so the sink was placed symmetrically
to the window and the dishwasher. The cubes
above the window created a bold, modern look.
Two equal banks of Hettich ‘Easys’ electric
handleless drawers were positioned beneath the
hot plate to provide an abundance of storage for
the cooking zone, while the bauxite splashback
that mounts the hood was chosen to create a
strong contrast to the stark, white colour theme.
In Zone Two, the tall pantry wall was designed
with a width of 600mm as dictated by the width
of the modular Miele cooking appliances and
Liebherr fully integrated fridge and freezer.
The brief for Zone Three – the island – was
simple. It had to seat three people, and feature
waterfall stone end panels with plenty of storage.
The minimalist kitchen is asymmetric in
architecture yet perfectly symmetric in form.
Jason Levin of Dean Kitchens designed this room in three
zones, then combined the elements with stylish results.
Dean Kitchens KITCHEN DESIGN
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