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TRADITIONAL KITCHEN, FLOREAT
kitchen in dire need of a revamp
and inconveniently located away
from the rest of the main areas of the
home meant that Jason Levin of Dean
Kitchens had his work cut out for him.
First to go was the wall that separated the
kitchen and the meals/informal dining area in
order to merge them into one large, open space.
Due to the long and relatively narrow
dimensions of the kitchen, a galley layout was
selected to offer a practical, easy-to-use solution
with no nasty corners to deal with.
In line with the rest of the home’s traditional
architecture, the French Provincial-styled kitchen
puts a stamp on its beautiful surroundings.
Traditional mouldings seen in the pilasters and
corbels cemented the intended provincial style.
The dividing wall, complete with existing
chimney, was demolished and the original jarrah
floorboards were repaired and restored.
It was decided that the central focus of the
design was going to be the custom-made chimney
piece with storage and mantle. The rest of the
design would then follow in a symmetrical form,
which is the trick to getting French Provincial
design to work.
Tall elements such as the pull-out larder
pantry, double-door fridge, oven microwave
tower and appliance cabinet were placed on either
side of the kitchen. Tall glass panes featuring eight
windows of glass reflected a sophisticated and
opulent surround to the character chimney piece.
The island was placed central to the design. It
had a staggering length that allowed an abundance
of drawers for storage, practical integrated pull-
out bins, fully integrated Fisher & Paykel dish
drawers, an asymmetrically placed sink area, and
casual breakfast bar seating.
Each side of the island was ornamented with
pilasters and corbels to finish off the island and
make it feel like a piece of beautiful furniture.
The final design of this revamped kitchen
was in the French Provincial style.
Dean Kitchens KITCHEN DESIGN
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