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Dean Kitchens KITCHEN DESIGN
REVAMPS PERTH ARCHITECTURAL
Designer Jason Levin was confronted with a real
challenge, recreating a 20-something-year-old
kitchen, much loved by its family. The kitchen,
previously designed by Perth architect Peter
Overman, was ahead of its time, with the use
of glass skylights, ceiling voids, bulkheads and
styling. Levin decided to not reinvent the wheel,
but rather to improve what was a very workable
design, through technological improvements in
hardware, colour sparsity and clever use of space.
Levin had plenty of room to manouevre,
working with almost two kitchens’ worth of
space. What followed was a white-gloss custom-
built kitchen, equipped with a great selection
of appliances, clean minimalist lines both
horizontal and vertical, and made complete
with a stovetop feature island. The island’s
kickboard was set back 200mm, which gave
the island the appearance of levitating, and
highlighted the feature Elica rangehood.
The designer, along with Dean Kitchens,
has made sure the style of the kitchen integrates
into its surroundings, as well as creating a focal
point for the rest of the living areas. The wide-
spanning white monochromatic colour scheme is
broken up by an accent colour of black/charcoal.
Each ‘zone’ of the kitchen enhances one visual
element to break up the striking use of block
colour. This was achieved by the use of Mitred
Caesarstone sculptures on the bench sides,
and the luxurious metallic glass splashbacks
under the cube-shaped overheads, as well
as in the feature recess cabinet at the rear
entry point of the kitchen.
Storage is abundant but at no point does the
design seem overdone or too large.
Dean Kitchens has ensured this kitchen pays
homage to its original form, while being brought
up to speed with modern design tricks and the
very best of European cabinetry hardware. The
room also features a selection of Neff appliances
that would inspire any serious chef, and gives this
lovely home a quality-built kitchen that should
stand the test of time, thanks to its awesome
minimalist aesthetic and white-on-white styling.
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