I Am Always Sure About These 3 Kitchen Design Ideas
In a materialistic era, where the approach to interior fashion is defined by its variation and limitless options, this project makes a statement through simple and restrained design.
A home perched on the dunes, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and adjoining parklands needed an interior that would be a distinctive response to its outlook and the innate beach lifestyle.
Natural materials and simple design lines are utilized to create a sensual connection to the splendor of the home’s location. This subtle transition between interior and exterior was the core philosophy of the design process bringing the outsite into each element of the home.
The sophisticated and simple design of each well-resolved element brings a quiet beauty of this elegant bathroom. Each finish and form in the space has its own identity, addressing both practical and aesthetic requirements.
Extensive timber joinery, though pared back, is quietly bold. Combined with soft concealed lighting, it brings natural contrast to the limestone floor tiles and glass screens. The linear baton detailing of the timber, as seen around the generous spa bath, and other areas gives the open space a textural richness. The spa bath is cleverly set partially into the floor slab, keeping the bath surround low so as not to impede the view to the ever-changing ocean artscape that engages the senses.
Opposite the twin vanity is a textural and subtly prominent sandstone wall, perpetuating the simple palette of natural finishes that together create a sense of relaxation and serenity. A large double shower is recessed to enhace the perceived thickness of the monolithic stone feature wall. The stone wall is kept clean and uncluttered to maximize appreciation of the natural materials and so as not to compete with the view.
Through its contemporary interior design, this project incorporates design principles from eras gone past with the best of the present to create a bathroom that is fitting for this beach side home. Joinery details reminiscent of the past are interpreted in a modern and lasting method, creating a soft and unbiased auditorium from which to enjoy the idyllic location.
Kitchen Design Ideas – Compact Beauty
The gluttonous notion that bigger is better certainly does not apply to this small space kitchen whose strategic counter space and generous storage come together to make a functional and beautiful cooking area.
During a comprehensive home renovation, the owners wanted to reconfigure their kitchen so as to make better use of the available adjacent living and dining spaces. Though the kitchen needed to be compact, storage was a must as was the minimization of clutter.
Given that the owners had no desire to remodel again in the future, it was imperative that Ben Satkus of Statkus Architecture come up with a design that would no date and be mindful of the placement of appliances and ease of use of cabinetry.
Responding to the client’s desire to maximize storage and reduce clutter, Ben instigated the inclusion of cabinetry to the entire end wall of the kitchen, extending into the adjacent living area. The floor ceiling cupboards endclose the extension of the bench tops, forming appliance storange with multiple power-points, eliminating the need for appliances to sit in view.
Miele Cooking appliances were installed, including a 2 burner gas hob sitting alongside a 2 element induction cook top. This allows the owners to enjoy the best of the both worlds, with appropiate cooking surfaces for whatever cuising they wish to create.
Existing timber floorboards were sanded and sealed along with the boards in the adjacent living/dining areas. The floor finish of the entire area is consistent, which increases the sens of space.
The glowing Baltic Pine floorboards make for both a textured and coloured base for an all-white colour scheme. The choice to make the kitchen white was made so as to blend the space with the open plan living area and not allow the room to became dominating. Furthermore, to clean palette means the owners can introduce a myriad of colours week to week in the form of cases, bowls, etc.
The stark bench top is lit by hand blown glass pendant light fittings from France.
Modern Kitchen Design Ideas – Translucent Approach
The owners of this not-so-old townhouse in the exclusive Melbourne subur of Toorak required its full renovation, thus rejuvenating the residence that had been rented out for several years.
Both approaching retirement age, the owners wanted what would become their retirement sanctuary to be luxurious, comfortable and above all functional, the original kitchen being everything but. Though it was large, it lacked the volume of storage and bench space that a keen home chef requires.
Since the renovation encompassed the whole house, all five bathrooms and the laundry were kept to the common theme set by the gorgeous new kitchen.
A white base makes the space look fresh and clean. The Laminex Antique White gloss 2pac used to finish the joinery cleverly achieves a warmth that ensures the room does not feel clinical – the last thing that the medical professional couple wanted. The remainder of the kitchen’s highlighted with Sage Caesar Stone bench tops with waterfall edges.
A “White on Cleas” backsplash that stretches the lenght of the wall behind the main bench, gives the space its signature translucent personality. Furthering this effect is a shimmering green, rippled glass panel to the back of the island bench, appearing like glistening, tranquil water.
Stainless steel handles to the joinery and brushed stainless steel kick boards bring together the suite of Meile and Fisher&Paykel appliances.
Every necessity was considered when it came to the equipment fit-out from the French door fridge to the twin convection and steam ovens. Perhaps the loveliest piece is the striking glass and stainless stell canopy range hood topping the induction stove.
A small desk is incorporated into the space, as is a cupboard below the bench to store the bulky bain-marie used for the owner’s large dinner parties, alongside a stool for the desk.
Given that the home was on the lower lever of the compleax, effective lighting was an issue. To combat this, Mint Kitchens designed some feature bulkheads through the kitchen and living areas which would house some clever lighting solutions and simultaneously dress up the rooms with that extra class.
Now looking forward to retirement, the owners of this impressively renovated townhouse can enjoy both the beauty and the comfort they so desired in their new home.