Carlton North




4 weeks

Our client’s wanted their 1930 original Carlton North home to demonstrate a clever use of space and storage and incorporate textural elements throughout.

Removing the internal wall was key to creating the client’s dream kitchen, which was relocated to opposite side of the room facing north. The client wanted to utilise the natural light from the window, which we clad the reveal in messmate timber to carry through from bathroom. We designed the biggest island possible and made sure the client could still accommodate a dining room table.

Black textural melamine was the finish of the joinery with porcelain benchtops with a touch of copper running through. As we were unable to remove the chimney, we cleverly built around it and clad in matching melamine which looks fantastic. Every cabinet has concealed clever storage options, with a space tower pantry and magic corner being key. The laundry is tucked away in a cabinet and forms part of the kitchen.

Bespoke natural timber wall cabinetry personalizes the kitchen with the client’s loved of natural finishes. The handmade wall tiles soften the overall look and feel of the kitchen as does the brushed brass sink and tap.

The bathroom was a 1930 original with terrazzo floor, small tiles & pedestal basin, had no storage, a closed shower cubicle and an open louvre window which created a draught all year around.

A day-spa like feel was created with the stone freestanding bath and basin, large natural travertine floor and wall tiles, and matte black tapware and accessories. The touch of reclaimed timber used in the vanity top and mirror frame bring warmth to the space. The new larger black aluminium window in the bathroom gives the room the light and depth which was previously lacking in the space.

A double solid brick wall enabled the team to create a recess for a shower niche & recessed mirror without eating into the overall width of the room, to create an overall calming & tranquil feel to the bathroom space.

The clients couldn’t be more thrilled as their new kitchen and bathroom spaces has given the home a new lease on life, with the home now truly representing the clients’ love of natural finishes and clever design.

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