When Russell Henderson from Smarter Kitchens arrived to renovate this kitchen, the remodelling had already been started. The original kitchen had been partially removed but would have originally focused around the old wood cooker inside the fireplace. It was centrally located in the house. Perfect for the heart of any home, but with only a small window, was quite dark.
Henderson’s original design was to work with the original chimney by opening it up a little more to fit the clients free standing cooker, but on stripping it back the shape and design of the chimney presented to many complexities and it became blatantly obvious that Smarter Kitchens guys would have to remove it altogether. After some redesigning on site we were able to take advantage of as more clean slate and repurposed most of the cabinetry.
A new window along the entire wall length allows in masses of light during the day and made a big difference to the space to the point it became hard to photograph!
The tall storage area was also competing with laundry facility that was pocketed off the bathroom that shares the same wall. This combined with a large fridge. The tall storage features a pantry and an appliance cupboard – all with soft close pull out drawers inside.
The Rust effect tiles make a stunning back drop to the cooking area while the glass splash back colour was repeated in the gloss 2 pac painted cabinetry fronts of the servery bench. The internal cabinetry fronts are a white lo sheen, while the tall storage units were treated with a black, timber textured vinyl.