Life, Character and Impact

In today’s featured design, we look at a kitchen renovation by Kira Gray.

A U-shaped kitchen, with defined spaces for specific tasks was designed and built to meet our clients demand.

Fyfe U-shaped Kitchen

Above: Custom made U-Shaped Kitchen.

Our clients, a retired couple, wanted a kitchen that had life, character and impact – a space to gravitate to, socialise and entertain.

Their existing kitchen was dark, gloomy. Its wall oven tower in the middle of the back cooking wall eliminated the bench space. The room was tired, disjointed and small. The kitchen’s heavy appearance overpowered the view of the greenery outside.

Careful planning for maximum storage was a must for our clients. They wanted their kitchen to be modern, spacious, light and bright.

Kira redesigned the kitchen and placed the oven under the bench to lengthen the cooking area creating more bench space.

Horizontal flap cupboards and negative detailing stretch the space, concealing an existing step in the wall.

Featured Horizontal Flap Cupboard

Above: The kitchen featuring horizontal flap cupboards and negative detailing.

Below: A closer look at the custom made splashback feature.


A timber light pelmet doubles as a display shelf creating an illusion of space around the window. The pelmet sits proud due to the cabinet depth required to conceal the power pack.

The timber accent is kept consistent in the on-bench appliance pantry which hides the microwave.

A benchtop was designed and built inside the main pantry to serve as an appliance space. Beneath it, pullout internal drawers were placed for easy access and extra storage space.

And to keep the room looking bright and fresh, off-white urethane gloss was applied to symmetrically placed doors and drawers. The design contrasts with the impact of the granite benchtops giving the kitchen that wow factor.

Lastly, a feature glass splashback inspired by the clients’ interest in herbs and gardening, was installed in keeping with the kitchen’s aesthetic.

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