Modern and Conveniently Functional

Our clients wanted a modern and functional kitchen, nestled in a small space. The kitchen renovation called for more storage as they were downsizing their home but not compromising their love of cooking.

Cue Lynsie Walsh-McDonnell.

“To start with, the limited footprint meant the gap between the benchtops had to be reduced. Storage was also going to be a huge issue” she observed.

Lynsie based her design on the client’s very specific ideas and requirements. She has put together a range of storage options for the kitchen.

To name a few, ten internal drawers were arranged for the pantry. The high ones are accessed by a hidden stepladder in the toekick. For extra storage, two toekick drawers were placed under the oven. Above the hob, shelving makes room for recipe books and miscellaneous items.

Storage Options

Above: The range of storage options.

Below: stainless steel tops and pullout baskets help with the kitchen’s modern appeal.

Pullout Baskets

Aesthetic and function is important in the kitchen to bring about that modern feel to a classic home.

Stainless steel tops with large capacity sinks and an anti-spill edge were used. A slide out shelf houses the inverter microwave placed under bench and designed to be pulled out when in use. There is a bulk storage bin on wheels under the microwave.  Pull out baskets for fruit and veggies are both practical and look great.

Shelves and Stainless Steel

Above:Thick shelves in the background for recipe books and miscellaneous items plus a view of the large capacity sink on the stainless steel top.

Below: A homely, modern and conveniently functional kitchen

Modern Conveniently Functional

And to give the kitchen a more functional edge, Lynsie designed a barn style sliding door to conceal the TV and stereo facing the living area. The design was inspired by the exposed stainless bolts and rafters in the ceiling.

The end result is a homely, modern and conveniently functional kitchen.

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A Modern Twist

A kitchen renovation designed by Kira Gray featuring a load bearing post, Corian and Stainless steel benchtops, and stained crown cut oak framed doors.

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Above: The kitchen featuring the load bearing post and it’s 90mm Corian cantilevered table top.

The owner’s wanted a strong classic looking kitchen with a modern twist, a room that has impact, and was a delight to entertain in. It will need plenty of storage and had to incorporate a laundry and walk in scullery.

Enter Kira Gray.

Kira remodelled the existing kitchen that ran parallel with the exterior wall and turned the whole kitchen around to face the family room/entrance way.

“A load bearing post from the existing exterior wall had to remain, so I incorporated this into the kitchen. I made the post 100 x 200mm, and centered the entire kitchen off the post.”  She added.

A 90mm Corian table top was cantilevered off the central island dissecting the post. The Corian was repeated at 40mm to the hob benchtop.

For Practicality and the modern twist, stainless steel benchtops were used on the island, laundry, and scullery. Kira decided on a simple framed door, in a stained crown cut oak. It linked with the stained oak panelling down the entrance hall and formal lounge.

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Above: Stainless steel Island Top to give the the kitchen a modern twist

Below: The kitchen’s stained crown cut oak doors and panels.

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The laundry and scullery flow through the same finish. Plenty of storage was achieved, and the overall use of materials gave it a strong timeless feel.

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