Kitchen Yearbook Kicthen Yearbook 2016 Vol.20

Kitchens have become one of the most important features of the home. Built for more than just cooking, kitchens are where we help kids with homework, sit and chat with friends over a coffee, watch a weather report or attempt to replicate favourite cooking show recipes, hence the need for the best appliances and accessories. Kitchen Yearbook provides the latest product news, trends and innovations currently on the market, with projects, products and showrooms featured in the magazine inspiring readers to consider renovating their existing kitchens. Plus there is the usual expert advice, cookbook reviews, and gossip from the interior design world.

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from the editor

We find that New Year’s resolutions sometimes take a few months to get off the ground — and when you’re renovating one of the most important rooms in your home, it makes sense to take your time and get it right. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re agonising over your finishes, Kitchen Yearbook is here to help. Our 2016 edition is packed with fabulous ideas for every stage of your reno. Our kitchen glossary is back by popular demand — to help you get your head around all that lingo — and we’ve also included a breakdown on some of the latest contemporary styles to help you make sense of what’s current. We’ve also profiled some of our favourite appliances; the perfect way to round out an already beautiful room. Plus,…

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what we love

SHARP FINAL TOUCHES What’s the next step after you’ve designed your dream kitchen? Stocking it full of dream products! We love the unique and highquality range of household and professional knives from Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife. Alex from the Kitchen Yearbook team had the pleasure of attending the launch of Victorinox’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection, which featured a new range of products that allows urban dwellers to find inspiration for outdoor adventure right in their kitchen! Victorinox has embraced adventure and adaptability, with equipment specifically geared to the urban adventurer, taking inspiration from some of the great cities in the world. With more than 1100 models of knives available, Victorinox has the right knife for every kitchen. RETRO STYLE Attention fans of retro! Smeg’s range of beautiful small appliances…

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apply yourself

1. CLASSY CLASSICS In a nod to the ’50s, Smeg has released a collection of retro appliances designed in collaboration with Italy’s Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of Deep Design Studio. This nostalgic range won the prestigious international iF Design Award for 2015 and includes a toaster, kettle, blender and signature kitchen mixer. 2. A CONVENIENT CUPPA Featuring a stylish and slimline benchtop design, the Miele CM6300 coffee machine has full sensor touch controls for ultimate convenience. The innovative OneTouch for Two function enables the fully automatic preparation of two drinks at the same time without having to move cups. 3. JUST ADD BUBBLES Featuring a sleek design that won’t stand out in your kitchen, the SodaStream Play in white delivers fresh, sparkling water with the touch of a button. This new model…

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the kitchen yearbook glossary

Architrave The moulded frame around a door or window, which has its origins in classical architecture. Benchtop The main surface of a kitchen, also known as a countertop. Can be made from various materials including stainless steel, natural stone such as granite, marble or travertine, or engineered stone such as Corian or Caesarstone. Bevelled tiles Tiles with an angled edge. Bifold door Two door panels that are connected by hinges and fold in the middle to open. Usually used to connect indoor and outdoor areas. Bulkhead Installed in the space between the cabinets and the ceiling of a kitchen, usually to cover pipes and wiring. Butler’s pantry Traditionally a room in a grand house used to store glassware, cutlery and other serving items. Some butlers even slept in the pantry in days gone by. Increasingly being created in modern homes to…

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back to basics

MODERN There’s no doubt a modern kitchen is high on the wish list of homeowners, but what exactly constitutes modern? “Modernstyle kitchens are characterised by having no detailing to the doors or benchtops, clean horizontal lines and minimal handles,” says Vagn Madsen, kitchen designer and director at Dan Kitchens Australia. “It’s a style that’s been with us for 15 years or longer if you count similar designs from the 1950s Modernism movement, and it continues to be very popular with clients.” Unlike past styles, Vagn predicts it’s here to stay, mostly because of its ability to adapt to changing tastes in materials, appliances and colours. And the popular Danish or Scandinavian style definitely lends itself to the modern kitchen. “Inherently practical, cleverly designed, well made, simple in form, neutral-toned and often making…

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kitchen projects

SUPERB PANTRY “The homeowners came to us with a brief to design a functional interpretation of the original kitchen but with a very modern twist. Corner display shelves hark back to the earlier era of the home. They act as bookends to the overhead and under-bench cupboards and are perfect as display niches for recipe books. The red-painted ceiling and feature pendants hint at the owners’ preferred cuisine. They do a lot of Asian-style cooking so the benchtops and finishes were selected for easy maintenance and durability. The dark Schock stone sink by Abey has an extremely hard scratch-resistant surface and is a dramatic contrast to the essastone Bone White benchtops. The island features solid waterfall ends and horizontal timber-grain laminate. This detail is repeated in the overhead cupboards in the…