Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Issue #26.4 - December 2019

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from the editor

Though renovating might sometimes seem like a challenge too big to take on, it is usually worth every minute and dollar you invest in the task. Having a custom-made space that accomodates your every need and desire can change your home life and how you approach mundane daily tasks, and your entire family will be better off for it. The team involved in your renovation plays a huge role in its success. Choosing the right interior designer for your project is an excellent way to start. Within the pages of this edition, we have showcased the work of the designers who took out the top prizes at the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association’s 2019 Excellence in Design Awards. Turn to page 38 and take the time to explore the work of…

1 min.
what we love

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE Coffee-lovers rejoice! Smeg has added a drip coffee machine to its iconic small appliance collection. This nifty appliance will change the way you wake up, with a perfect aromatic brew every morning. Designed in collaboration with famed Italian architects Deepdesign, this trendy small appliance features a signature retro style silhouette and is available in seven different shades. W ELEGANCE MEETS FUNCTIONALITY This elegant, low profile tapware set is designed with ‘form follows function’ in mind. Vivid Slimline Plus is a great addition to a retro or modern environment, and is available in a range of brushed and matt finishes. W…

3 min.
cds designers on the world stage

New Zealand kitchen designers and Certified Designer Society members are once again in the spotlight on the world stage with the announcement of the finalists in several international awards, including the Society of British Interior Design (SBID) International Awards, German Design Awards and the UK Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. Four CDS designers have all been shortlisted across the three international awards. 2018 saw CDS chairperson and professional member Celia Visser take out top honours at the SBID Awards, and several Kiwi designers hope to do the same this year. Damian Hannah, Davinia Sutton, Leonie Hamill and Mal Corboy are all finalists in this year’s event, with Damian shortlisted for the Retail Design category, and Davinia, Leonie and Mal all vying to take out the Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms category. Leonie…

2 min.
galley-style delight

The homeowners were after a kitchen design that could sit effortlessly within the aesthetic of the home. This is a small house, so it was important for the kitchen to suit compact apartment-style living without cutting corners when it came to quality, style and function. It needed to be a balanced, inviting space with a mix of modern features and understated characteristics, all within the budget and renovation requirements. Timber was integrated into the design for its natural softness, yet a rough, sawn finish was utilised to add a touch of modernity. This is accentuated by the negative black detail that runs throughout the kitchen, scullery and laundry. The main working benchtop sits parallel to the island, creating a galley-style kitchen. The island has an upstand in Leathered Finish Petra Grey marble,…

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in plain view

This lovely waterfront home was in need of a kitchen that matched its world-class mountain views. The homeowners’ brief was simple: to keep the original feel of the kitchen, create space and enhance the natural light. This task was executed incredibly well by Kitchens Queenstown The once small, outdated pantry now houses a hidden fridge and freezer, as well as accommodating two storage towers with internal drawers. A clean entrance to the kitchen, where it meets the dining area, has been created. This opens up the space in the room, allowing the kitchen to feel more spacious. Steel was selected for the breakfast bar and main benchtop to create continuity throughout the kitchen. A dual-toned splashback was chosen to deflect the midday sun, while adding a subtle dramatic look to the space. The…

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relaxed dining

In keeping with the style of this classy, rustic villa, a dramatic wood ceiling and exposed beams oversee the kitchen. The use of timber extends to the rest of the space, where lacquered MDF, iroko timber and stained oak floors coexist alongside bespoke black lacquered steel hardware and granite benchtops. When viewed as a whole, the material palette imparts warmth and encourages laid-back communal gatherings Ample seating was a top priority for this family, who also enjoy entertaining, so open areas were important too. High-quality workmanship — where even the smallest details are treated with respect and care — is obvious throughout this magnificent kitchen. Ridged copper tiles constitute the splashback and break up the use of wood, as does the brass double-bowl undermount sink. A scullery situated behind the kitchen provides…