Our client was renovating an older 1970’s style home. The house is a single storey brick veneer and home to a family of four. The brief was to have a white kitchen with a splash or colour and interest. Storage and functionality were also important factors for our clients. With this in mind, Impala recommended a walk-in pantry be created at the end of the room. A wall was constructed for the pantry area, which also doubles as a wall for the cooktop and wall oven tower. The tall pantry door in the left corner is balanced with the tall wall oven unit to the right of the kitchen. The pantry door is made from polyurethane and can be pushed from outside or inside to enter or exit. There is access to a small appliance area to the left of the pantry door so a kettle of toaster may be used without having to walk into the pantry.
The materials chosen reflect the brief of practicality and a “splash of colour.” The tall cabinets and floor and wall cupboards are white semi-gloss polyurethane. Semi-gloss was chosen as finger prints do not show and for ease of cleaning. The bench top adjacent to the sink and cooktop is a 20mm man-made white stone, selected for its’ non-porous properties and practicality when cooking and washing up. A high gloss blue hue was selected for the island unit joinery to add colour and a striking blue-grey granite slab was used for the island top. The thick stone top on the island houses drawers which provide a practical place to store cutlery and other utensils. Mirrored splashback was used above a stone cove to give depth and a contemporary feel to the space.