The client brief was for a contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances, room for a study area and taking advantage of the magnificent outlook. Charcoal greys and neutral whites were in the brief.
Impala designed a kitchen with tall white cabinets along one side, interrupted by a bench area for small appliances. White was chosen for the joinery on this side to highlight the stacked stone wall. The stone top is a dark charcoal, acting as the mirror opposite from the other side. At the end of this length of joinery, Impala designed a study desk area. On the opposite side a custom slate hue was painted onto polyurethane doors, reflecting that of the stone bench top opposite. A lighter concrete coloured stone top was used with the charcoal doors to balance the design hues. A thick bench top was recommended throughout the kitchen to balance the strong colours and to give the counter-levered bench some substance. The counter-levered bench was designed to expand working bench space, and act as a servery area to the dining table. Drawers were installed underneath the stone top which can be accessed from the dining area to add in reaching for serving items such as cutlery. A stainless steel trim to the left of the drawers, adds to the contemporary feel and brings the colour hues together.