The design brief was to design a classic and elegant kitchen to suit the clients post-Federation 1920’s bungalow.Material selection was to be sympathetic to the era of the house and the client requested detailed timber work.
There were three layouts considered for this kitchen. The final layout received great scrutiny by the client to ensure it met these critical considerations:
1. Adequate storage
2. Display space
3. Workable kitchen flow
The island bar is over-sized and does present a narrower space (300mm) than is standard for circulation, however the client considered this and concluded that larger bench space would suit their kitchen needs better. The client is very happy with this outcome as she values the large island. A split door fridge was selected to allow for easy walk way.
The main focal point of the kitchen design is the fireplace and mantle. This area houses the rangehood and stove and provides ample storage. The placement of integrated bins and the dishwasher was as per the client’s request, being to wash up left to right.Bench height was custom made to suit the client’s work height.
The pelmet detail above the rangehood was done to match the detail of an existing fireplace in the lounge room and replicated doorways in the house.The timber mantle was in keeping with the client’s request to incorporate timber detail in the kitchen design.
A key functional design feature is the combination appliance and step in pantry which allows for access to small appliances from two different directions.
The internal carcase colour is snowgum and all drawers have plywood sides to complement the post-Federation styling.The timber island anchors this kitchen, giving this very small kitchen under 11sqm maximum flexibility and work flow.