Impala just completed this stunning kitchen! The brief was to design a kitchen with warmth and impressive textures to suit the house which spanned over four levels. The design needed to allow for casual eating in the kitchen, ample preparation and storage areas. Utilitarian bench tops were selected for the preparation zones on the island and adjacent to the cooktop. A thick recycled timber slab was installed for the lowered eating zone and a stunning transparent marble for the splashback and display niche. Joinery was manufactured from timber veneer and polyurethane. Critical to the modern, sleek design was that the kitchen had minimum handles. Two handles were used on the larger doors for the fridge and lift-up cabinet which concealed the microwave. To balance the design, decorative timber panels were installed on the ceiling over the island. As storage was also a priority, a walk in pantry was installed which can be accessed at the far left by pushing a timber veneer panel.
Lighting was also important to the client, Impala installed an LED light strip to the underside of the wall cabinets to allow for task lighting when preparing food. The splashback was also backlit for ambience and aesthetics. The tap also indicates water temperature through lighting.
Impala also built joinery for the rest of the house. The hallway adjacent to the kitchen features in-built storage with polyurethane door fronts. Display niches with LED lighting were also incorporated to add interest. Critical to the design was that no handles were used. Impala custom designed shadowlines for the client to allow for cabinet opening.
Impala designed and built a bar fitting between two windows in the client’s formal dining room. The open shelves were custom-sized to suit the client’s requirements. Onyx was back-lit to provide interest and a translucent backing to the shelving.
The client did not want traditional doors to divide rooms, so she asked Impala to build privacy screens which would retract into the walls when not in use. The image here shows the screens when closed. Impala also built the contemporary TV unit.
Here the image shows another screen Impala made retracting into the wall. Impala also made the joinery to the left of the fireplace.
Impala was also contracted to design and install custom wardrobes for the entire house including the walk in robe which is pictured in this image.