Previously, Craftbuilt Kitchens worked with a client who has a lovely home that was sadly let down by an outdated and dark looking kitchen. (Pictures below).
The existing design was very cramped and fragmented, and it was difficult for more than one person to work in it comfortably.
By moving all the tall items onto the back wall, this then allowed for considerably more continuous bench space and a better work flow layout. A roller door appliance centre, which provides a neat hidey hole for those everyday appliances, solved the corner access and finished the back wall in a continuous and sleek line.
The existing raised divider wall with benchtop was cut down by our builder, and this in turn had the wonderful effect of opening up the kitchen to a lovely open plan feel. This also allowed us to fit in two sets of rear cabinets which provided lots of extra storage for those many items that are not used regularly but we cannot live without. A pantry with internal pull outs, and many sets of drawers, meant much more accessible storage that made it a pleasure for the clients to work within their new custom-built kitchen.
All cabinetry was finished to the ceiling with a matching headpiece that was then corniced to match the rest of the adjoining rooms. This not only provides a neat built-in effect, with elongated doors which make the kitchen appear larger and provides additional storage, but also means no open tops of tall cabinets that gather dust and grime.
Lighter colours were selected, with a feature colour on the rear area that was from a warmer palette so as to provide a homely feel that complimented the existing house fittings. A semi-gloss laminate cabinetry finish provided additional light reflection with an easy clean finish that is also highly durable.
A manufactured quartz benchtop was selected with a 40mm edge to provide a modern and quality finish to the room. Whilst an undermount sink was considered, our elderly clients preferred a permanent drain tray for their daily hand washing, and so selected a drop-in model with an attached drain tray. A tiled splashback with a dramatic vertical feature finished beautifully an understated but elegant look that will have a timeless appeal.
With our clients so delighted with the end result of their new kitchen, Craftbuilt was then commissioned to proceed with their bathroom and laundry renovation.
Planning to have a bathroom and kitchen renovation soon? Give Craftbuilt Kitchens a call at (07) 3341 9166 or visit our showroom in Underwood and meet our lovely designers!