All the better to work in user-friendly kitchen makeover by Ria Pepper

User-friendly kitchen makeover by Ria Pepper
Story by: Colleen Hawkes Photography by: Jamie Cobeldick
Large functional space/ Remodelled kitchen. Work triangle. Soft-closing cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, interior design, kitchen, real estate, room, gray
Large functional space/ Remodelled kitchen. Work triangle. Soft-closing extensions drawers. Large island. Miele cooking appliances Sea view from island. Monochromatic colour palette of house. White lacquered cabinets, dark-stained American oak wood veneer.

No matter how focused you are in the kitchen, it's great to be able to look up and enjoy an attractive outlook.

Redesigning this kitchen to maximise a great sea view was one of the priorities for the remodelling project designed by the owners and architect Ria Pepper. The other key requirements were a more up-to-date look and improved functionality the owners wanted more than one person at a time to be able to work in the kitchen at the same time.


Large functional space/ Remodelled kitchen. Work triangle. Soft-closing countertop, floor, flooring, furniture, interior design, kitchen, product design, table, white
Large functional space/ Remodelled kitchen. Work triangle. Soft-closing extensions drawers. Large island. Miele cooking appliances Sea view from island. Monochromatic colour palette of house. White lacquered cabinets, dark-stained American oak wood veneer.

"Replacing the original peninsula with an island meant we could have two entrances to the kitchen, with circulation around either side," says one of the owners. "We also ensured the space is very generous. For example, we can have the dishwasher door on the island fully open, and the pantry doors on the perimeter cabinets open, and still have room to move past. And, of course, we can enjoy the view while standing at the island."

In keeping with the mainly monochromatic colour palette of the house, the kitchen is a mix of sleek, white-lacquered cabinets and dark-stained American oak wood veneer. When viewed from the adjacent family area, it is the wood cabinets that are the focus. The use of an integrated ventilation unit also helps minimise the visual impact of the more functional kitchen elements.

Large functional space/ Remodelled kitchen. Work triangle. Soft-closing cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, floor, interior design, kitchen, product design, real estate, room, gray
Large functional space/ Remodelled kitchen. Work triangle. Soft-closing extensions drawers. Large island. Miele cooking appliances Sea view from island. Monochromatic colour palette of house. White lacquered cabinets, dark-stained American oak wood veneer.

The palette is enhanced by Antique Brown leathered granite benchtops, a toning glass mosaic splashback, and Glamwood Bianco floor tiles.

As well as a large pantry, there is a separate scullery.

Sep 06, 2011

Credit list

Interior designer
Ria Pepper; owner
Cabinetry
Dark-stained American white oak veneer; lacquered
Splashback
Glass mosaics from spazioCasa
Flooring
Glamwood Bianco tiles from SpazioCasa
Bar stools
Innes from Rinke
Oven and cooktop
Miele
Dishwasher
Asko
Kitchen manufacturer
New Image Kitchens
Benchtops
Antique Brown leathered granite
Hardware
Katalog
Blinds
Home Vision Blinds
Tapware
Pan mixer from Robertson Agencies
Refrigeration
Samsung from Harvey Norman
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