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Outdated extension replaced with modern functioning spaces in keeping with 1930s home's original character

Photography by: Jamie Cobel
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The aim of the renovation project was to recreate a practical, functioning home with a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry, plenty of storage and light, whilst keeping with the original character.

From the designer:  Donna Hunter, Hunter Anderson Architecture

The owners wanted to address a previous, outdated extension, which incorporated the bathroom, laundry, open plan kitchen, dining and living. This extension was not in character of this 1930’s home.

Access to living area was via the laundry. The kitchen encumbered this room, was disjointed, dark and impractical. The living spacewas small and crammed to the dark back corner.

My aim was to recreate a practical, functioning home with a new kitchen, bathroom, laundry, plenty of storage and light, whilst keeping with the original character.


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The granite island benchtop – with sink, seating and storage drawers into the living space – is an additional bonus for entertaining their large family.

·       The kitchen was relocated across the back wall. It now includes floor to ceiling detailed wrapped cabinetry, granite benchtops, hot/cold tap preparation area, lighting and tiling.

·       The granite island benchtop – with sink, seating and storage drawers into the living space – is an additional bonus for entertaining their large family.

·       Full-height cabinetry was used to provide as much storage as possible. There’s a two-door bi-fold wall cabinet for easy access by the rangehood. Original appliances were used where possible, with a new child safe microwave added. Push/close tray cabinets were used either side of the oven, combination cutlery bin drawer, drawers were designed wherever possible.

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The new layout works well for family entertaining. It has excellent indoor/outdoor flow, and is lighter and much more spacious.

·       I wanted to showcase the extra high window to the best possible advantage. By using extra tall cabinets, I made a new pantry area and added a matching granite mantle. The cabinets under the window appear as three individual cabinets, however they incorporate a four-door bi-fold pantry and two-door cabinet. This area functions extremely well with both the kitchen and dining area.

·       The bathroom was relocated to the original laundry.

·       The sideboard style hideaway laundry sits in the original archway bath area, off to the side of the new entry hallway. 

This new layout works well for family entertaining. It has excellent indoor/outdoor flow, and is lighter and much more spacious.

Nov 27, 2018

Credit list

Designer
Donna Hunter, Hunter Anderson Architecture
Cabinetry hardware
Blum
Splashback
Subway Tiles - BNA Tiling
Taps
Heritage Hardware Multi Pressure Taps
Water dispenser:
Insinkerator hot/cold water bench-mounted tap
Cabinetry
Designatek Classic White Satin Finish
Benchtops
Marbello Silver Pearl Granite
Kitchen sink
Burns and Ferrall 1 1/4 Undermounted sink
Appliances
Existing
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
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