Colourful new kitchen by Suyin with glass splashback and Smeg appliances

Contemporary kitchen design with Smeg Linea cooktop, granite benchtops
Kitchen designer Suyin says the extra-long Smeg Linea countertop, glass, interior design, kitchen, red, gray
Kitchen designer Suyin says the extra-long Smeg Linea PX140 gas cooktop was a must-have appliance for her new kitchen. The sleek look and low profile of the cooktop complement the contemporary design of the kitchen, which features a mix of Linen stainless steel and Titanium Gold granite benchtops.

Kitchen designers are exposed to the very latest products, materials and design ideas, so it's always interesting to see what they choose for their own kitchens.

Multi award-winning designer Suyin, CKDNZ, who won the Smeg People's Choice Award in the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, doesn't disappoint with her recently completed kitchen.

Suyin's kitchen reflects her innovative approach to design and attention to detail.

"I wanted a kitchen that would be rich and warm in colour and texture, with a bit of drama and the wow factor," she says. "I introduced Recon walnut veneer cabinetry to provide visual warmth and depth. This is paired with highly veined Titanium Gold granite benchtops. A bold GlassArt textural glass splashback in the colour Nitrous adds further drama."

Smeg cooking appliances feature in the kitchen, including the streamlined, contemporary Smeg PX140 gas cooktop.


Kitchen designer Suyin says the extra-long Smeg Linea countertop, interior design, kitchen
Kitchen designer Suyin says the extra-long Smeg Linea PX140 gas cooktop was a must-have appliance for her new kitchen. The sleek look and low profile of the cooktop complement the contemporary design of the kitchen, which features a mix of Linen stainless steel and Titanium Gold granite benchtops.

"This was a must have' hob," she says. "At 100cm, it is extra-long here it sits on a textured stainless steel bench, adding a functional element to the overall look."

Other Smeg appliances in Suyin's kitchen are the SCA709X 70cm under-bench oven, PUM90X 90cm extractor and DWA157X dishwasher.

Suyin says she likes the look of the Smeg appliances, and the reputation of the brand. And she appreciates the ease of choosing the appliances at Kitchen Things stores, where they are displayed.

"The appliances also fit into a medium price bracket, which adds to their appeal."

Other features of the kitchen include a large pantry at one end, with frosted glass doors that help to keep the entire space light and contemporary. Additional storage is provided by the lower cabinets.

Kitchen designer Suyin says the extra-long Smeg Linea countertop, interior design, kitchen
Kitchen designer Suyin says the extra-long Smeg Linea PX140 gas cooktop was a must-have appliance for her new kitchen. The sleek look and low profile of the cooktop complement the contemporary design of the kitchen, which features a mix of Linen stainless steel and Titanium Gold granite benchtops.

Not surprisingly, Suyin says it is imperative, for all her kitchens, that the cabinetmaking meets her high standards from the detailing and finishing to the installation. Her kitchen was built by Patrick Goodin of Good Kitchens Ltd in Takanini.

"Good Kitchens is my cabinetmaker of choice," she says. "The cabinetmaking was second to none, and no job was too difficult. Good Kitchens also made my bathroom cabinetry, and custom-built shelving around the fireplace."

To contact Suyin, phone 021 773 2012. For information on Good Kitchens Ltd, visit www.goodkitchens.co.nz

For more details on Smeg appliances, visit the website: www.smeg.co.nz.

Feb 04, 2015
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