Farmhouse flavour

To provide a traditional country look, Generation 4 timber benchtops were specified for this kitchen
A view of this kitchen featuring blackwood timber cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, kitchen, laminate flooring, plywood, table, wood, wood flooring, wood stain, orange
A view of this kitchen featuring blackwood timber benchtops from Kings Fourth Generation woodworking

There will always be a number of circumstances that influence the design of a kitchen, including the style of the home, whether it is located in the city or country, and how many people will be living in the house.

When kitchen designer Ann Beales of Ann Beales Design was approached by the owners of this home near Martinborough in the Wairarapa, they were clear that they wanted a traditional country kitchen for their heritage-style home.


A view of this kitchen featuring blackwood timber cabinetry, countertop, floor, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, laminate flooring, table, wood, wood flooring, wood stain, red
A view of this kitchen featuring blackwood timber benchtops from Kings Fourth Generation woodworking

"They did not want a laboratory kitchen, but instead wanted a homely and practical family kitchen that would be suitable for a growing family, and would be at one with the countryside around them," says Ann Beales.

The kitchen features Generation 4 blackwood timber tops with the special Generation 4 finish. The designer and owner worked together to choose cream colours for cabinetry to contrast with and highlight the rich grain of the blackwood. Stainless steel appliances complement the look.

A view of this kitchen featuring blackwood timber cabinetry, countertop, floor, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, laminate flooring, table, wood, wood flooring, wood stain, red
A view of this kitchen featuring blackwood timber benchtops from Kings Fourth Generation woodworking

This kitchen won Ann Beales the domestic kitchen category of the latest Generation 4 timbertop competition.

For more details, contact Kings Fourth Generation Woodworking Company, phone (06) 379 8812, fax (06) 379 8919. Email: timbertops@generation-4.co.nz. Website: www.generation-4.co.nz.

Aug 13, 2007
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