A modern, hard-working kitchen needs every ergonomic advantage but it also requires that special something that lets it stand out from the crowd. Distinctive, stave cladding makes the difference here.
A major renovation of this home gave the owners the chance to extend their existing living space, says designer Kira Gray.
“However, the couple by no means wanted an ordinary kitchen and wondered how they could draw on the influence of their European travels – where they had been interested in the use of vertical staves in buildings, and in organic materials.”
The new design also had to link with the outdoor entertaining to the rear of the house and face the sea views to the front.
Overall, the space had to be both sleek and enduring, and function well with two avid cooks sharing the space at one time.
“To maximise living space, the kitchen was relocated to the corner of the room,” says Gray.
“We designed the kitchen in an L-shape, with an island, for easy access and to provide plenty of storage.”