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The main objective in the creation of this kitchen was an unusual one for the interior designers to make sure it did not stand out
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Kitchens are normally designed to be the hub of the home; the centre of activity. This kitchen gives new meaning to the phrase it is also the central passageway between two living areas.

Interior designer Ruth Levine says although the kitchen had this multi purpose, the design methods applied to large, stand-alone kitchens prevailed, but as a means to a different end.


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view of the kitchen area showing kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel appliances/ sink and tapware, and polished spotted gum flooring

"We still had to adhere to the architectural philosophy of linking spaces but the design could never be overtly kitchen," says Levine. "We had to make it subtle yet sophisticated, modern but classical. But unlike most kitchen designs, it definitely was not to stand out."

To succeed with this plan, Levine and Anna Szozda used sleek, contemporary materials in a linear design and integrated many of the appliances. For example, the cabinetry is polyurethaned in a light shade and the benchtops are matching, seamless CaesarStone. Cabinets are provided on both sides of the galley kitchen, hiding away the dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer. The appliances on display are stainless steel.

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view of the polyurethane finished cabinetry and polished flooring

"Our intention was to create the look of furniture pieces and give them a sophisticated beach-side feel," Levine says. "That is why we didn't use any dark colours or let any one piece dominate."

The result is a kitchen which is spacious and unobtrusive to the eye when used as access between the dining and family rooms. But provides ample space and facilities within easy reach when meals are being prepared.

Feb 18, 2005

Credit list

Interior designer
Ruth Levine and Anna Szozda
Cabinet handles
Industrial Expressions
Sink
Franke undermount from Winning Appliances
Oven, hobs and dishwasher
Miele
Floor
Spotted gum from Ironwood Millers & Merchants
Cabinetry
Polyurethane finish
Benchtop and splashback
CaesarStone
Taps
Accent International
Rangehood
Omega
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