Fresh approach

With its lively colour palette, timber accents and the latest Fisher & Paykel appliances, this new kitchen is especially inviting
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Designer Natalie Du Bois

Hidden surprises can lift a kitchen out of the ordinary and make it a much more enjoyable place to work.

This kitchen, designed by Natalie Du Bois of Du Bois Design, has several such surprises. The designer says the owners wanted a light, fresh kitchen with colour introduced as an accent, rather than a solid backdrop.

To this end, Du Bois specified a lime green colourbacked glass splashback, and a matching pantry, which provides an unexpected pop of colour when the pocket door slides open.The green is contrasted by white painted timber cabinetry with dark walnut-stained timber panels, and by the crisp stainless steel of the Fisher & Paykel appliances.


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Contemporary kitchen appliances

These include the CookSurface, a gas cooktop with retractable pot supports, burners and controls. When not in use, these elements are hidden, and the glass surface is flat and easy to clean.

The CookSurface is teamed with two Fisher & Paykel 60cm multifunction ovens. Du Bois says she recommended these models for her clients because they have generous oven cavities and will cater well to the family's needs.

The kitchen also features an integrated 90cm single DishDrawer¢ an ergonomic dishwasher that avoids the need for bending. And a new ActiveSmart¢ French Door Ice & Water refrigerator with Icemaker provides plenty of cool storage. A trim kit creates a seamless installation.

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Multifuction oven

For details, visit the Fisher & Paykel website: www.fisherpaykel.com. Or visit the Du Bois Design website: www.duboisdesign.co.nz.

Apr 01, 2014
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