It's party time

Entertaining is easy and convenient in this kitchen with a large central island and appliances from the Smeg collection
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View of the Smeg SC112EB oven available from Applico.

A kitchen that's part of an open-plan living area needs to look good as well as be a functional space. When an island is included in the design, it can offer an unobtrusive barrier between the kitchen and the rest of the living spaces, be a handy breakfast bar or homework area and provide a convenient and roomy work surface.

The kitchen of this house, built by David Reid Homes, connects seamlessly with both indoor and outdoor living areas. To make entertaining easier, designer Judy Cooksley incorporated a large, uncluttered island and grouped most of the appliances along the rear wall of the kitchen. Only the dishwasher and microwave are in the island, and both are tucked out of sight below bench height.

Cooksley selected the latest models from the Smeg collection of appliances.


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View of Smeg cooktop available from Applico.

"I particularly liked the appearance of the gas hob. The cast iron pan stands over the four burners are in the shape of crosses, which I think gives it a very modern look," she says.

Instead of the more traditional design where two pairs of burners form a square, this new model has all four in a single line along the bench. The oven was selected to complement the silver colour of the cabinetry and the cream benchtop.

Another new model recently introduced by Smeg is a horizontal, fully integrated 90cm-wide single-drawer dishwasher, which is available with a left- or right-wash option for smaller loads.

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View of a kitchen which features appliances from the Smeg range available from Applico.

The 618-litre refrigerator and freezer includes a built-in icemaker. Two large vegetable and fruit crispers and a chilled meat keeper help to keep fresh food in good condition.

For more information on Smeg appliances, visit the website: www.applico.co.nz.

Aug 28, 2009
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