Kitchen for coastal Arts and Crafts-style getaway home

This kitchen was designed for an arts-and-crafts getaway home in a beautiful seaside location

Story by: Shane George, Kitchens by Design Photography by: Jamie Cobel

Designed by Shane George, Kitchens by Design

From the designer:

Client Brief

On this project, the existing kitchen was badly in need of a revamp, but it was vital that the replacement was sympathetic to the wonderful character and style of the original house.

While the overall kitchen space is quite compact, the homeowners wanted the bench space maximised, new appliances inserted, out-of-sight storage designed for a few small appliances, along with space to store platters and china. Plus an improved workflow and a connection to the doors out to the deck were also asked for.

Designer’s Response

The original kitchen was an L-shape, with a short return that restricted movement around the space. The new kitchen retains this L shape, but the return was dropped in favour of a small, moveable island/table that dramatically improves workflow and accessibility.


The choice of a small, moveable island-table greatly architecture, beam, building, cabinetry, ceiling, countertop, floor, furniture, hardwood, home, house, interior design, kitchen, loft, plywood, property, real estate, room, wood, wood flooring, gray, brown
The choice of a small, moveable island-table greatly improves the functionality and flow of this kitchen.

We deliberately kept the island small and light so as not to create a visual barrier to the main part of the kitchen. The island is also set in close proximity to the dishwasher and dining table, and houses china and platters on an open shelf.

Along the back wall, the pantry is split in two – one section under the bench, the other above. The top section sits on the bench and slightly back, providing storage for small appliances. We integrated the adjacent fridge to keep the panel doors prominent.

The new bench space is generous for a small kitchen, and we introduced a small steel-and-timber shelf unit to keep everyday items within easy reach.

While this overall kitchen space is quite compact, architecture, beam, building, cabinetry, ceiling, countertop, daylighting, floor, flooring, furniture, hardwood, home, house, interior design, kitchen, lighting, loft, property, real estate, room, table, window, wood, wood flooring, wood stain, gray, brown
While this overall kitchen space is quite compact, the homeowners wanted the bench space maximised in the new kitchen.

The grey-green colour and Shaker-style door panels, along with aged-metal paint effect and timber accents are all in keeping with the style of the rest of the home and contribute to a warm and inviting space. A subtly veined benchtop completes the look.

Jul 30, 2019

Credit list

Designer
Shane George, Kitchens by Design
Pulls and handles
Perin & Rowe and Katalog, bronze finish to match rangehood
Benchtops
Caesarstone
Kitchen sink
Burns and Ferral
Refrigeration
Liebherr fully integrated
Walls
Horizontal Kauri planking (original)
Cabinetry
Shaker style, polyurethene finish
Cabinetry hardware
Blum
Splashback
Caesarstone and subway tiles
Oven, cooktop, ventilation, dishwasher
Miele
Flooring
Refinished Kauri floorboards (original)
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Finalist
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