Magical touch

There are many innovative ways to create an illusion of more space, and this kitchen highlights several.

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Minimalist new kitchen by Fyfe Kitchens

Designer Kira Gray of Fyfe Kitchens says the owners wanted their new kitchen to be spacious, light and floaty, with a minimalist edge. Other key requirements included a large refrigerator and wall oven tower, and plenty of customised storage.

"The space was quite restricted due to key entries and circulation areas," says Gray. "But we were able to include a large island with cantilevered drawers at one end. LED lighting below the cabinetry makes the entire island appear to float."

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A place for everything and everything in its place - this new kitchen, designed and manufactured by fife Kitchens features a wealth of customised storage. To maximise space, even the toe kicks incorporate drawers.

Gray says the cantilevered drawers have a fine stainless steel top, which is a visual link to the perimeter benchtop and appliances. However, the island top is Silestone, which helps to soften the look of the crisp elements.

"The tall units on one side of the rear wall were dropped down below the ceiling, to help make the space appear wider. Horizontal lines and negative detailing on the cabinetry create a similar effect. We also introduced a mirrored splashback, and extended this right up to the ceiling to add visual depth, and to reflect the greenery and garden beyond the kitchen."

Gray says storage was maximised by customised cabinets, shelving and drawers, including drawers within the toekicks.

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The large island appears to float, thanks to the LED lighting strips beneath the cabinets. The island incorporates a cantilevered drawer cabinet with a fine stainless steel top

The kitchen was not only designed, but also manufactured by Fyfe Kitchens, an established company with more than 40 years in the cabinetmaking and design business. The company is a longstanding member of the New Zealand National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA), and has an experienced team of fully qualified, award-winning designers and tradespeople. The manufacturing is carried out in house, so clients are assured the cabinetry is made in New Zealand.

But Fyfe Kitchens is not just about kitchen and bathroom design and manufacture. The company also undertakes whole house interior design and fit-outs, and uses the latest precision technology to manufacture high-quality cabinetry for other rooms in the house, including dining and living areas and wardrobes.

For more details, contact designer Kira Gray, phone 027 271 4705. Email: kira@fyfekitchens.co.nz; Fyfe Kitchens head office, phone (09) 274 7055; or visit the showroom at 225 Great South Rd, Greenlane, Auckland, phone (09) 520 4752. Email: admin@fyfekitchens.co.nz. Or visit the website: www.fyfekitchens.co.nz.

Story by: Trendsideas

14 Feb, 2014

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