This kitchen embraces its surroundings, opening to a family space, an alfresco area and laundry – an island with both casual dining and breakfast zones was part of the mix

Designed by Anna Klimova, Studio Urbo

From the designer:

Kitchen space was an essential part of a new house we designed for the young growing family in Rydalmere.

The brief

The homeowner requested a few features essential for them:

• The kitchen has to be separate from the formal dining room.

• The oversized island bench to accommodate food preparation space and a table for the family to eat together.

• The kitchen table part of the bench to be of a standard table height.

• Display glass cabinets to be part of the kitchen.

• Kitchen to be located next to the family room or combined.

• Laundry to be accessible from the kitchen area and have external access.

• The adjacent formal dining room to accommodate bar joinery with a full-height wine cabinet and under-the-counter drinks fridge.

• The bar joinery to be designed in the same style as the kitchen and to accommodate shelves for wine bottles and glass hangers.

• The owner specifically asked for the darker colour joinery.

The response

We designed the kitchen as a separate space that would also be used as a family room.

The kitchen has space for a sofa and TV and opens into a large alfresco area connected with the backyard and a small spa pool.

Credit list

Polytec Raven Woodgrain finish; Polytec Venette finish, Polyurethane finish
Franke, Pull Out Tap, from Sannine Bathrooms
Neff 90 Induction,, from Harvey Norman
Wine fridge
Vintes 170 Bottle Multi Zone Black Wine Cabinet and Vintes 100 Beer Black Glass Beverage Centre, from Harvey Norman
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Cabinet maker
Guiseppe Blanda, Rage Design
Kitchen sink
Franke Sannine Bathrooms
Neff in stainless steel, from Harvey Norman
Schweigen 90cm Silent Undermount Rangehood, from Harvey Norman
Miele, from Harvey Norman
Coastline European Oak Bunbury, 1900x190x14.5mm, engineered T&G Flooring, from Ultimate Flooring Australia

Designed by: Anna Klimova, Studio Urbo

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Paul Worsley, Live by The Sea

22 Jan, 2023

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