Renovated kitchen in traditional home features bank of Smeg appliances

Remodelled kitchen features Smeg appliances, including teppanyaki plate, pyrolytic oven, warming drawers and combination steam oven

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This renovated kitchen by Lynn Malone easily mixes the old and the new. The copper pendant light provides a material contrast with the antique butchers block cutting table. Everything about the space been designed to meet the needs of a professional chef, including the full complement of Smeg appliances.

Catering to the needs of a modern chef was a priority for the design of this new kitchen. At the same time, however, it was essential to ensure the aesthetics tied in with the home's traditional architecture.

Designer Lynn Malone says there was also another consideration the owner holds professional cooking lessons in her home, so the design, facilities and appliances needed to suit these requirements.

Malone introduced a large island, with seating for four people, and an old butcher's block. This provides an additional work surface and an authentic traditional touch. The designer also linked the kitchen back to the house aesthetic in more direct ways. Joinery and drawers have a routed groove that references the classic wall panelling and French doors in the house.

"As with most of my kitchen projects, I specified a full complement of Smeg appliances for the kitchen," says Malone. "These have the modern technology and functionality required for the owner to host her cooking classes and to cater to her own household and entertaining needs.

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Designer Lynn Malone specified Smeg Classic ovens to fit with the modern-meets-traditional aesthetic of the kitchen. These include a 60cm built-in oven, 60cm pyrolytic built-in oven, two warming drawers, a combination steam oven and microwave convection half oven.

"They also have the looks to go with the kitchen the fresh, sleek lines of the Smeg Classic ovens and cooktops are teamed with traditional Canali knobs, which fits with the whole vernacular."

The bank of ovens teams the Smeg SFA390X 60cm built-in oven and SFPA390X 60cm pyrolytic built-in oven with a S45MCX microwave convection half oven, SA45VCX2 45cm combination steam oven, and CT15X warming drawers.

The combination steam oven is ideal for cooking a wide selection of dishes, from vegetables and fish through to cakes and desserts. The steam cooking ensures food stays moist, while retaining the flavour, aroma and nutrients.

The two warming drawers are an added bonus they can be used to keep plates and food dishes at exactly the right temperature, without burning.

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entire kitchen with overhead lamps

To provide the required cooktop functionality, Malone specified two Smeg PGF31G 30cm gas cooktops, a matching PGA32C ceramic hob and PGF30T stainless steel teppanyaki grill plate. The teppanyaki plate seals food quickly, and is well suited to cooking Japanese-style dishes with meat, fish and vegetables.

More recently, the designer has added a Smeg coffee machine, which sits on a custom-designed traditional cabinet in a corner of the kitchen.

For more details on these products, visit the website: www.smeg.co.nz.

Credit list

Kitchen and interior designer
Two-pack polyurethane with custom groove detail to drawers and doors; New Age Veneer Tai 2 in 30% gloss with horizontal timber grain
Wall and ceiling paints
Bar stools
Splint, designed by David Walley, Yellow Diva
Cabinet company
Woodrabbit Kitchen & Custom Design
Stone Italiana K Soul in gloss finish; solid jarrah timber
LED recessed fixture ceiling lighting from Lincoln Sentry; Coco Flip pendants from Workshopped

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