This relocated and reinvented kitchen strikes a balance between modern and classic, with beautiful marble surfaces in two starring roles

Designed by Katie Scott, Sticks +Stones Design

From the designer:

The owners’ brief was for the overall renovation of their bungalow with beautiful classic features.

Guidelines included: remove the beige, add some luxury and lots of light – but this was all to contrast with moody deep colours, nothing shiny or glossy – and at the same time allow lots of room for entertaining.

More specifically, they wanted a large clean and uncluttered space for entertaining together with a seating area to enjoy their morning coffee at and read at, and also extra storage.

Because the kitchen makeover was part of a whole-house renovation, we were able to swap the kitchen location from one side of the house to the other. In this new location, we were able to utilise space that had previously been used as an office to create a new scullery for the new relocated kitchen where the existing kitchen had had no such facility.

Moving the kitchen to this side of the home also maximised solar penetration into the new, relocated hub of the home throughout the day.

One feature of the new kitchen is that it is designed to allows the hob area to be open and on show or closed away behind large panelled doors.

When closed the recessed cooking zone has the look of a panelled wall which mimics the television unit on an adjacent wall.

The hob area’s dark blue grey cabinetry and marble surround means this discreet cooking zone becomes a contrasting feature when open.

The scullery and laundry are also made in this deep toned colour but these revamped spaces are hidden from view behind a wall.

In addition, opposite the kitchen, we added a bar area and a long seating area with soft upholstery in a deep velvet feel material that tones in with the marble and dark cabinetry.

A custom brass feature bar leaner with tapered leg located on the end of the large marble block island adds elegance and a touch of warmth.

Custom made handles and a pendant light in the same aged brass as the leaner represent a repeating feature throughout the house.

With a refined and minimal look, this kitchen’s emphasis is on luxury finishes and a balance of classic and contemporary design elements.

The kitchen blends easily into the wider interior while its array of features contribute to a functional yet uncluttered, elegant presence.

Credit list

Kitchen sink
Buddy, by Plumbline
Wine fridge
Paint finish
Marble, from Slabco; Vulcan stone benchtops in scullery, from Archant
Granite, from Slabco
Goodwood stained oak
Oven, cooktop, ventilationr
Water dispenser
Billi, from Merquip
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended

Designed by: Katie Scott, Sticks +Stones Design

Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Mark Scowan

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