The list of asks for the new kitchen was fairly long.
First off, this was to be a statement kitchen – a unique design. This was the third time we had designed for these owners and they wanted this one to be the best yet – a showcase!
Functionality was absolutely paramount as one of the owners loves to cook and this included a long appliance list.
The kitchen also had to be a social place to entertain in and have a great connection to the outdoor entertainment area.
Other things on the wish list included plenty of storage, a long dining table, a breakfast bench with stools and lastly clever hidden storage for small appliances – this had featured in their previous houses.
So expectations were set high.
With two successfully completed kitchens with these homeowners, we knew what was expected and the level of quality they desired.
However unforeseen site issues placed undue pressure to deliver a high quality, bespoke finish for fewer dollars.
The original kitchen was set centrally and in the narrowest part of the home on the ground floor. It had felt cramped and lacked the flow that this family needed to live cohesively. It also blocked the ease of transition from front lounge to rear sitting and garage.
Minosa transformed the floor plan by relocating the kitchen to the rear of the building, thus giving it a control centre quality.
It now oversaw the whole ground floor including courtyard. The layout also had to take into consideration access to the garage, which the owners come in and out of every day, so this location made perfect sense.