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This kitchen puts a contemporary spin on tradition. RH Cabinetmakers paired traditional panel doors with a heart rimu tabletop in a liquid glass finish
This new kitchen, by RH Cabinetmakers, features traditionally cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, interior design, kitchen, room, gray
This new kitchen, by RH Cabinetmakers, features traditionally styled cabinetry, with a home office concealed behind pocket doors. Bifolding pocket doors slide back into the cabinetry when the home office is open.

There's a school of thought that says a new kitchen in a traditional bungalow is best served by having a visual connection to the home's original architecture.

For this project, RH Cabinetmakers worked from the architect's plan to provide that link through the framed panel cabinetry, jarrah floors and toekicks, and ceiling treatment. But the kitchen also introduces more contemporary elements that are in keeping with a modern lifestyle.


This new kitchen, by RH Cabinetmakers, features traditionally cabinetry, countertop, cuisine classique, floor, flooring, hardwood, home, home appliance, interior design, kitchen, kitchen appliance, kitchen stove, major appliance, oven, room, wood flooring, gray
This new kitchen, by RH Cabinetmakers, features traditionally styled cabinetry, with a home office concealed behind pocket doors. Bifolding pocket doors slide back into the cabinetry when the home office is open.

The large island features a streamlined Silestone benchtop with negative detailing. To provide a casual dining area, a heart rimu tabletop extends from the island. The tabletop has a liquid glass finish that gives it a super-gloss shine.

RH Cabinetmakers managing director Rob Hendrickx says functionality was addressed in several ways. As well as providing a scullery, the team built a computer centre into the main cabinetry.

This new kitchen, by RH Cabinetmakers, features traditionally countertop, home appliance, interior design, kitchen, kitchen appliance, room, gray, white
This new kitchen, by RH Cabinetmakers, features traditionally styled cabinetry, with a home office concealed behind pocket doors. Bifolding pocket doors slide back into the cabinetry when the home office is open.

"The desk and shelves are hidden behind bifolding pocket doors that can be slid back into the cabinetry when open. This ensures there are no doors blocking the circulation areas," he says. "We also provided Blum TandemBox soft-closing systems for all the drawers."

For details, contact RH Cabinetmakers, PO Box 15598, New Lynn, Waitakere 0640, phone (09) 826 3511, fax (09) 827 7854. Website: www.rhcabinetmakers.co.nz.

Feb 02, 2010
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