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To provide a long-lasting surface and clean-lined aesthetic for the kitchen in this new show home, the designer specified CaesarStone benchtops
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View of a kitchen and dining area designed by Carielle Kitchens which features CaesarStone benchtops available from The Laminex Group.

Designing a kitchen for a show home is all about making an impression. Potential buyers need to be able to put themselves into the picture entertaining guests and cooking for the family in an eye-catching, highly functional kitchen.

When designer Jessica Valintine-Mowll of Carlielle Kitchens designed this kitchen for the Haven show home in McConnell Property's Anselmi Ridge development, she opted for a high-end material palette.

"The kitchen needed to appeal to a broad range of people. It also needed to complement the simple, clean-lined architecture. And it was important to provide a kitchen that would not look dated people expect a kitchen to last 20 years."


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View of a kitchen and dining area designed by Carielle Kitchens which features CaesarStone benchtops available from The Laminex Group.

The designer specified CaesarStone, in the colour Osprey, from The Laminex Group, for all the benchtops and the waterfall end to the island.

"CaesarStone has a consistency of pattern and colour, and a timeless look," Valintine-Mowll says. "It is also a highly durable material. Even our fabricators rate it highly."

CaesarStone's durability comes from its composition it is made from 94% quartz aggregates, and is stain, heat and scratch resistant.

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View of a kitchen and dining area designed by Carielle Kitchens which features CaesarStone benchtops available from The Laminex Group.

For further information, contact The Laminex Group, freephone 0800 303 606. Website: www.thelaminexgroup.co.nz.

Or Carlielle Kitchens, 138 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe 2120, phone (09) 238 5222. Website: www.carliellekitchens.co.nz.

Aug 28, 2009
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