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A showcase kitchen with marble surfaces is matched with a workhorse kitchen in engineered stone behind – both in the same classic cabinetry 

Designed by Shane George, Shane George Design

From the professional designer:

Owner brief

The design for this kitchen formed part of a major renovation of a unique 1930s bungalow.

The brief was for a traditional style kitchen with classic, understated detailing, split into two separate, but connected spaces.

So, in effect, two kitchens – the first, a semi-concealed area containing most of the food storage, and where the bulk of meals are prepared; the second, a fully functioning kitchen, albeit more of an entertaining hub, connected to the dining and living areas.


Designer’s response

The first task was determining the location of the dividing wall between the two kitchens, making sure each area could function independently while maintaining a flow between the both spaces.

To that end, appliance selection and location was critical to the function of the kitchen.

Attention was given to zoning of the areas and the tasks to be performed, therein, and this dictated the exact location of appliances, sinks and storage options.

Included in the main, open-plan kitchen area was a bar, complete with a beverage fridge, hot-water tap and sink.

Honed Carrara marble was selected for the ‘show kitchen’ benchtops and splashback.

In the ‘prep’ kitchen, the main workbench is engineered stone, chosen for its hardwearing properties.

A simple, flat-panel cabinetry design, finished in a satin mid grey, is used for the doors and panels, and is accented by the aged-metal coating to the rangehood and bar.

The combined result is a timeless working/living space that will retain its relevance for many years to come.

Credit list

Hardware
Blum
Splashback
Carrara White marble, subway tiles
Tapware
Dornbracht Metrix
Ovens
Miele; Wolf
Cooktops
Domino (x2 – gas and induction)
Dishwasher
Miele (fully integrated)
Wine fridge
Liebherr under-bench beverage drawer unit
Floor
Forte
Awards
Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) Kitchens – Highly Commended
Cabinetry
Frame and flat-panel doors and cover panels finished in two-pack Polyurethane
Benchtops
Carrara white marble, honed finish; and Silestone Eternal Statuario
Sinks
Shaw’s Butler sinks and vitreous china under-mounted basin, from Plumbline
Lighting
Recessed ceiling lights and LED Strips with heritage Pendants
Range
Wolf
Ventilation
Falmec Power Pack (x2)
Refrigeration
French door slide-in fridge/freezer; Tallbox integrated Dishdrawer, both Fisher & Paykel
Water dispensor
InSinkErator
Lighting
Restoration Hardware

Designed by: Shane George Design

Story by: New Zealand TIDA Kitchens

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

17 Oct, 2021

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.


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