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Contemporary kitchen with Fisher & Paykel appliances. Contemporary kitchen with Fisher & Paykel appliances. A full compliment of Fisher & Paykel appliances were specified including the ArctiveSmart French Door refrigerator, touch control induction cooktop , VentSurface Island range hood and 70cm pyrolytic oven

Technology never stands still. Rather, it is constantly updated sometimes by small degrees, and sometimes by leaps and bounds.

For the owner of this home, there was no question of transferring her existing appliances into her new kitchen. Instead, she opted for a whole new set featuring the latest technology from Fisher & Paykel.

The appliances were a key consideration for architect Evelyn McNamara, who designed the new kitchen. The cabinetry had to accommodate the specific models, and there was a need to address the issue of a rangehood over the island.

"All the cabinets feature solid stained American oak, which has been crown cut to highlight the grain. But the island is in white lacquer," says McNamara. "Because the owner wanted the island to accommodate the cooking centre, rather than a messy sink area, I designed a suspended canopy shelf for the hood, which has the same dimensions as the island beneath. The canopy also helps to define the work area within the larger space."

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Architect Evelyn McNamara

The Fisher & Paykel 120cm VentSurface island rangehood provides all the extraction power required it also has an automatic sensor so will turn itself on and off as required.

A Fisher & Paykel 90cm Touch Control induction cooktop sits flush on the island, enhancing the streamlined look of the kitchen. Induction cooktops provide fast, energy-efficient heating and greater temperature control. This appliance also has a flat, easy-clean glass surface.

The cooktop is paired with the Fisher & Paykel 76cm pyrolytic built-in oven, which has 11 functions, including the self-cleaning function. Its large size means it is well suited for catering to a crowd.

An ActiveSmart¢ French Door Ice & Water refrigerator is a key feature of the kitchen a surround kit frames the cabinetry for an integrated look. This refrigerator offers a massive 519 litres of space and is deep enough for platters.

Architect Evelyn McNamara girl, professional, black, white
Architect Evelyn McNamara

The kitchen also features two DishDrawer¢ Integrated Tall dishwashers.

For details, visit the Fisher & Paykel website: www.fisherpaykel.com. Or visit www.ema-architects.com.

Story by: Trendsideas

14 Feb, 2014

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