How this smart Auckland kitchen achieved its modern, clean look

Article by Simply You

Connection is key in this modern kitchen in Remuera, designed by Shane George. See how they achieved this sleek, clean look below

Designed to cater for a busy family, a beautifully proportioned modern kitchen played a pivotal role in the major renovation of this large bungalow in the Auckland suburb of Remuera.

The owners’ brief was for a large kitchen with an enhanced connection to the outdoor living space, an island with seating for at least four, and a clean but not-too-clinical aesthetic.

A wall-to-wall picture window was inserted at the far end of the room to not only let in more light but also to provide a glimpse out to the classic scoria boundary wall and small garden.

The colour and material palettes were kept simple. Clean white cabinetry sits next to rich, chocolate-stained American oak, with a flash of metallic bronze paintwork on the overhead cabinetry above the wide picture window.

The two different benchtop materials reflect their functions – hardwearing stainless steel along the worktop, and a softer Caesarstone engineered stone with subtle marble veining on the island, where the family gathers for breakfast.

Blum high-quality hardware products within this project: AVENTOS lift systems; CLIP top hinges; TANDEMBOX antaro drawer system; ORGA-LINE inner dividing system. Blum Showrooms in Auckland and Christchurch

Kitchens By Design: Newmarket showroom: 09 379 3084, Takapuna showroom: 09 488 7201.

Photography by: Jamie Cobel

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