Docklands Contemporary Kitchen

The task was to capitalise on sweeping views of Melbourne, with the inclusion of a built-in table for informal dining and a mirrored splashback to reflect the views. New flooring increased the footprint, with improved storage facilities and a sophisticated look in keeping with the apartment’s style. There was a need to improve the quality and capacity of the owners’ appliances as they hold regular dinners to raise money for charity. In this modern apartment kitchen design, there are a host of special features such as a built-in table area using a combination of stone colours for definition and interest; a mix of colours to allow the back wall to integrate into the room (the wall and cabinet colour are the same) with detail on the island for richness, variety and warmth; a glasses/bar/drinks area for easy access without entering the food prep space; the installation of glass-fronted wine fridges to the back of the island; better storage solutions such as drawers wherever possible; a shallow plate storage area, built-in pull-out bin and pantry; efficient glamorous lighting under the overheads and on the island back; and low-maintenance products.

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Design: The Kitchen Place
Text: Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly Vol.20 No.1