The kitchen brief for this renovation was to have a bigger sink, bigger fridge, bigger oven, bigger hob, more bench space and more storage. The house didn’t increase in size so with our new design we borrowed some space from the dining area to create a dedicated ‘baking zone’ that has island seating so the grandees can help, as in, lick clean the bowls.

We also added some wall cabinet storage beside the integrated range, and increased the overall height of cabinets. With our understanding ergonomics we included as many drawers as possible and used BLUM’s servo-drive systems on overhead cupboards, which have loads of platter storage compartments.

The relaxed country kitchen is enhanced with a double butlers sink, raw brass mixer and pull out spray, reeded glass to cupboards, pressed tin splash back and we are really pleased with how successful our slide out shelf design is for baking appliances.

With the bathroom design we removed the wall which had separated the shower cubicle from the main bathroom in order to create a walk in shower with two shower heads. The room is now completely tiled, in the same tile, which helps create the illusion of a larger room. We increased storage for this room by included a recessed mirror cabinet as well as wide drawers in the custom vanity. The oversized basin and gorgeous light above the mirror are focal points in this compact room.


Tel: 027 525 4677

Email: marlene@marlenehudsondesign.co.nz

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