AN URBANE UPGRADE
For the renovation of this 20-year-old family home, the brief was to transform the dated kitchen into a streamlined, contemporary space. The homeowners sought the experienced team at AKL Designer Kitchens; with expertise in design, manufacturing and installation.
The existing kitchen had structural walls that weren’t true angles, which presented a challenge for the AKL Designer Kitchens team. Though the basic shape of the kitchen couldn’t be changed, the company was able to bring the dated space up-to-date and give the homeowners the clean and minimal aesthetic they desired.
The expansive Quantum Quartz benchtop in ‘White Swirl’ provides ample bench space and cascades to the floor with a waterfall edge. The benchtop houses an undermount double sink, as well as an induction cooktop.
The two-pack paint featured on the flush cabinetry is a custom-mix, colour matched to the stone benchtop which, when paired with finger-pulls, achieves the streamlined look the homeowners envisioned.
Great care was taken in the placement of appliances within the space. As the homeowners wanted a double fridge, it had to be placed away from the pantry door, to prevent the doors colliding when opened. By maximising every inch of space, the small area between the fridge and the wall became a storage niche for wine bottles.
The glamorous Mirrortex glass mirror splashback is accentuated by the soft glow of continuous LED under-cabinet strip lighting. The final finishing touch to modernise this kitchen was the installation of Electrolux appliances. AKL Designer Kitchens can custom-design all types of kitchens. Keeping a close eye on European trends, the company has a keen interest in bringing to life new and interesting concepts.
The company began two years ago and already its creative designs have allowed the AKL Designer Kitchens team to build a strong network of clients all over Melbourne and Victoria. The company completes 100 projects a year, including cafes, bars and restaurants, in addition to its residential designs.