Kitchens by Matric

Showcasing the value of attention to detail, this dramatic Kitchens by Matric project is a stylish and contemporaryaddition to this Melbourne home.

The clients approached Kitchens by Matric with a strong idea of what they wanted the kitchen to look like. With her industrialdesign background, designer Anita Sweeney was able to achieve the level of detail required to fulfil the client’s brief.

As well as a sleek modern aesthetic, the clients wanted the design to be practical and full of storage, without being too busy.

To achieve this, Kitchens by Matric employed minimal use of overhead cabinets, instead using large deepBlum TANDEMBOX drawers.The Polytec ‘Shannon Oak’ doors and panels in a matte finish are handle-less, creatinga clean, streamlined look.The Kitchens by Matric team worked closely with the builder to achieve the bulkhead and nib wall design featurearound the refrigerator and pantry cabinetry.

A preparation zone on one side of the kitchen allows for food storage and preparation, as well as coffee-making. LEDstrip lighting under the overhead cabinetry allows the clients to make a cup of tea at night without having to switchon all of the kitchen’s lights.The deep Caesarstone ‘Shitake’ benchtops provide ample bench space and allow for maximum storage. TheCaesarstone benchtop has been continued as the splashback behind the stovetop.

As well as the kitchen, the company also renovated the home’s bathroom and walk-in-wardrobe.Kitchens by Matric specialises in custom-designed kitchens, from modern and contemporary to traditional. The teamof experienced designers takes clients through a unique design process to ensure their kitchen is customised to bothcomplement their home and work for their family for years to come.

Operating throughout Melbourne, the company builds 130–150 kitchens each year.Husband-and-wife team Rick and Kathryn Hartshorn established the company 20 years ago, and the couple still takea hands-on approach to the business every day.As well as kitchens, Kitchens by Matric also designs and builds bathrooms, laundries, entertainment units andalfresco areas.