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Better Bathrooms & Kitchens Project 11

Traditional Yet Stylish

Better Bathrooms & Kitchens worked with Sam Robinson Interior Design to update elements of this traditional Californian bungalow and modernise the space. A fresh, inviting revitalisation of the kitchen, dining room and bathroom brings this brilliant home back to life and infuses contemporary luxury within the building’s classical charm.

Maintaining the monochrome palette, the kitchen is elegant in black and white. With high-end fittings and appliances, such as the stunning Classic Deluxe oven from Falcon, Smeg kettle and Breville coffee machine – the kitchen exudes a classy elegance that is both pretty and practical.

The kitchen cabinetry is in a white, shaker profile and has been designed with ample storage for maximum functionality. The marriage between old and new can be found even in the smallest of details – from the antique-style cup pull handles to the recessed lighting – creating a harmonious balance. Stunning subway tiles add a modern touch, while the joinery, alongside farmhouse-style ceramic sink, maintains that traditional feel.

Instead of a splashback against one of the kitchen walls, there is a long window that invites ample natural light into the space, giving the room an open and airy feel. The island bench, which continues the beautiful stone top throughout and mirrors the beautiful woodwork, is functional as a servery and preparation station.

The cabinetry flows from the kitchen right through to the dining area, again providing ample storage along the wall. The dining table is generously sized for eight, creating a seamless entertaining area. There’s also a double-sized wine cooler and beautiful pendant lighting to complete the space.

To highlight the home’s existing statement pieces, such as the fireplace, Better Bathrooms & Kitchens created a storage unit surrounding it. Additional wall storage continues into the living area, where a mullion frame curio cabinet showcases the homeowner’s prised books and décor.

The bathroom, although a continuation of the monochromatic luxe feel of the kitchen and dining, is dominated by black cabinetry rather than the white. As a result, the space takes on a moodier, hotel-like feel compared to the airy lightness of the other spaces. The same shaker style cabinets provide optimum storage and are complemented by the custom-built vanity with dual sinks and generous bench space for practical use.

The true stand out of this room is the black clawfoot bathtub, placed under a light-filled window. exposed silver tapware add a luxurious touch to brighten the space ensuring that this bathroom feels expensive, yet inviting.

Other luxuries include the ceiling-height drying rack, walk-in shower and additional storage cabinetry for linen. The space is tied together with the bold and beautiful patterned tiles, which shine centre stage and perfectly juxtapose the minimal look of the subway tiles.

The specialist team at Better Bathrooms & Kitchens pride themselves in their collective years of knowledge and experience in designing bathrooms, kitchens, wardrobes and laundries. This professionalism allowed the company to successfully undertake this beautiful, modern project in this idyllic space. Better Bathrooms & Kitchens has a comprehensive understanding of the latest trends and designs, while also incorporating timeless, classic styles.

The team utilises the latest materials and technology to ensure clients are truly satisfied with the final product. The company also has an extensive history of completing elegant and sensational renovations for all types of properties.

In recent years, both Better Bathrooms & Kitchens and Sam Robinson were awarded the winners of 2022 KBDi Traditional or Themed Design award, along with additional awards for first time entrants and small bathrooms. The company was also recipients of the 2022 HIA Victorian Kitchen of the Year and the 2022 HIA Victorian New Kitchen over $80,001.

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Better Bathrooms & Kitchens

235–237 Union Road
Ascot Vale

Tel: (03) 9370 7288
Mobile: 0418 304 079
Website: www.justbetter.com.au