Mint Kitchen Group Project 7
Sleek and streamlined, this kitchen’s innovative design took out the Best Kitchen Design and Best Renovated Kitchen Project $40,000–$60,000 categories at the Housing Industry Association’s (HIA) 2013 Housing and Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. It was also a finalist in the 2013 Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute’s (KBDi) Design Awards.
Designed by Lindsay Williams of Mint Kitchen Group, the stunning space reflects the contemporary and individual style of the clients, while providing them with function and durability for years to come. White satin two-pack flat doors were chosen for the body of the kitchen in keeping with the client’s love of subtle, classic styling. This is also complemented by the ‘Blackwood Wave’ timber veneer in ‘High Relief’, used to create visual interest throughout the design.
The island bench is undoubtedly the focal point of the room, featuring a timber veneer backing panel that provides a striking counterpoint to the muted colour of the stone benchtop. The island bench features double waterfall ends and a double under-mount sink, and includes a wine fridge, integrated dishwasher, bin drawer and under-sink cupboard on the inner side.
On the far wall, two new windows have been aligned to the height of the bench and are flanked by the glass splashback and induction hotplate that is set in the centre. Above the bench, two-pack satin finish lift-ups with Blum Aventos fittings provide storage for glassware, while a concealed fixed rangehood ensures the streamlined look is maintained.
Task lighting installed beneath these cupboards adds functionality and provides ambient lighting in the evening. The textured blackwood veneer is repeated here for the base cupboards, which feature five banks of handle-less drawers, which extend along the length of the back wall.
To the right, tall elements were combined together in a wall of cupboards and appliances, which includes the fridge, freezer, double-door pantry, wine storage cupboard and wall-oven tower.
The top row of cupboards, used for storing cookbooks, servingware and liquor bottles are handle-less and push-to-open in keeping with the clean, minimal lines of the wall. A space for the small appliances is included in the large pantry, while a combination of adjustable and roll-out shelves provide plenty of storage.
Mint Kitchen Group
Burwood, Burnley, Carnegie, Moonee Ponds,
Tel: 1300 767 611