Smith & Smith Kitchens Project 7
For this project, the homeowners requested a working and entertaining environment in the form of a European ‘hideaway kitchen’. Simple, clean lines are off-set by a striking wall of grain-matched Macarena veneer.
The clients had a well-established floor plan when they came to Smith & Smith Kitchens. The clients then worked with the company’s designer Valentin Tinc to refine their concept and make their kitchen dream a reality.
Hawa Turnaway System bi-fold pocket sliding doors conceal the cooking zone, while the fridges have been integrated into the wood-grain cabinetry to create an uncluttered area. Two ovens have also been integrated into the cabinetry, with mirrored glass doors giving them the appearance of digital screens.
To achieve a consistent, streamlined appearance, there are no handles on the doors and drawers. Instead, rebated handle grips have been machined into the door and drawer faces.
The cook has everything within easy reach in this kitchen. The main sink and hot plate are concealed in the cooking alcove, with the Liebherr refrigerator and freezer within close proximity. The dishwasher has been seamlessly integrated into one side of the ‘Glacier White’ Corian waterfall-edge island bench.
Smith & Smith Kitchens has worked around the architectural challenge of an alcove kitchen by designing it as a recess into the clients’ garage. In keeping with the clean design of the kitchen, the alcove benchtop has been crafted from white Lithostone and incorporates a Starfire glass splashback featuring a custom-mixed white backing paint.
Smith & Smith Kitchens is a company that takes pride in its ability to provide homeowners with beautiful cabinetry for all rooms of the home. From kitchens and bathrooms to studies and libraries, there is no limit to the talented team’s abilities.
Established more than 30 years ago, the Smith & Smith Kitchens team is comprised of designers, interior designers, and architects. Servicing the Melbourne metropolitan area, Smith & Smith Kitchens has proved itself as an industry leader time and time again. With the capacity to create exceptional spaces in any style, there is very little the talented team can’t achieve.
Smith & Smith Kitchens was recently recognised in the 2013–14 Australian Cabinet Makers and Designers Association (CMDA ) awards, winning Best Kitchen over $40,000 and the prestigious Presidents Award, as well as Australian Designer of the Year Award.