This stunning contemporary kitchen, artfully constructed by the expert team at Seaview Cabinets, perfectly complements the monochromatic minimalist open-plan living space. The design by Shaynna Blaze encompasses the entry, lounge, dining and kitchen areas, including a large butlers pantry and study combination.
Inspired by the raw concrete envelope of the building, the space makes a striking statement, clad in varying shades of grey, charcoal and black and structured to highlight the dramatic lines of the floating staircase. The feature of the kitchen is the backlit quartz wall, in Caesarstone ‘White Quartz’, which brings a sense of visual relief in light, colour and texture within the tonal palette.
The kitchen features a number of high-end enhancements that seamlessly integrate with the rest of the home, and serves this busy family of six without compromising on style. All drawers were fitted with Blum SERVO-DRIVE electronic opening mechanisms, while the Miele appliances are all fully integrated, and the fridge features push-touch opening. Black appliances were selected to complement the cabinetry, and a downdraft rangehood and induction cooker combination ensured there was no distraction from the quartz feature panel.
Behind the glass pivot door, the butler’s pantry displays all the characteristics of a busy working kitchen, and is fitted with a sensor light so the owners can move and work within the space effortlessly. The space provides an additional working triangle, so overall the design features two sinks, two dishwashers, dedicated coffee and wine areas, an open pantry and a desk for organising weekly schedules.
Additional storage cabinetry was installed under the stairwell, leaving a gap to promote the floating effect. The panels open to reveal storage space for the children to put their bags, coats and shoes coming home from school. The handless cabinets are finished with two-pack paint in a range of Taubmans colours.
Specialising in custom-designed kitchens, Seaview Cabinets has been servicing Melbourne’s eastern and southeastern suburbs for more than eight years. Founded by Garrath Jones, who has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, the company works diligently to produce 40–50 high-end kitchens each year.
Seaview Cabinets’ meticulous attention to detail has attracted a number accolades from industry bodies over the years. Most recently, the company won the Furnishing Industry Association of Australia (FIAA) 2018 Best Kitchen over $80,000 award for the featured project. Seaview Cabinets also received the People’s Choice Award and was a finalist for Best Kitchen $35,000–$60,000 at the 2016 Cabinet Makers and Designers Association (CMDA ) awards.