WHITE AND RED KITCHEN
This was a 1970's home that would cope with the young growing family but the kitchen let it down. Two generous living spaces, ensuite and back garden are ideal for Mum, Dad and two busy kids, but the outdated kitchen had no storage and no bench space.
The starting point was the kitchen with benches a very LOW 820mm above floor, the centre light casting a shadow over work space and minimum storage not helped by wasted space below and above oven, dead corners and a very skinny pantry.
First we removed wall between kitchen and dining then determined fridge requirements and got rid of the little freezer that took up too much floor for the storage it offered. Once these “bones” were established then we could set about positioning appliances to maximise benching and drawer storage space.
We encroached into the laundry to create pantry for food supply, bench for appliances and shelving. In doing so we created a more workable laundry as well.
The open benching with drawers below flows around the protected angled area where the cook top sits. No dead corners here. Even the dining side has store cupboard to utilise the corner! More benching allows plenty of room for several people to work simultaneously. The sink and dishwasher was at the far end, away from the food preparation area. Fridge, wall oven and pantry into laundry were placed on the internal wall maintain the openness of the kitchen.
Numerous drawers, breakfast bar, provision for large family fridge and plenty of food storage and preparation area ensure this home will function beautifully long into the future.