Take an ordinary family kitchen and renovate to streamline and improve its functionality. That is what one couple from Central Otago decided to do.
In this renovation, bench space was maximised. The large double door fridge was recessed as part of the walk-in pantry, instead of standing guard over the dining area. A new island bench created easy access and improved flow, making the space truly multifunctional for the family. The new layout has ensured the kitchen, the heart of the home, is a joy to use and live in.
But that was only one part of the family’s plan. The other was to go bold with breathtaking colour, and the result is simply delicious! As Resene colour experts say, Colour is a truly magical property. It can transform an environment, create a style, set a mood and alter perceptions. Colour is very personal and an expression of our creativity.1. The family has harnessed their individual style and taste, and brought to life their dream kitchen.
So many people hesitate to use strong colours in their homes. How can we be sure the result will harmoniously enhance, rather than distract and disturb? In the case of our Otago couple, carefully crafted balance has been the secret to ensuring their bold colour choices have not become brash. The bright orange cabinetry and lighting features, which give the kitchen its vibrant modern feel, are anchored by the contrast of gunmetal grey on the walls, and warm timber finishes in the flooring and blinds. The addition of simple and modern accessories, which tie in with the colour theme, brings the whole effect together beautifully.
Renovation specialist David Dolphin says he took in a big breath before embarking on his clients’ colourful kitchen adventure with them but is thrilled with the result they have achieved together. “What we have created is a stunning, modern kitchen that is both brilliantly practical and visually spectacular, “ says David. “Our clients are delighted, and so are we!”
If you would like sound advice on maximising layout, or have a colour dream for your home, contact Refresh for a free 1 Hour Consultation.