Australia Kitchen and Bathroom Trends AU Kitchen and Bathroom Trends Vol. 30/8 - Page 30

Above: The island’s sandstone counter sits atop a recessed layer of travertine. The latter reads as an extension of the connected breakfast bar, created in the same stone. Right: An appliance cabinet at the far end of the breakfast bar provides ready access to the toaster or blender. Designing the kitchen in a relatively confined footprint required close attention to how it would function from day to day. 28 search | save | share at “This idea was important to ensure that the kitchen, while maintaining a strong presence, doesn’t detract from the entertaining areas.” Several factors helped achieve this – from tight space-planning to cabinetry interiors that feature the latest high-tech storage systems. “The kitchen isn’t composed around a strict work triangle, rather everything is positioned to suit the way Adrian likes to cook. The pantry is in the cabinets to one side of the cooking station, balanced by integrated refrigeration on the other. The dishwasher is in the island.” The home’s wider interior is a balanced