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Preceding pages and above: The island complements an existing bank of polished stainless steel cabinets and mirrored shelving. Facing page: White lacquered cabinets on the perimeter conceal an integrated refrigerator. Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography by Kallan Macleod resource list | video | plan | images Search 43946 at 64 “The stainless steel table top is 70mm thick on the edges, which gives it a suitably solid form to anchor this end of the island.” Because the island needed to be the focus of the kitchen, Cronin specified unobtrusive white lacquered perimeter cabinetry with a white Corian benchtop. “It was important to have a minimal number of different colours and materials in the kitchen, to retain the sense of drama created by the island,” he says. “Even the commercial vinyl flooring is white. And search | save | share at we tiled one entire wall in white – this is a continuation of the splashback. The tiles help to bounce light around the kitchen.” An integrated refrigerator-freezer is positioned next to the wall ovens, while the pantry is on the side wall. The pantry doors open up to reveal a benchtop, allowing the owners to prepare snacks. “There are two integrated refrigerator drawers within the island as well, so the kitchen is well equipped for entertaining. It also has a seamless link to an alfresco dining area.”