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Fresh approach Crisp white cabinetry with a high-gloss finish, and a pale blue glass splashback enliven this new Clive Champion kitchen There’s an element of magic involved in good kitchen design. How else can you explain the way a well-designed kitchen can appear twice the size of the original? This was exactly what happened with this kitchen renovation designed and manufactured by Kitchen & Home by Clive Champion. Director Clive Champion says the immaculate home had a very tired kitchen that was well past its use-by date. “The original kitchen was cluttered with lots of cabinets, doors and handles, 80 so we took a much more streamlined approach to the design. We introduced deep flush drawers with touch openings to ensure a sleek, uncluttered line. And we gave the lacquered cabinetry a bright white gloss finish that helps to keep the entire room light and airy.” Caesarstone Nougat benchtops also help to lift the room visually, as does a pale blue backpainted glass splashback. “The splashback introduces a touch of colour that co-ordinates and balances the rest of the living space,” says Champion . search | save | share at The design team also transformed the existing pantry, enlarging the space and introducing German laminates to give it a fresh, new look. “With the right design and choice of finishes, the entire kitchen seems to have doubled in size,” says Champion. Kitchen & Home by Clive Champion, based in Cheltenham, Vic, offers a full design and manufacturing service for kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, home theatres, outdoor rooms and wardrobes. The company has its own designer