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Natural appeal A simple material palette and large, angled island make this sleek kitchen a welcoming social hub There are many ways to make a new kitchen an appealing place to spend family time. One key factor is ensuring it is an easy space to enter. This project, by Mitsuori Architects, reflects the client brief for a kitchen that is central to the daily lives of the family. It had to be a compact, highly functional space that readily engaged the indoor and outdoor living areas at both ends, says principal architect Matthew Murfett. “We designed the large central island with soft angles that avoided presenting a blunt form to the living areas. Instead, the tapering end encourages a natural flow through the kitchen, with easy access to the back yar