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Above: The open door to the scullery shows that similar cabinetry flows throughout the space. While open shelving allows speedy access behind the scenes, cabinetry seen from the living spaces is used for display. Stainless steel appliances work well in the two-tone design. The limed oak floors that run through most of the interior inspired the high-contrast colour scheme. Another modern touch is the reflective tile splashback in the kitchen and walk-in scullery. “These dramatic 3m x 1m Laminam Filo Ghisa porcelain ceramic tiles have a textural surface and are easy to keep clean – the large format avoids the need for joins, where dirt could be trapped in the grouting,” says Hunt. The kitchen is beside the dining area and adjacent to that is a dedicated bar. This unit is in a similar cabinet style to the kitchen but with an all-grey finish and a mirror splashback to achieve the furniture-like look the owners wanted. The splashback brings the additional search | save | share at benefit of reflecting light, mitigating the effect of the dark cabinetry and grey benchtop. The latter is a match for the bench on the island, and helps to tie everything together. The scullery is effectively a back kitchen. For a large family with several teenagers, this feature makes it easy for everyone to be cooking or prepping or baking at the same time. The front kitchen is used for family meals, but when the owners entertain, prepping and cooking are relegated to the rear work space. Both areas are equipped with refrigeration, sinks, cooktops and rangehoods, and the clean lines of