Trends New Zealand Volume 34 No 4 - Page 61

Balance is pivotal in kitchen design, whether in terms of material choices or even in regard to the space allocated for cabinetry or floor space. This kitchen balances both these factors and also finds a mid point between on show and discreet. Designed by Craig Steere Architects with Mark de Rozario as design architect , the Corian and veneer kitchen reflects the crisp, modern lines of the home itself. “As well as offering clean lines, the kitchen also echoes the rest of the house in terms of its material palette,” says de Rozario. “The Navur- ban veneer of the cabinetry is repeated on the batten screen that separates the kitchen from the entry and on other cabinetry through the home. “And, the crisp white Corian on the bench- tops is also seen on the bathroom vanities.” The two-tone palette mainly comprises the white benchtops framing the veneer cabinetry. However, in a pleasing inversion of this, the perimeter bulkhead is in the same Navurban veneer and frames the white splashback. The kitchen also works well with its close surroundings. While the screen provides partial separation from the lift area, the kitchen is open to, and only a few steps from, the dining area. Above: The cabinetry and batten screen are both in the same Navurban veneer in this kitchen by Craig Steere Architects, who also designed the home – called Inside Outside House. The screen wall provides separation between the kitchen and entry, and the island includes breakfast seating. Following pages: The minimalist kitchen has recessed cabinet handles while the wrap-around countertops help to keep the forms simple. search | save | share at