Published by Emily Kirkwood
Posted on November 19, 2021
A kitchen is often referred to as the hub of the home. It’s where all the delicious (hopefully anyway!) meals are prepared, family and friends gather to chat, and oftentimes where homework or office work is done too. Today we’ll share a few tips on designing a functional kitchen space, and a sneak preview of a project we’re working on right now on a French Provincial Kitchen renovation.
We’re working on a kitchen renovation for some clients in the Blue Mountains right now and naturally, we’ve taken all of the above tips into account. This property sleeps up to 20 people so we needed to make sure there was ample space in the kitchen to move around. The current kitchen is looking tired and cramped, so we’re opening up the wall between the kitchen and living room to create more space. Adding an island bench will connect the two areas and add a community feel where people can chat and gather as meals are prepared.
In terms of style, we are going for a French Provincial meets country rustic style which is consistent with the overall home. We’re keeping the existing large country stove and using a rustic-looking, textured brick tile from Beaumont Tiles. Benchtops are the beautiful Calacatta Nuvo from Caesarstone, so there’s a nice tie-in with the bathroom renovation with a similar vanity top. The paint colours for the joinery are Pre School and Natural White from Dulux. To continue the rustic theme we’ll be using a hardwood timber bench top for the island, and the island will have Easycraft timber vertical panelling on the living room side, which has been used elsewhere in the house. We’re excited to be working with local Builder Eberones Constructions and Joiner WD Interiors.
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