As the saying goes, kitchens sell homes. When you’re in the business of flipping homes like us this is a statement that should be taken quite seriously.Originally the kitchen use to be at the back of the home where the master bedroom is now placed. We literally placed the new kitchen into the centre of the home where the old laundry use to be so we can have an open kitchen/living/ dining space that flows through those French doors out onto the deck. As a mum I know how much time I spend in the kitchen and it’s nice to feel as though I am still in on the action whilst prepping in this space.
When you enter the property you walk through the short entrance way and the kitchen is the first thing you see, so I knew it needed to be visually impacting.I was excited to explore some new finishes for this renovation and decided to use Dekton surfaces as the benchtop and splash back. The finish I chose was Enzo, I love how realistic this grain looks and there is a slight goldy/brown vein amongst the grey. This compliments my solid brass handles perfectly!
The kitchen flows onto the living and dining spaces and outside onto the deck and landscaped garden. This whole area was all separate rooms previously and now that we have opened the space right up it feels like it flows properly. I can’t imagine the house working any other way! We restored all the original cornices and those amazing ceiling roses! The lighting plan was to have NO DOWNLIGHTS. I have learnt over the years that lighting done well makes a huge difference to the completed room. We chose a feature pendant for the centre of the ceiling roses and brass task lighting for above the kitchen. Ahhhh as I look back over these before shots I am so proud of how commited we were to seeing this vision through to the end. We have really made this home beautiful again!
Photography Elizabeth Allnutt
Lighting: Beacon lighting
Plantation Shutters: DIY online Blinds
Furniture: MattBlatt Furniture
Dining Table: Christian Cole Furniture
Accessories: Simple Form