It’s been a lot time coming but we can finally start showing you through our new house build!
Starting with maybe my favourite area of the house- the Kitchen.
I drew up this kitchen design quite early on in the planning stage of our build. We had quite a large space length wise to play with and I knew we needed to incorporate some sort of built in dining table to the area, enter the Semi Circle Island Bench.
Oh the functionality! Initially I must admit, while I was drawing this island I was fairly focused on the aesthetics of it, the main checklist looking something like:
*Is it pretty
*Can I use some unique materials
*Make sure it’s uniquely our style and something a bit out of the box.
Although I love the look of the kitchen we created the real beauty of it has ended up being the functionality. After having lived here now for a few months I don’t think I could have a straight island bench again!
Having the oven on the island makes cooking a lot more social and the layout of the seating around this allows for great conversation when we have friends and family over- I certainly don’t want to be that host that misses out on all the fun slaving over the stove- boring! Recently we had family come and stay and the kitchen bench turned into some sort of judging panel for each “contestants” night to cook, analysing the cooking techniques as they went- plenty of fun, banter and good times.
Functionality aside, you’re probably here for all the details…
So here we go:
We used this beautiful Terrazzo tile for the main island bench. We inlaid the tile into the benchtop and included a fair amount of structural steal flat bar to maintain the stiffness and allow for the overhang.
We went with white tap ware and this beautiful White Quartz Double Bowl Sink- Find it here . The Quartz is heat, scratch and stain resistant and sooo beautiful- double win there!
For our appliances we went with the full Hafele range:
Oven- Find Here
Integrated Dishwasher- Find Here
Induction Cooktop- Find Here
We designed and fabricated these custom shelves for the back wall. I wanted a minimalist look. These ones were made with 4mm Aluminium and powder coated in white. We recessed the a lip at the back to secure into the studs then FC sheeted and tiled over the top to get that simple/minimal look.
These beautiful Zellige Tiles from Sunshine Living Tile and Stone add so much texture and reflect the light in such a cool way. These ones are called: Manhattan Linen Pearl.
Coffee making is pretty high on the priority list in our house, making this space quite large and also beautiful was a high priority in my design.
We continued with the same splash back tiles in the open walk in pantry and also included two of these very cute pull out baskets.
G makes a mean coffee in here! For the coffee lovers his machine is a Lelit-Bianca (looks pretty too!) and he uses Columbian Coffee Co Beans- they’re our local but also ship all over. You can find them- here
You can also find the Wicker Storage Baskets- Here
If you have the ability to have any size pull out pantry in your kitchen/pantry I’d highly recommend, a real game changer for us.
These ones are our fave: Here
We went with our own Biscuit Suede Handles again in this kitchen. You can find them: Here
On the back bench we also included a cupboard with pocket doors so that we can have this open to use the kettle/toaster/thermie , but close it off to keep it tidy.
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