Curves and Contrasts

Building a new home can afford the owner the ability to think completely outside the square.

This homeowner has done this quite literally. They requested the kitchen area to be ‘softened’ to create a kitchen that was easy to socialise in.

By curving the kitchen bench, seating can be placed around three sides, making it a great place to sit and chat. Offsetting the sink to one end leaves more space for entertaining and serving. This is a clever solution when the overall bench size isn’t large.

The island sits on recessed toe kicks with RGB LED lights, which adds drama to the kitchen and contrast to the black and white.

The scullery is doorless with open shelves for quick access to everything the cook needs.

This kitchen features in our 2020 Kitchens Look Book

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  • Benchtop: Curved Island: Engineered Stone – Silestone Blanco Matrix Arris. Back bench: Jet Black Honed Granite
  • Cabinets: Drawers & Cupboards: Melteca Snowdrift Naturale. Below Island: Bestwood Black Wilderness
  • Handles: Archant Swan, Antique Brown
  • Drawers: Hafele Also soft-close
  • Splashback: Misty Mirror
  • Scullery Bench: High Pressure Laminate Formica, Ebony Oxide
  • LED Lights: Hafele Warm White strip lights under overhead cupboards. RGB strip lights under Island toekicks.

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