Steam Punk Inspired

Kiwi ingenuity and a clear vision of what they wanted, enabled the owner of this home to create their steam-punk inspired kitchen full of unique and interesting elements.

The negative detailing on the stone benchtop is achieved by starting with a 30mm slab and creating a shark-nose edge to give the illusion of it being 20mm.  The aluminium black powdercoated Hafele extrusion handle continued negative detail on the cabinetry results in a seamless visual effect.

The rich dark melamine cabinetry (Bestwood Black Wilderness)required something quite different to standard white internal cabinetry. Instead the carcasses are finished in Bestwood Honed Slate. Fitted with many storage features including a Blum Space Tower in black, the cupboards are brightened with LED lights that turn on automatically when opened.

The most unique element of this complex kitchen however, is the smoked glass splashback – behind which is the scullery. One can see out from the scullery into the kitchen and living spaces, but can only see through to the scullery and prep area from the kitchen when all the lights are on.

This is an engineering triumph, as the wall above the splashback had to be cantilevered so that it can support itself, rather than put pressure on the glass below.

This kitchen features in our 2020 Kitchens Look Book

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  • Benchtop:  Granite – Atlantic Stone. Second bench: Granite – Jet Black
  • Cabinets: Exterior: Bestwood Black Wilderness. Interior: Bestwood Honed Slate
  • Handles: Hafele Cabinet extrusion
  • Splashback: Smoked Glass

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