Homeowner Alan entrusted Freedom Kitchens to transform the kitchen and laundry in his Californian bungalow style home in Highett, Melbourne. A fresh two-toned colour palette of doors in Iceland Peak White Satin and Newbury Fox Flint creates a modern space that brings everyone together and effortlessly connects with the outdoors via bi-fold windows and doors.
Read on to find out more about this latest, stunning Freedom Kitchens transformation.
Before. Located at the rear of the house within the living area, the kitchen and laundry were both small spaces, lacking storage and functionality. They also weren’t immediately connected to each other or to the outdoor space where the couple love to entertain.
“The original kitchen was 20 years old, tired and cramped,” Alan explains. “We wanted to create a stronger connection to our outdoor decking area while designing a fresh, modern space that matched the home and its exterior.”
First on the list was to move the kitchen to the other side of the rear living space, allowing for a much larger kitchen footprint, a European laundry and a proper dining area. Bi-fold windows, which acts as a servery zone, now directly connects the kitchen to the outdoors.
The design. A modern, light-filled kitchen was the order of the day. “We specifically wanted no handles, a clean, modern look and abundance of cupboard space that extended to the 3-metre ceiling” states Alan.
The U-shaped design is jam-packed with storage, appliances, accessories and prep area. A mixture of drawers and to-the-ceiling cabinets (many with concealed drawers within) ensures that storage and organisation is a breeze. Calcutta Stone benchtops, sourced by the homeowners, offer plenty of prep area, with the waterfall edge at the end creating a seating area for two with a wine fridge, leading out to the bi-fold doors to the patio.
Iceland Peak White Satin and Newbury Fox Flint cabinetry have been paired together, evoking a fresh and contemporary look. Iceland White Satin doors have been used along the lower runs of cabinetry, with Freedom Kitchens integrated Peak handles used for a sleek finish.