Choose 6 favorite kitchens from over 60 thing The function of one year is almost impossible work. Ask the judges of New Zealand’s Big Kitchen Awards, who face a similar dilemma each year.
However, we’ve narrowed down the 2021 top picks to six kitchens that offer exciting ideas that you’ll want to emulate when you get the chance.
In other words, they aren’t ridiculously expensive, but they aren’t necessarily cheap either.
They all have one thing in common. It is a perfect fit for the lifestyle of the home and the owner. They don’t look out of place because of the material consistency that goes through the house.
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* Kitchen of the Week: The rustic character of Cromwell’s villa on the railroad trail
* This Week’s Kitchen: Rockwood with a little “glitter”
They are also evidence of designers and architects who are pushing the boundaries and ready for a little adventure.
They are in no particular order.
Auckland’s award-winning homes designed by SGA (Strachan Group Architects) – NZIA, Master Builders and TIDA Award Winners. This project was supported by interior designer Maria Hosking and cabinet maker Philbe Design in collaboration with SGA.
The kitchen has birch plywood and vertical wood handles that continue the visual play of shadows created by the slat screen of the house. And these are related to how the house softens the climate, and the name Zonnebries, which means the solar wind in Dutch, which refers to the heritage of one of the owners’ families.
Used as overlay flooring in afternoon rooms, American maple is also used in benchtops and solid wood details to provide a more durable surface when needed.
Nicky Claridge of NCDesign has designed a kitchen for a new home on the high bridle pass in Heathcote, Christchurch.
“Clients wanted a unique and classy space that could create a storm and entertain friends and family. They liked the idea of setting up a bar restaurant.”
Claridge hung the island from the floor and secured a custom matte black steel frame at both ends. The steel frame on the edge of the island reflects the large structural steel frame that separates the living room from the kitchen and dining areas.
A clever mirror box under the island disguises waste, water, and power supplies.
The island bench top features a suede-finished jet-black granite. The masculine feel is further enhanced by subway tiles with shiny black bevel edges, plate steel bench tops for cooking and pantry surfaces, and custom stainless steel extraction units.
The cabinet is New Onyx Prime Reconvenir with a 30% gloss finish. To maintain a semi-industrial look, the overhead timber and glass display unit features sliding doors suspended from an exposed steel running track.
Annika Rowson of Rowson Kitchens in New Plymouth took into account the 1940s of family bungalows when designing a major refurbishment.
The Art Deco era of the house helped determine the most striking elements of her kitchen – the dramatic patterned corian of APT that appears on the island’s benchtops, front doors, and cabinet doors. It also wraps a custom range hood to provide a seamless integrated sink.
And most interesting was what the designer did at Witch Hazel Corian. “I turned the side upside down,” she says. “We used the underside of the slab and sanded it to showcase the different patterns that occur when the sheet is made. This effect comes from the different weights of the polymer and minerals. This is what I really like. It’s Art Deco. “
Rowson combined the matt black cabinets on the back wall with the material, which helped him visually recede and “pop the Corian.”
The next kitchen is located in NZIA’s award-winning concrete bungalows on Mount Maunganui.
While Hamilton-based Housing and Architecture architect Evan Mayo came up with the concept, the beautiful wood kitchen was elaborated by Annique Heesen of Gezellig Interiors in Cambridge.
Designers say it was a big bonus for one of the homeowners to be able to create all the black steel frames that characterize the home. This includes the steel frames that make up the island. Overhead steel shelves with glossy doors; and custom steel light fittings.
The cabinet is a rustic prime oak veneer with osmo matte stain. These are the island’s benchtops, teaming with the rare reddish-brown bronze stones of Brazilian quartzite.
The rear and scullery bench tops, and splashbacks feature dull brushed stainless steel that complements the semi-industrial look of the steel shelf unit.
The kitchen of the villa next to Cromwell’s rail trail also caught our eye. Surrounded by vineyards, the house is rich in modern countryside features. But that wasn’t always the case, says Masterwood Joinery designer Stefan Sonntag.
“This house was built in 2004 and when it was sold, the new owner had burned down the interior. When we arrived to design the kitchen, there was nothing inside. We started from the beginning. rice field.”
The main feature is the lumber island with a length of 4m. It was designed to resemble furniture with sturdy American white oak legs – “Owners didn’t want a heavy toekick.”
The front and panels of the island doors and drawers are rustic prime art planked oak. They are teaming up with Caesar Stone fresh concrete bench tops. In contrast, the anthracite cabinets along the walls are cinder matte Laminex acrylic, with matching interiors.
Designers say the splashback tiles were deliberately chosen to provide an unobtrusive neutral background.
Our last kitchen is in stark contrast to the blonde wood walls of the new Rockwood house on the Kapiti coast.
Owners loved to shine a bit and wanted a black and gold kitchen to reflect this, says Tuohy Homes designer Jeanette Tuohy.
To provide a “quiet” background, the cabinet is on a pitch black Laminex acrylic panel and is finger-resistant. This is in contrast to the glittering splashback. A chevron brass mosaic tile that shines under LED strip lighting that runs under an overhead cabinet.
According to Tuohy, the brass mosaic is brilliant, but has a natural patina that complements the rockwood wood.
The tiles and black cabinets are teamed with a black Galaxy granite bench top, re-selected for embedded copper spots that have a golden glow to match other metal elements.
Black also appears on KWC Polished Tapware, including soap dispensers. And like the appliances in the main kitchen, including the Fisher & Pikel French Door Refrigerator, the sink is black.
Functionality is guaranteed in an open scalar rally that doubles as a second kitchen with a separate sink, DishDrawer, oven and fridge.