I recently had the pleasure of working with Kyle and Karen on the renovation of their home in Mount Maunganui. During our first meeting I could see instantly it was going to be a great project, they both clearly had excellent taste as their bungalow was oozing with a fantastic collection of much-loved goodies.
My brief was to provide them with a concept floor plan that would improve the flow of the home focusing on the entrance, laundry, kitchen and bathroom. The changes needed to keep within the original footprint of the home and work around all existing windows.
The current layout was a dated and inefficient use of the limited available space, so we combined the well proportioned laundry into an entry, laundry and scullery space, changed the kitchen to a functional galley and added a free-standing bath and wet area shower to the bathroom. With all the boxes ticked we continued onto designing a kitchen to suit the elongated galley space. Karen requested a lowered desk area that could accommodate a bar stool, a space that would work for a guest to hang out while cooking was underway, or for every day laptop use.
I suggested a turned table leg to support the lowered area, an interesting end to streamlined kitchen cabinetry creating a sence of weightlessness and the illusion of extra space….. it works a treat!