Tag: Kitchen Designer

Kitchen renovation

  • 8 July 2022

A simple client wish list for this kitchen renovation … maximize storage whilst maintaining the current footprint.

The original kitchen had white cabinets and white stone tops, the vast open plan space and spectacular views gobbled up the white on white and did little to enhance the concrete floors. Flipping the pallet to Black on Black gave the space substance and suited the industrial vibe of the home.

Dysfunctional pantry doors that opened into workspaces were replaced with pocket sliding hardware allowing pantry and crockery doors to remain open without inhibiting workflow while the family cooked.

Hardwearing finishes ensured durability and finger print free maintenance.

Hardworking cabinet makers at The Kitchen Business ensured the finer details were executed precisely.

FP Kitchen handles in Antique Brass and Matt Black

  • 13 August 2021

Cabinetry handles have the ability to transform kitchens from modern to traditional, Archant’s latest release from Furnipart include the FP Manor range. The two finishes, Antique Brass and Matt Black, allows them work across a number of styles.

Manor T, Manor Back, Manor Knob and Manor.

Add to this a dash of Crofton Dark Oxide woven mesh panel Archant Wovenpanel for additional texture … beautiful





Lockwood kitchen renovation

  • 1 March 2020

Established in 1951 Lockwood is a familiar part of the New Zealand building landscape,  if you own a Lockwood home you will appreciate the added layer of complexity when renovating.

I recently worked on a well known Lockwood home in Rotorua, an absolute gem of a home hidden within a rambling well established garden. Owned by a creative couple, who initially engaged me to assist them with their tree house accommodation,  the brief was to design a kitchen that would fit seamless into the existing home.

Original materials used in the home were a fascinatingly eclectic mix, ranging from hand made copper pelmets, solid black and white marble checker board flooring with brass thresholds, timber veneer wall linings and grass cloth wallpaper. Needless to say this was NOT a home for a cookie cutter shiny white kitchen.

Selecting  Maskaratus granite for its deep green and rich gold veins gave us the visual connection to the garden, add American Walnut Crown Cut Veneer as a nod to the original wall lings, Dulux Hoon Hay for its soothing moss green depth, a dash of grass cloth wallpaper and an incredibly talented cabinet maker mix it all together and the result is magic.