Project Reveal: Bondi Kitchen
Today we're shining the spotlight on a recent kitchen project located in a two bedroom apartment in the heart of Bondi.
The client purchasing it around 5 months ago in unliveable condition, they set about a speedy renovation to get it up to scratch. Wanting to create a space with a neutral colour palette and accentuated with touches of timber and colour. As you can see by the images, the end result is a beautiful space which is only enhanced by the amount of natural light and air flow filtering through.
One half of the couple Vanessa talks us through her design choices, saying her major inspirational portal was Pinterest as well as other home websites, supplier portfolios and interior magazines.
Having always wanting a neutral toned apartment, she looked at how to incorporate it through different materials and textures. All the kitchen cabinetry (done by Kitchen Essence in Alexandria) was done in a bright white melamine, with a porcelain marble tile bench top chosen for it's durability compared to real marble as well as a cost saving method.
Her choice to bring in timber to the space initially came from an inspiration image she showed to Timbermill when we had our initial consultation. As the apartment has American Oak floorboards throughout, we recommended the use of Spotted Gum cladding with a small shadow line to be used on the some of the feature cupboard doors. This meant it remained a feature without overwhelming and the colouring of the spotted gum compliments the oak and brings a lovely warmth to the space. A matching joinery unit was also built in the living area in the same timber panelling to tie it all together.
As the kitchen cabinetry was being built by someone else, Vanessa liaised with both the kitchen supplier and Timbermill in order to make it logistically work without wasting too much time. Kitchen Essence provided the doors with the appropriate thickness taken off, and we then clad them in our workshop before re-installing. It was a great way to combine different skills of different suppliers, and the end result is a unique design which might not have been completely possible without incorporating different teams.