Orange Kitchen Design Ideas
Elegant and minimalist kitchen in classic marble and soft dark tones. The Balmoral House is located within the lower north-shore suburb of Balmoral. The site presents many difficulties being wedged shaped, on the low side of the street, hemmed in by two substantial existing houses and with just half the land area of its neighbours. Where previously the site would have enjoyed the benefits of a sunny rear yard beyond the rear building alignment, this is no longer the case with the yard having been sold-off to the neighbours. Our design process has been about finding amenity where on first appearance there appears to be little. The design stems from the first key observation, that the view to Middle Harbour is better from the lower ground level due to the height of the canopy of a nearby angophora that impedes views from the first floor level. Placing the living areas on the lower ground level allowed us to exploit setback controls to build closer to the rear boundary where oblique views to the key local features of Balmoral Beach and Rocky Point Island are best. This strategy also provided the opportunity to extend these spaces into gardens and terraces to the limits of the site, maximising the sense of space of the 'living domain'. Every part of the site is utilised to create an array of connected interior and exterior spaces The planning then became about ordering these living volumes and garden spaces to maximise access to view and sunlight and to structure these to accommodate an array of social situations for our Client’s young family. At first floor level, the garage and bedrooms are composed in a linear block perpendicular to the street along the south-western to enable glimpses of district views from the street as a gesture to the public realm. Critical to the success of the house is the journey from the street down to the living areas and vice versa. A series of stairways break up the journey while the main glazed central stair is the centrepiece to the house as a light-filled piece of sculpture that hangs above a reflecting pond with pool beyond. The architecture works as a series of stacked interconnected volumes that carefully manoeuvre down the site, wrapping around to establish a secluded light-filled courtyard and terrace area on the north-eastern side. The expression is 'minimalist modern' to avoid visually complicating an already dense set of circumstances. Warm natural materials including off-form concrete, neutral bricks and blackbutt timber imbue the house with a calm quality whilst floor to ceiling glazing and large pivot and stacking doors create light-filled interiors, bringing the garden inside. In the end the design reverses the obvious strategy of an elevated living space with balcony facing the view. Rather, the outcome is a grounded compact family home sculpted around daylight, views to Balmoral and intertwined living and garden spaces that satisfy the social needs of a growing young family. Photo Credit: Katherine Lu
Smartstone | Quartz Benchtops, Engineered Stone
The kitchen featuring Smartstone island benchtop and splashback is proving a joy to live with its winning combination of luxe marble aesthetic in super-durable quartz. For the bathroom, Leeza chose Smartstone Amara, a soft, beautiful surface that features a subtle, random grey vein on a white background.
Sam Richards Architectural Design
Alterations to an existing bungalow in Island Bay. Moved the bathroom, laundry, Kitchen and back door entrance to create open plan living in a previously very disjointed family home.
A well functioning modern kitchen that compliments the architectural design of the house, as well as incorporating natural timbers into the design that flow into other design elements throughout the house. KITCHEN SPECIFICATIONS: Carcass, Prime Panels 18mm gloss white melamine with 1mm pvc edging. Cabinetry Finishes, Prime Panels 19mm USA White Oak Art planked veneer with a satin clear lacquer finish. Elite Hardware Overlay Pull handles. Benchtops, Caesarstone Forsty Carrina, 30mm to back bench and pantry with 60mm mitred finish on island. Cabro Gino-660L sink stainless steel sink insert. Hardware, Blum Tandembox Antaro Blumotion (soft-close) drawers. Blum Clip-top inserta 110 and 170 hinges. LED strip light to under side of overhead cupboards. Splash backs, 5mm Low Iron toughened glass coloured to match wall colour. Appliances, Miele double wall ovens, Miele dishwasher with Fisher and Paykel Fridge.
The stainless steel double oven and range hood compliment the white cabinetry and metal hardware. Warm tones in the stonewood granite backsplash and island countertop add interest and depth. Dark hardwood floors ground the space. The island features an integrated cutting board and trash bins creating a functional workspace. Ilir Rizaj
Build: Graystone Custom Builders, Interior Design: Blackband Design, Photography: Ryan Garvin
Marvista Kitchen & Bath
The gold hardware and faucet stand out against the white and black backgrounds.
Sliding pull-outs are a great way to stay organized in the kitchen and organize any oils, spices, etc you need!
Anchored by a Navy Blue Hexagon Tile Backsplash, this transitional style kitchen serves up some nautical vibes with its classic blue and white color pairing. Love the look? Sample navy blue tiles and more at fireclaytile.com. TILE SHOWN 6" Hexagon Tiles in Navy Blue DESIGN John Gioffre PHOTOS Leonid Furmansky INSTALLER Revent Remodeling + Construction
Kat Nelson Designs
Adding a tile that has a pattern brings so much life to this kitchen. An amazing wood island top is a great mix of textures and style to this eclectic kitchen. Keeping the barstools low but functional keeps the big features of the kitchen at the forefront.
The Aldrich Group, LLC
Extra-spacious pantry Jeff Herr Photography
Katharine Jessica Interior Design, LLC
Bill Bocken Architecture & Interior Design
Shelley Metcalf & Glenn Cormier Photographers