A stylish design for a new kitchen by Jag Kitchens has resulted in a young couple in Mt Wellington totally transforming their entire home. A small space has been used creatively to make a versatile and smart kitchen/living area, which is great for entertaining.
When Kelly and Craig Bleakley visited the Jag Kitchens showroom in April, within two months their new kitchen had been installed.
“We were very, very impressed with the overall service including the design work, costing, timing and the installation. It’s made our house look brand new,” Kelly says.
The Bleakley home, which is about six-years-old, is a Lockwood design and originally the kitchen and living area were divided by a wall.
With design guidance from Jag, they had the wall removed to accommodate the new kitchen.
They also painted the wooden walls with Resene’s colour Black White, making the house light, bright and very contemporary.
The new kitchen space is super practical, making cooking and entertaining a pleasure, according to the owners. It includes an engineered stone bench top (Smart Stones –Arcadia) on the main bench and this is also used on the central island.
The dark cabinetry (Bestwood Melamine in Charred Oak – wilderness finish) used gives a nice natural wood-like warmth and contrasts well with the bench tops. It is a striking look, which is a little different from the usual light-on-light colour options.
The central island features a glass cook-top with the oven concealed behind it. The island is lit by three white pendant lights and has three stools marking the distinction between kitchen and living area.
A patterned red splashback adds a lovely pop of colour in the area behind the sink bench while the square double sink is both practical and smart. The waste disposer includes an air-activated switch – a stylish alternative to a wall switch.
There is ample storage including soft-close kitchen drawers and a pantry, built on an angle to suit flow through the back door. Under the sink is a cleaning agent pullout – handy to store cleaning products safely away from tiny fingers.
A first for a Jag Kitchens design is the installation of a Sweepovac, a foot level vacuum cleaner built into the toe kick space under the kitchen cabinets. Sweep up your kitchen dirt and tap the button with your foot to have it efficiently vacuumed away.
– Article courtesy of H&P Times