ST IVES KITCHEN RENOVATION
A tired and dysfunctional kitchen gets a modern, sustainable makeover.
The St James Whitting St Ives kitchen design fuses architectural space splanning and functional joinery design to embrace the needs of contemporary family living. The owners of the St Ives Kitchen are a family of four who love to cook and entertain, Our design team demolished the existing kitchen, removed the walls adjoining the dining room, opening the space and providing a connecting hybrid space that links the dining area to the kitchen workspace – the hot spot family desk/ breakfast bar. This new, white oak timber breakfast bar in George Fethers natural timber veneer was created on the dining room side, with open shelves above for books and accessories. The breakfast bar and open shelves double as a work desk and are in the same white oak George Fethers timber veneer, creating a space ideal for eating, working, writing or homework. It also features a custom-designed docking station for all chagable electronics hidden inside the architectural joinery.
Cabinets feature EcoCore board, painted in low VOC Resene Alabaster White with soft-close drawers and doors. Hardware inside cabinets provides functional storage for recycling bins, cutlery and utensils, herbs and spices, chopping boards and baking dishes. The custom made spacious pantry has pull-out shelves for easy access and Space Corner by Blum provides a practical solution for corner cupboards. Timber highlights in the joinery create visual interest and break up the block of pure white. LED downlights provide ample illumination to workbenches and for ambience. Benchtops and splashbacks feature hard-wearing Essastone in Vogue Matt Carrara and Luxe Monte Cervino.
Thank you Kate St James and Catherine Whitting and for such great design. We love our kitchen and the positive changes it has made for our home and family. I could not have done this without you both! Beryl Leeb-du Toit