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Smith & Smith Kitchens Project 14

Designed by Lynette Yannakakis for Smith & Smith Kitchens, this project utilises natural, recycled elements to create a striking dichotomy of rawness and warmth. Situated on a working farm in Silvan, Victoria, the owners wanted this kitchen to be functional and beautiful, whilst preserving the integrity of the original build.

Smith & Smith Kitchens received a brief to incorporate recycled timber elements into the design and open up the space between the kitchen and dining areas. Recycled flooring was expertly transformed into floating shelves and perfectly book-matched doors and panels, so the two adjoining surfaces seamlessly mirror one another.

The homeowners wanted easy access to a large, double-door fridge, while keeping the existing sloped ceiling and walk-in pantry. To make use of the existing footprint, the pantry shape was altered to allow for open-wall shelving, a benchtop and full-height storage. Downlights were also fitted to the underside of the overheads so that benchtops in the pantry had ample task lighting, increasing functionality.

In order to provide more usable floor space in the pantry, Smith & Smith Kitchens moved the walls and constructed a new doorway into the walk-in pantry – this opened up the kitchen, making access to the fridge effortless.

A large island bench was a necessity for the homeowners. The Caesarstone ‘Rugged Concrete’ and ‘Airy Concrete’ industrial-inspired benchtop adds a robustness to the kitchen design and retains its original two structural posts – an ode to its existing form. A steel frame was tactfully constructed under the suspended island benchtop to give lightness to a typically heavy product.

For stylish cooking, a combination induction/gas cooktop was installed in the island bench to suit the clients’ communal cooking style. Paired with a downdraft rangehood, the cooktop blends wonderfully with the rest of the room without compromising on safety.

Castella ‘Urbane’ and ‘Ledge’ handles in matte black are an excellent finishing touch to the dark cabinets, evoking a timeless style and sophistication that greatly enhances the cabinetry features and the entire kitchen.


Smith & Smith Kitchens

889 Wellington Road
Tel: (03) 9755 4888

1430 Dandenong Road
Tel: (03) 9530 4777

860 Doncaster Road
Tel: (03) 9840 7771
Email: kitchens@smithandsmith.com.au
Website: www.smithandsmith.com.au