Smith & Smith Kitchens Project 19
Overcoming a limited footprint, this economical kitchen was designed by Beth Paron and constructed by Smith & Smith Kitchens. The homeowner wanted to increase the sense of space in the small unit, expand storage and improve ergonomics.
To meet its client’s needs, the team at Smith & Smith Kitchens fitted Blum Antaro hinges to aid in drawer access, and amplified the kitchen’s storage capacity by adding extra drawers with soft-close runners and touch-to-open overhead cupboards for greater accessibility.
Fresh white walls, minimal white cabinetry, long-line floating shelves and a bronzed mirror splashback offer brightness, while striking black cabinetry provides a sense of depth within the kitchen. The considered use of ‘Colorbond Monument’ juxtaposed with ‘Casper White’ offers the illusion of more space while also giving the kitchen a modern and contemporary feel.
Measuring at a humble 2.9m x 3.1m, this compact kitchen is bolstered by its highly functional cabinetry and quality appliances. Complete with a Bosch oven and hotplate, the kitchen also boasts a Qasair undermount rangehood – discretely concealed behind joinery for a streamlined finish. With a high-quality Mitsubishi fridge and state-of-the-art Siemens dishwasher, the kitchen’s top functioning appliances blend seamlessly with Smith & Smith Kitchens’ joinery.
Additional storage space was made using the client’s collection of timber, incorporating a unique, personal touch into the design. This recycled timber was used to outline the bronze mirror splashback and create beautiful, sleek shelving in the dining space. The kitchen sustains a wonderful sense of cohesion, right down to the matching kickboards and black cabinetry. Smith & Smith Kitchens’ bold design ultimately proves that utilising black shades in the kitchen can be an excellent space-enhancing choice.