Kitchen Refurbishment, Brunswick

Design Story

Our clients wanted to update the kitchen in their double fronted Californian Bungalow in Brunswick.  The kitchen had been added to the property in the 1990s and was a dark timber.  Our client wanted to modernise the kitchen in line with their own style, keep the layout but improve functionality and storage.

We were engaged to specify for the kitchen as our clients had decided to work with Ikea for the overall design and layout.  The first step was to define an interior design strategy.  For the style goal the client wanted a Mid-Century Modern inspired kitchen.  The colour scheme was centred around a white, grey, and sage palette.  A focal point to the kitchen was a beautiful timber dining table made by our client.  So we were keen to repeat the hard wood material in the kitchen, which we did in the handles.

Our specifications started with the Ikea range and we selected a combination of white and ash cabinetry.  The ash had a natural grain effect which would provide a point of interest, depth and contrast to the white cabinetry.

We selected a sage geometric splashback, which would end up being a beautiful and unique feature to this kitchen.  A concrete engineered stone countertop was selected and the finishing touch was the large white and timber curved pendant lights.  Which are a striking feature in their own right.

Together the specifications we selected transformed this kitchen from a dated dark wood kitchen, to a modern, pesonalised, functional interesting space.


Photography by Dasha Photography

Cabinetry by Ikea

Stone by Quantum Quartz

Splashback tiles by De Fazio Tiles

Handles by Kethy