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Brad Tara

If James Bond were a kitchen, this could be him.

Price guide*: $90K - $95K


Carcase/Internals: Melamine high moisture resistant interiors/shelving White 16mm Polytec (BORG)   Door/Drawer/Panel/Kicker: Fronts, kickers, infills & panels Black woodmatt 16mm Polytec (BORG)   Door/Drawer/Panel/Kicker: Rangehood block with curved ends Black woodmatt Polytec (BORG) Door/Drawer/Panel/Kicker: Island fronts, kickers & panels Classic White Matt 16mm Polytec (BORG)   Door/Drawer/Panel/Kicker: Glass inserts to wine cabinet doors Federation Glass Clear glass 4mm with feature curve- as per plan Door/Drawer/Panel/Kicker: Shadow line between joinery & bulk head Black woodmatt 50mm Polytec (BORG) Door/Drawer/Panel/Kicker: Shadow line between joinery & benchtops Black woodmatt 16mm Polytec (BORG)   Feature: curve block to island joinery Polytec (BORG) Black woodmatt Polytec (BORG)   Drawer Hardware: Legrabox soft close drawer inner drawer shallow BLUM white FHS To pantry Legrabox soft close inner drawers- high element BLUM White/ glass from FHS, Legrabox soft close drawers BLUM white runner from FHS, Legrabox soft close drawers BLUM Black runner from FHS   Top: Benchtop in wine cabinet & appliance cabinet Cosentino Super white, honed 20mm pencil edge by Ideal Stone   Top: 1 x undermount sink, standard cooktop cutout Cosentino Super white, honed 20mm & 50mm pencil edge by Ideal Stone Kickers: 135mm high Polytec (BORG) Black woodmatt 135mm Hinges: Soft close BLUM FHS Handles: Nyborg Black stain handles Kethy L6870/256/BKS 394mm from FHS   Waste Management: Pull out bin 80L ; 2 x 32L & 2 x 8L Buckets Wilson & Bradley WBPB6084Z   Handles: Ona Lip handle in Brushed black Momo Handles ON0372.128.BBL 128mm Momo Handles Located on all lower joinery Cutlery Inserts: Ambia Line cutlery insert BLUM Black/ black from FHS   Oven: built in oven with pyrolytic cleaning Miele H 2860 BP 595W x 568D x 596H   Oven: Compact Steam oven Miele DGC 7440 595W x 569D x 456H   Cooktop: 900mm gas cooktop AEG HG975550VB 880W x 510D x 46H Rangehood: Integrated rangehood AEG DGR9962HB 860W x 300D x330H Sink: Vita Double Kitchen Sink 760mm – Brushed Gunmetal Abi 101571 450W x 200D x 760L Undermount application   Microwave: Microwave on island LG MS4296OBS 540W x 434D x 310H Dishwasher: Fully integrated dishwasher Miele G 7169 SCVi XXL 598W x 550D x 845H Fridge: Miele integrated fridge & freezer Miele KFNS 7785 D 559W x 544D x 1770H RH Motor: Rangehood Motor AEG DR20   Shelving: in appliance cabinet & wine cabinet Polytec (BORG) Black woodmatt 25mm Polytec (BORG) 2 x 25mm thick shelves in appliance cabinet, 1 x 25mm thick shelf in wine cabinet under bench   Shelving: Chevron opening shelving in wine cabinet SpaceCraft Black woodmatt 16mm Polytec (BORG) Wine bottle storage   Tapware: Goose neck Water Filter tap MDC Water Gunmetal 302mm high Tapware: Elysian Commercial Pull-Out Kitchen Mixer Abi Gunmetal 388mm   Splashback: Splash back with 2 x feature curved ends Cosentino Super white 20mm, honed finish Ideal Stone   Splashback: Splash back in wine cabinet Cosentino Super white 20mm, Honed finish Ideal Stone   Flooring: Timber floor boards Lighting: LED Strip lighting Allegra Natrual white FHS Sensor, located in appliance cabinet   Other: Ventilation grill FHS Matt black FHS for integrated fridge & freezer   Lighting: LED Strip lighting with switch & dimmer Allegra Natural white FHS

*Price guide includes: cabinetry and tops. Exclusions: appliances, tiling, electrical and plumbing.

The Brief

...When Brad, Tara and their two children set out to renovate their 1920s Kingswood home it was all about retaining past charm while introducing present day functionality and flair...

Brad and Tara’s kitchen renovation gives off serious James Bond vibes.

You see, for more than 50 years, Bond has exuded timeless style in his classic attire. He’s remained sleek and sophisticated but also evolved on-screen to suit a modern audience.

When Brad, Tara and their two children set out to renovate the back of their 1920s Kingswood home it was all about retaining past charm while introducing present day functionality and flair.

The goal: a timeless and elegant open plan kitchen with a living and dining space ripe for regular entertainment. And it all started with a monochrome colour palette for the kitchen that would never go out of style – much like Bond’s tux. Designer Jessie got straight to work scripting their vision.

Cosentino Super White marble for the benchtops and splash back. Blackwood grain as the joinery front, to add a touch of sophistication and warmth. Lip pull handles for lower joinery, feature handles on tall.

Curves were desired and turned out to be a kitchen must – softening the look and adding a touch of modern elegance.

Next was all the functionality to consider – drawers, integrated fridge and freezer, integrated dishwasher, undermount double bowl sink, seating on the island, a built-in bin system, oven tower, appliance nook, feature wine area with glass doors, and no overhead storage.

Brad and Tara were keen on a 900mm wide gas top with a built-in range hood that would serve as a feature. And LED task lighting to illuminate specific spaces.

The plan was to seamlessly connect the kitchen design to the living room via materials and curves. Considerations included an entertainment unit, mounting the TV to wall, and wall hung open shelving either side of a fireplace for display and storage.

Channelling some Bond herself, Jessie rose calmly to the challenge.

Our Design Resolution

...From the living space to the kitchen, Jessie has prioritised function yet created a sophisticated and timeless look that embodies monochrome elegance with bold flair and a hint of modern artistry...

Jessie paired Consentino Super White stone on the bench tops, splash back, and island with Polytec Black Woodmatt melamine on all joinery fronts, creating a striking monochrome feel with rich texture.

The internal side of the island is Polytec Classic White Matt melamine for contrast while the handles on the tall joinery are made from Kethy Nyborg Black stained timber.

The stone is used on the cooktop run in 20mm edge detail and ensures the island stands out due to a bold waterfall end and 50mm edge detail. As requested, there’s room for seating. Gold-brushed lighting hovers above the dining table nearby. The entire combination oozes class.

Jessie integrated curves into the island benchtop joinery as well as the benchtop itself, continuing the flow by creating curves on the splash back, glass doors in the bar area, and on the rangehood block. Crafted from Polytec Blackwood matt, and designed with a captivating, curved shape, the rangehood is a sophisticated feature with a function.

Knowing how much Brad and Tara love to entertain, Jessie ensured the wine and bar area was a dedicated space. The curved feature glass doors front stylish angular shelving for wine and a pouring area boasting its own Consentino Super White stone bench top and splash back. Storage for glasses sits in closed shelving below.

Jessie decided that functionality took precedence in maximising the potential of Brad and Tara’s meticulously crafted extension. This would allow for ample storage and efficiency.

With plenty of drawers and some cleverly placed shelving, she avoided the need for overhead cabinets while ensuring there’s easy access to everything in a clutter-free environment.

A generous two-door pantry has inner drawers with shelving above. The appliance nook is replete with inner drawers and shelving, and it’s concealed to maintain the kitchen’s sleek appearance. With its own benchtop in Consentino Super White stone, even the nook has a touch of elegance.

Due to a substantial skylight and large glass doors, there’s a significant amount of natural light in the kitchen. Focussed LED strip lighting on the bar and appliance nook is discreet and stylish.

The double bowl sink is situated on the island, which also has the integrated dishwasher and bin-system built in. The oven tower is built into the back wall bench area while the fridge, freezer and appliance nook are all concealed alongside the pantry, behind matching doors.

The living room design follows the same material palette as the kitchen, ensuring a seamless transition between the spaces. Jessie included wall-hung storage for the TV console and added open shelving to the left of the fireplace, creating a cohesive and stylish look.

From the living space to the kitchen, Jessie has prioritised function yet created a sophisticated and timeless look that embodies monochrome elegance with bold flair and a hint of modern artistry.

Done. Job Done.

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