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5 Features of a Designer Kitchen
No stone is left unturned when it comes to creating a designer kitchen. Think premium fittings and finishings plus state-of-the-art appliances and the added luxuries that space can afford, including a butler's pantry. Here are five top inclusions in today's designer kitchens.
1. Butler's pantry.
The spacious walk-in pantry with its floor-to-ceiling shelving has almost become a standard in today's homes. The next step is the butler's pantry, which combines the joys of a walk-in pantry with the working zone of your kitchen (potentially a sink and fridge cavity plus additional bench space and cabinetry with custom-designed storage) but is hidden from the hustle and bustle of an open-plan kitchen/meals/living zone and out of guests’ view too.
2. Reconstituted-stone or marble benchtops.
The ultimate high-end bench surface is marble, closely followed by granite and reconstituted stone or Caesarstone. The beauty of these surfaces is they instantly create a sense of sophistication and timeless elegance, adding value to your kitchen. Reconstituted stone is a popular choice in luxury kitchens for its high-end look and hardy surface (non-porous, scratch resistant, heat resistant and doesn't require sealing).
3. Soft-close cabinetry drawer mechanisms.
During kitchen renovations is the perfect time to add soft-close drawer mechanisms to your cabinetry. Soft-close systems are integrated into your cabinetry hinges to create a smooth, soft-closing drawer, while also placing less stress on hinges, drawer stops and rails. No matter how heavy the contents are or how hard you push, the drawer will close gently, effortlessly and silently.
4. Ultimate appliances.
Expect to see oversized luxury appliances blended seamlessly into the kitchen design: an oversized (90cm) underbench oven or double wall oven, five-burner stovetop plus integrated microwaves and coffee machines.
5. Open-plan and spacious.
A designer kitchen typically has the one thing all homeowners want most: space. Often part of an open-plan living zone, this kitchen affords room for oversized appliances, plentiful storage, a walk-in pantry or butler's pantry, dedicated appliance cupboard, island bench or additional large return bench with the latest gadgets and accessories integrated into the design.
Contact us for more ideas and advice on creating a modern, designer-style kitchen at your Melbourne home.