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Perth Kitchen Renovation

 

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Before & After: Perth Kitchen Renovation.

For this Kitchen Renovation project our client wanted a revamp for their existing kitchen and styling of their connecting Living Room.  Our brief was to remain sympathetic to the mock federation 80s construction of their townhouse which is set amongst very traditional homes within the neighbourhood of Mt Lawley located in the inner city district of Perth Western Australia.  The clients were also keen for us to give a nod to the arty, retro, hip vibe and energy that is found in nearby Beaufort Street.

Straightaway we knew we needed to work at creating an Eclectic mix of styles for this kitchen renovation that would set off our clients’ current artwork and create a connection with their antique and contemporary furniture items.

 

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The Before:

 

Planning Strategy for the Kitchen Renovation –

To keep costs down we retained the existing layout and worked on replacing the key cosmetic elements such as the bench top, cupboard door fronts and the tiled splashback. We also needed to replace the tired and worn out appliances and fittings. The wall oven was removed and we suggested replacing it with an under bench style oven. This would mean we could work into the cabinetwork a space for a pantry, one thing our client was missing and was very keen to have

 

Creating a Sense of Personality –

Our homeowners had collected a lot of object dárt over the years and have some beautiful glassware which was currently hidden away behind closed cupboard doors. To bring these items to the fore we incorporated some new overhead cupboards with glass display doors  aswell as adding some open display shelving. We now have these beautiful objects on show providing a very personal and interesting visual element into the new kitchen setting.

A big factor in the briefing process was that our clients did not want a safe all white kitchen. As the space of the current kitchen was very compact we felt white actually had strong part to play. White would reflect the available light around the room making it feel more open and bright and fresh it also adds a contemporary feel to the room. So we were keen to include white in our colour palette for the kitchen renovation,  we  knew that if we introduced some areas of interest and teamed them with the white we would have a winning combination and our client loved the final result.

So we introduced some warm timber tones and selected a boldly patterned tiled backsplash. Not only does it provide some interest and bring the kitchen alive with its retro vibe it also serves to highlight feature colours which appear throughout the home. The kitchen flows directly on from the Living area that  features a warm grey fabric lounge a tone which is found in the tile splashback combination, this draws a great visual connection and it works well to tie the two areas together.

 

contemporary kitchen renovation

The After:

The result a is an engaging style that feels contemporary whilst maintaining the warm character of the home.

 

    traditional and contemporary kitchen renovation

When looking at styling the living room that flowed on from the newly renovated kitchen we sort to compliment the mix of Traditional & Contemporary themes we found that our clients have within their current collection of furniture and décor items.

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antique secretary desk

ceiling rose light fiting

Looking at the Styling

When looking at styling the living room that flowed on from the newly renovated kitchen we sort to compliment the mix of Traditional & Contemporary themes we found that our clients have within their current collection of furniture and décor items.

Show casing some of their treasured antique furniture pieces like a beloved secretary desk which belonged to our clients Grandfather and a mid-century coffee table which was a proud antique store find. (They were a little distressed in the their finish but we just fell in love with their character.) We found that once we added a few complimentary colour toned decor items, an accent cushion here, a floor rug over there it brought it all together and now old & new were harmoniously sitting next to each other. Contemporary style lounge and dining table setting and feature antiques, it just worked.

The key to getting the harmony just right was to give the whole setting a bold contemporary white wall colour which played well next to the warmth of the timber floor. Then adding a few traditional elements to get the balance right like incorporating new ceiling roses and then highlighting these with contemporary light fittings. Old and new making a statement and setting the tone for the whole house all found in a simple kitchen renovation in Perth.

xx
Danielle
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