Upon reflection

High gloss surfaces make this entertainer’s kitchen really shine and sparkle

Photography by: Paul McCredie
The owners were renovating their beach front property countertop, interior design, gray, black
The owners were renovating their beach front property and wanted to design something quite different.

Designed by Damian Hannah, German Kitchens

From the designer:

The owners were renovating their beach front property and wanted to design something quite different. They love to entertain and wished for a large kitchen that could accommodate more than one chef at a time, plus they wanted two large 90cm fridges, two dishwashers and two large 90cm ovens for entertaining.

Initially they requested a walk-in scullery but, after investigating the options, I decided that a larger open-plan kitchen would give them a far more functional space that would create more functionality and more workable bench space.


The required preparation, wash-up, serving areas and the countertop, cuisine classique, floor, flooring, interior design, kitchen, gray, black
The required preparation, wash-up, serving areas and the tall cabinetry and large appliances were set on the south wall away from the all-day sun.

A recess area at the rear of the kitchen has a dumb waiter to bring up the plentiful supplies from downstairs, and the benchtops were continued into this area to create a coffee/microwave nook.

Cabinetry heights and the kitchen window were made specially to continue the line through the kitchen.

The required preparation, wash-up, serving areas and the tall cabinetry and large appliances were set on the south wall away from the all-day sun. The large seating area acts as a servery and computer nook where the owners can Google recipes while sitting in the afternoon sun.

In choosing the finishes, I specified as many gloss aspects as I could so the kitchen would reflect the beautiful sea views and the stunning sunsets.

Designer Damian Hannah specified black German glass doors countertop, interior design, kitchen, gray, black
Designer Damian Hannah specified black German glass doors and matching wrap-around side panels  for the kitchen. The built-in recessed handle is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

To further enhance this, I chose a highly reflective, black German glass door and matching wrap-around side panels for the kitchen. This has a built-in recessed handle that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

An exquisite gloss black Titanium Quartzite for the benchtops adds warmth, while high gloss, textural Italian porcelain floor tiles emulate the sand and soil that is outside their doorstep.

Glass splashbacks were the final touch to further enhance the reflective levels and allow the gloss details to really shine within the space.

Dec 12, 2018

Credit list

Designer
Damian Hannah, German Kitchens
Cabinetry hardware
Blum
Flooring
Italian Tiles
Splashback
Back-painted glass
Taps
Grohe
Cooktop
Electrolux
Refrigeration
LG
Water dispenser
Insinkerator
Cabinetry
Alno, Art Pro, black high gloss back-painted glass
Benchtops
Bramco Granite Titanium
Lighting
Moth Light
Kitchen sink
Blanco
Oven
Electrolux
Ventilation
Fisher & Paykel
Dishwasher
Gaggenau
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