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The supremes

We’re proud to present the supreme winners in this year’s National Kitchen & Bathroom Association Excellence in Design Awards. For more inspiration from the rest of the winning entries,  check out our kitchen and bathroom special, on sale September 19.

Supreme kitchen design
+ Supreme kitchen manufacturer

Award sponsored by Fisher & Paykel.

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THE DESIGNER

Morgan Cronin
Cronin Kitchens Ltd

THE BRIEF

The design of this kitchen incorporated pre-purchased appliances including large double ovens and two dishwashers. Seating for four people, double sinks in the kitchen, a generous sink in the scullery and large rubbish bins were among the requirements. Adjoining the kitchen are a formal living room and a more casual family lounge; two islands act as a buffer between these zones – the formal side has a minimal appearance, while the other side caters to family needs with a servery bench. The central zone offers command over the whole space and easy access to the scullery.

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THE SPECS

Kitchen: Benchtops Dekton Sirius by Linea Stone. Oak servery with white oil by Ultimate Finishers. Tapware Boffi. Sinks Ikon and Mercer Burlington. Doors/panels Tall units Victorian ash veneer finished with white oil by Ultimate Finishers. Islands American oak with black oil by Ultimate Finishers. Hardware: Hinges, Aventos HK lift and Legrabox drawers from Blum. Lighting: Tom Dixon pendant lights over island from ECC. Stools Lapalm Lem from ECC. Scullery: Benchtop Glacier White with upstand by Designer Bench Tops. Tapware
Ideal Standard. Appliances: All from Kouzina Appliances: Gaggenau oven and induction hob. Wolf rear riser downdraft. Liebherr integrated underbench refrigerator. Miele fully integrated fridge/freezer and semi-integrated dishwasher. Zenith boiling/chilled and sparking filtered tap.

Supreme bathroom design
+ CDS design excellence

Award sponsored by Fisher & Paykel.

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THE DESIGNER

Davinia Sutton
Detail by Davinia Sutton Ltd

THE BRIEF

With the highest quality fittings, careful use of lighting and an organic palette, this practical yet visually arresting guest ensuite was designed to become a private sanctuary for visitors, with a spacious feel despite the constrained dimensions.
The bespoke stone and engineered veneer vanity enhances the sense of space and with the mirrored cabinet above provides ample storage. Matte white wall tiles line the majority of the room, including the separate shower zone, bringing with them a sense of contemporary serenity and luxury, while a grey tile makes a feature of the wall behind the vanity.

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THE SPECS

Cabinetry: Blum Tandembox drawers with Prime Panels Driftwood timber veneer in Resene Fuscous Grey with Mirotone 10 percent gloss finish. Engineered stone top with custom-made basin and Diamondstone Supreme White finish. Katalog legs and polished chrome handles. Floor tiles: Provenza Sabbia in Salar White. Feature wall tiles: Acustico in Grey Nat. Basin mixer: Fantini Milano. Shower mixer: Fantini Milano. Slide shower: Fantini Mint.

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