The top talents in the 2018 National Kitchen & Bathroom Association Excellence in Design Awards have just been crowned, and the supreme winners are…
Supreme kitchen design
Leonie Metge: Cube 3 Cabinetry
The culinary heart of a new home in Karaka Lakes, south of Auckland, this kitchen was designed to suit a professional couple who love to play host. It’s situated within an elongated room that opens onto a large deck, creating an open-plan entertaining area that takes in the view of the lake beyond.
Pocket doors and integrated appliances mean the working zones in this kitchen aren’t apparent at first sight, and to the left is a scullery that can be accessed without interrupting the workflow of the main space.
This is a highly functional kitchen that integrates flawlessly with the material palette and design aesthetic of its surrounds. Intended to also be part of the larger picture, the stained textured veneer, flat-plate stainless steel, cantilevered limestone and matte black benchtops, and vertical lines of the timber panelling used here echo the exterior of the home too and, in turn, the wider environment.
Cabinetry Prime Panels Prime Art planked veneer with a polyurethane finish and acrylic black gloss accent. Inside is Prime Melamine, honed slate and a velvet finish. Pocket doors Häfele Hawa Concepta 25. Drawers Hettich ArciTech soft-close. Hinges Hettich Sensys soft-close. Splashbacks, hob, under ovens and scullery Satin-brushed stainless steel flat plate. Island benchtop Dekton Domoos. Cantilevered benchtop Honed oriental vein-cut limestone. Sinks Kitchen Häfele Blanco Subline 500U Anthracite. Scullery sink Häfele Blanco Andano 400-IF. Tapware Plumbline Buddy kitchen mixers. Appliances Fisher & Paykel. Bins, cutlery trays and spice trays Hettich. Towel rail Jaeco. LED strip lighting Hettich Versa.
Supreme bathroom design
Ingrid Geldof: Ingrid Geldof Design
Befitting of a new, Georgian-style home, this ensuite is beautifully classic with a touch of drama. With access from the walk-in wardrobe, its highlights include two vanities, an inset bath, private shower and toilet spaces, lots of storage and a laundry chute.
The entrance from the dressing room is framed by the dark-stained vanities and places the focus on the bath, which features elegant raised panelling and is lit by an impressive chandelier suspended overhead. The custom-made vanities’ dark solid-timber raised-panel doors create a striking contrast with the Caesarstone tops and Carrara marble-look porcelain tiling.
Vanity lights positioned on either side of the grand feature mirrors provide excellent functional lighting for practical purposes, while the dimmable chandelier and LED strips placed under the bath plinth have an aesthetic appeal and encourage a wonderfully restful ambience.
Cabinetry Solid-ash raised-panel joinery in black stain with a Puregrain finish. Prime MUF EO Board in Resene Rice Cake to bath plinth and laundry chute joinery in 30% gloss. Wall and floor tiles Porcelain Bianco Statuario JW01. Vanity tops Laminex Caesarstone Classico in Frosty Carrina. Basins Catalano Sfera 55. Fixtures and fittings In Residence. Bath Kaldewei Classic Duo Oval. Tapware Perrin & Rowe. Toilet Caroma Seido. Heated towel rail Hawthorne Hill. Wall lights Astro Lighting Nena 7569. LED strip lighting Bright Light.
Check out the rest of the amazing award-winning spaces in the October/November issue of homestyle, out on September 17.