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Inspiration for Your Dream Kitchen Renovation

BY Cook & Bathe

The kitchen is often the heart of the home with heavy traffic morning, noon and night. Since it’s such a busy and bustling space it is integral to ensure you have a practical design that allows you to work with ease. But, there is no need to compromise on style to create a functional space. We explore some gorgeous designs to inspire your dream kitchen renovation.


Classic

Classic

When choosing a style for your new kitchen design, classic is always a good choice. Think white granite benchtops with a contrast of dark and light cabinetry for a chic and sophisticated look. Sticking with a neutral colour palette for splashbacks and stools creates a cool and cohesive look, ready for pops of colour to be added during styling.

If bench space is one of your main concerns, consider an island bench that can double as a meal bar and also consider setting your sink in the island itself. Choose a sleek and deep stainless steel sink along with chrome tapware and a chef-sized oven and you’ve got a kitchen made in heaven. Cook & Bathe have a fantastic range of free-standing ovens that are perfect for a kitchen that can cater for large families and frequent dinner parties.


Luxury

Luxury
Take your kitchen design up a notch and consider a modern, luxurious finish by focusing on textures and feature colours. A beautiful marble benchtop makes a wonderful focal piece, offset with flush-finished, push-open cabinetry (sans door handles) and square set tapware for a fresh, modern vibe. An undermount rangehood will help to continue the sleek lines of the cabinetry without taking away from your design aesthetic. Add in natural wood textures and soft textiles at a breakfast bar, if you have the space, and you’ve got a kitchen that dreams are made of.

Contemporary

Contemporary

If your style is inspired by architectural forms and warehouse-chic then the contemporary style may just be your thing. Think polished concrete floors, floor to ceiling windows, exposed brick and natural, textured woods for a cohesive contemporary look. No one says you need to stick to the traditional kitchen model, so why not think outside the box for how to use the space. Consider incorporating your kitchen appliances into the walls at the edges of the room and turn your kitchen into space to meet, eat and relax.


Simple

Simple
When simple, elegant design is on the menu you’ll look for clean edges, glossy surfaces and high-quality fittings. Make the kitchen feel more open and airy by including an extended area of benchtop without cupboards underneath - perfect to use for food preparation or for extra meal-time space. Why not consider a matte black sink and tapware to offset a glossy benchtop for a cohesive look. Cook & Bathe have a range of black sinks that will be sure to inspire your design.

Small Space

A small kitchen space doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on design or functionality. Think about including cupboards that are accessible from both the front and back of your counter return and work with built-in cupboards up to the roof. Multifunctional kitchen appliances can help you to save space, like Cook & Bathe’s range of ovens with combined, multifunction and microwave options.


Apartment

Apartment

If you’re working with a galley-style kitchen in an apartment, things can feel a little cramped in the design department - but they don’t need to. Think about incorporating spaces for all of your kitchen gadgets so you can store them off the bench when not in use. Since you’ll normally be cooking for just one or two, you can afford to go with a smaller sink to increase the amount of bench space you have to work with. Cook & Bathe have a range of integrated dishwashers that use a panel of your cabinetry over the door to create a more continuous visual, which is perfect for a small space.


Minimal

Minimal

Less really can be more when you with a minimalistic design aesthetic. Simple square edges, smooth and soft textures make for a beautiful, tranquil kitchen space. Choose sleek and minimal tapware, push-open cupboards, inset cooktop and oven, undermount rangehood and integrated dishwasher for a sleek and neat finish worthy of being featured in a magazine.

For more inspiration for your dream kitchen renovation, visit one of the Cook & Bathe showrooms in Fawkner and Flemington, or check out the range online.