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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.