Flashback Friday- Kitchen Plans

Friday, 20 September 2013

I have shared the inspiration for our new kitchen and now I'd like to show you our selections and plans.  As I mentioned in my previous post we were keen to reuse as much as possible of our existing kitchen which was only three years old.  So our finishes are the same except the kitchen walls are now 1/4 strength rather than full strength Dulux 'White Duck' and white 100x200mm subway tiles will be added to the splashback.

Our fittings include our existing LG refrigerator, Miele appliances and Phoenix tap but we are upgrading to a larger double bowl Clark 'Monaco' undermount sink.

I am pleased that the extension to our house has opened up the kitchen area and allowed us to incorporate an island bench and study area.  We have also been able to add a broom cupboard and additional storage beside the pantry.

Our design was restrained by the desire to reuse as much of the existing kitchen as possible.  Careful planning allowed us to reuse all but three of our existing cabinets in the new design.  We are also able to reuse two of the three Caesarstone benchtops.  Existing cabinets are marked with dashed lines in the drawings below.

Study and Kitchen Southern Wall

Kitchen Western Wall

Kitchen Island Bench

Installation of the study and kitchen commenced last week and it is great to see our plans come to life.
The study and kitchen so far.


  1. I think I may have said this before but how fortunate that you could retain most of your existing kitchen cabinetry - must have saved you heaps. That looks like one helluva island bench. When are the tops going in? The study/office is a great size and will come in handy as the kids get older too. It is coming together really well and I imagine that it won't be long before you move back in. xx

  2. So clever of you to reuse cabinetry, and it is all looking fantastic. I agree with Caroline, that island is something amazing. I have never seen one with that depth, cupboards front and back and still legroom, what a great use of space. mel x


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