Having been installed some 35 years ago and following a hard life as a tenanted property, Campbell’s South Yarra bachelor apartment had a kitchen that was falling apart, poorly designed and outdated. Bench space was limited with minimal storage and the cook top was tucked into a corner of the kitchen making access and usage difficult. Campbell also wanted to enlarge the adjoining lounge area to give the apartment a more open and spacious look while still getting the extra kitchen bench space and storage he was after.

Small Modern Kitchen Before A South Yarra
Small Modern Kitchen Before B South Yarra

Campbell’s cook top was tucked away awkwardly in the corner, and the blue laminate benchtops had to go! What a challenge!

Small Modern Kitchen After A South Yarra
Small Modern Kitchen After B South Yarra

The glass square divider wall was removed and replaced with a stone waterfall feature wall.

To achieve this fantastic outcome, a non-structural wall was removed, and we designed the new kitchen with clever storage solutions including two Hafele Le Mans Corner Units and a Kessebohmer Comfort II Pull Out Shelving unit. He also made for more appropriate placement of the oven and cooktop. Beautiful slabs of Caesarstone Satuario Maximus were craned into Campbell’s apartment (via the balcony !) and were used not only for the benchtops and splashbacks, but also for a waterfall from the kitchen into the lounge creating a stunning feature divide between the two areas while maintaining the open flow that Campbell really desired.

Small Modern Kitchen Renovation A South Yarra
Small Modern Kitchen Renovation B South Yarra
Small Modern Kitchen Renovation C South Yarra

The stone slabs did not fit in the apartment complex elevator, but where there’s a will, there’s a way! We craned the slabs in through the balcony in order to minimize joins in the benchtop.

Small Modern Kitchen South Yarra Overview

To his surprise, the new kitchen actually appears much bigger than the old one did!

Modern Kitchen Corner Unit South Yarra
Modern Kitchen Kesseboehmer South Yarra
Modern Kitchen Sink South Yarra
Modern Kitchen Pull Out Bins South Yarra
Small Modern Kitchen Drawers South Yarra
Modern Kitchen Faucet South Yarra

“I am very happy with the finished product. Thanks to all of you it has been a pleasure dealing with you and nothing was too much trouble. Very well done by you and all you staff.”

Caesarstone Satuario Maximus South Yarra

Campbell’s kitchen features:


  • Belfast Double Fireclay Sink 81x50x21.5 White
  • Leibherr All Freezer, 248 l, LHHSIGN 3576LHH
  • Liebherr Fridge, Premium Biofresh, Led Light, Gross 344 l
  • Vintec 40 Bottle Single Zone Wine, Cabinet S/S V40SGEBK
  • Vintec 100 Beer Bottle Beverage Centre, Cabinet S/S V40BVCBK
  • Falcon Professional + FX100CM & 90CM + FXP90CM Dual Fuel Cooker
  • QASAIR 1200HL2T Heritage 1200, Led, Twin Motor, Top Duct
  • QASAIR DLE21500 Twin Motor Rangehood Flue, 1500, Vertical Grain
  • Dishwasher: Asko D3122
  • Microwave: Panasonic NN-ST677M

Internal Hardware:

  • Blum soft close hinges, drawer runners and cutlery inserts.
  • Hafele One2Five Integrated soft close waste bin, Lemans Pull Out Corner Units.
  • Kessebohmer Comfort II Pull Out Shelving.

Cabinetry & Benchtops:

  • Flat Cabinetry doors 2 pack painted in Taubman “Miss Universe” (full gloss).
  • Caesarstone Benchtops/Splashbacks/Waterfall in Saturario Maximus.

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