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tenanted property, Campbell’s South Yarra bachelor apartment had a kitchen that was falling apart, poorly designed and outdated.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.
Campbell’s cook top was tucked away awkwardly in the corner, and the blue laminate benchtops had to go! What a challenge!
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.
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.
To his surprise, the new kitchen actually appears much bigger than the old one did!
“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.”
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