Kitchens: Futuristic Fantasty

A generous space provides the perfect backdrop for an up-to-the-minute kitchen design.

There’s moving with the times and then there’s moving ahead of the times. It’s definitely a case of the latter here in this oversized kitchen, where futuristic design elements combine to make a strong statement in a brand-new home.

The brief from the owners was to create a light and open kitchen that anchors the surrounding open-plan rooms. “The whole open-plan space is floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, so we needed to ensure the clients weren’t blinded when in or around the kitchen,” says designer Kathryn Soares “And as the space is very large, we needed to create a design that was neither overbearing nor a ‘pimple on a pumpkin’.”

The resulting design offers a sense of balance in an exceptionally large and open area. The bulkhead, panels and feature block in Milano Walnut contrast boldly against the Stylite Alabaster gloss cabinetry.

Meanwhile, a soft, almost textural effect has been created through the use of Caesarstone Supremo Shining Armour for the benchtop. With approximately 17 lineal metres of cabinetry that extends to heights of up to 2.7 metres and an island 1.2 metres deep and more than three metres long, this massive kitchen sits within the space in a very special way.

In addition, there’s a pantry and double cavity sliding doors that cleverly conceal an ultraconvenient scullery when not in use. Polished mirrored aluminium kickboards and integrated appliances add to the space-age design, as do colour-changing LED lights to the island bar back and scullery feature shelf, and the smoky mirror to the splashback and bar back.

While maximising space in the kitchen is a concern for many homeowners, it’s clearly not a problem here as multiple cooking zones have been created to accommodate large or perhaps even multiple families. Kathryn Design and Calden Cabinets have clearly shown just what can be achieved when presented with a vast space. KBQ


Cabinetry Stylite Alabaster with two-tone edging to kitchen and scullery, pantry storage in Karaboard Parchment
Panels Duropal Milano Walnut
Internal hardware
Grass soft-close drawers throughout and Tipmatic (push-to-open/close) drawer under oven and Blum softclose hinges
Benchtop 40mm Caesarstone Supremo in Shining Armour with waterfall end to island, 20mm International Stone in Ice Storm to scullery
Handles Stainless steel Land C-channel finger-pulls
Splashback Smoky mirror to splashback and bar back
Kickboards Polished mirror aluminium
Lighting Three feature pendant lights over island, colour-changing LED lighting to island bar back and scullery feature shelf by Young’s Trading
Flooring Tiles by Young’s Trading


Oven Smeg and Smeg steam oven
Cooktop/hotplate Smeg
Rangehood/canopy Smeg kitchen canopy, Scullery unit by Westinghouse
Coffee machine Smeg
Dishwasher Integrated Smeg, utilised the C-channel fingerpull to ensure no handles were used in this kitchen
Refrigerator Electrolux fully integrated with C-channel handles to fully blend with rest of cabinetry
Sink Oliveri undermount by Young’s Trading
Taps Oliveri by Young’s Trading

Designer details

The kitchen was designed by Kathryn Design and Calden Cabinets and built by Calden Cabinets
Address 26 Mercantile Court, Molendinar Qld 4214
Phone (07) 5594 7033
Photography Rix Ryan Photography

Article published with the permission of Universal Magazines Complete Home

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