CASE STUDY: A Dark Modern Kitchen by Total Kitchens
Total Kitchens recently had the pleasure of making over this beautiful kitchen space as part of an overall apartment renovation. While the client very definitely wanted a modern kitchen, they wanted to steer away from an all-white kitchen often found in modern homes, and wanted to work with something richer, darker and with more of a stand-out quality.
What we have created here can be described as nothing other than an extremely modern kitchen. With concealed cabinetry along one side wall and handleless cupboard doors, the lines throughout this kitchen are sleek and uninterrupted. Latte-coloured laminate across the cabinetry is balanced out by a light stone floor that spreads throughout the family area of this home, and by the dark marble benchtops, adding to the drama of the room.
Strong architectural lines, like the mirror-finish divider through the center of the kitchen and the long lines of the tall cabinetry, bring a strong design element to the space, which allows for a more striking colour palette. But form is not placed over function in this kitchen. In a small space, plenty of counter space is provided for preparation or shaking a martini, while cupboard space is abundant throughout the kitchen; whether from the wall of cabinets, concealing a pantry and additional storage, or through the tall cabinetry above and drawers below the benchtop along the far rear wall.
The modern fixtures throughout this space, including chef-grade stainless steel appliances and matte black tapware, contribute to this incredibly modern feeling kitchen. However it is the stone benchtops that add texture and warmth, preventing the kitchen from feeling sterile or overly pristine and unusable. Finally, a mirror-finish splash back creates depth through the rest of the open living space, bringing in light and making this smaller kitchen feel quite a bit larger than it is.
While a bold choice to move away from clean white in the kitchen, we believe that this kitchen is a beautiful example of how modern design can be both more thoughtfully designed and incorporate the owners personal taste. Total Kitchens would love to assist you in creating your own dream kitchen, no matter what style or colour palette you choose for the space. We invite you to contact us via our form to ensure that we can meet with you and consult on how to best design and realise your own dream kitchen.