Interiors By Darren James
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Modern Kitchen Design and Renovation Auchenflower Brisbane Australia kitchen

Modern Kitchen Design and Renovation Auchenflower Brisbane Australia

Typical of the original era of the home, the old kitchen was extremely pokey and boxed in, making cooking, entertaining and socializing very difficult.

The first task was to remove a number of walls to create a single, open-plan space. Immediately this made the space more functional and aesthetically pleasing. The new sleek modern design features extensive bench space and is perfect for entertaining. An open plan layout has been utilized to incorporate the kitchen into the hub of the home and with its simple yet elegant appearance it is an impeccable complement to the surrounding decor
To create the clean lines and stream line finish the kitchen design very much focuses on symmetry. Each of the cabinetry units is divided into equal vertical components, which creates a soothing exterior. Storage aplenty is provided by the amazing number of drawers that were able to be incorporated with internal fittings from Blum ensuring the space will always be well organised.

The kitchen sits well in this home and brings a modern touch without overwhelming the space.
Conscious that the original Queenslander home had plenty of style and character of its own, the design and style of the kitchen visually blends into the existing decor and creates a seamless progression from the older sections of the home into the new.

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This home is an old 'queenslander' 1900s - so the original hardwood timber floor boards. hence all the character.
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4. Where are the plumbing, gas and sewage lines? For kitchens, bathrooms, bars and other rooms that need a water supply and drainage, you will want them as close as possible to existing plumbing and sewage lines to minimize costs. Plan the adjacencies accordingly.

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I wish i could do something like this!
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Sleek wall cabinets. Handle less , built in appliances . Integrated appliances eg fridge
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