Earlier than + After: 3 Good Kitchen Transformations Crammed With Inspiration


When it got here to updating her own residence in Glen Waverley final yr, Jacqueline and her accomplice seemed to the prevailing options of their Nineteen Seventies abode for inspiration. Whereas they swapped out a few of the dated (and damaged) home equipment for an induction cooktop as quickly as they moved in, they determined to make use of the previous kitchen for a yr earlier than they tackled the renovation, as a way to establish ‘what was working and what wasn’t’.

‘Apparently, there was a sure attraction to the kitchen’s darkish ambiance and cosy really feel that we grew to like over the yr. In consequence, we determined to maintain a few of the current parts when designing the brand new kitchen,’ Jacqueline provides.

They tackled all of the purposeful points — together with the shallow counter, insufficient fridge area, tiny pantry, and rearranged the structure to create new joinery — whereas preserving the slate flooring and authentic timber window frames to mix the previous with their trendy aesthetic.

‘The Nineteen Seventies had been recognized for his or her daring and vibrant inside design, that includes pure supplies, daring patterns, and open layouts,’ Jacqueline says. The renovation pays homage to this period with a relaxing sage inexperienced color scheme, teak wooden detailing and beige and gray limestone counter tops. It’s a cohesive and recent tackle the retro references, and all the finishes had been rigorously chosen to play into the inexperienced, brown and orange tones of the slate flooring!

That they had initially opted for Japanese finger tiles as a function, somewhat than your entire splashback. However when their chosen stone splashback cracked in the course of the set up, they determined to drawback resolve by utilizing the tiles throughout the area — and regardless of the preliminary frustration, Jacqueline says they wouldn’t have it every other method now: ‘Typically, a mistake may even result in a greater final result.’