Floating bench takes off

New Homes Kitchen & Bathroom Awards August 2013

With its functionality, stylish good looks and a design that maximises the space, this Dianella kitchen by Aquila Homes caught the attention of the judges.

The judges applauded Aquila Homes on the project. “This kitchen shows great workmanship,” they said. “Teamed with brave and new materials, it showcases modern simplicity.”

“It has a unique use of lighting and innovative, new-to market materials and a bold island bench with clever use of LED lighting to create a floating illusion.”

Aquila Homes design manager Chris McMahon said the kitchen achieved the look of floating cabinets with clever lighting and careful design. He said the clients wanted a design that made the most of the space while offering a functional and integrated work environment. “A clean look with contemporary finishes and interactive zones was required as well due to the orientation of the courtyard and northern sun,” he said. “The area was to become one that allowed the kitchen zone to become an entertainment hub for the residence.” Mr McMahon said white was chosen as the dominant colour to give the room a sense of spaciousness and was accented by warm tones.

SMEG appliances, including an integrated 900mm-wide dishwasher and integrated range hood, and clean-lined handles, finish off the contemporary look.