Warm, Light & Welcoming.



When the kitchen is the centre of the home it has to be many things, especially when the busy family all enjoy cooking. 

The expressive character of the crown cut timber veneer added a high end decorative element to this highly functional kitchen. The design played with the symmetry of the room creating bold blocks and powerful negative spaces. The space is bathed in warm light during the day and in the evening hidden LED lighting creates the cozy atmosphere needed in this open plan environment. 

The main kitchen hides away the integrated side by side Fridge & Freezer.  The balance of the appliances feature a Wok Burner alongside the versatility of induction cooking. A Cool Draw, and Combi Microwave add to the functionality of the hard working scullery. An "out of the way" place to create regular snacks, coffees and work lunches. All easily cleared away with the help of a handy Dish Draw.

We meet the clients very early in the planning of their home. The kitchen was definitely the central element in developing the design concept and palette from which other spaces have flowed to create a cohesive and welcoming home. 

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This Kitchen Has Secrets



This stunning contemporary kitchen has a wall of dark stained oak veneer cabinetry cleverly housing a comprehensive scullery, fridge/freezer, pantry and a home office. 

The island top is made from slate with the addition of a cantilevered timber slab overlay increasing the social flow around the island and adding the element of cohesion between the bench and the flooring.


William Martin Chambers


The property is located at the heart of Auckland city legal district. Working with heritage constraints we crafted this refit with great care, taking it back in time. Our barristers at law clients included in the brief was a kitchen and island meeting area.

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Whangamata Bach


The brief for this beachfront holiday home’s kitchen was to keep it a simple bach kitchen but with the sophistication and functionality of a home kitchen.  The key here was to maintain the access to the remarkable view which has been achieved by firstly housing the ovens side by side in a mid-level cabinet allowing a view port between this and the cabinet above and secondly installing a pop-up extractor fan in the bench, obviating the need for a drop down range hood which would have impeded the view.  The bench top is Corian and the cabinetry a natural stained oak veneer.  The splash backs are glass, chosen for their reflective quality and easy maintenance.



White on Track


The 4 metre Atlantic Granite bench is the focal point in this large family kitchen located in the leafy suburb of One Tree Hill.  The clean lines and white palette on cabinetry and walls ensure that this bench and the corresponding cooking area behind remain the main visual interest with the grey and green tones enhancing the connection between indoors and out. The hidden pantry and wall ovens combine to make this a functional and timeless kitchen

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A State Of Mind


This compact and cost effective kitchen has been part of a significant renovation to a classic state house.  With the use of white glossy melamine and a rimu timber veneer detailingto match the exisiting polished floor, the clients collection of mid-century furniture and accessories feel right at home.


Danbri Farm


We’ve given this rural farmhouse kitchen a modern and refined look while maintaining its essential
role as the heart of this busy working farm.  An abundance of natural light coming from the french doors and skylights allowed the use of dark cabinetry and the choice of the stunning granite is used to great effect by waterfalling both ends.  The Smeg Victoria Range gives the kitchen its nod to
the past with its traditional styling, as do the Cotswold tiles on the splash-back adding texture.  The doors to the hard working service areas are seamlessly integrated into the cabinetry.



Contemporary Villa Kitchen


This busy family kitchen manages to be both extremely functional and super-stylish.  This has been achieved by keeping the finishes hard wearing and practical.  The cabinetry has a matt black lacquer finish, the bench is Corian with the addition of a cantilevered timber slab at table height, allowing the children to eat and do their crafts while still being a part of the action. This kitchen is an entertainers dream with the hidden scullery and an under-floor wine cellar……