With our kitchen being featured in Brisbane News last week, I thought what better time than now to write the second installment of my House Tour series.
This kitchen by Mark Wilkinson was the image I gave to Victoria Ashton in 2006 when she designed our kitchen. When explaining what I wanted, I showed her this kitchen but I didn't want it to be this rustic. No raw timber, not so 'country cottage'. What I did want was glass fronted cabinets, a huge island bench with seating, freestanding oven, shaker style cabinet doors, pendant lighting, integrated fridge and dishwasher, a pot tap (over the stove) and subway tiles.
Victoria did a wonderful job interperting what I wanted and completed our kitchen plans.
I then engaged the services of Anna from Black & Spiro to furnish our home. She provided advice on tile selection and layout, cabinetry design, cabinetry handle selection and tapware selection for our kitchen. Craig Madders from Madders Kitchens was responsible for the making of the beautiful cabinetry.
Here is the result
Image via Brisbane News
Image via Black & Spiro
What I love about our kitchen
Walking into it every morning - it really is a beautiful space
The zip-hydro tap
The space! And the storage. Those 'to the ceiling' units are a godsend.
Display shelving - it's a work in progress
Pot tap above the stove
What shits (oh did I just type that?) me about our kitchen
The honed marble - it marks really easily. You have to be super quick in wiping up stuff. I love the way it looks though.
I won't lie - keeping a white kitchen clean is alot of work. Especially since it is all handpainted. Those Magic Erasers are great for hard to budge marks.
The pendant lights trap insects in them and we don't have screens, there are ALOT of insects flying in. Apart from that I do love them.
I have a love hate relationship with my butlers sink. I love the way it looks, I hate the way it performs. Nuf said.
Make sure you choose machine washable fabric if you are having loose cover barstools. It is a major pain in the backside having them drycleaned all the time.
Hope you enjoyed my house tour kitchen edition. I'll take some close ups of the kitchen in the few days and show you some tricky little gadgets we have that make life easier and keep visitors entertained for hours!