My new kitchen make over, done by Oska kitchens & Joinery

July 24, 2015
last modified: August 22, 2017

We moved into this house in Earlwood a year ago. We knew right before purchasing that kitchen and floor really needed a makeover. For the kitchen, it was a bless as we could design it to how we like. Kitchen was a U-shape connected to an open plan living area that previous owner renovated back in 70s or 80s. Cabinets carcas was not in a good shape, doors were all right. The kitchen didn't have enough bench space, cooking space, nor storage space. Darken oak door also made the space looked a little bit grim. Here was the old kitchen.

For my new kitchen, we went direct with a kitchen joinery called Oska Kitchens & Joinery in Campsie, which is only a few minutes away from where we live. We also used a local flooring company called Bexley Floor and Blinds. Other trades that we used also didn't live too far away. What we have now is still a U-shape kitchen with additional breakfast bar connected. We also swapped the location of cooktop to make bench space flows better. With new layout fridge is not boxing in entrance door any longer; 30 cm really makes a big difference. We chose Laminex Impression Sublime teak colour for its wear and tear property (against young children) and its textured wood grain look. We opted for horizontal grain for a little bit of a modern touch. Bench top and splash back are Ceasarstone Buttermilk which has a little bit of varying texture. Floor is 15mm thick, 190mm wide Engineered Oak with 4mm wear layer. We would have wanted 22mm version with 6mm wear layer, but that won't fit an small clearance of a sliding door installed on the other end of living room. Key design for cooking appliances are:

  • Asko/ATAG induction and gas domino hobs so that we can have all the space required for two and three big pots and pans going on at once.
  • Range hood is a whispair undermount with external motor on the tile roof.
  • We decide to have just one oven, so it is a plumbed-in Miele combination steam oven.
  • One big bowl sink

So what do you think?

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