7 Nestor Grove, BlackburnContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
Photographer: Martina Gemmola.
Stylist: Paige Anderson
What Houzz contributors are saying:
4. Location: Blackburn, VictoriaWhy we love it: It’s the details that can turn contemporary kitchens into works of art, as the pendants, stools and contrasting cabinet handles do in this one.
Ilan El, founder and creative director at Ilanel Lighting Atelier7. Blunder: Putting lighting in the wrong spotsPlacing lights above the walkways in the kitchen and not over the benchtops – where they’re actually needed – is one of the most common mistakes people make. As a result, you end up with shadows over your sink and prep areas, making it near-on impossible to see what you’re doing. Another common pitfall is choosing looks over function; renovators often select pretty pendants that don’t actually emit enough light over benchtops.
9. Location: Melbourne, VictoriaAppliances: e&sWhy we love it: The kitchen itself is lovely, but it’s the pendants and stools that made us truly fall in love with this space. These were the touches that took it from fine to fabulous.
An interior designer can help you with everything from custom joinery and cabinetry to recommending flooring, finishes, fittings, fixtures, furniture, colour schemes, design styles and layouts that will best benefit your home, lifestyle and family. This could include things such as anticipating the storage needs for a family kitchen, as above.However, it is also important to keep in mind that some interior designers may specialise in one particular area. Some interior designers work only in residential or commercial environments; some work in both.Architect 101: A fuss-free guide