Albert Park ExtensionContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne

Kitchen Renovation within a Victorian Cottage

photo: Matthew Mallet

Contemporary l-shaped kitchen in Melbourne with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. —  Houzz
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Susan Redman added this to How to Choose the Right Finish for New Kitchen Cabinets8 June 2015

Advantages of high glossBy reflecting light, the shiny finish of these gloss cabinet fronts helps to make the space feel bigger and more open than it actually is, making gloss-finish cabinets an excellent choice for smaller kitchen spaces. This light reflection is also a bonus if you are considering a darker colour, as you won’t need to worry about the shade absorbing the light out of your room.The paler the colour, the higher the reflection of light, which is why white is the most popular colour for gloss kitchens. However, bear in mind that this reflective quality will also bounce light around and reflect other colours within the room on to those surfaces. Colour cast can slightly alter the appearance of the colour of your cabinets. So if you have lots of other colours in the kitchen or in a nearby living area, don’t be surprised if those colours are reflected on the gloss kitchen cabinet door surfaces, especially if they are white. Another great advantage of high-gloss cabinets is that they are really easy to clean, which is always a winner for homeowners with a young family. Use a non-scratch microfibre cloth to clean the cabinet fronts as they will easily pick up any dust particles sitting on the surface of the doors.

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Joanna Tovia added this to Kitchen Inspiration: 13 Wonderfully White Kitchens3 June 2014

8. Notice how the chair detail jumps to the fore in this kitchen. Smooth, white cabinets create a backdrop for the smallest of design elements…

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Karen-Maree Garside added this to Karen-Maree's ideas7 July 2018

large bench separates kitchen from living room

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