Elliot RoadIndustrial Kitchen, Perth
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15. Location: Perth, WAWhy we love it: With all that concrete, the kitchen in this Perth home risked evoking a rather utilitarian feel… until the introduction of sunshine yellow in the overhead cabinets. An inspired choice by the team behind it at Klopper and Davis Architects. We’re also loving how the colour is echoed in the pillar outside.
Honour your differencesSometimes, one person’s idea of clean is dramatically different from another’s. While one partner might feel more comfortable with a bit of clutter around, the other might not be able to relax unless the home is completely in order. Listening to your partner talk about how they prefer a space to look and feel when they’re home can help bridge the divide. Tip: Talk through what ‘tidy’ means to each of you and which areas of the house you value as no-mess zones. You might love a tidy kitchen, your partner might love a dining table that’s completely free of clutter. Voicing what matters to you in a non-accusatory fashion raises awareness far more effectively than passive-aggressive sighs and eye rolls.Learn How to be a ‘Tidy Person’
Options in Kitchen Cabinetry MaterialsMelamine chipboardPros: Cheap, lightweight and sturdy.Cons: Chips easily.Tip: Use solid panels for your cabinet internals, with a minimum thickness of 16 millimetres for longevity and strength.Timber veneerPros: A real timber finish, but without the hefty price tag of the solid variety; also has a more consistent finish than solid timber.Cons: Can yellow and fade over time if not properly sealed.Tip: Consider the size of the timber grain carefully – it will look very different on a large scale than it does on a small sample.Engineered boardPros: Incredibly durable, long-lasting, easy to clean, won’t chip or fade; lots of decorative options.Cons: Hard to fix if chipped, can look artificial.Tip: Don’t worry too much about which brand to choose – they all have a fairly similar finish.
18. Location: Perth, WAArchitect: Klopper and Davis ArchitectsWhy we love it: Hanging pots and a splash of yellow are welcoming touches in this stunning kitchen, and balance out the contemporary use of concrete.
1. Textured tilesTiles come in such a vast array of colours, patterns and sizes, allowing you to create endless looks on your kitchen island. The island in this Perth kitchen is lined with Kit Kat Mosaic tiles from Academy Tiles. The mottled bronze adds colour, texture and depth to the space, all beautifully framed by the unit’s timber top and sides. Laying the tiles in a vertical formation emphasises the horizontal bands and highlights the generous length of the kitchen island.