HP ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, Sydney
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9. Cypress pineCallitrisCypress pine is a softwood found throughout Victoria, western NSW and central western Queensland. Colour: Cypress pine ranges in colour from light yellow and light orange to light brown, with occasional dark brown streaks. Texture and grain: It has a generally straight grain with a fine, even texture. Numerous tight knots are common.Timber, Veneer or Laminate: What’s Best for Your Kitchen Joinery?
In a shelving unitCreate a small shelving unit among the kitchen cabinets. This discreet shelf has space for 12 bottles as well as room for cookbooks and a jug.
Adding texture needn’t involve making lasting changes to your kitchen. Updating the stools or pendants with texture in mind will achieve a similar result.
Create contrastContrast is a great way to add interest to an interior. The contrast of light or white coloured cabinets teamed with a darker colour is a very elegant look. Using a solid dark colour can sometimes feel a bit heavy, but using a dark timber colour that has variations in tones throughout will soften the look and make it feel more inviting. If you are planning an all-white kitchen and are concerned that it may be a bit too stark, you could consider adding some extra interest and depth with the use of timber or timber look panels and cabinet fronts.
Seating is a priorityIn a busy household, a G-shaped layout with a kitchen bar attached is a real winner – it turns this functional space into the heart of the home. Any time of the day, the cook can have a natural connection with family and friends. Here, the three stools are upholstered for extra comfort, complemented by the three pendant lights for perfect symmetry.