SOUTH COOGEE - HouseContemporary Kitchen, Sydney

This kitchen uses long lines to ensure it feels as large as possible. the frame of the recycled timber against the dark stone bench top creates design elements that work together to bring an industrial style kitchen into a family home.
Photography by Sue Murray -

Design ideas for a contemporary galley open plan kitchen in Sydney with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets and panelled appliances. —  Houzz
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robes1179robes1179 wrote:6May,2015
  • lesleykono
    6 years ago

    Could you please provide dimensions of the island bench. Thanks!

  • PRO
    6 years ago

    The Island bench is made up of a stone top of 3000mm x 850mm with a raised timber edge approx 400mm on 2 sides. This allowed for good storage on both sides of the island. I hope this helps!

zina_kzina_k wrote:4March,2015
  • PRO
    6 years ago
    The walls and ceiling are "white" straight out of a can. If you are looking for that clean crisp look i always find it the best as it throws no undertones. The kitchen was white poly on the cupboards, the base of the Island is Laminex Seductive Limba and the island bench top is Essa Stone "French Black" and we have recycled timber on the edge that we stained. The doors are a standard "commercial frame" which most window manufacturers produce and the finish is Anodised Aluminium (this is a finish that goes with almost any colour scheme). I hope this helps!
vcattell1vcattell1 wrote:22February,2015
  • PRO
    6 years ago
    I purchased these through the Heritage Building Centre ( They had a great range of products I hadn't seen elsewhere!
0601195006011950 wrote:20January,2015
  • PRO
    6 years ago
    Yes that's right a 2 pack polyurethane matt finish - and it looks great!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Julia Fairley added this to 10 Top Design Tips for an Ergonomic Kitchen18 June 2017

4. Consider raising your bench heightThe standard bench height of 900 millimetres has become a common culprit of back pain for more statuesque souls. These days 920 millimetres is often preferred, and 950 millimetres or even higher is not uncommon. If the head cook in your home is tall, raising your bench height will improve the ergonomics. Likewise, if you’re less than leggy, an 850 millimetre bench height will save sore shoulders when you’re stirring at the stove.This Sydney kitchen utilises different bench heights to hide power points and messy food preparation. The raised height of the recycled-timber frame is more conducive to bar stools and delineates the stone benchtop as a separate work zone.

Grace Chamia added this to 19 Contemporary White Kitchens Loved by Aussie Houzzers30 November 2015

6. There’s so much love for this industrial-style kitchen island. Raised recycled timber wraps around the benchtop to allow for good storage on both sides, and even helps to hide mess.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

smis808 added this to Mikioi Remodel Inspo21 June 2021

love the inside/outside feel, we defintiely want extra large kitchen with a lot of work surface and storage with a pantry. we would like to have 2 height bar as well-higher with bar stools and storage and then the regular table height to be used as dining table with chairs, the lower level should not have storage

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