Toorak ResidenceContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
What Houzz contributors are saying:
1. Standard door cabinetsWhether or not it’s practical to have cabinets accessible from both sides of your island will depend somewhat on your kitchen layout, but especially on the depth of the island itself. Typical base cabinets sitting against the wall are 60 centimetres deep. When cabinets are deeper than this, the back becomes very hard to reach and items become inconvenient to access.
3. FlooringFor timber floors, matching the stain colour is one of the most challenging phases of a project. If you have original floors and plan to solely renovate your kitchen – or are laying new timber floors to match the old for continuity – don’t expect a perfect match. Many floors in old homes are made from old-growth wood, and flooring is manufactured differently now. The natural patina of an old floor is nearly impossible to match. Companies offering reclaimed timber floors can make that matching process easier.
Reflect the floorCreate the illusion of space and flow by using mirrored kickboards beneath your units. The plinths will reflect the floor and make it seem as if it continues below the units, which works particularly well if you want to make more of a wooden floor like this one.
32. The perfect contrast. Melbourne, Victoria