White MinimalistScandinavian Kitchen, Sydney
Dan Kitchens Australia Pty Ltd
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Certain marbles: It’s hard to beat Calacatta Oro marble, with its pale grey veining, for sheer luxury and impact. However, it has a hefty price tag, plus as a surface it’s soft, porous and difficult to maintain. For a more affordable alternative, consider Carrara marble (which we love). For a more durable option, consider Dolomite marble. All marble types will need to be re-sealed regularly. Corian: This acrylic-based, solid surface is super hygienic, stain-resistant and low-maintenance (no sealing required). It’s also very versatile: small pieces can be welded together to give you a seamless look from sink to benchtop, with no visible joins. No other materials can achieve this apart from concrete and stainless steel. It comes in a decent range of colours and patterns, although there’s not as much choice as you’d find in engineered stone. Mid to high pricing – expect to pay around the same price as you would for some of the more expensive engineered stones.
Those born under the star sign of Virgo like a minimalist decor and dislike being cooped up in a messy, dirty home. They are also known to be practical, well organised and meticulous people, although they can find it difficult to operate effectively in the middle of chaos. As Virgos have an affinity for the outdoors, they should design and decorate with this in mind. The clean lines of this kitchen would appeal to Virgos’ aversion to clutter, and the close proximity of the natural world would calm their nerves when the kitchen is a little untidy.
Ducting for range hoodsAnother important consideration in any kitchen is the cooking ventilation system; the exhaust fan, or range hood. These systems expel odours, steam, grease and heat generated by cooking and are located above the stovetop. However, it is important that we consider them as ventilation systems, not just range hoods. Although you are likely to choose your ventilation system based on both appearance and performance, the hidden ducting is just as important in ensuring that the system will be effective.