Kitchens

How this dramatic black kitchen balances function with beauty

Dramatic design in a modernist setting, this elegant black kitchen manages to achieve a stunning statement whilst maintaining essential practicality Project New family home Designer Chris Tate Location Takapuna, Auckland Brief A dramatic design in a modernist setting How is the kitchen placed within the

How this small kitchen manages to maximise it’s efficiency

The width of this small kitchen was restricted by the compact size of the house. In response, other areas have been maximised as space-saving solutions Project Architect’s own kitchen Architect Dan Smith, Edwards White Location Taupiri, Waikato Brief An architect designs his own home and

How this black kitchen achieved its brooding, minimal look

Inside the striking Queenstown home designed by Fearon Hay is a black kitchen that’s just as striking, designed to be an entertainers dream Project Alpine retreat Designer Dean Sharpe Location Arrowtown Brief The owner-designer created a brooding, intimate space in a holiday house designed by

How this pared-back kitchen took its inspiration from commercial kitchens

It’s all about efficiency and functionality in this minimalist kitchen where everything was designed to be a fingertip or a pivot away Project Bach kitchen Designers Dean Poole & Stevens Lawson Architects Location Karekare, Auckland Brief An owner-designer creates a highly orchestrated space in a

A pre-1900s Georgian-style home gets a respectful kitchen renovation

See how Christopher Wood Architects seamlessly altered and restored this character home with pared-back modern style Project Mount Eden kitchen Architect Christopher Wood Architects Location Mt Eden, Auckland Brief To update the kitchen in this family home, ensuring it connects with the dining, living and outdoor

This kitchen designed by Mike Hartley is an open-plan dream

Thoughtful design and a showstopping choice of steel-grey stone makes this Auckland kitchen a hard wearing yet stylish space This kitchen designed by Mike Hartley is an open-plan dream Project Castor Bay kitchen Architect Mike Hartley, 13 Location Castor Bay, Auckland Brief To create an

Creative cabinetry takes centre stage in this bungalow kitchen reno

“The owners cook a lot, so it’s a working kitchen,” says Wellington architect Mary Daish of the space she refitted in a 1920s bungalow in Lyall Bay Creative cabinetry takes centre stage in this bungalow kitchen reno Project Lyall Bay kitchen Architect Mary Daish Architect

A small apartment kitchen is redesigned with architectural precision

A small galley kitchen presents as a collection of furniture thanks to the custom-designed walnut cabinetry and skillful balance of minimalism and function A small apartment kitchen is redesigned with architectural precision Architects: Nat Cheshire and Ian Scott, Cheshire Architects Location: Auckland Brief: For the

Herbst Architects design a rich oak and copper kitchen in a Muriwai home

Timber and copper contrast against this Muriwai home’s pristine gallery-white walls. Architect Nicola Herbst describes the details behind the design    Herbst Architects design a rich oak and copper kitchen in a Muriwai home Architects: Herbst Architects Location: Muriwai, West Auckland Brief: As a key

How the kitchen design of this small Christchurch home maximises space

We discover how a material crisp palette and integrated design has allowed architect Tobin Smith to create a seamless living space in his small Christchurch home How the kitchen design of this small Christchurch home maximises space Designer: Tobin Smith, CoLab Location: Christchurch Brief: Create

This open plan kitchen in Mahurangi is masterfully detailed

With no demarcation, this kitchen merges seamlessly as part of the living area. Discover the details behind architect Belinda George’s award-winning home This open plan kitchen in Mahurangi is masterfully detailed Architect: Belinda George Location: Mahurangi Brief: A kitchen at the centre of family life,

Step inside the open plan kitchen of award-winning architect Guy Tarrant

At his previous home, Architect Guy Tarrant designed a beautiful oak kitchen with honed granite benches that’s replicated almost exactly in his new space Step inside the open plan kitchen of award-winning architect Guy Tarrant Architect: Guy Tarrant Location: Pt Chevalier, Auckland Brief: A kitchen as a backdrop

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