Join us on our kitchen day

  Our new issue is full of terrific kitchens, as many of you will have seen. Even better news: if you’re planning your own kitchen space, we have an event coming up that you will almost certainly enjoy. Our annual Kitchen Day on Friday August

Richard Naish on kitchen design

Richard talks us through this extremely workable family kitchen and how he used a moody material palette and thoughtful design to create a striking space Did designing this kitchen [in the 2015 Home of the Year] for your family home make it any easier to

Kitchens: 4 ingenious spaces where cooking rules

For chefs Natalia Schamroth and Carl Koppenhagen, their new kitchen is the culmination of four years spent “desperate” to get out of the cramped, closed-off kitchen at the back of their house.

Kitchens: an easy-living holiday kitchen with room to spare

The generous proportions of this holiday home kitchen allow it to comfortably cater for four generations. It was designed by Morgan Cronin, who explains that the clients wanted something roomy and low-maintenance. Here, Cronin describes the project and how he selected his materials to fit the

Kitchens: 3D technology for perfect angles

The clients of this Ponsonby renovation didn’t want a typical villa kitchen. Designer Serban Teodorescu of T Plus Architects transformed the space into a ‘day zone’ encompassing living, entertaining and food preparation areas.   HOME This kitchen design was part of a significant villa renovation. What

Kitchens: a small space becomes two separate zones

For this Freemans Bay renovation, options for the new kitchen layout were hampered by existing concrete block walls; architect Belinda George’s solution to this challenge was inspired. To give the clients the large, modern kitchen that they required, they divided it in two: an open preparation

This seaside home has a heart of steel

Although this beachside kitchen has floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, the cantilevered upper level of the house stops it from feeling too exposed. Here, designer Nick Strachan of Athfield Architects explains how they unified the kitchen space and what motivated the decision to use rubber flooring.  

Kitchens: a century-old building meets modernity

The brief Richard Naish received for this Stable Lane kitchen was for a large, sociable family kitchen that, while modern, still fit the century-old building. A challenge was the low stud height, which was resolved with cleverly created storage space. Kitchens: a century-old building meets modernity

Kitchens: 1930s glamour meets family practicality

Kitchen designer Morgan Cronin has packed an extraordinary amount of living space into a long, narrow room in his 1930s home.     “As a family we spend all our time in here,” Cronin says. “Cooking, dining, entertaining, the kids even do their homework here.”

Kitchens: a Mount Maunganui kitchen with a hidden scullery

The biggest design challenge for this former holiday home was to create a kitchen space that would accommodate friends and family preparing food together, without crowding the space. Evan Mayo of Architecture Bureau describes the decision to incorporate a scullery hidden behind folding doors.   HOME Most sculleries

Kitchens: this coastal kitchen blends into its landscape

The kitchen of this hilltop home in Muriwai is visible from afar, and designer Bruce Messick of Avantgarde wanted to ensure it blended seamlessly into its landscape. The colour palette was carefully chosen with this in mind and a minimalist style favoured for the cabinetry and

Kitchens: an elegantly crafted Auckland design

Taking cues from famous houses, Michael O’Sullivan confidently combined materials to create this luxurious, well-crafted North Shore kitchen. Here, O’Sullivan discusses the similarities to his own kitchen and how this contributed to the less traditional design decisions.   HOME How did you choose the materials for

Kitchens: a holiday home built for entertaining

The brief for this Whangarei Heads kitchen was to meld the indoor and outdoor spaces. Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects created two covered decks, offering flexible protection against the elements. The successful design allowed the clients to entertain 36 guests during the holiday season.   HOME How did you

A private space with hidden surprises

The brief for the kitchen in this Waiheke Island home was separation and a unique sense of character for each space in the house. Architect Wendy Shacklock divided the dining and kitchen spaces with cabinetry; below she tells how this private realm allows for flexible

Christchurch Kitchen

Kitchens: a sleek Christchurch renovation

When Christchurch architect Duval O’Neill of Herriot + Melhuish was asked to renovate a modernist 1960s home originally designed by Ernest A. Kalnins, one of the main problem areas was the kitchen, which was small and cramped and didn’t connect to the home’s living and

Arts and crafts kitchen

A classic white with kitchen with Arts and Crafts features

This kitchen renovation by Neil McLachlan of Neil McLachlan Design aimed to modernise the functionality of the space, and also bring it into alignment with the Arts and Crafts details of the rest of the house. Below, McLachlan explains how they opened up the design to better suit

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