This hard-wearing kitchen balances family function with elegant design

Designing a kitchen for a family with three boisterous boys proved to be an exercise in balancing a functional family layout with dramatic materials and finishing Project New kitchen in a new home Architect Daniel Marshall, DMA Location Remuera, Auckland Brief A hard-wearing space for

How these two moody kitchens achieved such a sleek design finish

Moody and meticulously finished, these two kitchens share design trends that you can recreate in your own home. We talk to architects and hear about the latest product developments from Fisher & Paykel’s design team 1. A connected kitchen designed like furniture + Location: Ponsonby,

How this new kitchen blends seamlessly into a classic old villa

Designers Rufus Knight and Simon James worked together to create a beautiful new kitchen that fits perfectly into the layout of an original villa Project Villa renovation Designer Rufus Knight, Knight Associates with Simon James Location Grey Lynn, Auckland Brief Seamlessly integrate a new kitchen

The kitchen in this award-winning holiday home is full of clever ideas

The combination of materials used in this Great Barrier kitchen was carefully chosen to achieve a simple and minimalistic design Project Holiday home Architect Stuart Gardyne, Architecture + Location Great Barrier Island Brief A robust yet informal space This is a holiday home – does

This Grey Lynn kitchen has the most sophisticated material palette

Designed as the social hub of Architect Eva Nash’s home, this kitchen’s combination of its walnut timber, black detailing and brass handles is a winner Project Architect’s own home Architect Rogan Nash Architects Location Westmere, Auckland Brief A convivial, connected space for a busy family

How this elegant bathroom achieved a minimal, 70s aesthetic

The brief for this bathroom asked for a 70s reference with contemporary styling, and architect Daniel Marshall delivered. See how he created a minimal, elegant aesthetic below Project Renovation of a 1970s home by Robert Railley Architect Daniel Marshall, DMA Location St Heliers, Auckland Brief

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

How a Waiheke Island bathroom was designed to feel like a luxurious hotel

With a luxurious combination of intricately placed tiles, moody colours and brass detailing, the bathroom in this Waiheke Island home is epitome of style The overview Project ‘Lantern House’ bathroom Architect Herbst Architects Location Onetangi, Waiheke Island Brief Create an elegant, intimate bathroom that takes

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

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