Concealing appliances behind cabinetry is one of the keys to creating a seamless looking kitchen. The DishDrawer from Fisher & Paykel can be installed as a single or double unit, and can be fully integrated so that it resembles one of the drawers in the cabinetry.

Fisher & Paykel also offers an integration kit to suit various models in its range of refrigerators. In this kitchen, the integration kit was a cost-effective, easy way to ensure the refrigerator did not detract from the streamlined look of the space. Fisher & Paykel

Seriously appealing

Mon 10 2008

In this kitchen designed for serious cooking, the appliances are commercial grade. But while large ovens, double hobs and a custom-made extractor fan enable catering for large groups, concession has been made to aesthetic appeal. For example, the benchtops are granite rather than the stainless steel normally found in professional kitchens. Flowers by Vida Flore.

In this kitchen designed for serious cooking, the appliances are commercial grade. But while large ovens, double hobs and a custom-made extractor fan enable catering for large groups, concession has been made to aesthetic appeal. For example, the benchtops are granite rather than the stainless steel normally found in professional kitchens. Flowers by Vida Flore. Leon Bieldt

Around the block

Mon 10 2008

This kitchen, by Joan DesCombes, had to be practical and dramatic. A central butcher’s block contributes to both aims, with its circular form contrasting the overall linear design.
Above: Knocking down walls allowed the owners to enjoy a connection with the outdoors.

The double island is low enough to allow maximum views of the back garden and fish pond – an important part of the owners’ requirements. Joan DesCombes, CKD, of Architectural Artworks

Chef’s special

Mon 10 2008

Dolce appliances include the 60cm fixed rangehood and the 60cm four-burner gas cooktop with wok. All are designed to facilitate a range of cooking styles.

In addition to appliances such as the fan-forced oven, Dolce Appliances offers the two-bowl sink single drainer. This full range of products caters specifically for property developers and builders. Vivace Appliances

Big and beautiful

Mon 10 2008

Fisher & Paykel’s Titan ovens and cooktops are designed to meet the demand for more cooking capacity in the kitchen. The Titan double oven in Iridium features a frosted appearance that works well with contemporary kitchen designs. Ten different cooking modes include a specially designed roast function that sears meat first before dropping the temperature to complete the cooking process. This ensures optimum results every time. In this kitchen, a Titan gas cooktop – also in Iridium – completes the line-up.

The Titan ceramic cooktop features safety lights under its streamlined controls to indicate when an element is warm. Fisher & Paykel’s

Precious metals

Thu 10 2008

A Titan gas cooktop provides a fast, efficient heat source. Designed to meet the needs of a large family, this cooktop includes two fast burners and has an easy-wipe tray.

Fisher & Paykel’s Inox refrigerator and Apex rangehood in the Iridium stainless steel finish complement the grey tones of this kitchen. The fridge-freezer features Active Smart electronic technology designed to chill foods quickly. Fisher & Paykel

Under-bench Vintec 40 cabinets available from Transtherm hold 40-72 bottles. This kitchen was designed by Morgan Cronin Kitchens.

Freestanding Vintec 160 cabinets available from Transtherm hold 80-240 bottles. Transtherm

Spellbound

Thu 10 2008

This kitchen is one of dozens on display at the Harvey Norman Renovations store. The cabinetry features Laminex Wenge laminate doors and translucent glass. CaesarStone benchtops and Smeg appliances enhance the contemporary look.

Decorative laminated glass is a key feature of this kitchen in the Harvey Norman Renovations store. Harvey Norman Renovations

Culinary strength

Thu 10 2008

Degabriele Kitchens designs and builds kitchens using traditional carpentry skills.

Hoop pine is used on the kitchen’s internal cabinetry. Storage space is at a premium. Degabriele

Personal care

Thu 10 2008

The kitchen features Southern Myrtle solid timber doors, and CaesarStone and stainless steel benchtops.

A Tambortech brushed aluminium and gloss vinyl roller shutter door conceals small appliances. Bruce and Janet Moran of Beltana Joinery

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