The brief for this stunning Christchurch kitchen was to create some wow factor and show the latest materials and hardware. Designer Kirsty Davis from Hagley Kitchens also needed to design a space which would allow the family to sit around the island benchtop. With the home nestled in behind an old quarry, she looked for materials that created a connection to the home’s natural environment.
Kirsty chose to use Dezignatek Thermoform in white gloss on the cabinetry to provide a crisp contrast to the granite benchtops, concrete block and natural timber veneer featured in the kitchen. She commented that a compelling reason for the Thermoform product was its durability and the superior finish compared to lacquer. Thermoform won’t chip or scratch — an appealing feature for a busy family.
Another key aspect of the design brief was to create continuity with a walk-in pantry and laundry that used similar materials and finishes to the main kitchen. The same Dezignatek Thermoform in gloss white was used for the fronts of all cabinetry, ensuring a consistent look.
The end result is a perfect balance of practicality and style, with striking white Thermoform cabinetry bringing a bright contrast to the designer kitchen, while also providing a robust surface that will withstand wear and tear for years to come.
Builder: Mike Greer Homes
Designer: Kirsty Davis
Kitchen Manufacturer: Hagley Kitchens