With a beautiful view of the city lights, this Palmerston North home uses an intelligent layout to create a kitchen great for entertaining guests. The dark main kitchen has an open plan flow to the living room and garden, which allows it to soak in bright natural lighting, instantly lifting the mood. A warm scullery is tucked away with thin tiling design that ties in with the island kitchen vertical battening to elevate the spatial awareness of anyone who walks through.
The kitchen was designed by award-winning kitchen designer, Nicola Ross, who chose the practical InnoTech Atira drawers and Sensys soft-closing hinges for the optimum kitchen experience.
A dark kitchen with soft elements and contrasting tones.
The homeowners wanted a kitchen that would keep a connection to nature and have vertical elements. Space was an important factor, so the scullery was a great way to bring together softness, while adding in visual dynamics with the vertical layering that you see from the living area.
Nicola advises: “Although the way spaces look is important, what is often overlooked is the stuff inside the cabinetry, quality hardware is the thing that will keep your spaces working well for years to come with straight doors and perfect opening to drawers etc.”
About the product
InnoTech Atira drawers are the perfect balance between practicality and functionality. Nicola has opted for handle less drawers with a negative rail to create a seamless look. It is particularly useful for families that find handles bothersome and opens up space.
Sensys hinges provide a unique 35 degree closing angle that means less effort needed to close the drawers and an incredibly soft-closing function that keeps noise down in an already potentially stressful area like the kitchen — a great way to ensure no startling interruptions for a great flow of conversations around the table.
Designer: Nicola Ross
Photographer: Avodah Photo and Cinema