The kitchen of this Whangamata bach has recently undergone a modern makeover, with clever design by Nikita Woodhouse of Mastercraft Kitchens opening up the space to provide new options for open plan living and entertaining. To further enhance the contemporary aesthetic, StyleLite TruGloss panels were specified for cabinetry, ensuring a bright and airy look and excellent durability.
StyleLite TruGloss is a robust laminated acrylic panel with a high gloss surface perfect for creating bespoke cabinetry, furniture and feature panels. The panels feature TruColor technology — a unique combination of UV barrier layers and colour formulations — resulting in a smooth, flawless surface with outstanding depth of colour.
For the bach kitchen, StyleLite TruGloss in Alabaster was used extensively for cabinets and base units, meeting the clients’ brief for a gloss board. For Nikita from Mastercraft, the use of StyleLite provided just the right balance for the updated bach. “The StyLite panels add a little bit of class to the overall look, but keep it quite beachy when combined with other materials,” she says.
A key focus of the renovation was creating a more open layout with a bar area and food preparation area, as well as spaces for indoor and outdoor dining, providing ample space for entertaining. The StyleLite TruGloss panels amplify the sense of space by reflecting light around the kitchen, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. “My favourite thing about StyleLite is the light that it reflects,” says Nikita. “It’s especially good for smaller spaces.”
On top of the fresh aesthetic, the StyleLite panels provide a robust, low maintenance surface for the cabinetry and baseboards, “It is hard wearing and fairly easy to clean,” says Nikita. “It also doesn’t chip, so is a bit more hardwearing for interiors.”
The end result is a bright modern look for the refreshed kitchen with low-maintenance high-gloss cabinetry that will continue to look good for years to come. “The clients were really happy with the result. It was a nice transformation.”