Episode One: Kitchen Reveal


Episode one is here and its kitchen reveal time! We’re kicking off the Dunne home renovation series with everyone’s favourite room – the kitchen. The kitchen is the epicentre of our home and this renovation proves that practicality doesn’t have to come at the expense of a beautiful space.  

The kitchen is the heart of this home. We wanted to create a space that made living simple. We wanted to create an open plan home that still felt really connected and a space that can entertain 20 comfortably. 

The house was effectively an L-shape which gave us the ability just to push out to one direction and create this really big kitchen dining and living space without having to add a whole lot to the house. So we were able to connect the kitchen directly out onto the outdoor living space and have this central part that connects the entire house together.

In the kitchen whilst keeping it relatively minimal we wanted to add a whole lot of character and we were able to do that by picking up a whole lot of detail in the cabinetry. We’ve gone with a classic shaker style profile but with the infills in a v-groove panelling, it just gives that line and a little bit of oomph. We’ve added all of the black knobs from Hepburn Hardware which give the contrast between a relatively light, bright and simple kitchen. 

We ended up going with the Franke freestanding oven from Reece and I love that this oven gives the entire kitchen a really traditional warm hearty feel. 

One of my favourite things to do in a kitchen when we’re looking to add character is work with a tiled splashback. We’ve used the Render tile from Perini tile which has this incredible texture to it. It’s got a whole lot of movement and picks up the light throughout the day.

In this kitchen we have so much storage, so we have taken away the cupboards from underneath the island bench and added in two little stools from Satara. It’s the best spot to grab a coffee, push open the gas strut window and feel like you’re connected to the outdoor space. 

We wanted to create a really minimal streamlined kitchen and I think we’ve achieved that by integrating and hiding away a lot of our cabinetry. Instead of opting for a butlers pantry which would have blocked the really open plan living space we’ve got, we’ve gone for pocket doors to create a little appliance hub. It’s a great way to have a beautiful setting for the appliances and everyday activities,  but we can simply close the doors and tuck it away as well. 

I love that we’ve been able to achieve a kitchen that has heaps of character feels really warm and homely but is still modern, fresh, light and bright.

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