Kirsty was interested in us helping her to redesign a new kitchen. For the initial process we were invited to meet for an In-home Consultation and assess the current layout. After viewing Kirsty’s home for the first time, we could easily see the footprint of the home was not utilising the full potential of the space that was available.
The brief was a Modern Minimalist look, with a Farmhouse feel, as their home was on acreage. Family gatherings were very important to her and having a space where all the family and extended family could gather was high on the list.
After our initial visit together, which allowed me to gather all the details for her brief. I worked up a re-design for Kirsty’s kitchen, after I had pitched the new design and suggestions to Kirsty, I contacted our Cabinetmaker, who I have worked closely with for many years for a formal quotation.
We removed all existing cabinetry and started with a clean canvas. The new design took up both sides of this room and in doing this we were able to introduce a large island bench to the middle to service all sides of the kitchen. The new style of the cabinetry for the island bench, was satin shaker white style doors and a gorgeous 40mm stone top, as this piece was now the hero piece in the room. To help save on some budget restrictions, we introduced a 20mm stone to all the surrounding bench tops that complimented the hero piece. By making this slight change to the thickness of the stone, Kirsty was able to save money, and this also allowed her island to shine.
The kitchen has a load of draws for heaps of storage, a custom designed pantry and display cabinets, which carry’s the contrast of wooden shelving to build up that Farmhouse home.
Take a look at Kirsty's transformed home by clicking on the images below:
From my first meeting with Tracy from Winning Interiors I felt my design ideas were clearly understood and before leaving Tracy had defined my style and planned the layout of our new, kitchen, dining and living room. She kept in close contact as the project unfolded and helped with product and colour selection along the way eg. Flooring, back splash, stone selection, handles, light fittings that would suit our existing furnishings and achieve a cohesive result.
Working with Tracey was easy and every meeting exciting. Her practical approach ensured a functional design with beautiful hard wearing surfaces that works for our very busy family of six. We wanted a kitchen to entertain in that would last the test of time and add value to our home.
For anyone planning a build or renovation project for their home I would highly recommend they seek an interior designer. Tracy’s experience and expert knowledge in the industry was invaluable during this project. There were many things I just didn’t know. When I look back at some of the choices I would have made and didn’t because of Tracy’s advice I am validated every time I use this well designed, beautiful space that I am proud to entertain in.
My most favourite part of the project was when I felt something didn’t seem to work Tracey always had multiple ideas to solve it. She advised on where to spend money for function and quality and where to save.
I felt Tracy was with us every step of the way. I was determined to complete our renovation after living in a poorly designed, unfinished kitchen with dodgy appliances. Tracy assured me it was achievable and kept me motivated to completely finish the project.