Most home owners often complain about how small kitchen spaces are inconvenient to work with and leave little room for additional features and storage units. But the creative folk at Minosa Design do not seem to think so. Combining a variety of smart and space-conscious features, they have turned this compact kitchen in the suburb of Epping, Sydney into an ergonomic and exquisite modern space. Not only does the renovation give the 70’s kitchen a sparkling new lease of life, but also equips it with a concealed home office and a hidden laundry. Now, if that is not using available space to the hilt, then we do not know what is!
Maximizing the room on offer in this compact setting, the designers needed to deliver a savvy kitchen with a fresh and clean look. With the client asking for an integrated laundry and home office area, the obvious challenge was to eke out every possible inch of storage space, without making the kitchen look visually cramped. The use of pristine white for the shelves and the walls accomplished this, while rich reddish timber veneer surfaces offered the perfect visual contrast.
Sleek and shiny stainless steel countertops not only add to the contemporary appeal of the kitchen, but also give it a more airy appeal by acting as a lovely reflective surface that spreads the ambient light. Full height wooden bi-folding doors hide away the tiny laundry, the small home office area and the refrigerator even as the previous fridge cavity is used to tuck away appliances such as the oven and the microwave.
A multi-layered lighting system plays a pivotal role in giving this small kitchen a spacious vibe. Energy-conscious LED lighting is coupled with task lighting to ensure that the home owner can alter the lighting scheme depending on the task necessity. A small breakfast bench and stylish shelves complete this fabulous modern makeover.
Just as they did with the design of the inimitable hidden kitchen, Minosa Design has once again shown us how to get the most out of a small kitchen.
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