6. Shenton Park
This home had a large laundry room running the full length of the kitchen. The decision was made to make use of that room and incorporate it into the kitchen to make it much larger and open than before. A recess was added so the refrigerator could be inserted, as well as a walk in pantry and a linen cupboard! The laundry room is still intact, although much smaller. The door exiting the kitchen was removed and the cooktop and feature rangehood and two additional windows were added to the wall in its place. All of the extra space also allowed for an island to be incorporated into the design.
This kitchen was a very small and old style kitchen that just didn’t fit the look and feel of the modern house. The first thing done was the walls were removed to open space to the family room. Once the wall was gone, there was a ton of room to work with. The island was put in at an angle to maximize the open space and the shape of the kitchen in the corner. Sleek dark granite counter tops were used and modern stainless steel appliances.
As you can see, the results from a kitchen redesign or remodel can be quite dramatic. Remodeling your kitchen in most cases will make your house feel much larger, give you more room to work with and a lot more storage space for your kitchenware and appliances. A kitchen remodel will also add substantial value to your home and will pay for itself in the long run! If you would like to see more of Sue Jansen’s work you can visit http://www.kitchencapital.com.au