The owners of this Northwood home wanted a new open plan kitchen, expanded outdoor living area, new bathroom, walk in robe and ensuite. The brief was to design these in collaboration with their architects, Kennedy Associates Architects, do the detailed layout and joinery drawings and specify all fittings, finishes and furnishings. A continues flow of tones and textures from inside to outside was key to enhance the dining and living areas with the spaciousness of the deck.
A large dining table covered with a metal galvanised and smoothened top adds interest to the room, in contrast with the fabric dining chairs. Its reflective surface helps bounce light around the room.
The ensuite is located on the lower ground floor and has very little natural sunlight. It was decided to incorporate this aspect and create a spa like environment with a dimmed and soothing atmosphere. The large double walk in shower and built in bath continue the theme of luxury and relaxation. Dimmable LED lighting give the owners complete flexibility in creating as much or as little light as they desire.
The main bathroom was custom made to conceal a laundry. Plenty of storage is provided for in tall mirrored wall cabinets, and two pull out drawers for dirty laundry. The palette of finishes is earthy and muted, softening the brightness of this light and airy room.