These pages: Wood veneer cabinetry,
white-painted shiplap wood
cabinetry, marble-look engineered
stone island surfaces and white-
painted recycled brick walls all
feature in this light, bright, user-
friendly extension. The small side
window beside the glass splashback
works in tandem with the pivot door
to provide valuable cross ventilation.
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The rear upper and lower white cabinetry
is finished with a grooved surface resembling
shiplap timber. At the same time the interior
faces of the brick wall are painted white – again
forgoing colour for textural emphasis alone.
As well as connecting more intimately to the
garden, the extension also met the owners’ other
main request – that it be sunny and light-filled.
“The extension’s raked roof climbs to a high
point over the kitchen and the corresponding
part of the living area,” says Prineas. “So to
achieve the bright ambience required we tucked
a skylight up at the ceiling’s high point and this
runs the length of the extension.”
The long, discreet skylight floods light from
above through the space and, of course, high-
lights the surface textures in the room – the white
brick walls and grooved cabinetry included.
“The rays of light move across the interior
as the day turns, creating an ever-changing feel
in the addition. And a glass splashback further
contributes to the kitchen’s light, airy feel.”
Colour choices aside, the kitchen downplays
its presence in other ways, too. The cabinetry has
a minimalist feel with push-to-open side cabi-
nets and overhang pulls on the rear cabinets.