Kitchen designer Port Macquarie - new home – King Creek, 2446
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Michelle Burton – KBDi Awards 2016 Winner NSW Large Kitchen

HIA Northern NSW - Designing Divas - Kitchen Design of the Year 2016 Winer

  HIA Northern NSW – Designing Divas – Winner Kitchen Design of the Year 2016

HIA Northern NSW Kitchen Design of the Year and Winner NSW Large Kitchen Design in the prestigious Kitchen & Bathroom Design Institute (KBDi) awards

A new four bedroom home was already under construction when the client called Designing Divas, concerned that the proposed kitchen layout was not ‘right’. The slab was poured and the plumbing was already in place. After a site meeting and design consultation, it was decided to take a more innovative approach to the overall design. Featured in PGH Inspirations  


The client had a number of items on their ‘wish list’: Create a “living kitchen” that merges with the outdoor area. Allow for a multi-functional, open-plan and spacious kitchen as a hub to share with a large family. Incorporate “today’s” technology as part of the design elements. Create a natural and soft industrial interior design style.


This inspired kitchen design borrows from the robust industrial past, embraces today’s sleek time-saving technology and is carefully planned for a functional future. It cleverly incorporates an overlay of natural finishes and eclectic elegance.

The pre-finished Colorbond ceiling is a series of structural insulated panels that span the full room width. The Versiclad system doubles as both the ceiling and roofing finish. The large exposed structural i-beams contain and define the open plan design. The large light fittings add another layer to further define the industrial theme.

The PGH glazed brick splash-back (colour “Lagoon”) injects colour, complementing the coloured glass chips mixed within the polished concrete floor. A painted brick wall is also a subtle addition to compliment the use of brick.

The 40mm thick hardwood (Merbau) timber detailing works well with the recycled timber sleepers, post and huge timber framed sliding doors. The dramatic “block” of warm dark grey reconstituted veined stone adds a level of sophistication, enhancing the designer detailing and emphasizing the use of high-quality materials.

Adjacent to the food preparation area, the computer station provides a place for the chef to research online recipes, check in on social media, prepare the meal and take in the views all within a couple of steps. When not used as a study nook or computer station, the bi-fold / sliding doors can be closed to look like an extension of the pantry.

The result? A space, seamlessly connected to the stunning outdoors, to prepare, cook, congregate and above all, ENJOY. In the words of the delighted owners “I love my kitchen – it completes our home.”


Building designer: Narelle Kilmurray

Interior designer: Michelle Burton

Builder: owner builder

Cabinetmaker: Kitchen Kraft by Design / Custom Line Joinery

Photographer: Iron & Clay Photography

 Call Michelle Burton on  0413 398 908 or send an enquiry from our online contact form. Thank you. 

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