A compact kitchen

Posted on Tue, 3 Dec 2013 by KiM

Thanks to Minosa Design for sharing with us yet another impressive project. This time it’s a kitchen that is high on style yet low on space. The brief: To create a clean & modern kitchen one that catered to modern living requirements. The space had to integrate a home office & laundry as well as an everyday eating area for at least two. As far as layout goes there really was not a lot of flexibility with the footprint of the kitchen, it could not be changed or relocated. It was a matter of making use of the available space and organising the zones so they would function efficiently for this family.

The designer chose to place the tall run of joinery items under the existing bulkhead (carpenters had recently commenced renos). This was the first thing on view when entering the terrace. These full height doors house the laundry nook, home office (behind pocket bi-folding doors) & integrated refrigerator.

Noetje says:

Not counting the space behind the floor to ceiling doors, this looks like a normal sized kitchen to me. Don’t get me wrong.. it’s a nice kitchen, but it’s not overly small.

jane says:

it's nice – a lot of white to keep clean though! 🙂

Sandra says:

It has less storage than my 7 x 8 galley kitchen in my previous condo. This is small for sure but because it's so well designed it looks and feels spacious! Well done. I expected to see a stacker washer/dryer. And where is the oven or microwave/oven combo? I presume one cabinet is a dishwasher beside the single sink?

Katie says:

It is a little bigger than I expected also for a 'compact kitchen' . But it's really well designed, I love the idea of the cupboards hiding things that you don't necessarily want on show when you're entertaining!
@ Jane, I worked as a kitchen designer for a company here in Melbourne and white is much easier to keep clean if its the right surface, the worst one we had to keep clean in the showroom was a black and lime green apartment model – beautiful, looked more like furniture than a kitchen and very well set out but was the worst for finger prints etc!

Anyway, I LOVE the pantry/study nook and plan to use it when I FINALLY find a house to buy 🙂

christa says:

I love it. Very well done. Sandra, my guess is that the wall ovens are on the wall next to the dining table.

Rachel says:

I liked the way this kitchen has installed with bi folding doors to use the full space of the kitchen. Kitchen is looking really classy even with this simple interior.

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