Design Case Study: Entertainers Dream Kitchen/Bar Renovation - Guru & Neeta - Superior Renovations

Designing An
Entertainers Kitchen

Guru & Neeta


Completed on January 2020

Design Case Study

Designed By

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Dorothy Li

Designer/ Sales
dorothy@superiorrenovations.co.nz
0800 199 888

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Entertainers Dream Kitchen/Bar, West Auckland

Project Finish Date

January 2020

Client

Guru and Neeta

Our client Guru and Neeta were very clear on what they were wanting to acheive, but needed someone to piece it all together. Guru and Neeta were looking for a luxurious yet modern feel for their kitchen when they decided to renovate. They also loved entertaining and wanted a space which would have all the modern amenities and a spacious area where guests could comfortably mingle. There were however several roadblocks to achieve what they had in mind.

The design brief had two main parameters:

1) To specifically design around the existing and surrounding space (without changing anything structural) and this was translated through the overall planning of the kitchen and bar as it extends into the living area.

2) To utlilize the space for entertaining guests by making an open plan lounge and dining with a balcony surrounding the area. The fact that the kitchen was a separate room made their entertaining space smaller and isolated the person cooking. The real showstopper however was the addition of a bar in the lounge area which carried a similar theme as the kitchen in terms of design and colour scheme.

Floor Plan Design

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BEFORE

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DESIGN PHASE

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AFTER

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BEFORE

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DESIGN PHASE

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DESIGN PHASE

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AFTER

Design and architecture Process:

  • All walls separating the living areas from the kitchen were demolished to create a large open space
  • All previous kitchen cabinetry, benchtops and flooring was removed.
  • Black, White and Gold were used as a recurring theme to add a touch of luxury to the area.

Benchtops and Cabinets:

  • We custom built black matte finish cabinets and shelves.
  • White was chosen for the benchtop for two main reasons. First being that it contrasts well with black and the second being that we wanted to give the appearance of space. We custom built the benchtop with white engineered stone.
  • The engineered stone for the benchtops was made to look like marble to add to the luxury feel.
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AFTER

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Adding Luxury and Glamour

  • Mirror finish glass was installed on the wall above all counter tops in the kitchen
  • The combination of matte black cabinets, white marble stone counter tops and a no handle set up with gold yellow LED lights create a dramatic luxurious feel to the living space.

Modern Amenities

Increasing convenience

  • Hafele soft close drawer runners
  • Stefano no handle setup for cabinets with LED lights
  • Blum soft close door hinges
  • Pull out rubbish bins
  • Pull out storage baskets
  • Undermount Blanco Silgranit sink
  • Magic corner shelves to maximise storage
  • Custom built pantry with pull out shelves
  • Custom made reflector black finish glass splashback behind the sink wall and the wall behind the stove to make cleaning easier.
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Bar and Entertainment area

  • Custom built wall cabinets with black matte finish for the doors
  • 30mm Custom built stone benchtop with waterfall ends – made to look like marble
  • No handle Stefano setup with gold LED lights
  • Mirror black finish glass on the bar wall
  • Wine glass hangers installed within the top cabinets
  • Blum soft close door hinges
  • Hafele soft close drawer runners
  • Laminate flooring

Painting and New Flooring

  • New 10mm underlay for living area
  • Installation of light laminate flooring in the living area to make cleaning easier
  • 12mm tiles in kitchen and dining area
  • Previous carpets removed from all bedrooms and new 55-60oz shadow carpets installed
  • All wallpaper removed from bedrooms
  • Sanding, plastering and holes filled throughout the house
  • Oil based undercoat applied in all windows, door frames and doors to increase durability
  • Water based paints with low sheen applied on interior walls.
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