Action Kitchens Project 1
A REVITALISING RENOVATION
Previously a small and tired kitchen, Action Kitchens completely reinvented this area to make use of all the available space – simultaneously fostering increased functionality and visual appeal. Action Kitchens’ interior designer, Elyse O’Day, worked closely with the clients to create a beautiful space that adhered to their requests for more room to entertain guests and an impeccably designed kitchen that embodies luxury and modernity, and Action Kitchens did not disappoint.
Working with a large floorplan, significant consideration was given to the available space and how best to utilise this to improve the homeowners’ lifestyle and quality of living. While the kitchen previously occupied just one corner of the room, Action Kitchens cleverly rotated the kitchen’s layout so that the island bench now spans the width of the room and faces out into the living area. In doing so, this space has opened up and now promotes an excellent flow across the open-plan living area.
This new arrangement allows for better movement across the room and facilitates ease of access across the kitchen, with the ever-important amenities such as the fridge and the oven always within arm’s reach. Despite this, the area is not cramped and overcrowded and allows excellent movement through its open spaces.
Sporting a unique layout, the room is partially divided by a wall that conceals a living area, which allows the kitchen and dining spaces to retain a degree of separation from the living room while still remaining connected. On the opposite side, large doors open out onto a commodious alfresco area, and the kitchen is perfectly positioned to remain the focal point when entertaining guests or enjoying warm summer evenings with the family. Taking pride of place at the heart of the kitchen, the vast island provides ample bench space, making food preparation a breeze – and even hosts multiple pull-up bar stools for easy meals.
To create a contemporary aesthetic, considerable work had to be undertaken to renovate the kitchen and guarantee the desired elegant, modern look. The carpet was replaced with timber flooring, which offers a clean and warm look and seamlessly fuses a range of different styles into this unique kitchen.
The welcoming rustic elements both harmonise and contrast with the space’s harsher industrial elements. Striking black metal handles and black pendant lighting are softened by the two-tone cabinetry – with the woodgrain panels adding warmth while the bright, gloss-white joinery reflects the natural light and enhances the kitchen’s sense of openness. Embracing the varying materials and hues utilised throughout the room, the white stone countertops tie this masterful design together without detracting from its dramatic look.
Improving your lifestyle since its inception in 1985, Action Kitchens is an award-winning company, specialising in kitchen constructions and renovations, bespoke cabinetry, and project design. Just recently, Action Kitchens has expanded their services to include an interior design service, allowing the company to provide an all encompassing service to its loyal clients. Building approximately 100 glamourous, highly functional kitchens every year, Action Kitchens operates throughout Brisbane’s eastern and Redlands suburbs, including Raby Bay, Cleveland, Wellington Point, Manly, Bulimba, Carindale and Morningside.
In 2018, after 34 successful years of service, Action Kitchens was passed down from founder Joe Pennisi to experienced carpenter and cabinet maker, Nicholas Davie, who upholds its reputation for high quality products and outstanding customer service.
There is no project that Action Kitchens can’t tackle. Discover the ‘Action difference’ with the company’s unique design service, including detailed renders and plans, as well as a clear explanation of the whole process and the value you’re receiving. The team collate the latest case studies from existing jobs similar to your project and use them to give you an indication of budget and help you with the decision making for your dream kitchen. If you are looking to transform your kitchen into a functional and welcoming space that you’ll love, Action Kitchens offers a range of unique solutions and is committed to exceeding your expectations. The skilled tradespeople at Action Kitchens do this all day, every day so let the team take the stress away and renovate with confidence.