Pittwater Paradise

Transforming a Pittwater Paradise: A Northern Beaches Kitchen Renovation

At Northern Beaches Kitchens, we recently had the pleasure of working with a lovely husband and wife duo residing in the picturesque Pittwater area of the Northern Beaches. Their vision for their kitchen was clear: a spacious, elegant Hamptons-inspired sanctuary that seamlessly blended with their warm and inviting family home. Join us as we delve into the details of this transformative project, where location, lifestyle, and personal preferences converged to create a kitchen that truly reflects the essence of its surroundings.

Our clients, a husband and wife with a big, bustling family, sought a kitchen that would not only serve as the heart of their home but also exude timeless elegance. With a semi-retired lifestyle that allowed for frequent family gatherings and entertaining, their kitchen needed to be both functional and inviting. Located in the idyllic Pittwater area of the Northern Beaches, their home boasted an open-plan kitchen living area that provided the perfect canvas for our design endeavors.

Surrounded by lush green bushland, the natural beauty of the Pittwater landscape served as a significant inspiration for our design team. Drawing from the tranquility of their surroundings, we envisioned a kitchen that seamlessly integrated with the verdant backdrop while still exuding a sense of sophistication. The clients expressed a preference for a Hamptons-inspired aesthetic, characterized by elegant touches of gold hardware, polished brass accents, and rich forest green cabinetry.

To bring our vision to life, we incorporated striking design elements such as YDL Stone benchtops and splashback, complemented by strip lighting and Porter contours timber paneling in American oak. These features not only added depth and texture to the space but also imbued it with a sense of warmth and luxury. The focal point of the kitchen—a large island bench—was a non-negotiable for our clients, providing ample space for family gatherings and casual dining. Additionally, the inclusion of a double oven and French door fridge catered to their culinary needs and entertaining aspirations.

As with any renovation project, we encountered our fair share of challenges along the way. The removal of walls and installation of beams required meticulous planning and execution to ensure structural integrity, while integrating timber flooring posed its own set of complexities. However, with careful coordination and expert craftsmanship, we were able to overcome these obstacles while staying within our projected timeframe of 8 to 10 weeks.

Kitchen renovation particulars

The kitchen renovation package comprised the following inclusions:

  • Benchtop and splashbacks in YDL Stone – Vene Rose
  • Electrolux Dark stainless steel 86cm undermount rangehood
  • Shaker-style cabinetry – painted in Matchamisu 30% satin finish
  • Brushed brass handles
  • Brushed brass flick mixer tap
  • LED strip lighting under wall cabinets and in stone island seating
  • 90cm Fisher & Paykel freestanding fridge
  • Electrolux 60cm Dark stainless steel multifunction duo oven
  • Electrolux 90cm 7 zone induction cooktop
  • Smeg 60cm built in dishwasher
  • Blanco SILGRANIT double bowl drop-in sink
  • Porta Timbers American Oak timber lining boards on island

In the end, our collaboration with this wonderful couple resulted in a kitchen that not only met but exceeded their expectations. By marrying their personal preferences with the unique characteristics of their location, we were able to create a space that is as functional as it is beautiful—a true reflection of their lifestyle and the natural beauty that surrounds them in Pittwater. At Northern Beaches Kitchens, we take pride in turning visions into reality, and this project serves as a testament to our commitment to excellence in kitchen design and renovation.

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