Friday, 17 June 2011

What's cookin' good lookin?

It seems like an eternity since we made our kitchen colour choices.  Well the wait for installation and to see if it all works together is finally over. Our kitchen was installed today and I have been totally seduced by it. After all the anxiety about whether the colours we chose would have the "WOW" effect,  I am pleased to say it looks absolutely delicious.
Island bench has one soft touch door missing

Bulkhead to be installed above the back wall cupboards

We chose to use Stipple Hemp Laminex for the back row of cupboards and pot drawers.  This row of cupboards includes two sets of pot drawers on either side of our freestanding stove and a pull out spice caddy. All the doors are soft closing doors.  The splash back tiles which go along with this side of the kitchen, are a large dark glass tile with metal flecks embedded into it.  This should offset the colour of the laminex really well.

Seductive Limba (love the name), wood grain laminex was used for the island bench with Night Sky Caesarstone for the benchtops.  The benchtops are due to be installed next week.  

Our butler's pantry was fitted out as well.  I chose to move our double sink to the pantry and have only one under mounted single bowl in the island bench.  The dishwasher and the wine fridge will also be installed in the butler's pantry along with extra melamine shelving.   My plan is to keep small appliances to a minimum in the kitchen.  Aiming for a clutter free kitchen.

All the floating vanities have been installed as well.  For my ensuite I used Wenge for the vanity doors and Sand Drift for the square form top.

The main, 3 way bathroom, vanity doors are Stipple Hemp with Roman Marble for the square form top.

Waiting to see how it will look together with our bathroom tiles.  What's next you may ask....tiling is due to start next week.  The sand and cement have already been delivered for the tiling.   By the way, the exterior painting was finished today as well.  So lots of progress this week.


  1. Looks lovely Thigee!! Such an exciting time seeing all the colours finally come together :)

  2. Really like the island bench colour and the wenge vanity doors! very sexy!

  3. Thanks ladies, waiting to see the black caesarstone go on next week. Our tiling is due to start next week as well. So much happening,so fast

  4. It will all be done before you know it!

  5. Love the colours! Really looking forward to seeing that dark benchtop sounds very nice..and a bit different too. I have chosen pretty boring things!