East MalvernContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
John Wheatley - UA Creative
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Vary the widthsYour choice of narrow versus wide planks is down to personal preference, and your decision will be influenced by the overall look you want to achieve. Slim floorboards are less common, but they can look elegant, and are a nice change to the chunkier boards we typically see. In this kitchen, they provide a pleasing contrast to the wider lines of the cabinets, adding texture to the slick scheme.
Keep communicatingWhy not invite your architect over for dinner? As with any relationship, good communication is crucial to keeping it healthy. Talk regularly to your architect by phone, email or in person. Be patient, have respect and listen to your architect and they will be more likely to do the same for you. It’s their job to distill your ideas and combine this with their vision – a delicate process requiring patience on both sides.
Behind the kitchen sink, worktop and hob, ribbon windows can double as an easy-to-clean splashback. In this kitchen, cabinets above the benchtop provide for additional lighting and an extractor, without interrupting the openness of the ribbon windows.