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Turning dreams into reality

We want many things from our kitchens to suit our modern lifestyles other than simply providing a place to cook. We want them to offer comfort and a homely feel as well as exceptional quality.

Gone are the days where the kitchen is hidden away in a separate room. The kitchen is now a central part of the home, so colours and materials need to be selected that suit the overall feel and style of the home.

kitchen culture
Kitchen Culture is a kitchen design service for people building new homes with Home Option Gallery aligned builders or anyone needing a new kitchen designed. Showroom Manager, Erin, says kitchens have evolved to become a place for congregation, gathering and entertaining.

“Choosing simple and sleek design is an advantage to ensuring a timeless look that is compatible with other elements of the home,” Erin said. “Kitchen Culture offers you both kitchen and interior design experience so we can advise on colour schemes and trends to suit the house as a whole.”

When building a new home, Kitchen Culture design consultants work with clients to advise them of their builder’s standard inclusions and utilise their knowledge of the latest and most innovative fittings to offer appropriate product and material upgrade options. For example, you might choose to upgrade to easy-to-use drawers in order to help turn a standard kitchen into a dream kitchen for your home.

Kitchen Culture Design Consultant, Amanda, says a leading trend in kitchen design is the preference for a complete set of kitchen cooking appliances, that is the oven, microwave, steamer and coffee machine, all built into one wall. “This helps to establish distinct zones within the kitchen layout and open up bench space,” Amanda said.

“Functionality and maintenance is always a huge factor in selecting materials for the kitchen,” she added. “For example, the use of stone benchtops and polyurethane cupboards is a low maintenance, high quality option that gives a high end look and feel to the kitchen.”

The general rule for matching benchtops, splashbacks, cupboards and flooring is to keep a neutral palette. A great place to add a splash of colour is through a coloured glass splashback, and you can add texture with a contrast colour or woodgrain to the bar back.

“The most important feature in a kitchen that tends to rule the other choices that are made is the colour and finish of the cabinets, as this is the first thing that your eye is drawn to,” said Amanda. “Once that is determined, most other colours will easily fall into place. Woodgrains and high gloss cabinets have become very popular.”

People are individualising their kitchens by adding downlights to the underside of overhead cupboards. This is a great way to highlight a coloured splashback as well as add task lighting to a usually dark space. Inside their cabinets, people are choosing soft close doors and drawers, and built in items such as pull out bins.

Kitchen culture has been brought together by industry specialists in the areas of housing, design and manufacturing to offer a great resource for clients. “We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, our professional approach and extensive industry experience, as well as our innovation in offering customised solutions for individual customer needs,” said Erin.

Kitchen culture is located at the Home Option Gallery showroom. Create your dream kitchen with kitchen culture.

How can I green my kitchen?

  • Energy efficient appliances (good star rating)
  • LED and compact fluorescent lighting
  • Bins with recycling
  • Reduced sink capacity