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Efficient Kitchen Becomes the Heart of This Revamped Aussie Home

The kitchen has always been the driving force that keeps the house running. But the last few years have seen a major revamp in kitchen design as it is no longer just a place to cook and serve meals. Modern kitchens are social settings that are being increasingly used as a bridge between the interior and the world outside. It is barely a surprise then that this Aussie family wanted a similar, functional kitchen that offered a gathering spot for everyone even while opening up towards the pool and deck outside. It is Dan Gayfer Design who transformed the Brighton East Interior by giving the house a new kitchen, ensuite, bathroom and cabinetry.

Western Red Cedar lining boards create a cozy, open kitchen

The new interior of this family home in Melbourne’s suburb relies on a breezy color scheme, ample natural light and seamless fusion of spaces where one room flows into the next. A variety of wooden finishes were used throughout the house to give the revamped residence a warm, inviting appeal. Spotted Gum cabinetry can be found in the bathroom as well as the main living area, while Western Red Cedar lining creates a fabulous accent wall in the kitchen.

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Kitchen next to the dining area opens up towards the outdoors
Open kitchen design with spacious breakfast bar
Closer look at the smart, modern kitchen
Relaxing reading room with ample shelf space
Wooden shelf above the kitchen counter is a space-savvy addition

Combining a variety of textures that range from steel and tile to stone and wood, contrasting elements are combined effortlessly even while keeping the neutral color palette intact. A large breakfast bar adds to the appeal of the ergonomic kitchen island even as smart shelving and hidden storage units shape a flexible, functional and cheerful kitchen that becomes the star of the altered home.

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Wooden cabinet and dark floor bring contrast to the bathroom
Light-filled modern bathroom in white
Contemporary all-white bathroom with penny tile flooring
Floor plan of the revamped home in Brighton

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