Applecross Kitchen


Kitchen and Living area Renovation


Originally a solid built 1980's home that had previously had a renovation to provide an alfresco living and outdoor kitchen to overlook a spacious backyard, there was limited connection to the remaining house for this highly utilised space.  As was typical for 80's designed homes the internal spaces were divided into multiple separate living areas with limited connection to each other and circulation spaces or doorways that impacted on the furnishability and use of the living areas.  This was especially true for the kitchen that could only be accessed from the main entry which isolated it from the rest of the house.

The kitchen was the primary focus for the renovation and the creation of larger and more usable family living spaces that were connected to the outdoor living spaces and kitchen area were critical.

An extensive kitchen renovation that saw the removal of walls and opening up of the whole space to provide visual and actual connectivity to the adjoining living and family areas forms the centrepiece for the renovation.  The kitchen now provides easy access to a remodeled dining/lounge area, family living area and outdoor alfresco.  A large central island bench becomes the control centre for the home with carefully designed work areas that relate to the various daily activities that occur within the kitchen, clever storage solutions and a family breakfast/meals area that enables the children to be part of the activity without being within the kitchen.

The alteration of the living and family spaces saw the removal of walls that saw four separate areas transformed into two generous and open spaces that are now light, open and perfect for the formal and informal activities.  The spaces additionally had changes in level which have been rationalised and modified to provide better connectivity and a better flow through the spaces and the home as a whole.


I just wanted to write you a quick note to thank you so very much for your incredible effort and hard work in designing and managing our renovation. Your dedication and talents are remarkable – and we could not be happier with how fantastic our house has ended up. Your persistence and commitment (and patience!) are admirable and  absolutely amazing.

Phil and Heidi