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kitchen of the year daily telegraph

Written by The ReReport



THIS inner-city luxury apartment is full of surprises. From the integrated appliances to the mechanical drop down drinks storage behind the cooktop, there is good reason this kitchen won this category, despite its size.The biggest challenge was to design a kitchen that could accommodate the owners’ passion for cooking and entertaining, in such a small space.ART OF KITCHENS made the high ceilings a focal point to create the feeling of open space, and installed a mirrored splashback and LED strip lighting under the wall cabinets and ceiling to flood the kitchen with light.Large bi-fold doors open to the left of the island bench opening out to a wraparound balcony, linking the indoor and outdoor entertaining areas together.media_cameraArt Of Kitchens packed this inner-city apartment kitchen with hidden features to make the most of the tight floorplan.media_cameraThe space has standard features like an integrated fridge and appliances concealed behind bi-fold doors.media_cameraBut there is also a hidden drinks storage (pictured above and below) that lowers down from the wall cabinets on to the benchtop using electric linear actuators, an alternative to hydraulics.media_cameraBut there is also a hidden drinks storage (pictured above and below) that lowers down from the wall cabinets on to the benchtop using electric linear actuators, an alternative to hydraulics.



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