Sculleries or secondary kitchens are also being designed more frequently, with homeowners wanting that separate space where they can leave all the appliances on the bench – the bread maker, blender, toaster, coffee machine. “People want to create a sleek, clean main kitchen, but they also want an area where they can easily access all these items without having to fit them into cupboards or clear them away to make space.”
With the move towards bigger, deeper more cavernous spaces and storage areas, comes a need for bespoke kitchen solutions. “When people do want these non-traditional sizes and dimensions, it means they can’t just go out and buy a traditional kitchen,” Matthew says.
“All our cabinetry is custom-made or bespoke, and we are seeing a significant rise in those alternative dimensions for benchtops and cabinetry in line with this move towards larger kitchens overall. People are choosing larger appliances too – ovens, fridges, dishwashers, and so a big part of what we do is design kitchens that work perfectly around the appliances chosen.”
Having a bespoke kitchen means everything will fit exactly, down the millimetre, around the spatial requirements of the room; drawer configurations will be designed to meet the needs of the individual, and appliances will fit seamlessly into the space.
“People are moving away too, from that white-on-white look that has been popular for some time now. Instead, we’re seeing a warmer aesthetic with timbers and more natural products being used. Because everything we do is custom-made or bespoke, we can offer finishes in a vast array of materials and colour, and it’s becoming commonplace to incorporate different finishes and colours within one kitchen to create a richer, warmer feel.”
As a family-run business, Royale Kitchens have been servicing the Auckland area for more than three decades.
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