Built-in bars are common, as well as whiskey nooks and different seating areas allowing for more intimate spaces as well as incorporating larger groups. An overall move away from open plan living to broken plan spaces is evident throughout the home, and is part of the development of separate nooks and spaces for relaxing alone or conversing within kitchen areas.
“Indoor-outdoor flow has developed as well, and we’re building kitchens that essentially open up to incorporate the outdoors within their footprints. With the ability to use joinery that completely opens up and disappears this is more easily achievable that it has ever been before, and it’s an aspect of design that our customers love,” Riley says.
Wackrows has been working in the timber joinery sector for decades, with more than 80 years’ combined experience in the field in the management team, and a highly experienced staff on the floor as well.
The company recently won the 2016 Master Joiners Association Kitchen of the Year Award for an eco-friendly build in Auckland’s Herne Bay incorporating floor-to-ceiling timber, a honed Carrara marble benchtop with mitred waterfall legs, bespoke totara drawers and bi-folding handleless timber pocket doors. The space is tied together by the Carrara marble splashback, and clean fresh finish of Osmo oil on all timber surfaces. “While this was a high-end project, it’s representative of what we are seeing more and more of across the market in terms of bespoke designs, from the lower budget projects right through to the top end,” Riley says.
Wackrows is based in Cambridge and predominantly operates throughout the North Island. Get in touch with Wackrows for your kitchen or timber joinery project. Visit them on ArchiPro here.