Contemporary Kitchen | 2017

This contemporary-style kitchen features steel-framed cottonwood cabinets with a cast concrete countertop.

About this kitchen

Sustainable simplicity

Reclaimed wood ceilings are a feature throughout this home set in the village of Scarborough.  The kitchen design was based on the concepts of sustainability and durability.

Concrete countertops were cast on site, and custom designed to fit an existing gas cooking range.  The cabinets feature steel framed fronts that were custom designed with minimalistic handles laser cut into the frames.  A simple one-wall layout combined with a central island allows freedom of movement and ease of flow with the adjoining open-plan areas of the home.

The rest of this home is filled with quirky works of art and the scullery is no exception with its unique splashback featuring a paisley world map printed onto the tempered glass.  The homeowners’ love of nature, art, travel and the simple life is easily detected in this simple contemporary kitchen.

With so many material options out there, there is no reason why you should ever compromise on the environmental sustainability of a room in your home.  Each material has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, but expert advice on the sustainability and durability of each option will enable you to make well-informed ethical choices.

The features

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Concrete countertops are certainly not the norm in kitchen design.  They do come with their own set of challenges during installation, and as a result, they are not often recommended; however, if done correctly they are far more sustainable than many other countertop options.

When deciding on a countertop, the durability of the material should be your first consideration. Spending a bit more on a durable top will pay off in the long run.

Natural wood finishes are fantastic for creating spaces that complement their natural surroundings.

Options range from solid wood and veneers to compressed ply boards – most of these will require more maintenance than engineered boards that have artificial wood-look surfaces.  So, when considering a wood finish, the amount of post-installation care that will be required also needs to be taken into account.

Incorporating drawer and door handles into the steel frame adds a unique feature to this kitchen.


Getting to know our clients is very important to us.  Knowing how each individual lives and works in a space helps us to create spaces that are uniquely suited to each client’s lifestyle.  We do our utmost to ensure that every space is built for convenience and ease of flow.

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