In shades of grey, this modern Scandinavian-inspired kitchen is magnificent…

Homeowner Hayley Weissensee believes that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication and says that it took about a year to fully formalise her vision for her kitchen renovation.

“We wanted a kitchen that would be beautiful and functional. The Scandinavian look – with its uncluttered appeal and simple, clean lines, was the feel we were intent on creating.”

Gorgeous in grey

Weissensee loves working with shades of grey and raw wood as it is a versatile palette.

With grey you can effortlessly introduce splashes of colour if that’s what you want,” says Weissensee.

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“We chose Dezign A Door’s dead matt Duco sprayed finish in a deep Piombo grey for all our cabinetry, with sophisticated J-grip doors to add to the clean look. The counter tops are slim line and introduced another dimension to the kitchen as they have a unique appearance.”

As for the layout of the kitchen, Weissensee says that she considered what would work best for her family going with galley design and opting for more drawers than cupboards.

Technology that makes a difference

Everything in the kitchen is soft close and the Aventos HF bi-fold cabinet lift system brings motion to the wall cabinet, a tech addition you’d expect in an avant-garde kitchen.

Easily accessible and adding to the stylish finish – the Gaggenau ovens, microwave and warmer are integrated into the back wall of units.

The home uses solar energy and is fitted with gas and electrical appliances. A built-in central vacuum wall inlet plate and internal ventilation ducts have been installed in the kick plates – out of sight.

Shaken or stirred

Since the homeowners love to entertain, they installed a touch-sensitive Kaelo integrated wine cooler that keeps wine chilled without ice or water.

And because the homeowners wanted an intimate bar for dinner parties, a mini-bar was added with a touch to open Liebherr wine fridge. A smoked mirror backing, a floating shelf in Seno brushed bronze and LED downlighting, all combine to create a style statement; the ultimate solution for mixing the perfect martini.

Centre stage

At the centre of the kitchen is a large Dekton island in Orynx – a comfortable space for  creative cooking. Its magnificence is reflected in an oversized mirror on a wall at the end of the kitchen. The island is fitted with Gaggenau gas plates, a tepanyaki, a built-in steamer and Blanco prep basin.

“We opted not to add bar stools to our island, preferring to keep it exclusively for food preparation and cooking which helped maintain the clean lines of the countertops.”