Inspiration / Combining geometric design with the Kiwi kitchen style

The typical Kiwi family kitchen embraces the true New Zealand family lifestyle. Plenty of space to interact as a family within the kitchen, a benchtop that doubles as the breakfast bar, and abundant natural light!

The natural and warm feel of this kitchen makes it a space for the Kiwi family to enjoy life, enjoy cooking and enjoy each other.

The warmer colours from the natural flooring, shelving and the wooden strips above and below cabinet drawers add to the warmth within this kitchen.

Also, of note, is the bespoke light fitting above the benchtop to add an exquisite and stylish touch to the room.


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With the addition of the seamless scullery in the U-shaped layout, the cook suddenly has a retreat in his or her kitchen.

A place to quickly create those delicious snacks, in private.
A place to quickly bake up a storm, without showing the mess in the main kitchen.
And, a place to store those chef ingredients, all out of sight and out of mind.

A scullery within the kitchen design realm, also embodies a retreat for the cook when entertaining.

With this design feature, family, friends and guests can wine and dine in the kitchen and still miss the mess of the baking and serving of the food.

And, of course with this seamless scullery flow between main kitchen and scullery, the cook never misses out on the good conversation!


While some may view this kitchen as the typical Kiwi kitchen, take a deeper look to some of the design elements

The brick feature wall is a growing innovation to replace the typical glass backsplash.

And, with the functionality of mural applications instead of real brick, the timeless feel of brick can be recreated in an easy-care way.

Of course, open shelving is inherent with a brick tile style, and cleverly enhances the architectural of the brick and openness of to enhance the defined openness of the shelving.

Finally, the black design accents within this kitchen, add subtle yet defining touches to the space.

The matt black finish is always popular in kitchen design and is used in the bespoke light fitting, kitchen mixer and handles.

The geometric design within the space is also apparent when analysing the shapes of these accents. The octagonal light fitting, curved kitchen mixer and streamlined handles make the space feel more architectural, streamlined and add a subtle geometric design element.

The geometry in the design of this space is clever, whether intended or not, and the combination of these designs enhance the brick patterns, the open shelving, the flowing layout of the kitchen space and grain within the wooden flooring and shelving.

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Well done Millbrook Kitchens on this project!
We love the way you have combined clever geometric design with a kitchen that is fit for that busy Kiwi family.

The kitchen is not only designed for the cook, with the incorporation of the seamless scullery but also for the Kiwi family, with the well-thought out design of overhanding benchtop, excellent flow and an ambience that only comes from the New Zealand sunshine.


A kitchen to be entertained in, lived in and enjoyed in!




Curated by Archant

To bring their clients vision to life Millbrook Kitchens selected a perfect match of Archant products. For this kitchen they chose Heritage Snowflake as an engineered stone surface. 

To add those black accents, Sarnen handles in black finish were chosen to pair with the Schock Glacier kitchen mixer in Nero finish. The double boul stainless steel sink comes from our Heritage range and is a Robiq 400/250-15 along with a roll-up Hot Mat.

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