“Working with clients to help them realise their concept for a kitchen is extremely satisfying and rewarding.”
Richard Hutt of Oakleigh Fine Furniture has always been passionate about solid timber and creating fine furniture.
Some years ago he diversified into making kitchens using the full range of materials from timber to laminates, melamine, stone and painted finishes.
“People like working with us because we are a small firm and can give them that individual point of difference. We really listen to clients’ ideas, take them on board and turn them into reality.”
A Kristen Reid-designed kitchen, completed only a few weeks ago in a new home, is one of which Richard is especially proud.
“It’s a large kitchen, including a scullery and an island wide enough to accommodate several people dining – a true entertainers’ kitchen. The client was great to work with as she had a clear vision. It was up to Kristen Reid and us to make that vision into a practical and workable, yet attractive space.”
The kitchen is indeed stunning. It has a classic palette of charcoal, light grey, off white and chrome.
There is an industrial flavour with the huge metal pendants over the island.
The grey concrete-like engineered stone of the bench tops and the brick work of the splashback and range hood further contribute to this style.
Storage and food preparation space is abundant and the appliances are state of the art.
“It was a joy to see our client’s face when everything was finished.”