Brisbane’s Colonial Kitchen

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As Brisbane continues to evolve, more and more homeowners are looking to revive their kitchens with a refurbishment. We have discussed the modern and the traditional kitchen styles. In our final instalment of this three-part series on trends in Brisbane’s kitchens, we enter the world of the colonial kitchen.

 

There is a sense of comfort in nostalgia. The older variety of house might evoke memories of one’s childhood, of trips to the grandparents with mom and dad. Your colonial kitchen fits this bill perfectly.

 

In some ways, the adornment qualities are similar to that of the traditional kitchen, but this is where the similarities end. The narrow, tall windows cast lengthy beams of unadulterated light in to this space, which is heavy on the exposed brick-and-beams of the house. Iron holders support decorative plates above the counters. There is a sense of stepping back in time.

 

The floors are hardwood, laid out with the grain accentuating the depth of the room. They are complimented by wooden countertops, with deeply-sat kitchen sinks. The cabinetry doors are simple, yet elegant, matching the utilitarian look of the appliances and the wooden chairs, while exposed shelving offers a hint of convenience over aesthetics.

 

This style is one that Konstructis places a great deal of pride upon. But then, we take a great deal of pride in all our work. If you’re ready to revolutionise your kitchen, we are your Brisbane kitchen authorities.

 

 

In this second instalment of this series on the prevalent types of kitchens being in demand in Australia, we discuss one of Konstructis’ bread and butter building projects. The tradition Australian kitchen is a place of joy for many Australians, as the airy atmosphere and sunlight pervading the room speak to pleasurable memories from years past.

 

The traditional kitchen is a much more adorned version of the modern style. The lighting comes from high windows, and a mixture of overhead chandelier-type fixtures cast a warm glow on the rich, textured surfacing. The cabinetry avoids the flatness of the modern kitchen, preferring instead to pop out with raised bead lining and shaker doors.

 

Appliances in this kitchen are much more independent of their surroundings. In the days of old, a particular brand of refrigerator or dishwasher was a sight to behold, a status symbol, and deserved to be the center of attention. This elegant separation from the remainder of the fixtures is an element of the traditional kitchen that has not been lost upon us in our quest to perfect Brisbane’s kitchens.

 

As a spot that will no doubt host a wide variety of guests through the life of your tenancy at your house, a solid and beautiful traditional kitchen will continue to impress guests for years to come.

 


 

Kitchens stand out. They are a gathering point, a hub of activity, and they provide a level of class and ambiance to any house that simply cannot be garnered from any other room in the house.

 

To that end, Konstruct Interior Solutions focuses on providing the finest kitchens in Brisbane, across a wide variety of styles, set by the customer and our own suggestions as to how best to match the motif of the house. That is where the decision-making process becomes a vital one. In this series, we discuss three different kitchens popular in Brisbane and Australia as a whole: modern, traditional, and colonial.

 

The Modern Kitchen

 

Brisbane’s modern kitchen market has its roots in the scene that emerged from Europe and urban America in the 90s. It takes cues from the smaller dimension kitchens available in those areas, and places an emphasis on economy of space. Stand up cabinetry, flat presentations, fold-out storage areas, and small, efficient appliances are the norm here. However, there are a number of stylistic elements that come to play as well.

 

Good backlighting emanating from the hideaway cabinetry has become preferable, with a lighting that reflects well from brushed aluminium appliances. Hideaway appliances, integrated in to the wall cabinetry, lend the room a streamlined appearance with horizontal lines dominating. Stainless stovetop hoods have become a distinctive perk in this motif, their no-nonsense style contributing to a general lack of ornamentation.

 

Options abound, and these are general indicators, but this modern kitchen styling is gaining in popularity in Brisbane’s kitchen scene and elsewhere in Australia. If you’re interesting in pursuing this stylish new entrant, Konstruct can help you.

 

Next week, we’ll discuss the old standard ‘traditional’ Australian kitchen.

 

 

In recent years there has been a renaissance of sorts. Many people are revisiting more traditional methods of human endeavour. Slow cooked meals, organic food and almost every art or craft you can think of is returning, in many ways, to their roots. These values from bygone eras are often combined with modern materials and techniques to get the best of both worlds and this is exactly what KonstructIS specialise in. As the leading cabinet makers in Brisbane, we are passionate about creating fantastic, affordable and unique cabinetry for anywhere in the home.

 

Once a highly skilled craft, cabinetry went into decline as the industrial revolution took hold and mass production and consumption replaced small scale, handmade furniture. However, people are once again finding themselves attracted to bespoke pieces that incorporate their own design and function ideas.

 

IKEA, the pinnacle of mass produced furniture, and similar brands are still immensely popular of course, but many people want to adorn their house with more unique feature pieces. Here, we look at just three of the many benefits of seeking out cabinet makers in Brisbane, as opposed to buying mass produced items.

 

Quality

 

Quantity, not quality, is the focus for any mass producer of furniture. This means there is less quality control and flaws and weaknesses are an inevitable part of the manufacturing process. We believe in quality over quantity at KonstructIS, and go to great lengths to ensure every cabinet we build is as sturdy and strong as possible.

 

Custom build

 

One of the great benefits of using cabinet makers in Brisbane, is the capability of the business to work closely with the client, adding unique features or tailoring what is built to their discretion. With a mass-produced item, you may like the material but not the fittings or vice-versa. KonstructIS will use the materials you want and build your cabinet as per your specifications and the measurements of your home. If you have a distinctive style, only the flexibility of cabinetry experts, such as KonstructIS, will bring this to life in your home.

 

Ethics

 

Mass production is synonymous with unsustainability and exploitation. Sourcing cabinet makers in Brisbane means you are supporting the local economy and the production and transportation costs to the environment are significantly lower.

 

After decades constructing kitchens, bathrooms and furniture in Queensland, Konstruct Interior Solutions is unrivaled for experience and quality. We bring the same dedication and expertise to all jobs great and small and are happy to involve all our clients to the extent that suits them. If you’re looking for cabinet makers in Brisbane, contact us and we’ll build something special for your home.