Brisbane’s Colonial Kitchen

Category Archives: Kitchen Renovation

 

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.

 

Kitchens Brisbane
2015 is upon us and it’s a time of forward thinking for many of us. Resolutions are made and we embark upon fresh starts in many areas of our life. Amongst all the personal development, we sometimes neglect the physical space around us. A bit of work on your house is another great way to improve your lifestyle, add to your investment and inspire you in other areas. There is no better place to start than in the kitchens of Brisbane and no better specialist than Konstruct Interior Solutions to transform your house and year.
Our 2015 resolution is, as it has been every year for decades, to continue building the best kitchens in Brisbane. We’ve been putting all our energy and considerable experience to achieving this and know how every aspect of a transformed kitchen works as an individual component and as part of a whole.
Some aspects, however, stand out more than others and KonstructIS would like to share with you a few of the more noticeable features:

Cabinets

No room in a house utilises cabinet space more than a kitchen. Used to store everything imaginable, cabinets are inherently practical, but they can also be beautiful. The selection of a durable material, an attractive finish and handles to complement the style will improve kitchens in Brisbane no end.

Benchtops

These need to be strong and resilient, but other than that, a benchtop can come in many different forms. Stone wood and composite materials best suit colonial, traditional and country style kitchens throughout Brisbane, while in their more modern equivalents, stainless steel and laminates are favourites. Whatever your taste and budget, a benchtop can be a standout feature of any kitchen.

Paint

It’s amazing what a splash of paint can do for a house. KonstructIS can help you choose a colour that matches the surrounds and new and existing decor. Semi-gloss and satin paints are the easiest to clean and fit the humid conditions often found in Kitchens in Brisbane.

Lighting

Whether you want ambience, functionality or both, KonstructIS can create the atmosphere you want in your kitchen. We’ll make sure you get the fittings and bulbs you want and will install them to get the most out of your space.
These are of course, just a few of the features of a fully formed and functional kitchen. Konstruct Interior Solutions specialise in renovations, ensuring that every detail of the work we undertake is just as you want it, and we don’t consider our work done until that time. Whatever your desired style, we know how to get the best out of kitchens in Brisbane.