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Project: Beautiful, Inviting, Functional

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Design: Kylie Hickman & Gil Bennett, Zavie Creative
Project: Residential in Cabrarita, NSW
Staron Application
: Kitchen - benchtop, splashback, double sinks. Butler's Kitchen: benchtop, splashback sink. Laundry: benchtop, splashback.
Staron Colour: Aspen Alder

The brief for the project was to create a functional and fun home that is full of life. A full facelift and extension of the 1940's home was required. The owner is an outgoing mother of three young children who wanted the design to reflect her personality and suit her busy family lifestyle. Zavie Creative was engaged to design the layout of the home including the joinery design, and selecting the fixtures, finishes, furniture and decorative lighting.

When the search for the benchtop, splashback and sink materials arose, consideration was given to the family's lifestyle requirements and Staron® Solid Surfaces was selected. Staron® offers a hardwearing, durable surface that is suitable for a busy family home with easy maintenance. The material is aesthetically beautiful and offers the performance benefits of a premium solid surface. Staron® is hygienic, repairable, resists stains and has a monolithic nature. The joining properties of Staron® eliminates any dirt-trapping crevices with no open joins so the surface starts at the splashback, continues to the benchtop and flows into the sink in one continuous surface. In this home, the surface has also been extended to the butler's pantry benchtop, splashback and sink, laundry benchtop and splashback as well as the alfresco kitchen benchtop.

The neutral warmth of the benchtop colour complements the V-groove cabinetry that brings character and texture to the design. The timber floors add another element of warmth with the contemporary feature lighting over the kitchen island bringing a modern touch. The continuation of materials in the different spaces creates a feeling of unity and cohesion throughout the home. The end result is a functional family home that is warm, inviting and oozes personality.

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DESIGN: Kylie Hickman & Gil Bennett, Zavie Creative
BENCHTOP & SPLASHBACK: Staron® Solid Surfaces in colour: Aspen Alder fabrication by Best Kitchens. SINK: Kitchen and Butler's Pantry – Staron intergated Antegra UNO 450-16 (double used in kitchen). Laundry sink: Franke single laundry tub DLT 610.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tom Ferguson Photography
DOORS: V-groove Polyurethane stain finish in Dulux Milky Spearmint (Sink and Oven wall, Laundry). Island joinery and Butlers panty joinery in V-groove polyurethane satin finish in Dulux green sea. Fabricated by Best Kitchens.
FLOORING: Tongue N Groove European Oak Eterno in Oslo – Granda 220 x 20mm
OVEN: Miele Oven H 6461 BP COOKTOP: Miele Induction cooktop KM 6366-1

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