First draft of the kitchen design

There’s been a lot of thinking about the new kitchen design. Chelsea Hing has visited my place and measured it up.

But that hasn’t stopped me remeasuring it up every few days, pacing around and thinking up ideas. Oh, and boring friends silly on the them of my proposed new kitchen.

I’ve passed a few ideas onto Chelsea and this is the amazing look she has come up with, which was a big surprise.

First off she proposes we raise the floor by 10cm which will allow us to reroute the plumbing from an outer wall to the middle of the room. It’s pretty radical but I like it making my kitchen a stage.

The next radical design is to get rid of the sink and stove on the outer wall and put them both on a central Island – topped by what probably would be a Qasair extractor system, which are the best in Australia.

Finally, the plan is that we replace the glass wall with a shug – tuck shop – window. I like this idea. It means in summer (or winter) I can open it to circulate air. And it will clean up some messy design elements.

It’s looking cool but she also has an option B for me to post soon. I’m very excited.

You can see my first post on my kitchen redesign here and my previous kitchen here.


  1. Hi Poppy – bench space is always the holy grail in kitchen design. That’s why I designed in the ‘dinner plate depth’ upstand running around the bench which will essentially double the workspace. In such a small space we’re trying to balance storage with workspace, no mean feat. It will be interesting to see how the design fleshes out. Bring on your comments.

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  3. It looks amazing but I am worried about whether you will have enough bench space left: what do you think?

  4. wheres the Lazy Susan?