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It’s often said the kitchen is the heart of the home – and we tend to agree. Here's all the inspiration, ideas and information you need to get started.

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NEW IN KITCHEN DESIGN

Kitchen layouts – which one is for you?
Galley, island, peninsular – just the design names can be confusing. Which kitchen style sizzles for you?
Distribution of power
This Studio Italia-designed kitchen achieves a clean, unfussy appeal in part because it lacks the visual clutter of a hob and accompanying extractor.
Wood and welcoming
Designing your kitchen is about more than great ergonomics. If the best party conversations are enjoyed in the kitchen then this entertainer’s kitchen has great social implications for the homeowners.
Thrice as nice
Instead of traditional cabinetry for this kitchen, architect Domenic Ridolfi designed three commercial-style stainless steel workstations, and wrapped these in quartzite stone to create three sculptur...
Washing your hands of poor functionality?
Despite the eye-catching aesthetic, this kitchen is built around functionality – for instance, a second sink was added at the rear of the kitchen, near the back door, as a convenient place to wash you...
The kitchen of the future?
He's been at the forefront of kitchen design since the 1980s – so where does renowned British designer, author and educator, Johnny Grey, think we're heading now?

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Storage with style
For decades, RH Cabinetmakers has been creating custom made Kitchens and Cabinets – you have complete control. Once you've settled on your design, your kitchen is built with excellence and precision.
Does a splashback have to stand out?
Splashbacks are a great way to introduce an accent into a design, but they don’t have to. Two white glass panels provide the splashback for the cooktop in this kitchen, perfectly blending with the sur...
Standing out and fitting in
So, what colours go with the brilliant blue of the ocean? This white and timber kitchen responds to its ideal seaside setting and saves a bit of the limelight for itself.

TRENDING NOW

Bubbly on tap?
The Cosmetal system – available from Merquip – offers instant sparkling, hot or chilled water, as well as water served at room temperature.

INSPIRING IDEAS

Queenslander meets the Hamptons?

Both of these styles are traditional and both are also detail rich – so how did the renovating architect make sure of a seamless connection between these similar but slightly different aesthetics? See more

Brandt - distinctly french cooking

Create your functional French kitchen with well priced oven and cooktop combos by French appliance maker Brandt

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2019 TIDA NZ Kitchen Winner Videos

TIDA 2019 New Zealand Designer Kitchen of the Year Winner – Cube Dentro
The challenge in the design of this kitchen was how to make a bold but complementary statement within the dramatic context of the wider space. 
TIDA 2019 New Zealand Architect-designed Kitchen of the Year Winner – Eliska Lewis Architects
Being a geologist, the owner of this new home wanted a black and timber kitchen with an emphasis on natural stone – and a design that complemented the surrounding mountain vistas and environment that ...
TIDA 2019 New Zealand Imported Kitchen of the Year Winner – Matisse
Early in the initial briefing process for the design of their new kitchen, the owners of this home emphasised two key aspects – they loved to entertain and they loved timber. 

New Zealand TIDA Kitchens 2019

New Zealand TIDA Kitchens – 2019
Award-winning New Zealand kitchens in the Trends International Design Awards.

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