Planning and designing a luxury kitchen on your own? Don't miss out these important and useful elements.
The illusion of seamlessness is essential in creating a sophisticated modern look. Colour-coordinate your dark-hued kitchen cabinetry with Blum’s Clip Top in Onyx Black; its Bluemotion feature offers soft closure, which protects your furniture no matter how heavy the doors are or how hard you close them.
Visit the Blum showroom at #02-00 Ubi Biz Hub, 150 Ubi Avenue 4, tel: 6547-1760.
Keep your countertops in tip-top condition with Fenix NTM by EDL, a super matte nanotech material that is anti-fingerprint, -bacterial, -mould and –dust. This easy-to-clean material is also resistant to scratches and abrasions, due to its thermal healing properties. A simple wipe using a melamine sponge or application of heat will remove micro-scratches instantly, meshing style with convenience.
Fenix NTM is available in four colours. Visit the EDL Division at 43 Sungei Kadut Street 1, tel:6369-0990
Glam up your kitchenette with +Stage by Poggenpohl, a compact stand-alone unit that can be transformed into whatever you need it to be – from wardrobe to kitchen. A compact space measuring 120cm wide and featuring space-saving slide-in hinged doors, a “kitchen” can be fitted with a fridge, tap, as well as hidden storage systems. Fancy a bar? A wine chiller can be part of your +Stage, too. +Stage by Poggenpohl can be ordered in all conventional front colours.
Check it out at Kitchen Culture, #01-02/05/07/08 Thye Hong Centre, tel: 6473-6776.
Cook and Clean
The Gaggenau Flex induction cooktop not only offers three individual cooking areas – made for frying, simmering, and making sauces at the same time – it comes with an integrated ventilation system, too. It features an air extraction mode that will adjust its suction according to amount of vapour detected, promising the removal of 85 per cent of odours. Talk about double duty!
Check it out at the #04-00 Gaggenau Experience Centre, 11 Bishan Street 21, tel: 6356-1080
Elegance in the kitchen can be achieved with sleek and shiny surfaces like glossy tiles, which will add just the right amount of sheen to your final look. Rice has a myriad of designs to suit your kitchen style, be it subway or square tiles.
Visit the Rice showroom at #01-03, 213 Henderson Road, tel: 6692-1199.
The Small Details
Update the look of your cooking space with these Furnipart handles, which give you the minimalist or even vintage look you want. Get creative with its wide range of designs, from recessed handles that are ideal in small spaces, to long and narrow ones for a contemporary look.
Furnipart handles are available at The Ewins Home, #01-98/99 Midview City, 24 Sin Ming Lane, tel: 6659-0080.
Sleek and Stylish
Create an even sleeker and clean kitchen design with the Miele Artline, a new series of handle-and knobless built-in ovens. Its Touch 2 Open sensor will open and close the door gently, while the M Touch display allows a touch-screen experience for the user. Additionally, these ovens are cooled on all sides, ensuring protection against burns and damage to adjacent cabinetry. Built-in appliances in Artline design are available in a new graphite grey tone.
Check it out at the Miele Experience Centre, 167 Penang Road, tel: 6735-1191.
A stylish kitchen should be free of clutter, and Toto kitchen systems make sure of that. With fully accessorised cabinets, cutlery trays, and pullout waste bins, you will maximise every inch of space while keeping things organised – that way, it’s easy to clean and find what you need. Other clever features you can incorporate include lazy susans to reach items in awkward corners, as well as pocket door systems to minimise usage of floor space.
Check out the wide range of Toto kitchens, as well as systems, at its new showroom at #01-01, 201 Henderson Road.
Easily transform unused surfaces, such as fridge doors and interior columns, into functional blackboards with chalkboard paint. Jot down your favourite bread recipe, or your to-do list – it’s a fun feature to have in the kitchen, and great for kids and adults alike! Available in colours like black, grey and green.
Find chalkboard paint at Juz Paint, #03-135/149 Block 3025, Ubi Road 3, tel: 6747-3769.