Meet the man behind the designs “NO TWO CLIENTS OR SPACES ARE ALIKE; THAT’S WHY I WORK CLOSELY WITH YOU TO CREATE A SPACE THAT IS AS UNIQUE AS YOU ARE” – MAL CORBOY HAS BEEN MAKING DREAM SPACES COME TO LIFE FOR OVER 25 YEARS. aving won numerous awards, al holds the qualification of Certified itchen esigner A and is a professional member of INZ esigners Institute of New Zealand but above all, he is firmly anchored in the realities of what his clients want and need. Not only does he design award-winning kitchens, but also bathrooms, furniture and full interiors throughout New Zealand and the world. He gathers inspiration from every aspect of life and produces dream interiors in a wide array of design styles, themes, environments and spaces. With the new studio on College Hill, Mal has starting running monthly seminars, where he shares his tips and tricks, covering everything from initial planning, through to execution.
KITCHEN DESIGN TIPS •
Begin by creating a scrapbook of ideas. It’s also a good idea to add some of the things you don’t like so you have a clear, big picture idea If you’re planning to hire a designer, make sure you engage one that has the right qualifications. Also check that their design style fits with what you are looking for on’t get too hung up on the refrigerator, sink and stove design triangle. This layout is now outdated thinking and we tend to design more in zones Silent rangehoods are becoming more popular in the modern home. They are perfect for every home cook and allow you to prepare meals in peace without having to worry about the noise. The kitchen is now the heart of many homes and has become more multi-functional. Take this into consideration when designing your kitchen
Remember to consider your lifestyle and the type of cooking and food you like, as this has a big impact on the design of your kitchen
KITCHEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS • • •
We will start to see the rise of the smart kitchen, where we can control more appliances from our phones Commercial cooking methods will be more widely used in the residential kitchen The industrial-style kitchen will have more subtle changes, making it more refined