Up with the play New kitchen design concepts are showcased in this new kitchen in an older bungalow – along with the latest appliance technology from Fisher & Paykel Technology never stands still. Rather, it is constantly updated – sometimes by small degrees, and sometimes by leaps and bounds. For the owner of this home, there was no question of transferring her existing appliances into her new kitchen. Instead, she opted for a whole new set featuring the latest technology from Fisher & Paykel. The appliances were a key
consideration for architect Evelyn McNamara, who designed the new kitchen. The cabinetry had to accommodate the specific models, and there was a need to address the issue of a rangehood over the island. “All the cabinets feature solid stained American oak, which has been crown cut to highlight the grain. But the island is in white lacquer,” says McNamara. “Because
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the owner wanted the island to accommodate the cooking centre, rather than a messy sink area, I designed a suspended canopy shelf for the hood, which has the same dimensions as the island beneath. The canopy also helps to define the work area within the larger space.” The Fisher & Paykel 120cm VentSurface island rangehood provides all the extraction
power required – it also has an automatic sensor so will turn itself on and off as required. A Fisher & Paykel 90cm Touch Control induction cooktop sits flush on the island, enhancing the streamlined look of the kitchen. Induction cooktops provide fast, energyefficient heating and greater temperature control. This appliance also has a flat, easyclean glass surface.
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