Nestled within the tree-lined street of upper East Tamworth, a 1960's weatherboard family home has been given a new lease of life with Alice’s bright and bubbly touches. 

Characteristic of its time, the house originally had numerous rooms and a compact kitchen. Now the back section has been transformed into an open planned area, bathed in sunlight, featuring a spacious kitchen and dining space.  This makes it a perfect gathering place for this vibrant family of five. 

With a combination of Alice’s effervescent personality and a nod to modernist simplicity, the kitchen style maintains clean lines and functionality along with fun and playful pops of colour. 

As soon as you walk through the front door you know who lives here.  The immediate feeling of happy youthful vibes sweeps the psyche and you just know this is a family you want to pull up a stool with at the island bench and soak in the fun feels.

The centrepiece of the kitchen is the large island bench, stretching over two meters long and nearly one and a half meters wide.  The seamless 40mm thick Caesarstone Midday countertop offers ample space for sitting and socialising without intruding into the preparation area.  The design is softened by the clever additions of 200mm rounded edges on the three protruding corners of the island, complementing the sleek curves of the stylish retro pendant lights above.  The inside corner retains a 90-degree angle, adding an extra layer of sophistication and detail.

To withstand the lively activity of a young family, all the cabinetry throughout was finished in Polytec-Gossamer White, a smooth resilient finish with a contemporary edge.  Chosen for its durability and modern appeal.  This shade, a nuanced earthy grey off-white, brings a serene and contemporary feel to the space. 

The back wall features a floating shelf made from 25mm thick Polytec Florentine Walnut in Woodmatt, adding rich brown hues.  The shelf not only offers a place for vibrant knick-knacks but also contributes to the room’s openness and frames the textured tiled splashback. 

The walnut theme extends beneath the range-hood, elegantly turning the corner.  A walnut shadow line beneath the countertop introduces a delicate distinction between the countertop and cabinetry.  The design is completed with Kethy Archive walnut pull handles on the pot drawers of the island, seamlessly integrating the wood accents.