Country Kitchens

 Country Kitchens

You don’t have to be a master chef to want a beautiful lust-worthy kitchen. Take a look at some of these brilliant country kitchens to get inspiration on how you can be the envy of all your next dinner guests. .

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Annie Baker and Mike Chapman had the opportunity to create their ideal kitchen that offered plenty of room to cook, entertain and accommodate their favourite fittings both old and new.

The existing cottage on Annie and Mike’s 25-acre...

Not just a pretty face

This classic beauty is capable of catering for a cast of thousands.

When starting out on a new and exciting venture in life, you might as well make sure you get off to the best start possible. Meg Gossert certainly knew this when she...

Classically inspired

Gendy and her husband found a unique block of land in the Hawkesbury, an hour north-west of Sydney, and created the perfect kitchen to match.

In 2008, when Gendy and her husband purchased a 100-acre block of land in the Hawkesbury, there...

British Blue

A couple of bower birds have collected bits and bobs from everywhere to create a beautiful blue kitchen for their nest.

Plenty of renovators wear out a fair bit of shoe leather finding the perfect elements for their kitchen and, with the...

Size doesn’t matter

Ten years ago, Dominique McAdam restored her entire Clovelly house back to the early 1900s. However, recently she had a change of heart and did a complete makeover. “All the furniture, everything in the house was 1900s. Then I got tired of it and...

The art of abundance

“Why not make a daily pleasure out of a daily necessity?” asked Peter Mayle in A Year in Provence. In this beautiful French-provincial style kitchen in Sydney, it’s the personal touches – a vase of fragrant herbs or a bowl of yellow lemons – that...

Going green

“No. No. No.” Margaret Bailey seemed to be in a rut as none of the granite samples she saw was right. The shade of dark green she had in mind for the benchtops was proving elusive and her search had taken her all over Sydney. There was plenty of...

Practically perfect

Fifteen years after moving into their home, Gai and her husband renovated their kitchen. As their French country-style house has a light and relaxed feel, they wanted a similar ambience in the kitchen. Where the old decor relied heavily on...

Clever use of space

This renovated kitchen was part of a year-long whole house restoration with the goal a Hamptons look based on a neutral palette and open-plan interiors. Because the room dimensions weren’t large, the owners confess they strived “to try and do...

A Special Relationship

When Christine and Joe were building their family’s new home, Christine knew precisely what she was aiming for in the kitchen. “I wanted a country-style kitchen,” she recalls, “with exposed hinges and handpainted cabinetry. I wanted fine...