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Melbourne-based Mint Kitchen Group has breathed new life into the heart of a 19th century Middle Park home with the help of Multiform Stone Industries. The new kitchen is open, stylish and robust, thanks to Mint’s clever design and high quality manufacturing by Multiform Stone Industries along with the use of smart materials, such as Dekton.
Mint Kitchen Group has been designing award-winning kitchens for more than 30 years and their skills also extend to bathroom and laundry design. The Middle Park project presented a wonderful opportunity for them to improve the functionality and aesthetic appeal of a kitchen that was long overdue for a structural makeover.
The former kitchen featured a large overhead run of cabinets that hung 80mm above the benchtop and blocked the view of the garden. The benchtop was made from Carrara Marble that was worn and damaged due to many years of scratching and abrasions.
Mint’s choice of Dekton for the Middle Park project was based on its timeless elegance and durability. Made from a mixture of the raw materials used to manufacture glass, advanced porcelain materials and quartz surfaces, this smart material is available in six collections and three thicknesses and, unlike materials such as marble, it is extremely robust and highly resistant to scratching and staining.
Mint selected Dekton in Domoos, a contemporary dark grey hue from our solid collection. Its slender 12mm profile is used for the rangehood cladding and for the benchtops, including an island bench that cantilevers to allow space for stools to slot comfortably underneath.
The Domoos tone beautifully complements the natural American Oak timber veneer joinery. The simple kitchen palette is further complemented by the client’s choice of a Long John raw brass pendant light, which is hung with leather straps. Mint highlighted these details through the addition of elegant brass and leather handles for the kitchen cabinetry.
While the existing Carrara marble was well worn, the clients wanted to incorporate the material into the kitchen in some way and Mint used the old Cararra for the splashback and kitchen wall. This ensured the material could be given new life while allowing a beautiful material like Dekton to do the hard work. Cladding the rangehood in Dekton also ensured the kitchen’s simple, streamlined aesthetic could be maintained without a bulky appliance interrupting the open plan kitchen and dining design.
The Middle Park kitchen has been transformed through a combination of smart design and elegant, robust materials like Dekton.