This family have been fostering children for Berry Street for many years. Almost overnight they went from five to seven and space was a problem, not to mention the old kitchen and dining area! That’s why Norsu Home and Interiors created Project Seven and rallied the community together to help out a family that had given so much.
The kitchen as seen was from the 1920’s and was dark, small and lacked functionality. Zesta Kitchens donated the cabinetry to transform their kitchen into a bright, modern yet fully functional space for this family of seven.
Following discussions with NorsuHome the satin white Hampton kitchen was chosen to keep the style throughout the home. Using white cabinetry not only opens up the small space but creates a brightness. The soft palette of Blanco Cararra Neolith benchtops was the perfect match for the kitchen cabinetry.
One of the first tasks was to plaster the dark brickwork before the kitchen was installed. The design incorporating the free-standing island bench created additional seating for extra kids to eat, be involved in the cooking and pop up to do homework while Mum cooks a meal for the family. The island bench also ensures easy entry and exit flows around the space creating a more functional kitchen.
The natural light from the windows now allows the light to flow into the kitchen and not bounce off the dark brick tiles, and the adjoining space feels like part of the whole room instead of closed off. What was once a dark, old space has become a brighter, open one.
Another part of Project Seven was the donated Tiny Home from Soulspace Studios for the oldest member of the family. Once again, we came to the party and donated the bench cabinetry and wardrobe in a beautiful laminate from our Viva Range in Storm colour. This is the perfect addition for this eighteen year old – who wouldn’t love to hang out in this space with friends!