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Thorne Group kitchen case studies

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, and is worth a lot of consideration, both from a design and functionality aspect. Here s a little inspiration from our Thorne Group case studies......from the very minimalist, to the very traditional.


This stunning home has a combination of concrete and plywood. Note that this home won the 2017 Regional ADNZ BOP Resene Colour in design Award.


The 2016 Thorne Group showhome had a classic, yet natural feel. This was achieved through the detailing in the cabinets, the cabinets handles and the the benchtop materials (granite one the island unit and American Oak on the back wall benchtop). Note this home won the 2017 BOP Regional Resene Architectural Interiors ADNZ Award .

Some features include multiple bins to accommodate different recycling requirements, oven tray storage and oil storage on either side of the oven. My favorite however is having 2 large drawers under the sink instead of cupboards. This utilises this awkward space so much better.


Thorne Group show home 2015 (which won the best kitchen in 2015 at the NKBA awards in the under $25,000 category) featured a walk in pantry with platter stackers, solid American Oak feature shelving and a bench top insert with knife, chopping boards and herbs. Best thing, it has drainage and comes in removable modules - so if you are having a party these can be replaced by ice and your favorite cold one!


A kitchen that will stand the test of time, whilst integrating perfectly within the rest of the home.


2014 Thorne Group show home. Whilst drawers are more expensive, they do add to the functionality of the kitchen by considerably increasing usable storage space. To add a little more interest to an otherwise white kitchen, a plywood edge tape was applied.


An example of a traditional kitchen (using reclaimed bricks).......

To the more minimalist...


A example of layering of woods. The table is made from reclaimed Rimu from the window lintels when this home was renovated, floor is Matai and cabinets are a veneer.


Below is another option of changing out an otherwise all white kitchen but adding in the subtle feature of wood veneer.

and one without handles....


To a designer kitchen that has an island unit made from stacked glass....


Sometimes the smallest detail can be the perfect addition......

As the kitchen is no longer separated from the rest of the home, units are often pieces of furniture within their own right. For more on these kitchens, click on our case studies page.

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