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The kitchen renovation that transformed a home

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Kitchens are the heart of every home. It is where families spend quality time together both cooking and creating memories. However, as time evolves, new technologies come to market and the family dynamic changes, there comes a time when the kitchen needs an upgrade. We have updated many Canberra kitchens, including adapting a 17-year-old kitchen to a modern and ultra-functional space.

Once a lively and warming space, the original kitchen was ready for a makeover. With the client’s growing family of six grandchildren, the challenge was clear: create a larger, more efficient space where multiple people could live and work harmoniously together.

The transformation began with maximising every inch of available space. The new design prioritised expansive workstations, allowing for more room for the chefs of the family to try new dishes. Vitrified benchtops, recognised for their durability and ease of maintenance, were chosen over traditional materials such as quartz or marble, offering high heatproof, and scratch proof surface, in seamless transition.

MMM Interiors recognised the opportunity the kitchen's high ceilings would play in increasing the ambience. The height enabled us to incorporate practical storage solutions while maintaining a spacious feel. These high overhead cupboards have been motorised so a single touch at the bottom corner opens and shuts them, thus not requiring the use of a small step ladder to reach them. 

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Every appliance seamlessly blended into the cabinetry, and thanks to strategically placed skylights and a reimagined layout, the kitchen is filled with bright natural light. We created a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living, enhancing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

The island design incorporates feature end elements fabricated from Scandinavian reeded board, with Axolotl metallic finish. Multi-level countertops define distinct zones including the dedicated cleaning station, a serving area, a food preparation zone and a central cooking station.

The renovation wasn't without its challenges. Adapting a large, multifunctional space to meet the evolving needs of the homeowners we brought both to this project, enabling the integration of new technology and new functionality, so the heart of this home would continue to be used and loved for years to come.

Ultimately, the success of each project is a result of the careful design of functional workspaces. Tailored for the home chef, the kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances including an air fryer, steam combi oven, microwave combi oven, a 900mm oven and an induction hot plate. It was important for the client that the kitchen had all these elements blended effortlessly into the sleek design. Strategically placed skylights allow for the kitchen to receive much-needed light for a fresh and inviting feeling. 

This kitchen renovation project demonstrates the importance of combining innovation with timeless elegance. The renovation exceeded expectations, offering a space where culinary creativity can thrive, and memories can be made. For those seeking a kitchen combining luxury with practicality, this transformation serves as a testament to the possibilities within your home.

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Contact MMM Interiors today to discover how we can create your dream space. 

Discover the power of a multi-disciplined team

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Over decades, we've curated a legacy of delivering award-winning homes, bathrooms and kitchens in Canberra. From seamless collaboration to diverse expertise and project management, our integrated approach ensures your home project is delivered exactly how you imagined.

From design to dream home

At MMM Interiors, we take the stress off your hands by covering every aspect of the process, from interior design to construction with our trusted contractors. Our comprehensive approach means you won't have to manage multiple teams or endure unnecessary stress. Our multi-disciplined team seamlessly coordinates every step, ensuring a smooth transition from creative vision to the final build. With us, you can relax and watch your dream home come to life without the hassle of juggling various teams or dealing with additional stress.

Teamwork is key

Teamwork is at the heart of our successful home designs. We focus on clear communication among our designers, consultants, and project managers to make the process smooth and efficient. This collaboration ensures that ideas flow seamlessly, leading to quicker decisions and a well-coordinated design and implementation. Our experts work together to bring your vision to life, making sure every aspect of your home fits together seamlessly. It's not just a process for us; it's our commitment to delivering a home that matches your unique style and preferences.

Save time and gain confidence

Our team offers a cost-effective solution by reducing the need for external services and multiple teams. With our team’s diverse skill set under one roof, you benefit from streamlined communication, cohesive planning, and efficient execution. Instead of engaging multiple contractors, with individual fees and schedules, an integrated team manages all aspects, from design to installation. The result not only saves money but also enhances project control and timeliness.

A legacy in Canberra

Since 1989, our design and project management teams have built a remarkable legacy, consistently earning recognition in interior design, bathroom design, kitchen design, and building awards.

Entering a home project, ensuring you're guided by experts with local knowledge is key. With our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation, know that your project rests in capable hands. Our dedicated team is committed to crafting enduring, beautiful homes that stand the test of time.

Book a free consultation with our team to begin your home project process.

Find your design style: the top interior design aesthetics in Canberra

Just like people, interior design has many different styles, each with its own unique qualities and charms. Whether you're into traditional design, ultra-modern, or stark minimalism, there is plenty to choose from. But with all these choices, it can be challenging to find your personal style.

The first step in any new renovation is to understand what you like, and what you don’t. The goal is to help our team understand who you are, picture the kind of space you are looking for, and determine the interior style that matches your unique personality.

In this blog, we outline some of Canberra’s top design styles you might consider for your upcoming home. 

Scandi

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Where simplicity meets functionality, Scandinavian or 'Scandi' interior design is characterised by its use of light tones and natural woods. Using a palette of soothing neutrals this aesthetic creates warm and inviting spaces. Rooted in the natural beauty and climate of Scandinavia, the Scandi style places a strong emphasis on textural spaces using a range of materials such as wood, wool, and mohair.

Achieving the captivating and harmonious Scandi style is a balancing act. It marries fluid spaces with firm furniture, soft contours with sharp lines. Scandi design caters to those who appreciate a timeless and minimalist aesthetic with a warm and comfortable sensibility. 

Mid-century modern

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Enthusiasts of timeless aesthetics and fundamental design principles will find themselves well-acquainted with the mid-century modern style, which emerged in the mid-20th century. This design style is characterised by its vibrant colour schemes, distinctive shapes, and a prominent presence of deep wood tones. The post-war style incorporates utilitarian materials like glass, sturdy metal, and vinyl to achieve its unique look.

When engaging with mid-century modern design, it's crucial to emphasise both style and functionality. Many iconic pieces serve specific purposes that may not align precisely with your contemporary needs. Achieving a harmonious mid-century modern home requires you to preserve the vintage charm while incorporating modern functionality. By doing so, you can ensure that your design is not only visually appealing but also practical and enduring. 

Eclectic

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Picture in your mind a captivating interior design style that skilfully mixes textures, colours, and patterns, and you've entered the realm of eclectic interior design. While inherently maximalist, the eclectic style is a meticulous composition. Each piece and every detail within the space is selected with precision.

A distinctive hallmark of eclectic design lies in its artful merging of prints, patterns and textures that create inviting spaces that may be unconventional, but nonetheless inviting. Many aficionados of this style are collectors who adorn their spaces with feature walls, establishing thematic focal points, reinforcing the highly curated style.

To achieve an eclectic style, you should try to counterbalance your maximalist tendencies with negative and considered space. This provides the eyes with moments of rest to truly appreciate the beauty that defines the eclectic home.

Classic traditional

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The classic traditional interior design style exudes elegance, drawing inspiration from historical themes and enduring trends that have transcended time. In classic traditional homes, you'll frequently encounter hallmark features such as floral motifs, neutral hues, opulent chandeliers, and warm, dark wood flooring.

Lovers of the classic traditional interior design style strive to pay homage to the rich heritage of their homes. They skilfully blend modern elements with the timeless echoes of history, and the true beauty of this approach often lies in the intricate details. Ornate pieces play a pivotal role in elevating a space in the classic traditional style.

The standout quality of this design style lies in its inherent familiarity, creating an innate sense of homeliness.

If you've already found your design style, book your initial free consultation with us today, and let's explore how we can assist you in bringing your dream space to life.

To buy or renovate? That is the question.

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In an ever-changing real estate market, buying a new home or renovating is a decision many homeowners face.

While both options have their benefits, for individuals looking for a truly personal and unique space, the power of renovation tends to outweigh the advantages of a new home purchase.

When contemplating a change, the idea of starting fresh with a brand-new home and living environment can feel inviting, especially as the “in progress” stage of a renovation can be stressful. However, there is an opportunity waiting for you to uncover your individual style in an environment that is designed and tailored specifically for you.

The charm of renovation lies in the ability to retain the sentimental value of your existing home while infusing it with contemporary aesthetics and functionality.

Renovating a home is all about reimagining your space. At MMM Interiors, we play an important role in the renovation process, guiding our clients and helping them redesign their home with expertise. Our dedicated team ensures the preservation of your home’s current charm while implementing your personal style. We're here to help you evolve your space into a refreshed, contemporary version of its former self.

While purchasing a home in the current market comes with a hefty price tag, renovating allows you to allocate resources and funds strategically, focusing on the areas that matter most to you. This financial flexibility empowers you to invest in high-quality materials, innovative design, and sustainable solutions, resulting in a home that not only looks stunning but also allows you to know that you invested your money well.

Investment into renovating your home not only enhances your living space but can also increase your home's overall value, offering a strategic and wise long-term financial decision that adds both comfort and potential appreciation to your property.

As you contemplate the advantages of buying or renovating, remember that renovation is an opportunity to invest in the narrative of your home and preserve the memories of your space while creating a new future.

Book a free consultation with our talented team to learn how we can help you design the renovated space of your dreams.