For Ben and Jess Blair, the renovation of their coastal Kingscliff, Australia, residence has been fairly the learning method as they took on the style, demo, and design themselves. And though they are not whole novices—he’s a plasterer and she’s an architectural practitioner, and they had aid from other buddies in the industry—it was an uphill climb to get the now upgraded kitchen and eating region to last but not least match the gentle and airy aesthetic of the rest of their 1979-crafted house.

The newly married few have been dwelling in the residence for 8 several years and were being to begin with “drawn to its capability to deliver further money as it is twin living,” Jess states. They ended up also enthusiastic by the timber hiding underneath the carpet, but knew the kitchen and loos would need main refreshes. 

Ahead of: Even though we personally enjoy the blue counters, there plainly was substantially place for updates and present day renovations.

After: The reconfiguration gives the kitchen a more substantial and brighter seem.

Spot: Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

The before: The kitchen area was improperly laid out, “there was a wall dividing the dining place and kitchen area, an awkward bench [counter] guiding the cooktop that connected to the back again wall of cabinetry, and the electric powered blue benchtop experienced to go,” Jess claims. The couple also realized they preferred to improve the flooring program for privacy’s sake, as the authentic window overlooked their neighbor’s enjoyment space.

The inspiration: “We preferred a cleanse, minimal palette so that the kitchen could match the mild and vivid experience of the house,” she claims. Hence, the pair went for a stainless metal benchtop, an experiment for them that ultimately compensated off, and polyurethane cabinetry.