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Black rustic kitchen renovation

Having an Impact
Having an Impact


A comprehensive kitchen renovation featuring black cabinetry, timber benchtop, new appliances, white subway tiles and black sink.




The project


Finally I have a new rustic-inspired kitchen. All appliances are Smeg. The timber benchtop is made from  camphor laurel. We've got a new black Oliveri sink  and it’s just fabulous.


I did want a gooseneck tap, however they didn’t come in dual taps. We have filtered water and normal tap water in one tap; how cool is that? The rustic style cabinet handles are a nice touch, and definitely pop out the black cabinets.


We took out and bricked the right window and added vintage French Doors.




Here is the original right side with pantry doors.




This is the new kitchen without cabinet handles.



Now with the added cabinet handles. We still need to add two downlights over the black Oliveri sink. 




The right side of the kitchen.




The hardest part were cabinets. They had to be made “special order” as black is not a popular cabinet colour. It was a long six-month wait. 


Before and after






Home Improvement Guru

Good afternoon @annettespanski 

WoW!! and yes I speltit that way purposfully! That is such a nice improvement! 

Love the black, I have been thinking of redoing my kitchen in black for a few years and yours certainly inspires me.

The maple benchtops are another thing that makes your kitchen pop! Where did you get the mapple from and how did you seal it? I dont think Bunnings stocks maple?


French doors are the icing on the cake! :smile: Oh yeah!



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