Emma and Jordan’s story
Emma, Jordan and French Bulldog Frank moved into their East Adelaide home in 2022. Soon after, they planned a major renovation to bring the 1990s addition in line with the historic 1910 features of the original part of the home.
However, the timeline and plans changed when Emma fell pregnant.
“Obviously, having a little one on the way really changed how we thought about the design. It wasn’t a party house anymore. It’s a family house.”
With Fisher Kitchens, they renovated the kitchen with classic shaker style cabinetry to meet the typical Adelaide 1910s architecture of the home, with a few family friendly modifications.
The home was last renovated in the 1990s and didn’t incorporate the original heritage style of the home. There was a division between the old and newer parts of the house.
The kitchen wasn’t practical or family friendly and was facing out the bay windows instead of towards the living area. With a large extended family, Emma enjoyed entertaining and cooking and wanted the kitchen to be part of their lifestyle.
“There was no pantry and I love to cook. We wanted the kitchen to be more open to the living area, being our family, forever home.”
Fisher Kitchens replaced the dated wooden kitchen cabinetry with classic, white shaker doors with brushed gold handles and tapware. This matched the walk-in wardrobes they installed previously and the 1910 style of the home. The arched, grey tiles used on the splashbacks complimented the archways in the house and the curved benchtop. Carrying these themes through the home made the 1990s addition a cohesive part of the house.
“We just wanted a modern update of the distinct look and feel of the front of the house, and they delivered that really well.”
The kitchen was turned 90 degrees from its original position to face the entertaining area. It was also opened up further by removing a wall and placing beams across the ceiling.
“I wanted to orientate it towards the living room so I could watch kids playing. Also I like to cook on weekends and have a little series going on the TV. So I wanted to be able to pull the TV out on the bracket and be able to cook and watch TV.”
Emma wanted a butler’s kitchen, but didn’t want to start her day hidden behind a wall with the toaster and kettle. Instead, Fisher Kitchens made an ‘appliance nook’ to hide the appliances when not in use in the main kitchen area.
Another practicality Fisher Kitchens added was a laundry chute from the main bathroom.
“We love it. When you’ve given the kids a bath, you pull down a hand towel rail and it opens a laundry chute.”
The finished design is timeless and practical. The bush gold and shaker kitchen cabinets flow with the rest of the home. The new layout makes entertaining while looking after kids easy.
“Braydn kept us updated and informed. His workers were kind, efficient and respectful and Braydn’s generally just a really nice guy who made us feel comfortable throughout the whole process.”
Shaker kitchen cabinets tie in with the original 1910 features of Adelaide homes, while remaining modern and classic. The shaker design was also used for wardrobes and cabinetry in the rest of the house.
Adding a pantry, butler’s kitchen, appliance garage and an extra dishwasher created a space to match Emma and Jordan’s lifestyle. The home is practical for a growing family and makes entertaining enjoyable.
Fisher Kitchens creates a home that suits your lifestyle. Clothes piling up in the bathroom? Perhaps you need a laundry chute. Want to entertain from the kitchen? Add an island bench and open the space up. We can make it happen.