This home’s layout is typical of many homes in Australia, with the dining room separate to the kitchen, but adjacent to it, and accessed via a standard sized door. Whilst the owners did not wish to change this arrangement, they did want to have the kitchen more integrated into the family area and the outside. This was achieved by maximising the size of the breakfast bar and changing the standard window for a bifold at bench height, and extending the benchtop to the outside. The result is a much more contemporary look, complete with glass splashback and handle-less cabinetry. As the client uses the microwave extensively, they opted to have it on bench, rather than on wall or in a tower. Features include: an oven with separate grill, a generous double-bowl undermount sink, an enviable pantry, and loads of storage. The lovely Caesarstone Frosty Carrina benchtop adds a touch of luxury, and teams beautifully with the cabinetry and splashback.