Beautiful kitchen inspiration for 2017

The New Year brings with it motivation for finally getting your home in a shape that you love. Here are some of the most striking, memorable and stylish kitchens from real houses we’ve listed in Otago this month — offering you ideas and inspiration for your renovation project.
  Luxurious simplicity
124 Slope Hill Road, Queenstown.
A neutral palette of soft whites, greys and walnuts is offset by polished hardwood flooring and intriguing angled windows, creating a sense of welcoming warmth and light minimalism. The optimal Poggenpohl fittings are of distinctive German engineering — sleek and purpose-serving — while the AEG appliances offer the ultimate in style and performance.   Sophisticated and airy
1 Bull Ridge, Peninsula Bay, Wanaka.
Touches of eggshell blue add charisma to this sleek Wanaka kitchen whilst the clean lines and bright white enhance the benefits of the triple aspect, making the room seem even more airy and spacious. The breakfast bar is ideal for modern living, giving countertop space and a spot for entertaining without the bulk of a kitchen table.   Clever use of space
16 Lakeview Terrace, Cromwell.
Resourceful design makes this kitchen practical as well as attractive. The long island creates a galley with a deceptive amount of storage and accentuates the flow of the open-plan living. The simple white and grey theme extends to the living areas, optimising the sense of space. And this is only really half of the kitchen – this Cromwell property also has a sheltered outdoor barbecue area for those long summer evenings.   Beachy vibes
1270 Coast Road, Karitane.
This classy kitchen is the hub of the home at this beachside Karitane property. A feature wall of pale painted wood and the white window shutters give a casual beachy feel, carefully contrasted with the glossy and luxurious quartz stone countertops. The German-assembled storage drawers make sure every nook and cranny is put to use and a large pantry adds even more storage.   Farmhouse feel
58 Derwent Street, Naseby.
The kitchen of this luxury Bed & Breakfast in Naseby has been lovingly restored to lend itself to modern living. Exposed aggregate countertops and plank cabinetry with painted hinges give it a country, old-time charm while the open storage makes everyday items easily accessible.   Click on the images to find out more about each of the properties. And you can find more home improvement tips and inspiration here.