Modern Queenslander

This sleek and modern kitchen design in a classic colour palette takes centre stage atop beautifully curved hardwood timber stairs for all to admire.


Queenslander Kitchen, Dining, Hallway, Entryway


Ashgrove, West Brisbane

From the outside, our clients’ home presented as a quintessential Queenslander. Inside, beautiful fretwork and VJ’s continued the story, albeit in quite the kaleidoscope of colours! Upon entering the living area, an invitation to change could be seen with curved stairs followed by a firm swing into a mid century style kitchen. A further set of curved stairs sat at the base of the kitchen, elevating it to its own stage.

Overall, our clients were keen to retain some of the clean lines and feel through a modern kitchen design, whilst working in with the VJ’s and trim (see the bathrooms in our bathrooms section for more). Together with Pete and Rebecca, interior designer, it was agreed that the colour palette would be the main connection to keep the home as one. Wish to know how to design your kitchen? Speak with Pete and the Briswest Team today.

Our clients had played with many greys, from light to dark prior to our arrival. With a lot of natural light from various angles, there was a definite blue/ purple dominating most of their samples. Upon a colour consultation with our team, Dulux’s “Silver Teaset” was revealed as the perfect colour. Whilst our clients loved the colour and agreed it was perfect, they were uncertain as to whether the colour was as dark as they wanted. When this occurs, rather than selecting another colour, we look to altering the strength of the paint colour instead. By going with one and a half strength, our clients immediately embraced the colour and felt confident in their choice.

Our clients were keen to retain some of this style and held a desire to stay with a clean finish to the kitchen and bathrooms. To marry the two concepts together, we created a modern kitchen design that squared off the island bench and selected the sleek Polytec “Black Woodmatt” cabinetry with fingerless pulls for all cabinetry. By finishing with the stunning Smartstone “Statuario Arabescato”, a perfect transition was made to modernise this beautiful Queenslander, yet remain sympathetic to its style. The blue/ grey tones in the veining of the stone and the matte black cabinetry made for a formidable duo. The striking look of the stone made it a clear choice for continuing up the splash back, really bringing home the drama for this centre stage kitchen. The black double under mount sink allowed for it to recede and not impede on the clean lines of benchtop. With the curved stairs leading up to the kitchen, the size of the island perfectly suited the space, the stone kept flush with the cabinetry given an overhang would have detracted from the lines. An entertainer’s treat, we designed a wine rack to be built into the island bench, connecting family and friends through good food and wine.

Whilst chrome is still a popular choice for tap ware and hardware in Queenslanders and kitchen design, there is also a strong move towards brushed nickel for many renovation styles due to its understated finish. A more modern approach, it works well with matte finishes and allows other elements, such as the stone benches and splash back to remain prominent. In balancing this home, brushed nickel became the obvious choice. A range of tap ware was chosen based on simple lines with slight curvature at main points to soften the look just slightly. This was carried throughout the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry. A pull down sink mixer for the kitchen became a feature in the centre of the benchtop and is a firm favourite for our clients.

The kitchen has truly been put upon a pedestal. It sits tall and beautiful, overlooking the living area. Our clients are looking forward to styling their home further and incorporating a palette of blue, black and soft greys throughout. The hardwood timber floors were perfectly restored and the balance of colours in the kitchen is warm and inviting, sweeping out into the living areas and hall. These hardwood timbers were restored throughout the home and new hardwood timber floors incorporated and matched for the lower floor where tiles once sat.

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Kind Words


Yes, Pete and the team at BWR indeed produce magnificent bathrooms (we have 3!) but they are also “top to toe” house renovation specialists.

Pete, Camillo, Rebecca, Cameron and the rest of the BRW Team have just completed a major renovation to our 5 bedroom Queenslander and the result is amazing! New floors, 3 new bathrooms, new kitchen, full window replacement, total repaint – The Works.

We researched long and hard before beginning our reno journey, met with many trades and builders. Within 5 minutes of meeting Pete, we knew we’d found our solution. As I mentioned to many of Pete’s team, we knew straight away that Pete was the sought of person that we could disappear for a couple of months, comfortable in the knowledge that we’d return to a job well done.

The care, attention and support invested by these guys extends across the board and is innate to their business culture, from Rebecca our guiding interior designer, Camillo and all trades, the respect, warmth, care and combined instances on producing a quality product was amazing.

We can not thank Pete and the BWR Team enough for the gift they have given us and would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to engage their services. Like all quality builders and renovation specialists Pete and his team are busy at present, however, I encourage you to wait for the best. Thanks Pete!

Alan and Narelle Metcalf - Modern Queenslander Renovation, Ashgrove

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