Maximising space and light are essential in both a kitchen and a bathroom. Where they differ is one is more of a place to retreat while the other is a place to come together and socialise. Understanding the purpose of rooms and the structural parameters of the space, and marrying them with the desires of clients’ preferences, are where architectural interior design comes to the fore.

Major considerations for the renovation of this Auckland home, was the kitchen and master suite bathroom on the top floor.

In the bathroom, clever use of skylights welcomes light in, while a large walk-in shower and a generous wall-hung vanity helps make the floor space seem larger.

In the kitchen, floor-to-ceiling joinery hides any unnecessary clutter, leaving the extra deep island free for socialising.

This immaculate kitchen has just won a Highly Commended award by the judges of Trends International Design Awards 2016.