Friday, March 1, 2024

Meet the Designer: Lynsie Walsh-McDonnell, Fyfe Kitchens

Known for excellence in designing kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces for the last 50 years, Fyfe Kitchens take pride in their cutting-edge technology, craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Lynsie Walsh-McDonnell

Reputed kitchen designer Lynsie Walsh-McDonnell who has been with Fyfe Kitchens for the last 10 years, brought a range of ideas to this project as she worked closely with her clients to create a space they will enjoy. She was involved in the renovation from design to organising builders, subtrades and installation.

Lynsie says that when it comes to renovation, there is so much to consider that it can be overwhelming. With a passion in design and fashion, this former fashion designer who started designing kitchens around 20 years ago guides her client through the process from concept to completion.

“Starting with the layout and the ergonomics of the design and considering how the space will be utilised is most important. Then, how it will look and using the right materials, so the final design is both beautiful and practical – there always has to be a balance,” she says.

Background on the renovation

This rural country kitchen was revamped to suit a multi-generational family. The small original kitchen prompted expansion into the adjacent office, creating a spacious central area with walk-through access and room doors, though with some limitations.

The updated office now accommodates a computer, printer, shelving, and a file drawer, with improved lighting and a hidden barn door. The scullery integrates seamlessly, offering access to appliances and concealed open shelving with storage jars, including a hidden step stool for high shelves.

The renovated kitchen features an integrated, larger fridge and a freestanding range, adhering to the rustic country theme for family gatherings. With shaker-style doors, tongue-and-groove paneling, soft grey-green cabinetry, and dark green
tiles, it complements the durable Dekton benchtop beautifully.

Make an appointment with Lynsie today
Ph: (09) 274 7055 | M: 021 280 5880
98 Kerwyn Avenue, East Tamaki
fyfekitchens.co.nz

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