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Grenada Kitchen

A scullery has become a must-have for many of us building a new home and the Grenada by APG demonstrates why. A natural extension of the kitchen, this generously proportioned extra preparation and storage area has been nicely knitted out with sections of stone bench tops, a second sink and plenty of open shelves so that culinary essentials are always close at hand. There's also plenty of room to sit a microwave and other kitchen appliances on the bench-top in the scullery, helping to keep the chaos of kids after-school snacks out of sight. An added bonus is the sliding door that gives quick and easy access to the outdoor kitchen in the alfresco.

“Guests need never see the mess you've made." Two-tone cabinetry and square lines in the gallery-style kitchen highlight the Grenada's contemporary presentation, along with wide cooking appliances and a built-in dishwasher."Having the scullery and its access to the alfresco is really nice when you’re entertaining," says Matthew Dragun, Marketing Manager at APG.

APG's designers have provided heaps of inspiration for outdoor living with an outdoor kitchen featuring a stone bench top and built-in barbecue at one end of the alfresco. To complete the picture, they've given the alfresco a funky skillion roof and added a sparkling backyard pool. "It’s not a big pool but it demonstrates that you can still fit one on a smaller lot, without compromising the alfresco area," Matthew says. To divide the living room from the kitchen and dining rooms, APG has built in a long floating storage unit between two rectangular pillars. High celling’s adding an extra sense of volume to the living space.

Placing the home theatre to the front of the home, just of the entry foyer, provides great separation from the bedrooms so you can turn up the volume for maximum surround-sound enjoyment. As displayed, the home theatre also makes a confortable second sitting room by Matthew says it could be enclosed to become a dedicated home cinema.

"You could easily add a bigger screen and all the fun stuff,” he says. 

Upstairs, there’s a kids’ activity space or adults’ lounge leading out to a good-sized balcony. All four bedrooms in this family home are upstairs. The master suite has a hostel-style bathroom with double square vanities and a big square shower.

The Grenada is on display next to APG’s smaller Belarus show home in Belmont.

“We call it a dual display. It gives our clients the opportunity to see two different homes in the one location, offering them different ideas and more choice,” Matthew says.

“A lot of clients like the price of the Belarus but want to add the scullery of the Grenada with its sliding door out to the alfresco. We have a lot of flexibility to modify all our designs.”