A renovation of an original 1960s Hawke’s Bay kitchen by Trudi Rabbitte of Rabbitte Joinery has won two awards at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards.
The awards, held on Friday night, are among the most prestigious kitchen and bathroom awards in the country.
Rabbitte won the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Hawke’s Bay Chapter Kitchen & Bathroom Recognition Award and the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Kitchen Distinction $25k -$40k Award ahead of more than 100 designs throughout NZ.
The brief was to replace an original 1960s kitchen with a more spacious and cohesive space for a family to enjoy.
The previous kitchen was small and did not allow any sitting space for visitors which had a negative effect when entertaining as it interrupted the flow.
The homeowners also wanted more storage for their children’s school bags and homework and a