b'kitchenC onvertingarabbitwarrenoftinyroomsintoone streamlined space mightnt be rocket science, but where Cheryl Farthing and Jon Kirks recently completed kitchen and family room stands out is in the way they have repurposed the original designfeaturesoftheir1920sbungalowbutwithmodern manufacturing techniques and interesting colour combinations. Doing what you see here was to create a workable living space for everybody, explains Cheryl, but just because the original layout didnt work, we didnt want to discard everything that was good about it at the same time. Honouring the past may have been central to the renovation but so was being environmentally friendly for the future good of the planet. The renovation limits the use of potentially harmful glues and industrial additives, and for this reason Cheryl was happy that kitchen-makers Opus Libero specialise in traditional cabinet-making and joinery techniques, including using timber rather than sheet material for their cabinets. Pine was used for the doors and cupboard carcasses, and American oak for countertops and drawer fronts. Opus Libero was unfazed by Cheryls wish to use the sunburst motif from the original stained glass windows as a design feature. It was copied and laser cut onto the cupboard doors to add period interest, while the dimensions of the concentric rings on one of the 1930s light fittings was used to detail the cornices.The retro-esque tones were inspired by the colours in Cheryls Art Deco vase collection.ReseneCentaurianFar leftA playful trio of coloursResene Washed Green cabinets with Resene Scandal details and a Resene Centaurian bookcasemakes this a truly bespoke kitchen. The walls are Resene Buttery White while trims and ceilings are in Resene Alabaster.LeftFeature drawers in American oak look superb next to the restful antiqued tones of Resene Washed Green.AboveA bookcase painted in Resene Centaurian is tucked under the back of the island bench. Tongue-and-groove panels add heritage appeal. Resene ReseneScandal Washed Green59'