2020 HIA Australian Kitchen Design

The 2020 HIA Australian Kitchen Design award has been taken out by MyStyle Homes (QLD) and Kim Duffin Design for this expansive and breezy kitchen in North Queensland.

Photos courtesy MyStyle Homes (QLD) and Kim Duffin Design


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2020 HIA Australian Kitchen Design

Winner: MyStyle Homes (QLD) and

Kim Duffin Design North Queensland

Queensland duo MyStyle Homes (QLD) and Kim Duffin Design were given the nod for HIA Australian Kitchen Design for an incredibly refined and functional project in Cairns.
The award announcement was made during the virtual 2020 HIA–CSR Australian Housing Awards presentation on 29 May, in which the pair were also named the winners of the 2020 HIA Australian Bathroom Design award.
The winning kitchen is set beneath a large void, its design intentionally wide and open to suit the home’s tropical location. With soaring high ceilings and the marble island bench propped on legs, rather than flush to the floor, circulation and air flow are guaranteed.
Judges commented on the contextual balance throughout, from the layout of the cabinetry to the way the suspended light fixture above the island mirrors the joinery below.
A walk-through butler’s pantry with sliding splashback servery, built-in storage, extensive workspace and amenity ensures this incredible kitchen is equally liveable and practical.
Making use of regional views and adjoining living areas, the open, weightless space affords an excellent balance of natural and artificial light. 
The HIA Australian Kitchen Design award, partnered by Miele, recognises excellence in design of a renovated or new kitchen.
This custom built home, which features this kitchen, also took out the 2020 HIA–CSR Australian People's Choice Home of the Year award.


  • ACT/Southern NSW: Paul Tilse Architects 
  • Hunter: Kitchens for Living 
  • Northern Territory: Brilliant Kitchens & Interiors 
  • NSW: thinkdzine
  • Queensland: Walter Design & Development
  • South Australia: SpaceCraft Joinery 
  • Tasmania: Hodgman Kitchens and Cabinets 
  • Victoria: Jasmine McClelland Design
  • Western Australia: Riverstone Custom Homes 

2020 HIA Australian Kitchen Design

partnered by Miele

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